Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Pirate The Butterfly and The Kitty!


Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Watch OUT For ThE DEad People!!!!

O.k. so you know how when you go to most small cute little towns (well really most any town that has a main street) they usually have cute little signs. OH like during Christmas time you have Christmas trees, bells, candy canes that light up, or Easter flags of bunny rabbits and eggs. Even Halloween they might have something cutesy. Well down here in Price ( I actually think this awesome by the way) we have dead people. Yes that is right dead scary people are lined up down main street. Here are some examples.....





Ha ha they really get into it. So fun and kids were trick-or-treating down Main Street today. Of course not my kids, cause I am mean!
O.k. on a side note: we had our own little Halloween scare yesterday. I was sitting at the computer and I heard little footsteps up above me. So I looked up at the heater vent and their was a tail coming through the vents. That's right a tail of some kind of rodent. YUCK! Scared the crap out of me, I actually made Brett come home from work. I know pathetic (ask me about trying to catch a gerbil). But we haven't heard it since so hopefully it is gone!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Crafts

So last year I WAS such a bah humbug with Halloween. Yes it's true...I didn't even buy them costumes. I KNOW! No mother of the year award was given to me that year. So this year I have been trying really hard to make up for it. I actually bought their costumes in SePtember...amazing! And I even got a Halloween music cd (really...it may or may not have been only 1.99 though:)) Anyways I saw this cute idea for making witches hats and thought we would give it a try. Turned out to be really really fun!

First you go to the dollar store and purchase some party hats and paint them black.
See? black
Then let you kids go wild decorating the hats with glitter glue, finger paints, and stickers, or really whatever you want!
It was crazy hair day at school...uhm.....yeah.....that explains Will's hair.

And then you get these cute little witches! I am pretty sure the gorilla on Will's shirt is much more scarier. And...uhm....yeah... take off the price tag:) Oh yeah and don't take the picture before the glitter glue is dried or else you get it on the walls as was displayed in this picture.
O.k. this was my favorite.. These little Halloween men are SO cute!


I am not sure what exciting activity awaits us tonight. I think the college is putting on a Halloween Carnival that we might go check out. Then tomorrow is Will's class party and school carnival. Tomorrow night is the Ward carnival. And finally trick-or-treating. Wow, nobody better call me a bah humbug this year!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Trip Down Memory Lane

I was looking through some old pictures tonight just for fun and I came across this video of Will singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. We were living in Oregon at the time. He is about two in the video. So.....cute! He is growing up WAY too fast. I don't like it!

video

Friday, October 8, 2010

Freckles!!!

When I was little I HATED my freckles. Everyone use to tell me that they were angel kisses and I would yadda yadda. I didn't want to hear it! But I have grown to appreciate them (I was going to say love, but thought that was a bit too strong) mostly cause now when I get zits people MIGHT think that it's just a freckle. At least that's what I like to think.

HowEVEr, one of my most favorite things about Will is his freckles that are just on his nose and spread out too his cheeks. I LOVE them!!
So I was so excited when this summer I noticed Kyanna's nose and cheeks.

they may not be as prominent as Will's but they are dainty like a lady. Don't you just love them? I do!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Answers!

O.k. here are my answers. I really enjoyed conference this weekend, even if I didn't get to listen to every talk and even though my kids didn't exactly listen as well as I had hoped, they still did really good!

We went to the "farm" for general conference. The kids LOVE it down there. I learned a couple of interesting facts from my grandparents this weekend though
-My Grandpa was ordained a Patriarch by PResident Hinckley.
-After my Grandpa was ordained he then turned to my Grandma and asked if she could type and when she said yes, he answered that will be good.
-Elder L. Tom Perry was my grandparents Stake President when they lived in Boston.


1. Who were your three favorite speakers? Oh my goodness lots but my favorite were...
President Monson
Elder Holland
Elder Uchtdorf

2. Favorite talk? oh this is so hard it's really a tie between President Monson and Elder Holland but if I had to choose I loved President Monsons talk it was like he was talking straight to me...which incidentally I felt the sameway at Relief Society conference.

3. Favorite hymn sung during Conference?o.k. so this might be kind of dork but I loved
Dear to The Heart of the Shepherd" I KNOW!

4. Who wore the best tie? hmmm....well.....o.k.... I admit I didn't really pay attention to this but I remember writing down that I liked Richard G. Scott tie it was Black/white/blue. That's what I wrote but I don't remember today.

5. Do you think conference had a “theme”? Hard to say. I didn't get a distinct theme like I have at other conference. But I felt like alot of talks had to do with Agency making right choices, and repentance. I also thought that a couple of talks really focused on listening to the Prophet. And faith in Jesus Christ.

6. Share a few of your favorite quotes (paraphrasing is fine). o.k. here they are.

"World will teach our children if we do not"

"teachers attitude is not taught it's caught"

"resist temptation to get caught up in everyday life, focus on what matters the most"

"our responsibility is to be in the world but not of the world"

"righteous character more valuable than any object you attain"

"as much as wrong in the world many things that are good"

"what the world really needs is courageous parents not afraid to speak out and make a stand"

7. Something that made you smile during conference.oh well of course it was when Elder Uchtdorf spoke about trees at the beginning of his talk and then said "what does this have to do with airplanes"


8. Any evidence that your children paid attention?
Well....yes they did have an activity packet and one of the activities was to write down a quote and Will wrote that someone said "I will" so he was at least listening to that part.


9. If you had to give a talk in General Conference (don’t faint, this is hypothetical), what do you think you’d speak about?
Make me sick to my stomach to even think about it. If I did though I think it would be about the importance of being a good example.


10. What are some of your post-conference goals?

Well I have so many as usual. ONe thing that I do remember and I can't even remember who said it, but I need to go to bed early.
I am going to try and look on the positive and be thankful for more things in my life.
try to have more faith

Friday, October 1, 2010

General Conference

O.k. it's that time of year again. I am really excited about this time though because my hubby will be home with me on Sat. so there is a slight chance that I might actually get to listen to some talks. I have been preparing also to find ways to keep my kiddies entertained so that maybe they might get something out of it too. A couple of really great places....


http://downloads.sugardoodle.net/October%202010%20General%20Conference%20Junior%20Primary.pdf
or here
http://new.lds.org/general-conference/children?lang=eng

anyways then I came across this blog....

http://diapersanddivinity.com/2010/09/30/behold-a-blog-stuff-extravaganza/

and thought this could be really fun! So if anyone wants to do this with me feel free to join. On Monday I will post my answers and then if you WANT you can copy and pastethe questions and then post them on your blog! Won't it be FUN? Or not, whatever :)

Well I thought it would be fun. So here are the questions!!!

1. Who were your three favorite speakers?

2. Favorite talk?

3. Favorite hymn sung during Conference?

4. Who wore the best tie?

5. Do you think conference had a “theme”?

6. Share a few of your favorite quotes (paraphrasing is fine).

7. Something that made you smile during conference.

8. Any evidence that your children paid attention?

9. If you had to give a talk in General Conference (don’t faint, this is hypothetical), what do you think you’d speak about?

10. What are some of your post-conference goals?