Monday, April 13, 2009

Wow We Sing With One Accord

Our primary chorister gave the kids a paper to fill out while they were watching general conference. Aiden was excited that he had the skills to actually write the answers himself, and it really helped that they show the names of the speakers three times while they talk. Some of the questions asked who some of the speakers were and what they talked about. Aiden would listen for about one minute then ask me what the talk was about. He was having a hard time waiting through the whole talk. The girls seemed to be doing well on their own, so I didn't worry about checking over their papers. Only five or six kids actually gave their papers back to the chorister so I was reading through them. Under the question "What was your favorite song the Tabernacle Chior sang?" Ashton wrote "Wow We Sing With One Accord." Too cute.

We actually got an Easter picture before church this year, I usually forget. Aiden has an interesting fashion sense. He hates wearing pants with zippers or buttons, he thinks if a shirt has buttons you should only wear it to church, he hates tucking his shirt in and he hates to wear a tie. He got a new church shirt for Easter and I tried to istitute a new rule that he had to tuck his shirt in for church. We had a minor melt down, and I told him he could wear a tie or tuck his shirt in feeling sure he would choose tuck over tie. I was wrong. Oh well I'll keep working on it.

Aiden has this very thick and very stubborn hair. No matter how I style it, it always looks the same within an hour. Yesterday, for the first time, it stayed styled all through church. On our way to the car after our meetings I was telling Aiden how handsome I thought he looked mostly refering to the fact that he was wearing a tie, but I had my hand on his head as I was saying it. Dalin (who hates to get his hair combed so his style was just a step above bedhead) started patting his head and told me, "I didn't wear my handsome today."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Are we lazy, or are we boring?

I would say a little of both (the lazy part applying to me). After our vacation last month the kids only had to go back to school for two weeks before they started their spring break this week. I don't know why so many people are opposed to year round school, I love getting a break every nine weeks and taking vacations in the middle of the school year. Anyway, our time off has been pretty relaxed and the girls are taking advantage of sleeping in. We went to the very cool playground at Town Square outdoor mall. I know every other person with kids in this valley has already been there but this was our first time and the kids loved it.

The merry-go-round was a favorite of everyone. I think because they could all fit at the same time

Aiden tried to put on a play, but he was more concerned with collecting ticket so they only had time to take a bow before it was time to leave.

More evidence that Kaylee is getting to big. She tried to fit herself into one of the rent-a-carts at the mall. I'm kind of freaking out that she's going to be ten in two months!

Some of you may remember Aiden's love of toast (it is one of my favorite stories). I didn't realize the power it holds over my boy. Aiden's two bottom front teeth have grown in behind his baby teeth (we lovingly call them his shark teeth). Aiden is not a fan of dental work any where so he was unwilling to let me any where near his semi loose teeth. On Monday he wanted two peices of cinnamon toast shortly before we were going to have dinner. I told him if he let me pull his tooth he could have the toast. He asked what he had to do to get three peices and I told him he had to let me pull both of his teeth. He stuck with two peices, and luckily for him (and me) it came out on the first pull. Like I said his big teeth have already mostly grown in so it's hard to see where the tooth came out, but it's gone and I am really proud of him.

My uncle Andy is running for Henderson mayor, and Tuesday was the primary election. My kids love it when Andy is in an election because he has a party with ice cream and various other snacks while we wait for the results. Andy was getting interviewed and they wanted a group of his supporters standing behind him. For some reason they decided to do the interview outside. Ashton came and said she heard there was atv camera and she wanted to be part of it. Chris took her to find the action and she told him, "When we find the camera I'll stand there and they'll want to interview ne because I have a sweet smile." That she does. Anyway, my uncle won in the primary and he's moving on to the general election in June. WOO HOO! VOTE FOR ANDY!