Friday, November 30, 2007


We made Turkey cupcakes.  Of course Lincoln ate all the extra frosting in his bowl.

Avalee learned all about the Mayflower compact and then had a Thanksgiving feast of cranberries and cornbread.  She loves preschool!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween Events

Lincoln came home from trick-or-treating and put all his candy one piece at a time on the chair. We went to ten houses and the kids got quite a bit. I guess you can say I knew which people in Rockland would be excited to see my kids on Halloween.

Avalee and Lincoln in their costumes.
Lincoln and his pumpkin. He scribbled all over the face and then had Avalee help him draw a face. Lincoln also has a terrible cold so no smiles were present.

Avalee and her pumpkin. She drew the face.

Avalee and Lincoln decorating cupcakes at Avalee's preschool. Avalee made a special effort to ask her teacher if Lincoln could decorate a cupcake and sit by her.

Avalee's preschool group getting ready to sing "The Five Pumpkins". Avalee knew all the words.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Avalee's 24-hour flu

Avalee got the 24-hour stomach flu. She was so sad that she couldn't go to preschool. I called her teacher to find out what her homework assignment was. The assignment was to bring a circle. I told Avalee. She looked at me and said, "Mom is it ok if I bring my bowl. It is a circle." She know longer has to carry her bowl around since she got better so she decided to take another circle.

Avalee was very calm when she was sick. Lincoln was very sad that Avalee would not play with him. One time she had him come and sit in the room with her. He was counting. He counts out of order and in Spanish and English. Avalee calmly looked at me and said, "Mom you really need to teach Lincoln how to count."

The funny things that kids say!

Who is bigger Avalee or Lincoln?

Today at the YMCA I put Lincoln on the scale. He weighed 37 pounds. He got off and Avalee got on and I didn't even have to move the bar. She weighed exactly the same.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Other fun happenings

The kids are painting cups to let all their friends know that they are bored. This morning we had swimming lessons, went to play group, and had friends over to play. They might be bored but I need to sit down!

Lincoln the chef!

Young Women

Two Sundays ago I was released as the Second Counselor in the Young Women's and made the Relief Society President in our ward.

This was the last activity I spent with the Young Women. We went to the temple.

Avalee's First Day of Preschool

She is quite the model.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Our "Fear Factor"

Last night we tried a new recipe of spaghetti noodles in an olive oil sauce. Lincoln hated it. We told him he could only have his dessert of strawberry shortcake if he ate two bites of his noodles. Lincoln absolutely loves strawberries. So with pure determination Lincoln tried to eat two bites of noodles but he kept almost gagging trying to get them down. We finally let him give it up do to valiant effort and let him have dessert.

Lincoln would not do good on Fear Factor and the food portion.

Ready, Set, Go!

The kids are no longer allowed to have treats until after the sacrament on Sunday. I told Lincoln he could have a treat after all the men walked back to the front of the church. The men were all standing there waiting so he looked right at them and yelled, "Ready, Set, Go!" Due to the quietness of church, Lincoln got a lot of laughs.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Airplanes and Rocketships

Today the kids and ventured to Boise to do errands. One errand was right across from Nathan's work. Nathan was too busy for us to stop by for a visit. After I had explained this, Lincoln asked "Daddy works everyday?"

I explained Nathan works to give us food, clothes, and a house.

Lincoln then said, "I have an idea. I make airplanes and rocketship and make lots of money for daddy."

I said, "That would be nice and then daddy could stay home with us."

Lincoln said, "No mommy the money is only for daddy not you."

Lincoln has a very active imagination and a good vocabulary for a two year. If only he could turn his obsession with airplanes and rocket ships into money for us.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Our new grass

We have a huge yard. This is just a small portion. Last year we had thistles and weeds that got taller than I am and we took a thousand pounds of weeds to the dump. So this year we finished putting in the sprinkler system and planted grass seed. It took a lot of manual labor and we still have 40 garbage bags of black tarp, wood chips, and weeds that we are slowly putting to the curb.

The last picture is of the new grass that is now growing. It is so exciting to see green grass instead of thistles. We still have another patch of weeds that we need to tackle but that will be June's project.


We went to the Boise Zoo for the final day of Avalee's preschool. Avalee was having terrible allergies problems and did not enjoy it to her fullest but we still had fun.
The animals are so sad at the Boise Zoo that I could only handle to take pictures of the kids playing. I don't think any zoo will top National Zoo in DC.

Monday, January 01, 2007