Tuesday, January 27, 2009
"This room's not big enough for the two of us". The boys are getting so grown up and their bedroom seemed so small. They could not keep their room clean, couldn't find anything, were always in each other's way. We decided to move them into the two Grandma's rooms downstairs. Now they are so thrilled to have their own rooms. It was about a week ago, so far we have spotless rooms and lots less fighting.
Hopefully we will finish the new upstairs guest room and post pictures soon.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sadie had to write and illustrate a story yesterday. It was called "The Princess Ninja goes to the ball". (The Princess Ninja is a character in a bunch of bedtime stories that I have been making up for her for a long time.) But this story was all hers. In the story the Princess got invited to a ball. The King told her she needed to do her chores before going. Rather than doing the chores, the Princess snuck out and went to the ball. The king found out and went to the ball to pick his daughter up. She was grounded until she learned to do her chores. The best part was that the Princess missed the next three balls learning her lesson.
Today was the first day of the new semester and I got new students. One of my new students said, "Are you Sadie Robb's dad?" I said, "Yes, how do you know Sadie?" She said, "my little brother is in her class and has the biggest crush on her. I hear about Sadie Robb every day." I always knew this day would come. I didn't know it would be this early. I told her, "tell your brother to come back in 10 years."
Here is Colby being promoted to his 'high-white' belt. We are very proud of him. He has worked hard and learned alot. He is fearless and will step into the ring with anyone.
We are also proud of Tanner because he recently made a big decision. We needed to figure out which Junior High to go to. We had a FHE from D&C 8-9 about making decisions. We 'studied it out' and sent Tanner off. A couple of days later he said he had made his decision, prayed about it, and felt good about going to the Arts Academy Junior High. We are very proud he followed the steps and got his answer.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Kerry has a new toy. One of those vacu-sealers. She has been canning candy. (If the end of the world happens you can come to our house and have some candy with us.) The list of things I want to "put up" is endless, like cashews, Swedish fish, comic books, awesomness, money, bullets, etc. A few months ago Kerry got a pressure-canner, and if we can figure it out we are going to can meat. Meat and chocolate. Nutrition.
PS: I forgot to take pictures of Kerry in her Tim Tebow jersey as she anxiously watched the game this week. She was screaming and yelling and scaring the children. Kerry wore her Florida gear all week to build up the karma for the Gators, apparently it paid off. She was very nervous during the game, but is now very happy that her team won the bsc championship.