Overheard-Family Home Evening

This is by far one of my favorites.
Last night we had some things we needed to get done so we decided to do Family Home Evening tonight instead. While Nate & I were working on a few things, Tayvin made this phone call:
"Heavenly Father? Hello-are you going to come to our house tommorow for Family Home Evening? Oh you are? Good. And will Jesus come too? Oh, and how about the Holy Ghost? Ok, thank you for all coming to my house for Family Home Evening tomorrow. Love you-bye!"

I guess now the pressure's really on to make sure the spirit is here.

Overheard-Most important

Tayvin: "You are the most important person I've ever seen in the world. And do you know what? You guys are very kind to me too."

Well, I'm glad he thinks so. Wish I could have recorded that for when he's a teenager.


Overheard-Two sons

For the last two years, I've called Tayvin bubba-louie. I've always referred to it as a nickname but I guess it's more of a term of endearment because today I called Tahnyon bubba-louie. So I asked Tayvin if it's ok for me to have two bubba-louies. His response: "Yah, I guess so cause you already bought two. And once you have two sons, you can't sell 'em back."


And one more thing...

Whale or Mermaid?

Recently, in a large city in France , a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym.
It said, "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.) They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia . Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human?
They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them ... where is IT? Therefore, they don't have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me:
I want to be a whale.

We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends. With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, When I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, ¨Good grief, look how smart I am!¨


Being that Nate grew up in Alaska and his father's favorite way of teaching them to drive was to jerk the wheel while they were on ice and make them recover, Nate LOVES driving on snowy or icy roads. In fact, as long as there are no cars around, he usually uses his E-brake to turn around (much like a doughnut or 'cookie' for you Idahoans. So tonight we were out looking at Christmas lights when Nate needed to turn around. Of course he did it in true Nate fashion. And from the back seat... "Whoa! That was close-we almost crashed!"
That's how I used to feel buddy, that's how I used to feel.

Overheard-That's how we do.

I won't give you all the details but here's the bare minimum...
Tayv was getting his clothes back on after he went potty and I overheard him say, "We're the (insert our last name here,) that's just what we do." Of course, I didn't hear the first part so I had to ask what the __________s do. Apparently, they (I do not count myself here because I'm not blood) "just take off their socks with their pants and only wear their unders and shirt." :) I do assure you that Nate is fully clothed when he's running around the house. But according to Tayv, that's how we do.


Overheard:Santa's list

I promise pictures will be coming soon! In the meantime,
Tahn was crying while I was trying to get Tayv some lunch today because he was hungry too. Tayv looked up from his coloring and said in the most casual voice...
"Hey, you think Santa's gonna put baby on the naughty list?"


Overheard: Bull riding

Tayvin playing on his 'bull' aka hopper ball...
"If ya just keep ridin' around, the bull can't buck you off. And so it just keeps giving you piggy-back rides."
So bull riders, just keep riding around and he won't buck you off. Sounds simple enough to me.


Overheard: Bert & Ernie

Tayv was talking to me about how big his stuffed animals are. This is about how it went:
"Bradley's too big to cuddle with. Actually, he's ok for me but not for adults. Cause he's as tall as me & Eli. And Tosh, Kenzie, & Kye. So, me, Tosh, Kenzie, & Kye. But Kye's as old as um....(thinks for a minute)... Bert. Actually, not Bert. But he IS as big as Ernie. And Bert & Ernie are old as Goliath. But Goliath is mean and Bert & Ernie are nice."
In all fairness though, I couldn't think of anybody the same age as Kye either.


I think that's a word. I will warn you right off the bat, I really have nothing important to say tonight-I just need to write. So feel free to close this window now if you want. Oh, and if you do read, please don't judge. I'm SO stinkin' tired so there is no creativity and the shortest, stupidest sentences you'll probably ever read.
-We're basically done with Christmas shopping. Feels SO good. We did most of it on Black Friday. I went for 48 hours with less than an hour of sleep but it was so worth it. My plan is to just enjoy the holidays now with my boys. Both Nate and I remember various years when we had smaller Christmases. We both like that we can remember those and recognize that there is nothing wrong with that. So being that we bought a new house and had a baby (our babies tend to be as expensive as adopting-hoping the next ones will lower our average significantly) this year, we decided we'd have a small Christmas. So I shopped the sales. Turns out now it's not so small-at least for Tayv it's not. I have no idea what to get Tahnyon-he doesn't need anything.
-Tayvin is pretty good at addition and subtraction. Today we started working on division. They're simple problems, mind you. But division none-the-less. He's growing up on me way too quickly. Breaks my heart whenever I think about it.
-Tahnyon is such a fun, happy kid. He had a little bit of a rough start-like most babies. But now he's basically always happy if he's slept and ate. Especially if someone is talking or playing with him. I had him laughing for like 10 minutes tonight. He's ticklish now. Love my boys. Oh, and he's been sleeping 8 hrs straight during the night. If I didn't already love him, I'd love him for that.
-Poor Nate. For 3 or 4 months he worked 10-12 hour days-in addition to the hour and a half commute. They finally got someone hired to help him out. He got fired last week. So now my sweet husband is back to working 6 days a week. But we are hoping the position he's waiting for will be opening by March. He was offered a couple positions in Denver but we decided to wait it out here-poor guy.
-It's been too cold to run here-at least for wimpy old me. But we're still planning on running a half-marathon this summer. Mostly though, I just NEED to dance. Oh how I miss it.

Pictures soon!


You had to be there...

I realize that some of these don't sound quite as cute as they are, guess ya just had to be there!

-While I was at Michaels last night, Nate & Tayv built a christmas tree out of legos. He told me this morning while holding a blue lego, "This is my lego christmas tree. And when I don't want to watch it anymore, I just turn it off with my blue muh-rote."

-"Mommy, have you ever seen such a beautiful noodle?"


Sneaky Boy

I think Tahnyon is going to be my sneaky little boy. This morning at about 6, after feeding him, I put Tahn in his crib to go to sleep. He was being so quiet so I went in to make sure he was sleeping before I headed to the basement to work on a few crafts. He was wide awake and smiled as if to say, "You caught me! I was being so quiet too!" So I tried to put his binky back in his mouth so he could go to sleep. Apparently, as soon as he found his hands, he figured out that if he blocked his mouth, (yes- like a boxer) I couldn't put the binky in and thus, could not expect him to go to sleep.
Of course, I couldn't resist his smile so we played for an hour. Just can't get enough of this sweet, sweet boy!

That's right-I'm sure smart!

Tayvin to mommy: "You're sure really smart I guess!"
(Since daddy's not here to compare me to!)

Tayvin playing with some nesting Santas: "Geeze, I sure love all these santas. But the problem is, there's just too many!"


You'll have to excuse me, this has become my journal so the posts may get slightly less interesting... (is that possible?)


Upside down

Tayvin has been trying to wake up for a little while from his nap. He was on his bed and I was downstairs when I heard a big thump. I went upstairs and found him kinda asleep on the floor. I asked him if he fell off the bed or if he jumped. His answer? "I think I just jumped off my bed with my head upside down." The glass is definitely half full for this little dude!