Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wesley went in for a well check yesterday.  He weighed 17 lbs 9 oz!!  He is 3 months.  He will be 4 months on the 5th of September.

This picture makes me want to stop whatever I am doing and go snuggle him!  I love him and want to squish him and eat him up!

Such a big smiler!!!

I can hear him talking to me here.

Want a lick!?

First Day of Kindergarten

We attended an Eagle Court of Honor tonight.  When we got home Brian asked Reagan if he was going to be an Eagle scout someday.
"No!"  said Reagan.
Brian was surprized at his quick and negative response.  "Why not?" he asked.
"I don't want to be an EVIL scout!"

Monday, August 27, 2012

I have been doing some remodeling projects.  I sewed pillows for my basement and am planning to sew some for the family room upstairs.  I had the idea to print words on the pillows, like, "love", "family"...etc.  So last night I told Brian my idea and asked him what words would be good to put on the pillows.  I think he missed the point when his answer was, "Poofy."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Reagan asked me, "Mom, if you could buy a house or a car, what would you buy?"

"A house."

"But you wouldn't have anything in it."

"I would buy it in a warm place.  I would live there in the winter."

"But if you bought a car, you would have, like, $300 dollars left."

"Hmmm.  You're right."

"AND if you bought a car, you could drive all over to different places for vacation."

Friday, August 24, 2012

Reagan went in for his kindergarten assessment today with his teacher.  He begins class next week.  As Brian and Reagan were driving home, Brian said to Reagan,  "She thinks you are pretty smart.  Where did you get your smarts?"
Reagan thought and said, "Sometimes Brad and Aubryn tell me stuff. [pause] Well, one time you did teach me something.  You told me that sweat comes out of little tiny holes on your head."

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Day of School

Brad, 7th grade

Waving as he goes to catch the bus at 6:50am

Aubryn's book bag full of supplies

Aubryn, 2nd grade

strike a pose!

Rylan, waving bye in the window.  He does this EVERY TIME someone leaves.
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Brigham City Temple Open House

On th shuttle ride to the temple

Brad and James


Happy Wesley

Reagan and Rylan


Outside temple after tour

Families are forever! 

Before entering the temple, they show you a movie about temples.  After the movie ended, Reagan said to Brian and I, "That made me have a tear."  I asked him how he felt watching the movie.  He told me he felt good.  I said, "That feeling that felt good inside was the Holy Ghost telling you that temples are true."  I could see in his eyes that he understood.

After leaving the temple I asked Reagan how he felt.  He said, "Really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really good."

I asked Rylan what he liked best in the temple.  He responded with, "The water and the light."  (baptisimal font and chandelier in Celestial room)

Aubryn liked the "room where you get married."  (Sealing room)  She told us that is where she wants to get married.

I was worried about my kids behaving while we walked through the temple.  They did so well.  Reagan had to be in front of us and was so very reverent.  He walked with his arms folded the whole time.  He was so busy looking around that sometimes he walked into the lady's bottom in front of him.

When we entered the sealing room we stepped out of the line that moved like a river through the temple and took some time to show the children the mirrors that are hung on both sides of the room.  They reflect into each other and go on forever and ever.  I looked into that mirror with all my kids, except Isaac, and husband.  We are sealed together for all eternity!  I began to be filled with emotions as I stood there.  I am so thankful that I have been blessed with the temple ordinances.  This was a very special experience for me.  I hope my children always remember the way they felt as they walked through the temple and have a desire to return there.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

A couple weeks ago as we were driving down the road in our van we saw a woman running hunched over in pain.  I did a  U turn and Brian rolled down the window and asked if she needed a ride.  She was running late for the bus and had injured her back the day before.  We drove her to WalMart and then home.  After we dropped her off Rylan said to Brian, "That lady thought we were the bus, huh Dad."
Speaking of rolling the window down in our van...   On the 4th of July Brian and Brad where at Scout Camp and my parents came down.  We were driving to the Parade and had to get past a barricade.  I was driving and my Mom was in the passenger seat.  Our van has no fancy options.  It is THE base model.  I pulled up to the police officer who wanted to talk to us before we drove over by the parade.  He walked up to my mom's window.  "Roll the window down, Mom."
"Where?"  She asked.
"Right there, Mom.  You have to roll it."
"Where?  I don't see a button."
"No.  Right there.  You have to actually roll it.  There is no button."
"OH!"  She found the handle that you have to manually crank around to roll the window down.
Can you imagine as a kid that we would ever forget how to roll windows down?!
Speaking of Scout Camp...  I meant to write about it a long time ago.  I was so worried about Brian and Brad.  It was Brad's first year and he turned 12 the day he came home from camp.  I was worried about Brian.  They were 5 hours from home.  Anyway, all the bad luck happened at home, including a near bone break for Rylan. (Actually, he may have fractured his collar bone.  I never did take him in.  He seemed to use his arm okay.  His collar bone LOOKED aweful.  Really.  But he was running around in no time.  So I decided to forgo the X-rays and ordeal.  They would have just put a sling on it anyway.)  Also, I ran out the front door and down the front steps to tell my dad he was mowing the neighbor's lawn because he didn't know where the property line was.  In my rush I fell down the front steps.  It was very slapstick of me and it would have been pretty funny if it didn't hurt so bad.  Anyway, there were a few other mishaps.  I was talking to Brian on the phone towards the end of the week asking how they were doing.  "How are you sleeping?  How is Brad?  Are you having fun?  What are you eating?  How was the hike?  Are you doing okay?..."  Then I told him all that was going on at home he said, "It's a good thing we didn't stay home!  We probably would've gotten hurt!"
Speaking of mowing the lawn.  Here is a photo of Brad mowing a crop circle in our back yard.  He thinks this is so cool.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

My Date with Reagan

I went on a date tonight with Reagan.  If that doesn't make you jealous, well then, you don't know Reagan!  I want to remember some of my great moments on our date here. [You might think I am over using exclamation points.  I am not.]

- While driving down the road I told him to look for a restaurant to eat at.  "Tell me if you see a restaurant."  I said.
"I see one!" he said, pointing to Northern Exposure (strip club).

- He told me wanted to eat at the place where the chicken has bones.

- While I was eating my chicken drumstick he saw the bone and he asked, "What kind of bone is that?  Like a dog bone?

- After taking a bite of his biscuit he asked, "What kind of bread is this!?"
"It's a biscuit."  I replied

"I like biscuits!  I could eat them every day!  I could eat a cazillion a day!  Then I would puke!  I would puke a catillion times!!"

-  Reagan began asking me a question, "Mom, you know in Finius and Ferb the guy...."
"I've never seen Finius and Ferb"  I told him.
Shocked, he asked, "WHAT?!  You've N E V E R seen Finius and Ferb?!"
"No, I've never watched that."

"Never in your entire life?!"

"Wow.  You must be pretty emanic about that."

"What does 'emanic' mean?"  I asked.
"I don't know!"

- After taking a big bite of his crispy chicken Reagan exclaimed, "Wull that was messy!  For a big bite like that."

-While sitting in the restaurant some old fashioned Rock 'n Roll song came on.  Reagan moved his head forward and back with his lips pressed together and his chin sticking out.

- I said to Reagan, "We've got to get going."
"Okay, I'll hurry and eat my hams."  [I did mention we were eating chicken, right?]

-After he was full and content after eating his meal he leaned back in his chair, put his hand on his tummy, and said, "Ahh, that's more like it!"

-  I heard the gal that worked at the restaurant talking to the  older man sitting behind me, "You want a plate?"
"no, this will do."

"Are you sure?"

"Oh, all right."
I turned around to see what was going on and the gentleman had dumped his chicken pot pie on the fast food restaurant tray and was mashing it around, getting ready to eat it.

-  Reagan and I enjoyed our chicken and even shared a treat.  "What was that treat thing called again?"  Reagan asked me on the way home.
"A root beer float."

"Oh, it was good!"
It was good!  So was the company and the dancing in the car on the way home.

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James Haircut

"James looks like Mo!"  Rylan told me after James' haircut.

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