Thursday, April 29, 2010

Where's the OFF Switch

Jack is a wind-up toy...he never stops and he exhausts Griff and me. Our home is definitely too small for Jack. It no longer holds the noise or withstands the constant abuse. However, Heavenly Father shows His mercy in many, many small ways and today it was this...

ps Imagine my surprise....he was singing Pippi Longstocking full force just minutes prior to this.

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This is scary, but Griff thinks it's so funny to tease me and scoot for the stairs. He ABSOLUTELY knows that he is teasing me and I LOVE it!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

He's Signing, Baby!



I love baby signs! Griff just started signing this weekend. Something must have clicked because now I see "more," "eat," "all done". I love feeling like I know a little more about him and how he feels.

This morning Steve asked Griffin, "what do you want for your birthday?" He signed, "eat." It was so cute and eat he did! He then said in somewhat recognizable way-"cracker."

I was not able to capture any of this very well, but I did try and if anyone is reading this and thinking it's completely lame, let me clarify that this is the biggest news in our current lives. Thanks for reading.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

When Daddy is Away




When isn't Daddy away? Tonight Jack prayed that Heavenly Father could make the days go faster until Halloween because it's been such a long time. I think I'll pray that the days go faster until Daddy graduates and we see him before 9pm. Yet, I do have quite the big brother helper. Oh let me enlighten you with the ways Jack helps...."No Grif-fay...not the stairs," he exudes as he throws himself as a child sacrifice to the stairs..... "NO Grif-fay, don't EAT the flowers, Grif-fay," as he snaps Griff's mouth open and yoinks out the insides....."No Grif-fay it's my bath..ALONE." I can't say I don't enjoy some of the escapades. I hope you do too. PS I didn't like 'No, David' when I first read it. I like it now.

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Oops! I checked the "owie" and it was actually bleeding. He got a band-aid.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Scraps of Fabric




I love seeing what fabric becomes. I love seeing the fabric that is chosen with great ideas in mind. Hmm...my fabric or rather my inadequate skills kind of leave me empty handed at times, but I never really get tired of planning, scheming and trying. I have been in quite the project-y mood and I'm constantly thankful for my second hand sewing machine that aids me in so many little and satisfying adventures.

The bright rainbow fabric was chosen for an apron, used for a "super clown cape" and scraped into alphabet bean bags. What a journey!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mr. Wise Guy

Jack is growing up in leaps and bounds. Easter revealed yet another tremendous breakthrough for Jack. He had just opened and sampled his chocolate Easter bunny and with a frown said, "It looks good, but it doesn't taste good. It tastes like garbage food." Oh how true! I really don't like to waste money and so the Easter basket for Jack consisted of candy that we had been given, juice boxes, goldfish crackers and a new game. I started feeling kind of badly that I didn't buy little candy bars...nah!

Although we woke up to two inches of snow, Easter morning felt cozy inside and I really enjoyed listening to the conference messages. I have been crocheting. It kept my hands busy and I could still listen. Mr. Wise Guy calls my crochet work "pretend sewing," but he encourages my efforts; "It's so beautiful mommy-you're the most beautiful of 'em all." Oh yes, Jack is wise.

Steve and Jack took a drive to Diamond Fork around noon and they came home with the greatest supply of billowy lichen. Can I even describe how excited Steve was? We had lichen drying all over the place! The afternoon was cloudy and chilly, but we went out for a long walk and came home to hide the Easter eggs and doodle with chalk. We are a family that isn't meant to be inside for too many hours together. So much more happened and was said, but that is the basic sum up to another quick weekend.