Sunday, November 29, 2009

Recently Heard:

From Griffin during church, whispered to me:
"There are 8 planets". There was no context -- just Griffin passing information on to me.

From Steven:
"If I do___________, can I throw a pillow at you".

"Let's play DOTA".

"What is the percent change that Steven Jackson will have the highest score".

"I bet know one else can do this but me".

"I'll bet you 5 points that________________".

"What pie should I buy for tonight?"

While I am running I can think of SO many this moment, my brain is blank! Make a comment if you can think of more!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Zak Couldn't Be Happier!

Fri: I picked up Quinn after school. He did not feel well. Bad headache, very tired. He pretty much slept for at least 3 days.
Monday: Griffin woke up feeling awful. Headache, very tired, didn't hardly move off the couch. Fever.
Tue: Quinn & Griffin coughing, fever; lots of Tylenol used.
Wed: no school. Veteran's Day
Thurs evening: Angie Jensen calls me. She just found out at the doctor that her 2 year old has swine flu. He got it from her 2 older children. Kylie has been over there playing; been to the movies with them. Their symptoms were the same as Quinn and Kylie's. I am guessing Q & G had swine flu too!
Zak is very proud that his immune system is SO POWERFUL that he has NOT gotten the swine flu. I am very grateful that it was not a huge deal. Angie told me that her doctor told her that for most healthy children, it does last for just 3 or 4 days.
I hope we can all be as powerful as Zak!
P.S. Zak ate some pretzels that I had set out for Griffin yesterday. Griffin had been pawing through them. Kerry ate some of Griffin's orange slices tonight that Griffin had played in earlier.
P.P.S. Every now and then Griffin will yell to me, "I just washed my hands!"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Someone's 26!

Happy Birthday Christopher!I (believe) this is Christopher outside one of his favorite restaurants, Tucano's. He has just had his meat-filled birthday meal.
We honor you on your DAY!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Take a Look

I don't know if you ever look at Chase's mission blog or not, but he sent a great letter this week. They are all good, but I especially enjoyed this one.

He talks about Joel Osteen - he went to his church!
A missionary this is a wee bit scared

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another Post, Even Though It hasn't Quite Been One Month Since My Last Post!

Ok, I've been busy; running, showering, dieting, grocery shopping, tracking my food and running. It takes a lot of thought and effort. I finally am taking a moment and put some pictures from my camera onto the computer - and now you can all enjoy them!

Here are a few moments in our lives:

One day I found Griffin watching TV. Maybe he was just trying to be "close" with Chase since I think those goggles are his.

Kylie found a pirate outfit from the good old Halloween boxes. I believe those pirate pants were some I made for Christopher or Steven when they were about 7. Nice fit! I love Kylie's hair with the bandanna. I wish she would use this style more often.
Griffin has gone for the Black Ninja outfit! It is what he picked. After Halloween was all over, he crawled up on my lap and told me, "what I really want to be for Halloween is Wolverine!"

Here is Kylie at the Highland Oaks parade.
more parade

Griffin at the parade - he was really looking for me. I had to jump up and down and call out his name so he could see me.

Here is a good story:
One day Griffin and Kylie came home. I could tell Griffin was quite upset. I come to discover that there had been a bad misunderstanding at school. Griffin got in trouble where he did nothing wrong and felt so bad for it. Kylie, in trying to help, offered to carry him a little bit of the way home. She felt bad for her sad brother. I told them both that they were fabulous and lovely children. They tried to choose the right and be nice to others. I would make them as much malt as they could stand (that is often my answer, and it does cure most everything). Here they are enjoying their malts. Glad I could a sad to a happy.

In keeping with the sports theme of our family, while at the Highland Oaks Halloween parade, I saw these two football jerseys. They are somewhat interesting....only interesting enough for a small size picture. Click on them to see better if you desire.