Thursday, May 22, 2008

Introducing Chevy, Our New Rabbit!

He is so COOL! He has been trained to wander around the house and use his litter box when needed. He is social, active, and a snuggler. He even enjoys car rides! We are so excited to have such a fun, furry friend. This morning he jumped up on the couch and snuggled with the girls for a few minutes. Later I found him playing with a musical toy in Cole's room. He actual figured out that if he jumped on it, it would play music. He did it a couple of times. Cute boy!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Another Day of Church

Another week has rolled around much too quickly and it is the Sabbath once again. As usual, we all awoke by 7am (why not 8 or 9?) and lazily began our preparations for Church. Everyone bathed, ate, and dressed in their Sunday attire. Little girls' hair was fixed, snacks were prepared, and scriptures rounded up. The final inspection was made.

Of course, Dallin looked rumpled & messy in his nice black dress pants and white shirt. His pants fit in the waist, but they never seem to stay up where a normal waist would be. They may fit his waist, but look peculiar because they do not seem to fit in any other way. They are too long in the torso and legs. But that is what you get when your child's waist has expanded while the rest of him hasn't grown as fast. To top off the look, we found out too late that his shoes will no longer fit with ANY socks, so he wore tennis shoes. He couldn't find any of 3 ties and his belt no longer fits, so he went without both. Thank goodness his hair was buzzed, so his hair didn't look messy as well. That's my cute boy!

We arrived to Sacrament early, chased Cole a few times around the pews, and found our seats. I am pleasantly surprised that Cole was good for a whole 45 minutes. That last talk found him out in the foyer with Dad. Em slept and 3 bigger children behaved. I actually heard 75% of what was said. And that last 25% was my fault, I no longer have the attention span I once had.

The closing song is always my signal to leave because I am the Senior Nursery Leader. I arrived in class to find the previous ward still occupying it, so I waited for my opening to set up. I never get a chance to set up entirely before the kids arrive. It is very frustrating. The rest of class can be best described as "poopy". We had Em's constipation issues and a very messy emergency clean up. Basically we had poop smeared all over the bathroom and a child, got that cleaned up, and had a toilet overflow. Fun. The rest of class was fine.

After leaving Church late, we came home for lunch. Mom had taken Aubree and Zoe to visit my grandparents. Dallin entertained himself while Mom & Cole napped in one room and Dad & Em napped in another. That was an amazing phenomenon. We never both get naps, especially at the same time. Wow.

It is now dinner time and I do not know where the day went. At least I can say I got a nap for once. I will likely read more from the book "Mormon Scientist: The Life and Faith of Henry Eyring" by Henry J. Eyring. Dan got it as his B-Day present from his mommy & daddy. Very interesting.

And that's our day!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

That Tactless Toothfairy!

Dallin lost a tooth at Church this past Sunday. He was very excited to see how much the Toothfairy would bring this time. So Sunday night, he placed it under his pillow, just as he had always done.

Monday morning came with the realization that she did NOT come the previous night. "She must have had Mother's Day OFF!", he concluded. Mom and Dad agreed that this was probably the case.

That same day, he lost his tooth in the couch. "The Toothfairy always knows where to look," replied Mom to his worried request for help. "She will find it and leave your money under your pillow," Mom assured.

Tuesday morning and NO MONEY! He didn't complain. He decided that he would just find that tooth and try again. He, with Aubree's help, found that tooth and placed it under his pillow.

But by the time he is ready for bed, IT IS GONE, again!

Tears began to flow this time. "Mom, the Toothfairy took a night off and didn't bother to look for my tooth the next night. I decided to find it for tonight, and did, but now its GONE. She's never gonna look for it. What can I do?"

So Mom decided that a letter to the Toothfairy would help. She wrote it, because he was too upset. He placed it under his pillow and hoped. And this time Mom made sure that the Toothfairy left the dough.

The next morning he stomped out of his room. "Mom, she took the letter, but didn't leave me ANY money!"

Mom helped him look around the bed. And then he found it! A crisp, new ONE DOLLAR BILL!

For all that trouble she should have left him more!

Emma, the Walker

Over the past few weeks, our little Miss Em has been preparing to walk. She loves when Zoe "walks" her around the house and plays "ring-around-the-rosies" with her. She always anticipates the "we all fall down" part. Cute!

She has occasionally demonstrated her skills at walking 3 to 5 steps between Mom& Dad. Although lately she has been refusing to amuse her many admirers further. She obviously does NOT perform on demand.

But yesterday I caught her walking with ease from one toy to another. This, of course, was when she was unaware Mom was watching. The day before she even helped Aubree clean by walking over to the toy box to deposit a ball.

Apparently she CAN walk when she desires to do so. Now, there is little reason when there are so many willing helpers about. With a dainty point of the finger and bat of those long, lovely eyelashes, she is given anything or carried anywhere she desires. That's the life!

Hopefully she will be walking before we see Grammie & Grandad.