Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Mom, feel my cheek.  It feels like little stuff is coming out."  Reagan said.

I felt his cheek and said, "Uh huh."

Then he said, "Yeah!  I'm going to be a dad soon."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

While Playing Paper Airplanes

"Rylan, do you want a hug?  Lets do a hug."  Reagan said.

Then Reagan and Rylan gave each other a big man hug.  The kind that football players give with big slaps on the back.

Then right back to throwing planes.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I figured out what is more embarassing...

then your cell phone ringing in a quiet chapel full of sisters listening to Michael Ballam speak.  It is when the toy frog you are holding in your hand (MY HAND!) to show to your baby goes off.




I was still edified tonight.  He shared one story about President Hinkley when he came to the set of the movie they were making for the temple.  President Hinkley told everyone to gather around.  He told them that after Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden that Adam was allowed to come back to the garden.  Did you know that?  He would bring his sons to the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Adam told his sons that this was the place that their mother ate them out of house and home.  Bro. Ballam said that no body laughed.  Then President Hinkley hit his knee, pointed at them, and said, "Gotcha!"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gru called my house today...

I swear it was him.  Here is the phone call:

Me: Hello?

Gru voice:  Hello.  Is Brian there?

Me:  No.  Can I take a message?

Gru voice:  There is no message.  What time will he be back?

Me:  Later

Gru voice:  I will call him at that time.

If I were a telemarketer I would use different accents with each call.  That would be fun.

I asked Rylan, "What are you eating?"

He answered, "gum."

"Were did you get it?"

"The garbage."

I said to Reagan, "I won't help you if you act like that."

Reagan said, "I'm not acting!"

Friday, March 18, 2011

I was talking to my kids at lunch about how they were all my babies. 

"Is Dad your baby?"  Reagan asked.

"No."  I said. "Dad was Grandma Jenny's baby.  And Grandma Jenny was Great-Grandma Hamblin's baby."

"Who was Grandma Hamblin's mom?"  Aubryn asked.

"I'm not sure.  It keeps ging back all the way to Eve.  Eve was the first mom on the earth."

"I bet Grandma Hamblin was Eve's baby."  Aubryn said.

Riding home from a friend's house Reagan said, "I want to be a police man."

I said, "oooh.  That will be fun when you grow up."

"I will put you in jail."

"Why? What did I do?" I asked.

"You wouldn't let me play longer."

"Okay.  Who will take care of you while I'm gone?"

"Hmm.  That's the problem!"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"BE QUIET, BRAD! BABYS SWEEPING (sleeping)!"  said Rylan.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Honey Bunches of ?

Aubryn, Reagan, and Rylan were eating their lunch outside today!  It is a warm 52 degrees.  They were enjoying some peanut butter and honey. 

Reagan came inside, "Mom!" 

I thought they needed more food or drinks.

"Is honey bee's poop?!"

Friday, March 4, 2011

2011 Flu Season Awards

Best Picture goes to the thermometer when it finally read a normal reading after days of fevers.

Best Action goes to Rylan for his puking in the car.

Best Drama goes to Reagan for his desperate pleas to be held.

Best Comedy goes to Aubryn who after being the first to get the flu 4 weeks ago told Reagan, who is in the thick of it right now, to get away from her so he wouldn’t get her sick.

Actor in a Leading Role goes to Rylan. He portrayed the "sick boy" in a way that made you feel his pain.  This was a tough one to call.  Any of the nominees could have won.

Actor in a Supporting Role goes to Dad who continued to work and support us while he suffered the symptoms. He also played a major role in caring for the afflicted.

Actress in a Leading Role goes to Aubryn. She lead us all into this.

Actress in a Supporting Role goes to Mom for all her support, love, hugs, holding, rubbing, bathing, rocking...

Animated Feature Film goes to "Super Why", "Cat in the Hat", and "Bug’s Life" for being the favorites viewed by the sickos.

Cinematography goes to Brad for his lighting adjustments in his room to pitch black.

Costume Design goes to Mom who declared it pajama day over and over.

Directing goes to Mom for directing, "Turn your head into your shoulder when you cough." "Eat your Motrin." "Let’s wipe your nose." "Hurry to the potty."

Documentary Feature goes to Mom who documented the events of each day to Dad.

Documentary Short Subject goes to Brad who caught up on his school subjects in minimal time after missing school.

Makeup goes to Mom only for her mere attempts to cover up her dark circles and weary eyes.

Music goes to the children’s laughter, which is music to a mother’s ears after the children have been ill.

Short Film goes to Mom and Dad for their nights of short sleeping moments.

Sound Editing goes to Brian for the many Priesthood blessing he pronounced.

Sound Mixing goes to James. Lots of sounds from this poor baby that make parents worry.

Visual Effects This is a toss up. All are nominated and awarded for their sunken in eyes, heavy eyelids, pale faces, and crazy bed hair.

Special Effects goes to Reagan who pulled a 103.7 degree temperature while on Motrin.

Writing goes to Brad for his eloquent writing about this season on his blog.