Monday, April 6, 2009
Beth is such a character! Her sense of humor mirrors her daddy’s and Joey gets such a kick out of that. She says the funniest things all the time and I need to capture more of these little fun moments.
Joey has never really eaten breakfast – even as a child. As he’s gotten older, it has actually gotten to the point where if he eats too soon after waking up, it makes him nauseous. This morning, Beth was sitting at the kid’s table eating a bowl of cereal, while Joey sat nearby working on his laptop.
“Daddy,” Beth said, “you forgot to eat some breakfast.”
“I didn’t forget, pumpernickel. Daddy just doesn’t eat breakfast.”
“Why not?” she asked.
“Well, I’ve just never been very good at it.”
“It’s EASY, Daddy – you just do like this!” Beth explained, moving the spoon from her bowl to her mouth several times.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I had the opportunity to attend a Relief Society fireside tonight and I am so glad that I went. David Osmond spoke to us about his life and about how the Savior and the gospel has helped him through trials. He has a wonderful voice and sang several songs to us as well that just really filled me with the spirit. While I was gone, Joey and the kids went to the playground and also rode on their trike/scooter! They haven’t been able to play outside much and the weather was finally perfect for it.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Could it possibly be Spring? After the snow and rain we have been getting it’s kind of hard to think that maybe Spring is finally here. These are some beautiful flowers that are in my yard that seemed to just pop up out of nowhere!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
We met with Beth’s preschool teacher, Miss Megan today to hear her progress and I am so happy to report that Beth is excelling in her development. It was fun to hear from her teacher the little things she does at school and how well she gets along with her classmates. I thought it was really interesting that her teacher told me that Beth is the only girl that the boys in her class will play with. I think that is because Beth has a brother and they will play trucks and action heroes and stuff, so when she goes to school she is willing to play that with the boys too. But of course she still loves her dolls and dress-up!
Friday, April 10, 2009
While Joey was off playing racquetball and doing his podcast, the kids and I colored Easter Eggs. We did some glittery ones and some just colored ones, we applied stickers to some as well. The kids enjoyed seeing the egg go into the cup white and come out with color! I don’t know what we are going to do with them now. Growing up, we always went somewhere to roll our Easter Eggs. We would make the most awesome trails with tunnels and ramps to send the eggs down. But I don’t know where we would go to do that around here. So they will probably just end up going in the trash – oh well, at least we had fun!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
What an amazing day! We got lots of great family time today. We went to lunch at a good burger place called Chadders and then we headed over to the Orem Library. We found some good books and were about to head to the checkout line when the fire alarm went off. Unfortunately we had to put our books down and head out of the building. The police, ambulance, and fire truck came and apparently there was some smoke. But we didn’t see any fire. We were a little disappointed that we didn’t get to get our books, but what can you do? Instead, we headed off to go see a matinee of Monsters & Aliens. It was a fun movie and I love being able to go to movies with my family. On our way home we went back to the library, but of course it was closed, so I guess we will have to get some books another day. We spent a nice night just playing and being together. I haven’t had such a relaxing and impromptu day with my family in a long time.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy Easter! It was also Bethie Girl’s 4th Birthday today. We decided to just celebrate Easter and celebrate Beth tomorrow. The Easter bunny found us and gave the kids a Leapster 2 with some games and so after church the kids spent a lot of time together playing games. They also got to hunt Easter Eggs around the house. We also watched a movie on Jesus and tried to teach the kids what Easter is all about. The Easter bunny also brought us the movie, BOLT, so we watched that as a family too. A good day!