Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Naomi is left handed.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Misery is...

...having the flu. I had a temperature of 103.1 today. I haven't had a fever that high since I was a kid. Bleh!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


This evening, I was helping Naomi say her prayers and asked her what she would like to thank Heavenly Father for. She replied after thinking about it a second or two, "Mine Jesus, and Him died."

She likes to look at pictures of the Savior. I asked her the other day if she remembered being in heaven before she was born and if she remembered Heavenly Father and Jesus. "Yes, "she said. I asked her what they told her and she answered, matter of factually, something that sounded like, "They get rowbeetoo."

I wish I knew what she meant :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ends & Odds

Rachel is on the frosh/soph volleyball team at her high school. Here she is in her uniform just after hitting the ball during their first scrimmage against another school.

We saw this car in the grocery store parking lot and just happened to have the camera. The driver slowed down to let me get a picture. I imagine he gets that a lot. Notice the suitcases on top and the mannequins in the backseat.

Today, we went on our annual library reading program sponsored local amusement park trip. Fun, fun fun!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


I took the kids on a little field trip today to a local bird farm. It was fun. We all wanted to buy something, but good sense (on the part of the mother anyway) won the day.

Here is how the conversation went in the car on the way home -

Kelly - How old do I have to be to have a bird for a pet?

Me - Pet birds are expensive, so you need to be old enough to have a job.

Michael - Does Daddy have a job?

Me - Yes.

Michael - Let's get HIM a pet bird!

Naomi - I want a little tiny bird to tickle my toes!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

This is what happens when...

...you have older sisters with too much time on their hands.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Trying to be like Matt

In my everlasting quest to be as cool as my younger brother, I am putting labels on my blog because he and Steph have them on their blog and that is reason enough to do it. Unfortunately, I didn't start labeling my posts three years ago when Blogography started (also following Matt's example who was following the even cooler Claire's blogging example), so I have some catching up to do. I am done with 2006 and now I will take a nap and work on the rest another day...

Morning Pet Therapy

It is still reaching triple digits during the day here, so the best time to be outside is in the morning. Heather and Gwen were ready for school early and headed to the backyard to enjoy their pets until it was time to go. Here they are with Sandy, the rabbit, Toby, the guinea pig and Snapdragon, the stray chicken.

Snapdragon was curious about Toby and it worried Gwen, so she took measures.

What better way to start the day than with a warm furry friend?