Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sweet Tooth

I need to write this down before I forget.

Last week I was making dinner. Elsie walked in and the conversation went like this:

Elsie: I cree? (Ice cream?)
Mom: No ice cream. I'm making food.
Elsie: Cake?
Mom: Nope, no cake. Look, dinner is cooking.
Elsie, misinterpreting the word "cooking": Cookie?!?!?

This child is out of control with how much she likes the sweets! I've caught her snitching candy a dozen times already from our Halloween candy jar. If she's being too quiet, she's up on the table stuffing her face. It's hilarious.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A Child's Prayer

The highlights from Owen's prayer tonight:

"Please bless mommy and daddy, that nothing will kill them. Because I don't want to get a new family yet.

Sorry I hit Elsie sometimes. And push her.

Thankful for swimming. Even though we can't go swimming anymore." (because it's too cold)

Oh my word, I want to bottle this kid up sometimes!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014



Owen is doing so, so awesome in preschool. He absolutely loves it. And I love when he comes to me and says things like "there's lots of wheels on this truck, let's count them by 2's!" or "do we live in a desert?"...things I obviously didn't teach him. Last week there was a back to school night at his school and he got to bring all of us in his classroom and show us around. He was so excited. He's also been into drawing and coloring since school started, neither of which he was ever interested in before. The only issue he's had is bathroom accidents. Owen NEVER has accidents and had his first ever poop accident at school last Thursday. He doesn't want to wipe by himself and the teachers aren't allowed to help with that, so he held it as long as he could. I had to come take him home early. Poor guy. He also had a pee accident the week before while he was playing in the classroom. He's gotten to where he never wants to stop playing, so we've been reminding him every day to not wait too long. Usually when we remind him he runs full speed to the bathroom to go!
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This was on the wall in Owen's classroom. Love it!
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A few weeks ago Owen got a new pack of underwear. He was so happy that insisted on sleeping with them so he could show daddy when Russ got home from bishopric meetings. :)
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Being a goofball.
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Teaching both kids how to do "Chubba". I'm so proud.
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Last week Russ was out of town. Owen was so excited to sleep in daddy's bed!

Elsie still has personality oozing out of her ears. At any given time she's either the happiest, funniest, sweetest girl in the world, or she's having a monster screaming meltdown. It's all pretty entertaining. She's sure in love with daddy lately, which makes us all happy. She's loving all her one on one time with mommy while Owen's in preschool, and just yesterday for the first time asked me where Owen was. She amazes us with how good of a talker she is. She's started to put words together a little and will repeat anything we say. My favorite is still when she's saying goodbye to someone..."bye, luh you, tinky!" (Bye, I love you, you're stinky...also what Owen says when one of us leaves. :))
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She got a cookie at Owen's preschool event. Not sure how much she actually got in her mouth.
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How she eats raisins at Grandma Eagar's house.
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Naked and in the water table. Not gonna think about how many times she probably peed in there during that 20 minutes.
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Her favorite smile.
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Eating macaroni the same way big brother does.
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In time out. So cute and so ornery all at the same time!
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She scares me to death while I'm cooking. She loves to pull a chair over and climb up right in front of a burning hot stove and screams while I scoot her over to a safer spot. And this pic was taken moments before the oven accidentally pulled open and she was right in front of a 425 degree oven. I can't ever leave the room for a second while I'm cooking with this one around.

Baby girl is still cooking up right on schedule! She's kicking a ton and much harder the last week or so. We've changed her name to something Russ and I both mutually like, but is neither of our favorites. I mentioned to my doctor on Monday that I'm feeling so much more tired with this pregnancy than the other two. "That's because you have two kids at home" was his reply. I could have told you that!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Our Soccer Player

Owen started his first year of soccer a few weeks ago and is loving it! I can't tell you how happy this makes me. Sure, I'd love my boy to love sports...but really I'm just happy that my timid, unadventurous boy has jumped right into this and is all smiles the whole time. He's on a 4 and 5 year old team, which means there's some older kids that are actually quite good. Owen loves to chase the ball and run with the kids from one end of the field to the other. He'll kick the ball when it comes to him. But he's definitely not aggressive, and doesn't really understand how to block the ball or any of that. I keep telling him during the week that we need to go out side and practice. Some of his responses go like this:

"I don't need to practice. I'm already awesome."
"I already know how to play soccer!"

Clearly, he thinks that two practices has made him some sort of soccer expert.

This last Saturday was his first official game. It was brutally hot outside, even with our shade we brought and tons of ice water. Owen somehow didn't seem to mind it but he sure stank when it was all over! The other team won and on the way home we asked him if he had fun. He said "Yes, but we didn't win. But that's okay. It just matters that you have fun." He sure listens to those Little Critter books!

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Go #6! 6 happens to be my lucky number, so I was excited when they gave him it. :)
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His favorite cousin, Oakley, played right before Owen did. He takes after his 4 older brothers and is pretty competitive, so as he was watching Owen he kept yelling "Go faster, Owen! You're not going faster!!!" It was pretty funny.
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Enjoying some ice cold Gatorades in this ridiculous heat!
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I adore this picture and their genuine smiles.