Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Break

It's fun when the kids get a break from school.  Fun family time.  Just a few of the things we have been able to do during their break are these:
The kids got to eat popcorn and watch a movie.

They got to dance with the Wii.
 We went to Thanksgiving Point to the Museum of Ancient Life.

We visited friends who we haven't seen for years (and I didn't take any pictures while we were there).

The kids have been building forts in their room.
While Jeremy was smoking up the apartment with our Thanksgiving turkey (it's supposed to happen that way), we all got to be on Mommy and Daddy's bed to watch a movie.
We ate Thanksgiving dinner together.

It's fun to have some time together to just celebrate being a family.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

I'm Thankful For...

so many things.  I don't have time to list many so here are just a few:

My husband, the turkey.

My son, the Indian.

My daughter, the tinkerer.

My son, the helper.

And Thanksgiving dinner with lots and lots of food (not all pictured here).

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy 50th Birthday, Doctor

Today, November 23, is the 50th Anniversary of when Doctor Who first aired on BBC in 1963.  To celebrate, Jeremy got creative during a family activity.  We were all playing with coloring/activity books and Jeremy started drawing Doctor Who themed pictures according to the alphabet.  Let's see if you can guess what each picture is (the answers will be at the end):
click on the pictures if you need to see them bigger

Jr. Jr. helped out as well.  He colored a clock and Jeremy put on a caption.  These all make a lot more sense if you're a Doctor Who fan, especially the clock.

Here are the answers:
A is for Angel (weeping angel)
B is for Bow Tie (bow ties are cool)
C is for Cyberman (delete)
F is for Fez (fezzes are cool)
J is for Jammie Dodger (or is it a remote self-destruct button for the TARDIS?)
O is for Ood (the circle must be broken)
S is for Sonic Screwdriver (it doesn't work on wood)
T is for TARDIS (time and relative dimension in space)
V is for Vashta Nerada (count the shadows)

Happy Doctor Who Day!

Friday, November 15, 2013


A little less crankiness on Thursday.  Still some.  One of the best moments, though:
Jr. Jr.:  Can I have some more cauliflower?

That is definitely something I want to hear from my picky eaters.  None of the kids complained about their vegetables at dinner.

The kids had a nice moment of reading together as I was making dinner, too.

Jr. Jr. and I were still both tired that day so we didn't get as much done as I would have liked.  This time I dozed on the couch while he watched a movie.  Oh well.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Wednesday was an up and down day.
Tired kids = cranky kids.  Tired mom = cranky mom.  Cranky kids + cranky mom = we'll try again tomorrow.
There were some good points, too.
The kids woke up in a good mood.  They were being cute.  Jr. made a helmet out of a balloon he found lying around.
Jr. Jr. was my big helper with dishes.
I mentioned he was tired so he did end up taking a nap but wasn't very happy when I had to get him up to pick up the kids from school.  Poor little guy.
Jr. Jr. performed in the first grade talent show today so he got a lot of practice last night twisting balloons.  He ended up twisting a snake for his talent.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Overheard in Primary

We had some fun in Primary last week.  I told my friend I would share some quotes we heard in Sharing Time.  Some of them are paraphrased.
The theme was "I am thankful for my body, and I know that it is a temple."

Our Primary President talked to the kids about having temples be clean and not dirty and one of the kids shared this thought.
Boy:  I think I know what the dirty temple is.  Satan's temple.

We were talking about being grateful for different things our bodies could do.  One boy mentioned having strong muscles to help people, my son mentioned being able to climb across the monkey bars.  The same boy from the first quote had something to share about that.
Boy:  One time I was playing on the monkey bars and I fell down and broke my arm... and I like to run.
Primary President:  Your arm healed.
Boy:  Yeah, because I drink lots of milk.

Here is another thing that was overheard toward the end.
Girl:  I didn't get to draw on my body.
Primary President:  Yes, you did, honey.
Taken out of context, it sounds pretty funny, but there is an explanation.
The children traced an outline of one child in each class then wrote things they were grateful for on those outlines.  One girl must not have been with her class during that part.

Here is another one that just sounds bad taken out of context.
Primary President:  You want to keep your ears on, otherwise it would be a bloody mess.
I think she was trying to get the kids to pay attention and asked them to give her their ears, which got some kids being silly talking about taking their ears off.

And at the end of it all, I had been giggling and talking to another presidency member through all of Primary.
Me:  I'm as bad as the kids today.

I love Primary.  I think I'll try to be extra reverent this week to make up for last week.  I'll let someone else write down the quotes as I am doing Sharing Time this week anyway.