Monday, March 23, 2009

What's a Visor For?

Last night, while visiting Grandpa and Grandma Bodine, Grandpa Bodine took Spencer and Dallan for a ride in his car. He was fiddling with the visor, and Spencer asked him what it was. Grandpa explained that it was a visor. Spencer's face lit up and he exclaimed, "Oh, I know what that's for, you pull it down to pick your zits and moles." Needless to say, when Grandpa told Dani this story she was mortified. Now that I think about it, I'm sure this post isn't going to help much.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Nursery BITES!

Poor Dallan. This is the second time someone has bit him in nursery. The first one was a little girl and was a more "petite" bite. It must be those yummy looking cheeks. I would bite them too!

Happy Birthday Carson!

Carson is finally ONE! I cant believe it has been a whole year already. He is growing up so fast and starting to develop a really fun little personality. I took him for his check up and of course he is off their charts for his height. His head was pretty high on the charts as well but hey, how else are you going to store such an intelligent brain!!

12 month stats:
Weight: 25 lbs.
Length: 32"
Head: 19"

We had a little party with family. He was not at all interested in opening up gifts (Dallan was in heaven though). He did find a balloon that he played with most of the night and loved it! I am so thankful that I have Carson! I know he is going to be such a good kid. Most of all I am thankful for his patience. I know they say the squeaky wheel gets the grease and I find most of the time we have two very squeaky older wheels that get taken care of first, with Carson patiently waiting. I love you Carson and cant wait to see all your new developments this year!!

This is us singing Happy Birthday to Carson. It is quite long, sorry- if I only new how to cut parts out!

What is wrong with me!!

If anyone has the magic fingers I think they need to share with me. I can do a lot things but one thing I cant do is make bread! Every time I try I get more and more upset about it. After talking with a number of people about it including Jenyce (who makes the most wonderful homemade bread you have ever eaten) I decided the temp. of my water wasn't right, so Ryan bought me a thermometer. So now that I had all the "tools" I decided to try again. What is the deal! This is what my bread looks like every time. I hope that I do not have to provide bread for people in the days to come because it tasted even worse than it looked! (if only it had fabric in it, then I could figure it out!) The funniest part is I was on the phone with my mom and she said "what is that noise, are you sawing something?" No mom, I was cutting my bread. YUM YUM......

The New Housekeeper

A couple of weeks ago I had asked the boys to go clean their bedrooms. About a half an hour later Spencer came running out of the hall and told me that he not only cleaned his room he also cleaned Carson's room. I was so impressed and decided to treat them to ice cream because they were so obedient. Later that night we were looking for the baby's diapers and this is what we found! Spencer had taken everything in the baby's room and hid it behind the chair. I guess I can't complain, he tried, right!! (even if it was only to get his ice cream!)

Babysitting Co-op

Every other week we swap babysitting with another couple in our ward. I am not sure how long it will last because I think my three boys are enough to make them never join another co-op! So every other week we watch their little girl who is the cutest thing ever. She is so good and Dallan and her get along so well! It is fun to have another girl in the house even if it is for a short time! This last week Spencer had a "drive in" at school and he had to make a transportation vehicle to watch a movie in. He loved it so much we thought we would have a drive in at co-0p. The kids loved it. I did an excellent job on Chloe's car if I do say so myself!

Pudding Glasses

When I got home from work the other night, Ryan and the boys had made glasses completely out of the pudding container boxes. Good imagination Ryan, that is why they love their "Daddy days"!!

Two months later!

I found some of the pictures of when we went up to Utah in January. Nikki watched Carson and I took Spencer and Dallan with my mom to visit my brother and sister-in-law that live in Provo while my mom went to some meetings. I think we were only there for a total of 36 hours, but we played a lot. (and drove a lot!) The boys finally saw the snow!!

Outside Josh and Sabrina's house (boy were they cold!)

At one point in the sledding trip we sent them down in the wrong direction straight toward a "jump" and they flew 5 feet in the air. I was certain someone was going to break their neck. Thank goodness everyone was ok, a little bruised, but ok!

Dallan wore this thing around a day. It was so funny. He thought he was the scariest monster ever!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Current Economy's Impact On Our Kids

We hear all the time about how bad the economy is and the measures that people are taking to tighten up and try to save money wherever possible. In our family, we have tried to cut back and eliminate some unnecessary expenditures and to just be more thrifty in general. Just imagine the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction I felt when I noticed that our kids were willing to do their part. Yesterday, as we were getting dinner ready, I noticed that I had not heard from Dallan in a while. As most know, with Dallan, that can be some cause for alarm. I seemed to have remembered him mentioning that he needed to go potty. Fearing the worst, I found him sitting happily on the toilet. I inquired what was taking him so long and if he had done "Number 2". Dallan isn't at the age where he is able to properly cleanup after he finishes, so usually he will call for us when he is done. I was a little relieved that he was still on the toilet and I went over and sat next to him on the side of the tub to wait for him to finish. As I sat there, I noticed that his bottom had poo squished on it, as if he had gone in his pull-up. I also noticed that the roll of toilet paper had been rolled back up and had a little brown smudge on the top piece. I asked him if he had gone in his pull-up. He said that he hadn't. I then asked him what had happened. He said that some poop had gotten on the toilet seat, but he assured me that he had wiped it off. Now, being suspicious, I began unwinding the rewound toilet paper. After three or four feet, I found the evidence that Dallan had indeed cleaned off the toilet seat. Apparently he must have unwound some of the toilet paper and, without tearing if off, used it to wipe off the toilet seat. At that point, just like anybody else looking to do their part in this tough economy, he simply rolled the toilet paper back up onto the roll. If it wasn't for the smudge on the last piece, I never would have checked it. Children sure know how to make their parents proud.

(Not actual roll!)