Monday, October 27, 2008
I was in the car when I called Jaxson a Stinker Butt. He said, "Not butt me, butt Mommy".
My Mom told Oaklee that she had to go to work. Oaklee responded with, "Are you going to The Crusty Crab to make Crabby Patties?"(Spongebob Reference!)
Jaxson was playing with Grandma and told her that he wanted "Farties". He meant the candy Smarties!
I put Jax to be a couple nights ago and told him that I would see him in the morning. He responded with, "Eggies, Juice, Bacon, Cinnamon Rolls, Biscuits". Dang!! Anything Else!!
I was around the corner when I told Charlee "I am this close to spanking you!". She said,"Mom, I can't see how close".
Charlee went in to Jaxson's room while Brian was reading to him and said, "I don't mean to interrupt, but...".
I had worked out hard one week and had to go get my prescription the next day. Jaxson said, "Medicine. Mommy butt hurt?". I told him that I did not need medicine for my sore muscles (my butt). I guess I had complained about having a sore butt alot that week.
We were in the car when Oaklee asked, "Mom, How do you say panties in Chinese?" Hmm??
Charlee said I needed to come outside with her because I was a "good scaring away dogger".
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Then he seeded the ground and covered it in "Cow Poop". Oaklee cam in the house and told me that dad stunk like poop. I thought it was pretty funny. He had it caked in his leg hair and when he took off his socks, this is what it looked like. I threw away his socks. GROSS!!
He is so funny about watering it. We have a sprinkler system, but he thinks it was important to get the spots a little better.
We planted last Saturday, and today we have lots of grass on one side. Brian added a rainbow sprinkler to the side that he feels needs more water. I guess we will have to wait and see if we did it.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I took Jax to Super Cuts yesterday... Yeah, not so super!! Lots of Cuts, though. His hair was a little longer than 2 inches long, so I told her to take off about a inch. Before I could say anything, out came the buzzer and she did her worst. All of his curls lie in a heap on the floor as my baby gets a BUZZ as far as I could tell. I did not know what to do. After the first buzz, what else can you do. She got out the razor thing to clean up his side burns (Which are above the top of his ears, I might add). She did the back and with out me knowing, took a big chunk out of his air in the back. I didn't notice it until later. She did not say sorry or oops he moved...Nothing!! Just a bad haircut. I called Brian after and told him almost in tears and he asked if I paid. I told him she was hovering over me. I even tipped her in fear for my life!! Needless to say, Aunt Mindy will be the only one around my baby's locks anytime soon.
He is cute, but the haircut...not so much!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I found a slow, old dog on my back porch tonight. Brian and I went out to admire our dirt when we were surprised by a dog who answered to the name "Bear". We thought Bear was dead. He used to come over all the time, but we are a long walk away for this old pooch. Our construction workers used to feed him chicken nuggets everyday for lunch, but when they were done, he was done with the walk. Does anyone know who he belongs to? Cough Tara. Cough Breanne. Cough Cheryl.??? He may make it home in the next couple of days. :)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
I found a new site for moms who have lost their angels. It is cute.
This one's for you Becky!!
Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be Clean, Be True, Be Humble, Be Prayerful.
These things will help us to be prepared and remember what really matters. I love you all!!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
As long as I can remember, my mom has played the Beatles "You Say it's Your Birthday" for us on our b-days. She even calls all of the grandkids first thing in the morning, and a loud music song is on our phone. We love it. This is her and my kids dancing to the song like goof balls. Happy Birthday to me!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
EVERYONE, please comment. She needs our help as a blog nerd community:)
They had me put on this cute gown. Don't I look fabulous!!!
Once we went to Walgreens and got my drugs, I got happy again.
The doctor said it was going to take about a week for me to feel better. Don't worry, I'll keep you all posted.
Monday, October 13, 2008
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Well, today was our church Primary Program and it was so fabulous. The kids all did great. It was so much fun being up on the stage watching the proud faces amongst all of the parents. I have the opportunity to teach the 11 year olds who are just a hoot! It is amazing how if you listen to them, they seem to listen to you. During the program, we sang the song I Am A Child Of God. The chorus goes:
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me
Help me find the way
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him someday.
When these great kids were singing this song today, it made me realize that they are talking to us. Their parents and friends and teachers. They NEED us to help them to find the way back to our Father in Heaven. I just had this little insight. I also wanted to share the 3rd and 4th verses of this song that my cousin, Torel, sang at Trevee's burial. They just touch my heart:
I am a child of God
Rich blessings are in store
Celestial glory shall be mine
If I can but endure.
I am a child of God
And now I've gone back home
I'm not so very far away
So please don't feel alone.
I know that these are special little spirits that have been saved for this day. I love my kids both in heaven and here on Earth. I love the kids I have the opportunity to teach and I hope we can all try to lead and guide them in the right direction so they can return to our Heavenly Father.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Okay, here is another crazy post from Scottee!! So on my walk up the hill today, my mom and I likened it to getting to heaven. It is a hard walk. You will get cramps in your legs and have to pee. People will drive by in their nice cars and think, "Wow, that looks like a lot of work" or "Man, I really need to be doing that, but I don't have time today" or "man, she runs like Phoebe j/k". When we get to the top, there is a sense of accomplishment and I wanted all of my friends and family to be up there with me so they could get the same feeling. When I got to the bottom, I thought I was done and had done all I needed to do, but I had to climb back to the top and down again to get home.
So, this is where I get a little goofy. It is like trying to get to heaven. It is hard. You have to stay on the path so you don't get hit by a car. Others may point and laugh and some may want to do what you are doing, but don't want to put forth the effort. When we make it to heaven, we are going to want to have our family and friends around us and share the experience with them. I want all of you in Heaven with me because it is not fun to be at the top of the hill alone. When we get to the top, we are not done. We need so continue teaching and doing service and try hard until we get to go "Home".
My calfs cramp up when I speed walk, so I would rather jog. My mom says that I run like Phoebe from Friends. If some of you remember that episode, Phoebe runs crazy because she says that if you are going to run you should have fun and running crazy makes her happy. I don't think I run crazy, but if anyone is driving on the road with the hill, just look away or remember that at least I am having fun!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I currently have 2 of this type of cereal in my pantry as I write this. How does a 2 year old know how to get EVERY LAST MARSHMELLOW out of the box. I am sure it is because he is just so bright and talented.
Is it fun to unroll the entire roll of Toilet paper? I have never done it, but it must be fun because Jaxson has turned it into an Olympic sport at my house. Oh, and I have the gold medal in re-rolling the paper!!
What do kids think of bras? Well, if you ask Oaklee, it is called my boob top. I went shopping for a new one last year and Brenda had the kids outside the dressing room where they proceeded to tell everyone that passed that Mommy was buying new boobs!!
Do kids think they can do everything we can? Charlee told me she would take care of me the other day when I was sick, but, "Mom, you will have to drive the car because I don't have a driver's license". Yes, Charlee, that has to be the reason why 5 year olds don't drive.
I found this on lds.org. Talk about comforting!!
On the subject of the resurrection of stillborn children, President Joseph Fielding Smith wrote: “There is no information given by revelation in regard to the status of stillborn children. However, I will express my personal opinion that we should have hope that these little ones will receive a resurrection and then belong to us. I cannot help feeling that this will be the case” (Doctrines of Salvation, comp. Bruce R. McConkie, 3 vols., [1954–56], 2:280).
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Today I was asked 2 times how old they were. They, thinking that they had to be the same age. After all, boy/ girl twins, the boy is usually a little bigger than the girl. Imagine the looks I get when I say that she is four and he is two. Everyone seems stunned. Jaxson out weighs Oaklee by about 4 pounds now. He lays on her and laughs while she screams. Now he can get back at her for the first year of hiis life where she was able to bully him around. I don't think that will ever be the case again. Physically, anyway. I have a sneaking suspicion that she will always be able to out wit my sweet boy. We went to Charlee's school today and they played a little hop scotch. FUNNY!! (Oaklee still has a hard time jumping with 2 feet).
Monday, October 6, 2008
1. Say I love You more.
Brian's mom always says I love you and at first, I was like whoa, what do I say back? Well, of course I love her, but do you say that to someone besides your husband and kids? I learned this weekend that I want to be more like Brenda and say it to all of the people I love more often so they KNOW that I love them. So, I love you, too Brenda!!
2. You can be strong without being abrasive.
I can stand up for what I believe and not be ashamed of it. I don't have to force my beliefs on others, but I can share. Which leads me to my next point...
3. Be slow to being offended.
Most people don't intend to offend others when they talk. Maybe they are not good communicators. Maybe they are just shy, not snobby. Maybe they need me to be a friend because it is hard for them to make friends. Sometimes we can change our outlook about someone when we choose to not be offended by them, but to love them instead.
4. Pride is the opposite of unity.
Pride tears families and friendships apart. Pride makes us want to be right. Satan loves the contention that brings into a home.It is when we think of others first, not ourselves that we can truly find joy. Let's be united as a country, as a family, as people.
5. Serve, Serve, Serve!!!
If you feel bad for yourself, find someone to serve. There is always someone hurting more than you. Help them. Love them. Don't quit. Some people (like me) have a hard time accepting service, but we need to. When we reject service, we are keeping someone else from receiving the blessings that they would receive through us.
6. Find Joy in The NOW!!
Enjoy the messy house, the yelling kids, the minivan... Well, a cooler car would be nice, but enjoy it. Our kids will grow up. We will never get this time back. Love them. Hug them. Don't wait till the kids leave the house to show your husband how important he is to you. Tell him now. Show him now. What if later never comes? Do it now. Share the gospel now. Share your love now!!!
I love you all. I get so excited to get on my blog and see who has visited it. My mom says people used to talk on the phone, but this is like having a big party line. I appreciate all of your blogs. Many of you inspire me. Some of you make me laugh, some make me cry. I am thankful for this community that we have here. I am so thankful that I have the knowledge that I have and that I am able to continue to learn from living Prophets we have on the Earth here today. Would the Lord really have his children on the Earth today with all of the crappy stuff without someone who is inspired to guide them? I don't think so. I am thankful for each of you!!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Well, we have had the cold from H-E- double hockey sticks this week. Oaklee started it with a cough and runny nose. I quickly followed with the crappy feelings. I took Oaklee to the doctor and she was put on antibiotics because she developed an ear infection. Since she gets her tonsils out in 10 days, they want to get rid of it quick. Jaxson developed a nasty little cough by Thursday. Charlee has a sore nose, but since I am a "Mean Mom", I keep sending her to school. (Her words, not mine). I caught Brian sneaking Vitamin C today, so maybe he will join the rest of us in this misery. I don't know why, but when we get sick, Brian very rarely joins us. If he is sick, he doesn't complain like a big baby like the rest of us do. Well, wish us luck in kicking this cold!!
This is a video of Oaklee with her hoarse little voice. It is so cute. just ignore the grouchy Charlee at the end. Push pause on the music pad before playing the video!!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Jax: "Snow cones Snow cones!!"
Mom: "Not today, Jaxson."
Jax: "Snow cones, please"
Mom: "We are out of Ice"
Jax: "No, ice Garage" (We have a freezer in the garage)
Mom: "Nope, it's all gone"
Next, I hear the alarm sound that means the garage door opened and Jax came in and grabbed my hand. He pulled me to the garage, opened the chest lid and pointed at the bag of ice.
Jax: "See, mom, I told you"
Needless to say, we all had yummy snow cones at 9 am yesterday. Healthy breakfast, huh??
Originally I came in to find Brian and Jaxson playing their tennis rackets, but when I got back with my camera, I found this sight. Brian was too embarrassed to be in the group with his tennis racket. Jax was the wii guitar player, Oaklee was the flute player, and Charlee was the lead singer. We sure make beautiful music.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Today in the car, it was quiet. No radio. No talking kids. Then Oaklee says, "Who's in the mood for chicken wings? I know I am". She has never eaten a chicken wing in her life. I asked her where she heard that one and she said that it was from iCarley.
Last week in the car Charlee blurts out, "Oh yeah, well smell this." Then she proceeded to lift her arm to expose her armpit.
Oaklee had a sore on her foot and Jaxson said, "Oakee Pokee". I thought that was so clever.