Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Christmas was different this year--we opened a few presents at home in the morning; then we got dressed, went to my mom's house, opened a few more presents, and then...
...I don't entirely remember what else we did. Once we got to my mom's house, I completely forgot to get out my camera for the rest of the day. D'oh! I remember that there was food, and Guitar Hero was involved. And I probably took a nap. And...well, who knows.
So anyway, here's the first few minutes of Christmas. The rest is lost to history.
Our tiny tree on top of the presents. This is how we set it up every year. Makes the pile look bigger, huh?
He still refuses to rip open presents. I think he's confused--he's not allowed to tear paper most of the time, so he doesn't understand why it's sometimes okay to rip open wrapping paper.
Socks! Thanks, Grandma!
The aftermath. Notice the millions of Mr. Potato Head bits. That's an entirely different story for a later blog.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
Monday, December 22, 2008
As I mentioned before, I have no car these days. Also, we've gotten several inches of snow this week. So what's a snowed-in, shut-in girl to do? I'll show you.
Lemon-poppyseed muffins. Aren't I domestic? ...yeah, they're from a box. I found these same poppyseeds in Little Boy's diaper today. I was horrified.
#2: Watch the Birds
Our neighbor has a bird feeder, so birds are always flying around outside our porch. Yesterday we found bird tracks right up to the sliding glass door.
#3: Make Presents
I put these together for my Primary kids. But then church was canceled. Late Christmas presents are still fun, right?
Little Boy can pretend that anything is a car. Including his wooden blocks. Yes, he has real toy cars. Lots of them. But by pretending, he can have more!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I was going to whine write about how Isaac takes the car to work every day, and I'm stranded at home with a two-year-old. But now there's six inches of snow on the ground, so I wouldn't be leaving my apartment anyway. :op I think the new job is going well for Isaac, though he doesn't have much to do yet. The girl that's supposed to be training him is out of the office for the next few days--or something like that. Nice how I keep up with what's going on, huh? Really, I do listen to my husband. I promise. Little Boy's latest thing is "right there"...or, as he says it, "wigh deh!" It usually goes like this: Him: A taw! Me: Yeah, a car. Him: Wigh deh! Or... Him: Bet! Me: You want bread? Him: Bet! Me: Bread? Him: *blank stare* Him (pointing to bread): Wigh deh! It's pretty funny.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
"If we are to have the very best Christmas ever, we must listen for the sound of sandaled feet. We must reach out for the Carpenter’s hand. With every step we take in His footsteps, we abandon a doubt and gain a truth."
-Thomas S. Monson
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Little Boy likes to pass out silly hats for everyone to put on. They're all toddler-sized, so Isaac and I just set them on top of our heads and go on with whatever we were doing. Little Boy thinks this is hilarious. What's funny to us, though, is the hat he usually chooses for himself.....
Monday, December 1, 2008
Little Boy's word pronunciation has gotten a lot better over the last couple weeks. We're teaching him Christmas words--it's fun to watch him figure out how to make harder sounds.
sanna taws = Santa Clause
tanny = candy
thee-thuh = Jesus
diss-diss tee = Christmas tree
staw = star
yite = light
pee pee = pretty