Friday, April 25, 2008, not a typo. Gotfor. Kesler has been saying this and I haven't been able to figure it out. As anyone who has ever had a two year old knows, there is a whole lot of frustration that comes out when you are unable to understand them. So when he would tell me, "Mom, you gotfor my shoes." or "Mommy, I gotfor say my prayers." I was at a complete loss then came the epiphany...FORGOT! That's what he has been telling me for weeks. Even though I have figured it out, it still trips me up a bit when he says it. So cute, though.

Brevin came home from church on Sunday with yet another CTR necklace. Any mommy knows the type-the colored white paper with a paper punch in the middle, laced with yarn. Well, every Sunday we make some type of treat and the boys get to choose where they want to make "deliveries". So this past Sunday Brevin was putting on his jacket when he started tucking the necklace inside and muttering, "I better put this in here. Don't want to look like white trash." Well, I had to bite my cheeks pretty hard to keep from exploding with laughter.

So, Brevin has a loose tooth, and I am freaking out about it. I keep telling him to leave it alone or he wont be able to eat corn on the cob (his absolute favorite food in the world). I am so not ready for the crazy monster teeth to start appearing. Oh, come one, you all know what I am talking about. I seriously have issues with my little boys growing up. I had not idea it would be this hard...complete torment.

As I have mentioned before Brevin is WAY into spelling. I asked him to make the grocery list for me the other day and it included milc, fliflops, & jus. Now as adorable as it is, how do I go about telling him that those words aren't spelled right. Not only to I not want to crush his little ego, but how in the world to I explain when to use a k and when to use a c, when I don't even know the answer myself.--so complicated.

Garden update. If anyone has Martha's direct line I could sure use it. I am in a bit of a pickle. My little garden is completley outgrown it's container, and for anyone else noticing that it is STILL snowing in flipping April I don't think I am going to be able to plant them anytime soon. So

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hooray for warm weather!

It's finally coming! We had such a fun weekend outside. It feels like it's been forever since I've been able to say that. We spent the entire day Saturday outside playing baseball, Frisbee, cooking on the grill, even a little yard work.

Sunday...even warmer. Grandpa Thayne brought Grandma Thelma & Grandpa Farrell to see us. My favorite Grandma story that day was that she told me that a couple of years ago she got pulled over going 90 mph in a 45. She laughed so hard when she was telling me this. I love love love when she laughs like that. We all sat outside and played a little baseball.

Monday...the wind was so out of control, but it didn't stop us from spending the entire day out, and we ended up quite lobster like.

Our fence isn't quite up yet, so the boys still have full access to the dirt piles...

So Monday night for FHE we were doing the little packet you can download off the Internet each week, because mommy is extremely busy right now. And it was about Nephi being favored by the we were talking about favorites. So here are a few of ours...

Favorite animal?

Brevin: Cats & Pigs (He thinks it's hilarious that I get so disgusted around the pigs at the fair, so he was doing his best to get a rise out of me)
Kesler: Whooses (Horses) & Cows
Bryson: Tiger
Me: Human beings (yeah, there were some arguments over that, but you all know how much I love animals.

Favorite Color?

Brevin: Blue & Orange
Kesler: Yellow & Blue
Bryson: Orange
Me: Brown (again Brevin very disgusted)
Favorite Food?

Brevin: Corn on the cob
Kesler: Squash (hilarious)
Bryson: Pizza
Me: Mashed potatoes and gravy
Okay just a couple more hilarious things...

Yesterday I was in the tub and Brevin came in to go to the bathroom. I asked him a question and he said "Mom, can't you just let me poop in peace?"
Kelser's favorite line latley is "What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?" I need to record him saying funny.
Brevin told me today on the way home from the store that he had a big decision ahead of him...I asked him what that might be. He said "I am just not sure what I am going to be when I grow up." So I took the bait and said, "Oh, really? What are you choosing from?" and he explained either a paleontologist or a veterinarian. I told him either would be fine :)
So I was recently told about this website that converts your blog into a book. I was just curious if anyone has tried it yet. Wouldn't that be amazing to have all of this in books?? I am excited and planning to try it. Someday when my life isn't so crazy.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Garden update

Holy cow, Martha! You told me these things would take 6 weeks to grow enough to be planted outside. This picture was exactly one week from the night that we planted them. The corn is exploding, the zucchini, watermelon, and tomatoes are doing well, and the flowers, well, they are yet to make an appearance, but I'm not giving up! So I have already been begging for spring to arrive, now I really need it to stop snowing in April for crying out loud. I'm going to be picking corn on the cob right off of our table! The boys are loving this little project, though. Every morning they jump up on the table to see what has happened over night. It really is incredible.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Grandma Thelma's 83rd Birthday

On Monday my dad brought my Grandma, Grandpa, and mom up for Grandma's birthday. My kids absolutely love when they come here and they LOVE birthday parties, so it was a perfect night for them! We had an ice cream cake and visited for awhile. These are some amazing people. They have supported us in everything we have done our entire lives! They still come to every birthday party and come see us a couple of times every month. I love them both very much.

I also forgot to mention in my last post that last weekend we went to see Grandpa & Grandma, and Lindsey and I were helping Grandpa from the living room to the kitchen. I mentioned something about dancing, and Grandpa (who is suffering through Alzheimer's) stopped dead in his tracks and started dancing with us. It was so stinking cute I couldn't take it. I love him.

After the grandmas and grandpas took off we had family home evening. We had watched Martha Stewart planting seeds in these little squares and the boys (and their mommy) thought that would be tons of fun to get the garden started early. So we talked about the testimony/seed analogy and then planted tomatoes, corn, zucchini, watermelon (Brevin's choice) and some flowers. I think it's going to be really fun for the boys to watch them grow, I plan to keep posting pictures as there is progress. No I am not pregnant...I just look really fat in this picture, but we only took one so I had to use it!