Sunday, October 31, 2010

Corban singing what is currently his favorite song.

Corban likes to sing sometimes. He loves to whistle and make noise. I recently decided that besides the hymns he is learning (one a year) in primary I needed to step it up and start teaching him some of my favorites. So, a month ago at bed time I started singing "The Spirit of God." He loves it. Probably because of the fire in it. He called it the fire song the first few times he requested it, but now he calls it by name. He is cool.

Monday, October 25, 2010

How to train your dragon.

Dave's sister Candice offered a dragon/dino costume for Corban to wear.

He wears it constantly. He wants to wear it everywhere. He wants to sleep in it. He loves it.
Thanks, Candice! I am not sure he will ever take it off to give it back.
It is fun to have a cuddly dragon around.

Corban's song about dragon training is pretty great. He loves the movie How to Train Your Dragon. I am thinking of buying the books for Christmas. Has anyone read them? I figure he may like them.

Lyrics by Corban:
How to train your dragon.
You don't know how.
You can train him now.
Or you can train him later.

Dragon, dragon, dragon.
Dragon, dragon, dragon.

I am so lucky to have such an awesome little guy. I love you, Corban!

She also sent over an adorable kitty costume for Izzy.
Pictures to come.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

This kid is super cool.

She is pretty cute.

Life took over.

A few things have happened since August.
I am not going to apologize for being MIA. Life took over and I was doing what I needed to be doing. It's true. I like the truth. I still have been Facebooking, but I can do that on my phone. :)


-Corban went back to school. He loves Kindergarten and he gets to be in the regular class. Only very minor problems to report. One example: whistling, humming, making noises while he is working.

-I started watching more kids. I have 1-4 extra kids a day. I almost have it under control too! There were some really hard days for a while. Learning to juggle everything else (housework, bills, yard work, showering, etc.) has been a bit of a trial, but I really am getting the hang of it. It is even fun sometimes. It has helped me grow as a person. I love all the kids that I care for and I am glad they are in my life. I really am lucky. I am just practicing for when I am a grandma. You know, watch the kids and then you get to give them back.

-I am close to being done with my Personal Progress. This will be my 2nd medallion. This has really been a great thing in my life. The program is wonderful and it helps create good habits. I am so thankful for my calling with the YW. I love them so much. This calling has taught me so many things and I learn so much. I always thought I had so much to offer the YW and really I have gained more than I ever thought I could from them. They are fabulous. Each of them is so important.

-I had a birthday a few days ago. I am not even 30 yet. A few years back I seriously thought I was turning thirty, so I just feel like I should be 32 or something.

-I am not getting any smaller, but I am working on it.... in a turtle kind of way. I try to walk more and exercise when I can, but I love junk food and really just need to cut back. I am cutting back on the junk food, but I just haven't cut back enough yet. I will. Healthy me will make a comeback. It's cool. Winter is coming up and I just might need my fat layers to keep me warm. You never know.

-Izzy is almost toilet trained!!!! We are good for number 1 now. Number 2.... I don't want to talk about it.
Great job Isabelle!

-Dave is still commuting. Poor guy. He works so hard for us. We are lucky to have him.

-The kids are healthy.

-We have a working porch light. It hasn't worked since we moved in. Dave is amazing. He also put in a couple ceiling fans. He is so talented!

-The saddest order of business... the pup is living happily with a family in Provo. It was just too much for me to do all that we have been doing and then add a new puppy on to that. He was a good dog. Super cute. We miss him.

If you made it this far you actually care about what has been going on in our lives. Thanks. The blog is a back burner item. I wish I could make cute posts all the time, but it just isn't a necessity. I will update when I can. Facebook is just more simple. :)

There is never enough time in the day and I working on simplifying/having a good system to cut back on stress.

I am a work in progress.

I love you.

Chore Chart by Corban

Can you guess everything?