Thursday, April 16, 2015

Shopping According to "Kid Time"

     Lately I have been a little impatient in my parenting - especially when I am in "go-mode." I usually get into "go-mode" when I am trying to get the kids out the door to run an errand, or when I have lots to get done around the house. To get away from that a little bit I decided that I would go according to the kids' time, rather than mine, when we went on our grocery run today. We didn't have anywhere to go after the grocery store, so I let the kids look at whatever they wanted, and I didn't hurry them along from thing to thing. And you know what? It was kind of fun!

     They stopped at EVERYTHING. Seriously, everything. They had to take something from a tray full of tortilla samples, they stopped to look at each fruit and vegetable, they asked for everything at eye level "for my birthday", they turned and turned and TURNED the make-up display, and of course they stopped to play with every toy they could find. I was surprised at how much they enjoyed it - and how much I enjoyed it. The trip wasn't full of me nagging them to stay by me, I just had to say "the train is leaving, you don't want to be left behind!" and they would hop on. And wouldn't you know it, we got everything we needed.

I think I may be trying this approach more often!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Second Winter

We woke up to snow today.

But this is the forecast for the rest of the week:

...So I'm not TOO mad about it. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sick of Being Sick

     I'm getting so excited for summer for a lot of reasons of course, but right now I can't wait until my kids are not constantly sick!

     This poor little dude was pretty much comatose all weekend, which meant we got lots of snuggles:

     I think he's on the way up, but he's still got a fever and he's not quite himself yet. At least he's dang cute. I mean seriously? Look at his adorable chub. 

     I can't get over it.

     (Did you get a chance to tune in to General Conference? It was amazing! Catch what you missed here!)

Thursday, March 26, 2015


A local gymnastics gym has open gym every Thursday for little kids to come and play. I took the kids for the first time a few weeks ago and they LOVED it!

I mean, what is better than a super long trampoline, 

A soft, bouncy floor,

A rope swing, 

And a balance beam?

Oh, and the bounce house they have set up, the foam pit, and free reign of the whole place? Not much, I tell you!

It was fun for me too to be back in a gym. It brought back so many memories of my gymnastics days!

We will definitely be going back to 'nastics (as Ellie and Nathan call it)!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Double Trouble

A tale of two brothers, working together to destroy the book shelf:

The aftermath:

I'm sure this is only the beginning of the trouble these two will get into together!

And I have to admit, I think it's kind of cute. (for now...)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Funny Kid Quotes

Here are some funny things that I have been writing down on my phone since the last kid quotes post.

I was telling Sam that I thought Jonah had a fever because his cheeks were red and he was warm. Ellie looks at Jonah and says, "Happy Birthday, Jonah!"

 Ellie: "Running around in your panties is like working out." (Hmmm... I should probably re-think which workout videos I let her do with me.)

Ellie and I were doing yoga together, and when we went into downward dog she said "this is my favorite! Doggy bum!" She legitimately thought that was what it was called. Even now, a month or so later, she still calls it that no matter how many times I tell her it is "downward dog."

Ellie was not happy that I was making her take a nap and she said, "You are squeezing my whole life!"

At dinner Sam, Ellie and Nathan were going back and forth with "I love you's." Ellie looked at me and said "I love your best friend." I asked her who my best friend was and she pointed at Sam. She's right! 

Ellie: "When you wear that apron you look like a Grandma." I'll take that as a compliment!

Ellie, talking about our neighbor who was working in his yard as we pulled out of the driveway: "He is just so handsome with that white hair!"

Nathan: We were listening to "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables and Nathan says "He's singing silly!" Then tried to imitate him with a breathy, vibrato-y voice.

Ellie: "Wow, that's a really old lady! I never want to be an old lady."

Sam: Nathan, did you play with Emerson at church today?
Nathan: No, Emerson is Ellie's favorite.
Sam: Well who's your favorite?
Nathan: Orange 

Ellie: "I don't want to grow because I don't want them to cut the babies out of my tummy." We then had a conversation about how having babies hurts, but it's ok because doctors have medicine that help you feel better. I guess I should have been a little more careful about my explanation when she asked tons of questions about this picture of when Nathan was born:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Park Day

Two cute boys at the park.

I am so incredibly happy that the weather is warming up!
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