Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Church History Museum has a children's exhibit highlighting stories of faith and inspiration of Latin American Saints. Everything was interactive and the kids really had a lot of fun. A few of the things to do:
Dress up in traditional dress and learn a dance from Latin America
Kitchen/garden area to prepare a meal to serve missionaries
There were lots of other activities and the kids begged us to bring them back again soon. We still need to return to the area to do a few things on our list: 1)hike Ensign Peak, 2)explore the roof of the Conference Center, 3)visit the Lion House.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Mira's got the pink flower in her hair, and Ella has on the black shirt. Ever since doing this, our living room has become cartwheel central. Ella is perfecting hers on her own. Mira follows suit. They keep telling me what amazing cartwheelers some of the NuSkin dancers are. They were most impressed.
Monday, March 14, 2011
2. Went to get into the car to pick up Ella. Realized my keys were locked inside.
3. Called to school to have Ella wait for me in the office since I would be taking the kids on a walk to the school to get her.
4. Got Mira and Matthew buckled in the double jogger. Noticed the tires were flat (darned goatheads!!).
5. Called no less than 10 friends, none of which were picking up.
6. Finally got in touch with someone (an acquaintance) to pick up my girl.
So thankful for good ladies of Relief Society who I know I can call up at a moment's notice and they will bail me out of any situation. I have benefitted from this charity more than once. I hope I am always at the ready to do the same for others.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The girls were looking forward to taking their own money to buy something there. I knew the prices were Disneyland prices. Fairly outrageous. But they were glad to pay $10-12 for a snow cone in a fancy plastic goblet, or cotton candy that comes with Mickey Mouse ears. The look on Mira's face above tells you that! Before they left, lipstick and eye shadow were applied. Dresses were chosen for the special event. Mira wore her "Tangled" dress. Ella didn't want to wear a character dress because it is "too itchy."
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Once we arrived at the church, Chad and Micah got into their whites.
Look at Micah's smile! Worth a million bucks, that there. Just because it was his baptism day didn't mean (for him) that he was going to tone down the personality. He went skipping down the hall, being his impish little self. I told him I needed a hug before he was baptized. He agreed, as long as it was out of anyone's sight.
Not the greatest shot, but here's our boy.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ella thinks she's our cinematographer-in-training. I don't know how many one second videos she's taken. My favorite part of this video is the very end where we see what outfit she chose for herself today.
We have a few pacifiers for Matthew around the house. The only thing he does with them is chews on them. It's funny...when Colin was a baby I didn't want him to be a pacifier baby. And he ended up liking his paci. With the subsequent babies, I was happy to have them take one. But, for the most part, they really didn't. Matthew thinks it's just something to gnaw on.
Our Mira thinks she's sooo sneaky. She grabs the camera and makes a dash into the bathroom. The part that cracks me up on these last two videos are her close ups. And then Ella tattling on her. Mira says, "Sowwy." Yeah, sure you are. So funny.