Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I have been asked to be the Enrichment Leader. I look forward to this, because it will be something that is scheduled and I can plan on, and know the day and time, and it doesn't have the spontaneity and randomness that my previous calling did- which is something that I've never been good at- I like predictability.
I've served in the Enrichment before, once as the Assistant Enrichment Leader, and then when I was in the RS Presidency, I was the counselor over Enrichment. - Those were back in the days when it was an every month event. With it being 4 times a year now, our ward really tries to make those 4 Enrichment Meetings something of a spiritual nature, where the sisters leave feeling like it was worth their while to leave their homes, to come and feel the spirit, strengthen their testimonies and be uplifted spiritually, and return home with a renewed spirit. We leave crafts to the Enrichment Activities. I love this about our ward. I've gone right to work on our December Enrichment Meeting, and feel like everything is falling into place- Tender Mercies are all around.
I have always, always loved having my birthday.
This year, it being a "big" year of a birthday, my husband made sure everyone knew, everywhere we went, that it was my birthday, and it was the big -----
(fill in whatever age you think i may be here)
I started the day with breakfast with the gang in bed.
Then went to Kindergarten, to volunteer in Blake's class. Nothing like going back to Kindergarten for an old Lady like me. Blake told his class it was You-Know-Who's birthday.
He insisted I wear my green necklace, (so I did) and said that his teacher would think I was beautiful.
Later that evening, Ryan was asking him if all the kids in his kindergarten class said his mom was beautiful, and Blake said, "No, but I sure thought she was the prettiest one there!"
Everyone gathered 'round the nursery for breakfast in, er...uh...near bed.
How's the birthday suit working for you?
(uh, Mom, will we see one of your birthday suit on your Birthday?)
Thrashing open of presents
No pictures allowed Ma'am
Its my Party, and I'll cry if I want to
cry if I want to
cry if I want to...
You would cry, too if you had a mouthfull of teeth coming in-
guess thats the price we pay for being so stinkin' cute and toothless for 11.5 months
After they all crawled into their "cozy cocoon", as Blake always says- like thats the correct name for them, we moved them into their butterfly house to hatch. I believe this picture was taken on day 7ish of them being in their cocoons. There are 4 hanging, and one laying down (Remember about Killa?)
We will let them go tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So, whenever its my birthday, my twin sister and
I always race to call each other first and sing:
"I heard its your Birthday, (inject guitar solo here by making a nee-ner, nee-ner, nee-ner)
Its my Birthday, tooooooo!"
She beat me to it today.
But I think I'll over take her with a blog tribute
Happy Birthday Old Girl!
Nee-ner, nee-ner, nee-ner
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Our Medium sized pumpkin
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Sleep? We've gotten very little. Food and energy, even less. Puke has been spewn just about everywhere and the toilets hardly had a rest. And we've been filled to the gills with Gatorade and Pedialyte.
Yeah, its Stomach Flu.
Ever notice how these things keep you puking all night, then you're wasted for the next day? Why can't it be the other way around- puke during the day- so you don't feel like you're missing out on anything (Say, sleep perhaps), then during the night you'd sleep like the exhausted baby you feel like.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
You'll probably have to click on this picture to enlarge it, so you can see that, 2 weeks shy of turning one, we have some teeth coming in, at last!