Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Week

Easter week started up with FHE on Monday night. We did a little object lesson that my kids LOVED so I thought I would share it with all of you...I found this idea online and was a little hesitant to try it, but it made a HUGE impression on my kids. So here's what you do...

You take a crescent roll that represents the cloth Jesus was wrapped in, then you take a marshmallow that represents Jesus' body and coat it with butter and oil, which represent the spices used to anoint the body. Then you take the marshmallow and cover it completely with the crescent roll (the cloths). Okay now you stick the rolls in the oven/tomb and the oven door is the stone rolled in front of the tomb. After about 10 minutes you "remove the stone" and pull out the rolls. Each roll looks like a mini tomb that is hollow and empty.

It was really great, and I am sad that I didn't take pictures of ours, but it really worked.

Easter weekend began with the Easter Hunt in Malad on Saturday morning. Both of the boys did really well this year, and were awfully proud of their findings...

Next was the hunt at Grandma Mary Ann's with all the cousins. Kesler kept telling me, "Mom, I'm not very good at this." Brevin was more determined, but got awfully ticked if anyone pointed him in the direction of his eggs.

Easter morning the Easter Bunny brought goggles (the only request the boys made) and some summer toys: a new bat, balls, swimming pool etc. Brevin left a note and a hard boiled egg for the Easter Bunny asking for him to disclose his real name. The Easter Bunny ate the egg and left the shells behind, but took a minute to write the boys a note reminding them to remember the real reason we celebrate Easter.

After handsome boys...I promised the boys that they could paint my enormous belly like and Easter egg. I first had my mom and niece, Brooke, paint it and then took the photo at the top of the page. Then the boys had their turn, along with Brooke and Bree. They thought it was so fun.
One of the highlights of my Easter Sunday was spending time with my Grandma and Grandpa. I shocked the socks off of Grandma when I told her I had a rash I was wondering if she could look at and popped out my "Easter Belly." She nearly suffered a heart attack, but laughed and laughed and couldn't believe I would do such a thing. It was hilarious.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

No Foolin'

So on April Fools I had a doctor's appointment first thing in the morning. I was just about ready when Bryson and Kesler came to find me to tell me that Taffy had kittens! Yep 5 little black and white striped mouse-sized kittens. Oh man...what in the world have we done to ourselves? The boys are absolutely obsessed with them and go to check on them about every 10 minutes. They already beg to keep them because they know we wont let them. I made the mistake of telling them that when they are about 6 weeks old we will give them away. I regrettably used the time reference of "about the time our real baby gets here" So Kesler pleaded with me to just keep the baby in my belly so the cats wouldn't have to go!
They've already named them. They agreed (which is a rare occasion) on
Brevin chose
Max and Alex
Kesler's picks were
Grapes and Mint :)

So anyone looking for some new pets let me know! Otherwise, to the pet store they go.

We have this fun little clean up game we play where I let the boys stand at the top of the stairs and then I toss them items that have made their way downstairs and shouldn't be there. So yesterday I was tossing things up to Kesler and I threw a tube of ridiculously hot pink lipstick that my niece had brought downstairs up to him. (The lipstick is used for Halloween only, just for the record). So anyway just about then the doorbell rang and my friend Cori came in. I heard her talking to Kesler and laughing. So I went up the stairs to find this....
Last week he was putting my lip gloss on at church, and I'm sure he thought that there would be no evidence at all that he had tried it again.

Brevin and his "air shot" Oh my son has developed a nervous twitch we like to call the air shot. He will just be walking through the house, or telling me a story, or getting out of the tub for crying out loud and about every 30 seconds he jumps into air and acts like he's shooting a basketball. It is the most random thing! So throughout the course of dinner last night I continued to shoot my own air shot every once in awhile. Although, I had Bryson laughing to tears, Brevin didn't think it was nearly as funny. He was ticked actually and kept saying "MOM!" louder and louder each time.
Garden update. The plants started making an appearance only a couple of days after we planted them. They look really good, but have slowed down just a bit...I think because of lack of sunlight. PLEEEEASE let spring come!
Baby Update. After another thyroid scare, a crazy rash that has now subsided, I have now found out that my iron is EXTREMELY low. I was told that I should be taking 350 mg twice a day, and the pills I bought are only 45 mg each. So basically I could take the entire box to fulfill a half day's requirement. The drawbacks of iron deficiency...super tired, can't catch breath, dizzy, and desire for non-food items (no I haven't eaten any sheet rock this time...I know that's what you're all thinking. It doesn't sound too bad though...I must admit). I swear this pregnancy has been such a roller coaster. The good news though-I only gained one pound at the weigh in...wooohoooo!!