The Frog asks me a LOT of questions. A. LOT. But they are not usually about my opinion, and even if they are, I tend to be very opinionated and have little trouble answering those. This one really got me stuck in my tracks, and I've been thinking about it constantly...
The Frog: Mom, what word do you like?
Me: (feeling like I should just have a favorite word but realizing I've never thought about it before...) Coconut
The Frog: I like dolphin.
So, what's your favorite word? I'm still not committed to coconut. But it's cute, right?
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Jay now gets to be a cube! (which won't happen again until he's 64...) And I now get to feel like I'm only 1 year older than he is for a few months...
I feel like his birthday was a huge let down- for me... I spent a lot of time thinking about it and had all these plans and most of them just fell through. I also forgot to take pictures of most of what did go on, but here are some I had the wherewithal enough to remember to get:
I thought I'd include one present pic- this is Jay after opening an envelope that contains an envelope that reads:
Rest assured, if I find out the gender, you will too. :)
I love you honey! I feel so robbed that I didn't get to know you during the first 21 years of your life. The last 6 have been amazing!
Friday, June 22, 2012
It has felt SO HOT lately (or maybe I'm just pregnant?) Shopko was having a sale on their outdoor watery stuff and I was planning to get a slip'n slide for the kids, but The Frog was adamant that we get this elephant trunk thing with little holes in it. Of course in the picture on the box, the water is squirting above the heads of 12 year old kids, but when we got home, it barely reached Peach's waist...
She wasn't pleased.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
I often think about quilting and how it's so ironic that I am willing to spend so much on fabulous fabrics when the concept of a quilt was originally invented for thriftiness- to use up old clothing that can no longer be worn. I guess I just feel that if I'm going to be spending so much time on a project, I want to really love how it turns out, and that's never seemed like it could happen with my scraps in the past. Well, I just had my 10-year High School reunion last Saturday and I volunteered to donate a baby quilt as a prize, after asking another Colt from my class if she would donate her MAD quilting skills. (which I mostly planned, with the help of a committee. Thank goodness it's over... this it the main reason for the blogging hiatus.) We got together, and with our powers combined, we came up with enough scraps in our stashes to put together a baby quilt. I was a bit nervous about how it would look, but I think putting the white border tied in the one fabric that I thought stuck out. It actually turned out really cute, if I do say so myself!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
My dad started an LDS church history tour company (kind of on accident, actually. it's an interesting story, if anyone cares...) and he is very concerned with making the tours very affordable because he is just so passionate about LDS church history and wants everyone to be able to learn more about it! :) One of the ways his company keeps the tour's costs down is by only having volunteer tour guides- other people who are as passionate about church history as my dad.
For those of you who know about why Jay decided to become Mormon, it is heavily related to the history and Jay is very passionate and therefore knowledgable about it as well. My dad pounced and quickly asked if he would be willing to direct a tour, several summers ago, and now he usually does two every summer. Though the guides are not compensated with money, they are compensated by being allowed to bring someone along at no cost. Typically, guides bring their spouse or another family member, but Jay has never done this because we have always had little kids. (young kids + long bus rides and no playgrounds = you-know-what) However, since we've never "cashed in" in the past, we asked if we might just get plane tickets with the group and then just visit a friend of mine from college (kinda... she went to RISD, I went to Brown) who happens to live in MO, instead of tagging along on the tour. It all worked out and now, prepare yourselves for a lot of pictures.
Every day was packed with kid-filled activities, and nap-time and bed-time were for us- mostly spent sewing, organizing things, and chatting (3 of my favorite things!)
|The Frog, feeding kids|
|Ang & M|
|Peach admiring the bunnies|
|This turkey would talk back to you if you made noise at it :)|