Friday, January 28, 2011

Field Trip with a Buddy

Shawn had a field trip coming up and Katy was dying . . . she wanted to go so bad!
So I checked her out of school a little early and she came with us to the Orem Library. These two are the cutest buddies. They held hands all the way in.
We couldn't pass up the spiral "Rapunzel" stairs out front. Katy was so excited to show them to Shawn and yelled "Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Let your hair down."
The story glass window is always so fun to look at. We found lots of fairy tale stories . . . lots of favorites.
Shawn followed the librarian on a little tour . . .
. . . and then listened quietly to the stories
We have so many memories of this field trip . . . each one of the kids got to go when they were in preschool. It was fun to have Katy come with us. She was so excited to be a part of it with Shawn.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jenny's Next Phase of Braces

Jenny has had her braces on for a little over a year, and her teeth are looking beautiful. They all look perfectly straight. But now it's time for the next phase of work on her mouth.
Jenny got this new appliance put on her teeth that is permanent and it looks so uncomfortable. It's call a Herbst. It's like a giant hinge that is built to pull her bottom jaw forward so it doesn't sit back so far.
She climbed in the car and took one look at her mouth and started to cry. I told her "Poop! You got this jaw problem from me." But she took a deep breath and was brave from there on out. 8 months with this thing seems long, but it will be over before we know it and then we will be homeward bound.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bedtime Stories

I tucked Shawn in bed and was ready to read the book he had chosen. He told me we were going to read 2 stories tonight . . . one book and one Book of Mormon story without a book. This was news to me so I went with the safest one I had from memory.
After telling Shawn a little bit about Lehi and his family. . . specifically Laman and Lemuel and how they were always complaining when their Dad asked them to do anything . . . Shawn had a really concerned look. He said that if he were in that family, he would punch Laman and Lemuel in the face
(and he demonstrated a punch in the air).
I told him we wouldn't want to do that because it wouldn't be very nice. We should just ask them to be nice and not complain so much.
He listened to what I said and then put his hand over his mouth and giggled saying,
"I like my way better."

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shots or no Shots?

Well . . .
Bret said, "Yes" to flu shots this year
I said, "Hmm . . . Maybe not. . ."
and . . .
we didn't get them.
So, now we have the flu . . . Poop!
These little eyes tell me throughout the day how they are feeling at the moment. Every once in awhile I see a little sparkle, and then the fever hits again and they kind of glaze over. We've been through tons of medicine, and it looks like we are going to need some more for awhile.
But I count my lucky stars all day that these little bodies aren't so little anymore. I know that we are are big enough to fight hard, and soon it will all be over.