Well, today I saw the kids off on their first day of the 2012 school year. We resumed our school routine with homemade breakfast and scripture study. The kids had time to kill before leaving for school and they were feeling pretty anxious. Ella told me, "It gives me those stomach feelings like when I'm on a rollercoaster." Colin said with exasperation, "I want to just get this over with!" They could hardly stand the wait.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
If you leave the hot chocolate container on the counter, you are just inviting a two year-old to help himself. Same thing goes with keys left on the counter. Toddler takes keys, gets into the van, locks the doors, misplaces keys, and has difficulty following instructions on how to unlock the door.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
It has been too long since we've been up to my parent's house in Mountain Green. The stars aligned for us on Thursday, and I took the kids over for the afternoon. Our excuse was to help cousin Michael Finelli get some household goods from my parents in order to set up his apartment at the University of Utah. While we were there, Mira made a point of telling us all about her loose tooth. Grandpa offered his services to pull it out. Not knowing any better, she agreed! I'll have to show the kids the home video of Dad pulling my tooth years ago. It took several tries before the pliers held in place and got out the tooth. Thankfully, Dad got one good yank and all Mira had to do was pull it out from the thread that was left holding it. Here is Dad, gaining Mira's confidence. Not touching her, just listening.