Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pizza & a Tip

Harrison and Parker stayed home from school today because they didn't want to go on the field trip with their school. Harrison felt like he was too masculine to go and watch boys dancing around in tights and Parker has to do everything that Harrison does so he stayed home as well. I don't let my kids stay home whenever they want but I do allow them one day, during the school year, that they can stay home. The one stipulation is that it can't be on a test day or when they are doing something really important. So Harrison and Parker decided to pick today as their one day off, which was fine with me.

While Jeff and I were out running errands Harrison decided to order pizza. So he called me up and said, "Mom I ordered some pizza..." and I had to ask him to repeat what he just said because I wasn't sure I had heard him right. But sure enough I did hear him right and he had ordered pizza from a local pizza joint. The crazy thing about the whole conversation was the fact that he was actually calling me up to ask how much of a tip he should give the delivery driver. I was amazed that someone his age would actually be concerned about how much to leave for a tip. Sometimes he amazes me with how grown up he is.

Funny Prayers

I wanted to write a couple things that were said while the kids were saying their prayers.

The other night it was Adriana's turn to pray. She usually goes through the whole family and blesses everybody. Lately Madison has had a bad cough and cold and hasn't been sleeping through the night. Jeff and I will usually pray that the kids will have a good night and get the rest that they need. So Adriana got to Madison and she said, "Bless that Madison won't wake up," and she ended it there. I quickly had to add, "during the night" so that Heavenly Father didn't make Madison a sleep permanently. I had to explain to her after the prayer why I had interrupted her because I didn't feel like I could let that one go without being corrected.

Yesterday it was Pieper's turn to say the blessing on the food and it turned into a long prayer (like it usually does) and she began to bless everybody and everything in our house. I am sure that most everybody knows what I am talking about here. It's great that she wants to say the blessing on her own but we might have to limit her saying the blessing on the food because by the time she was done the food was cold and we had to rewarm it. Anyway...towards the end of the prayer Pieper said, "Please bless my mom that she will be nice to me." I didn't realize that I had done anything to offend Pieper but obviously I had and she was going to let me know it. I tried to make it up to her today by letting her run errands with me and I even bought her a pack of gum, which is currently her favorite treat.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Best Baby

Sorry if this grosses anybody out...

We have been so blessed to have such a wonderful, easy-going baby. Madison is always so happy (except when Jennifer watches her or when Rich looks at her). She has been a little sick lately and consequently she's had a terrible runny nose and gunky eyes (which is so disgusting). The other morning I got Madison up and she had so much junk in her eyes she could not open them up but she sat right up when I called her name and had the biggest smile on her face. She had her eyes sealed shut but she was grinning from ear to ear and she kept moving her head around trying to find where my voice was coming from. It was so funny and I would have taken a picture but it was pretty gross.

Yucky snow

Yesterday while Pieper was at my mom's house she decided to eat some snow. My mom told her that she was going to get sick from the dirty snow because cats and dogs go to the bathroom in it and Pieper said, "No, I won't" My mom tried to tell her that it was gross and that she could get really sick and have to go to the hospital and Pieper looked at my mom and said, "No, I won't get sick because I already am so it doesn't matter." (Pieper currently has a terrible runny nose and cough)

There is no use arguing with Pieper because she has an answer for everything. It's funny and frustrating at the same time.

I'm sorry!

I have to apologize for not writing for quite some time but life has been rather busy the past few days, weeks, months...

I just wanted to write something funny that Adriana said the other day. On the weekends our kids love to sleep in the toy room (they beg us to sleep in there on the floor). I personally think it's crazy because they would rather sleep on the floor than on their comfortable beds. Anyway...last Friday they couldn't find the remote for the TV in the toy room so they couldn't sleep in (heaven for bid they get up and change the channel by hand) there so they decided to sleep in the family room instead. After they had been downstairs for about ten minutes Adriana came upstairs and said, "I don't want to sleep downstairs because it's scary." We told her that it would be fine and that she needed to go lay down and then she said, "I don't really feel comfortable with this situation because it scares me."

I thought it was so funny that she used such big, grown up words.