Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Clean Resolution

Growing up I had the best sister in the world. We shared a bedroom, and she was extremely tidy. Whenever I became a pig she would do the honors of cleaning it up for me. She even went so far as to straighten up my drawers. It got to be such a sweet gig that I even paid her to do my chores! Not all the time with money, but time consuming things like helping her to win every spelling bee! Needless to say I had the best sister in the world!!

If we fast forward to the present day, you would walk into my bedroom and realize that I need her back in my life. A couple of days ago my daughter walked into my room and stated "Mom, why can't you keep your room clean, the rest of the house is?" Talk about feeling bad, she then walked into the closet and matched up all the shoes and put both mine and her fathers shoes in a very nice order. After giving her a huge hug and thanking her she proceeded to tell me that I need to keep it looking that way.

Ahhhhh- I guess I do have my sister still living with me.

  • New Years Resolution #1: Keep the whole house clean- including the places that nobody else will see.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sean's Joyschool

I decided to give Joyschool another try, and this week Sean went to the Fire station with Becky Kerr. He had a wonderful time and here are some cute pictures, and yes he is caring around an old ratty cheap cowboy hat (that I don't have the guts to throw away.) He is my cute little Cowboy!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Powdered Sugar

It had been a while since Ryan had dumped out a box of cereal. . . . . .
Mothers should never be allowed to use the bathroom. . . . . .
He ran down the hall to tell me about it. . . .
You're still hungry!!!!!!!
Sean's reaction that it wasn't him. . . . Priceless.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My dream dress!

I thought I would show you guys what my new project is going to be- it is the dress on your left. Hopefully it will turn out good. As many of you are aware I enjoy going to the Renaissance Faire, and have decided to make my own outfit instead of borrowing. I can thank Desiree for showing me how much fun this event can be. If anyone is in Arizona on a weekend between Feb 9 and March 29 this year this is a must!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!!

We went to Dan and Alicia Sorensens home for the New Year. Her sister Cara and husband were there too. We decided to allow our children to stay up until the actual midnight, instead of the imposed 9:00 midnight from the past years. The adults played Compatability and Settlers while Ryan fell asleep by 8, and the kids played extremely well together and watched movies. Alicia and I went to the Stake Youth Dance for about an hour and a half, but returned to witness the New Year. The kids wore hats and pulled "poppers." It was a lot of fun!
The next day Emma realized that I had forgotten to bring the silly string to the party and so demanded that we redo the event. I was all game!! So we limited it to the living room, each of us got a can and we went to town. For those of you out there thinking "What a mess!" or "She is sooooo crazy!"(ie. Michelle) It only took about 10 minutes to clean up, it didn't ruin anything, and it was a TON of fun!