Friday, February 27, 2009
Another remembrance I had yesterday occurred when I was mixing bread dough. Sarah joined me on her stool. I hate the part where you actually have to get your hands dirty, but she was more than ready to join in. I was a meany and said no. But, as I mixed she kept asking me if she could eat the dough off my fingers. My mom baked bread every week. I envied those kids who had boughten white bread. She would bake at least 6 loaves a week (I'm not sure that was enough as we got older - she may have had to bake more than once. But, she did it when we were out.) I remember eating bread for our snack after school. And on the days she baked, we'd often eat a whole loaf! Anyway, when we were younger I also remember eating the dough off her fingers. Later, I asked her if that was gross - having us suck on her fingers. She said she didn't really think about it. And yesterday, as Sarah bit dough off my fingers, I realized that even if it is kind of gross, it's also an act of love. So, thanks mom, for all the bread!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
She had taken all of her clothes off - at least she kept the diaper on! She said she had a "pokey" on her shirt. Why the rest of the clothes had to come off too, I don't know. But, ever since we spent half a day with her cousins she has been doing the strip-down thing. Her cousin, Quade, is just a few months older than her and has always been adverse to wearing his clothes. Sarah has that problem only after being around him! We found them that day in just their diapers/unders. Now, I find her this way quite often. I think I'll start using the naughty spot for this behavior.
Last week we had a family game night with some friends, went to the temple, and had game night with my extended family. We also got our taxes finished - woohoo! On Monday we had the missionaries scheduled for dinner. Sunday we found out that one of them, Elder S., was leaving on Tuesday. He talked to one of his favorite sisters in the ward and demanded that she make stir-fry for him before he left. She didn't think she could fit it in. So, she asked me if I'd make it for him. Well, I was nervous - what if I'm not a good stir-fry cook? I had planned on making baked chow mein, and decided to make them both. So, I made a special trip to the store to get what I would need. I only needed 4 things from that store. It was one of the worst kids-in-the-store experiences. Sarah kept running away. And she wasn't afraid at all. At least it wasn't Wal-mart. But, from now on, I go alone or she's in the cart THE WHOLE TIME! Anyway, I made dinner - they were both going to be ready right on time - I wasn't stressed. About 20 minutes before they were to come, Elder T. called and asked if they could bring an extra missionary. Sure - good thing I made so much food. He then went on to explain that he would be bringing the 2 spanish missionaries and Elder S. would not be coming. What?! Needless to say, I was ticked. I hope they told Elder S. how good my stir-fry was and that he really missed out! He had even told his companion to bring him home some stir-fry if I had made some. Kannon said no way. Other than that, we enjoyed having them in our home. Sarah must have still been hungry, because as I was doing the dishes later, she was eating the leftover rice with her fingers. Even took it in the living room to watch the boys play Mario Kart.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Ben and his friend Luke - we made "nice new noses" for the letter N.
Sarah being a Guitar Hero expert!
And again with the Guitar Hero - this time as the singer! Her yell-singing is funny, but the dancing is my favorite part. Who taught her those moves?! Also, you can see the new haircut here.
Here you see Kannon, my bro Nathan, his wife Jackie, and my cousin James. James is the owner of all the toys we played with that day. Thank you, James! (and he's single, ladies!)
Well, part of the wiring job was adding a plug just for the fridge in the actual kitchen. So, what started out as a simple suggestion turned into these large holes in my kitchen wall. We're not too stressed about it - we plan on remodeling the whole kitchen within the next year. The house is so old that we had push button switches for some of the lights. They are connected to old black wires, that wrap around porcelain things in the walls. We couldn't fish the new wires down through the old wire parts because, as we found out, there was a large board going horizontally through here (the upper hole) that the old wires must have been stuck to. Thus, the need for the upper hole. (Again, you can see the fridge on the right side of this picture)
We went straight to the temple, or rather a nearby chapel, where we were bussed to the temple. It was a nice tour, quiet, peaceful. We had a few minutes of explanation and thought in one of the sealing rooms. Ben enjoyed looking in the mirrors. Then we stopped in the stake center for cookies and water, and Ben left a comment card - "IT WAS COOL".
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
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