Monday, September 22, 2008
Anyways, when Tanner and Trevor came home from school today, Trevor asked if he could have a cookie. I said "sure." Apparently he asked if he could have two. I didn't hear him and didn't answer. When Trevor tried to take two, because "I didn't say no." Tanner stopped him and said, "No. Mom didn't say you could have two. If you ask her a question and she doesn't answer, it probably means she didn't hear you and you have to ask her again. It doesn't mean yes."
I overheard the last part of what Tanner said, and when I asked him to repeat himself, I was so impressed. It finally sunk in, "If Mom doesn't answer, it means she didn't hear you and you need to ask her again." What a novel idea! lol What a good big brother Tanner is to teach this valuable insight to Trevor. I think he deserves two cookies for that--don't you?
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I hear Trevor in the bathroom and he yells out "It stinks in here." I call back, "Well, you're in the bathroom, hurry and flush and come out." (Hello?!) He then yells even louder,
W A I T!!! Did he just say that the kitchen stinks? My delicious smelling ribs?! He even went outside when Jerel came home from work and said, "Dad! Mom is trying to make me eat DINNER!" Oh, the horror! I wished I would have taken a picture of his face during dinner. His face varied between horror to utter sadness. To quote Chase, "He looks like you're trying to feed him poison." It was too funny to be offended, but is he SERIOUS!? This was a dang good meal. At least all the rest of the fam said so.
p.s. Tomorrow I am trying the coffee cake recipe on Laura's blog. Apparently it's absolutely addicting. If Trevor doesn't like it, well, then we know that Trevor is the problem--not the food. . . . But wait, if he DOES like the coffee cake, well, my dinner was still dang good!
Well, Jerel was right in there with them this time. I'm not sure who started "wrestlemania" this time, but Jerel towards the end said, "Geez. They're like a bunch of mosquitos; they won't go away!" Of course I had to start videoing.
When I replayed the video to the kids, one of them commented, "Hey is this the part where we captured Dad?"
I laughed, "You guys NEVER had him."
Jerel then had to add, "Just let them have their little fantasy. I kept waiting for the real fight to start."
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
That's Bronco's new motto for BYU's football team this year . . . and it's AWESOME! Their season so far has been so much fun, especially Saturday's game against UCLA. BYU handed UCLA it's worst loss in 79 years! I don't know which was better--that we scored 59 points or that we shut them out completely! I'm so jealous of my friends who got to go to the game. There's nothing like being there at BYU for the games!
I'm a Fully Invested fan!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I was thinking today about how I am always a step behind on everything I do lately. I am always really busy with my church calling and my kids in sports and school stuff, etc. You know--like everyone else is--so I really don't need to explain. And I have to admit, I am busy, but I do know people who are busier than I am. I then told myself, "It's because I read so much. I get a little disorganized at times because I spend a lot of my free moments reading. That's the problem." . . . But THEN I thought about one of my friends who is truly organized and amazing. Her house always looks put together when I'm there, and you get the feeling that it's clean and organized all the way through--not just on the surface. Plus, she is involved with like so many things--school, church activity groups, going to the gym, her kids, her own business, etc. And she always does a good job--not half way like others do. And her kids are totally involved with sports, dance, etc. like mine. BUT, then I realized that she reads A TON! She not only reads books, but she reads the entire paper every day. So I realized I have really NO excuse for being a day late and a dollar short all the time. (sigh) Maybe my friend can give me some time management lessons, or something--you know, when she has free time. :)
p.s. I forgot to mention another friend that I also thought of today who has 9 kids, blogs every day, exercises every day, makes homemade bread, gardens and does cute crafts with her kids. That's just a few of the things she does. I'm starting to think that I have surrounded myself with amazingly talented friends. :)