Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jonas sleeping and reading

Here is a shot of Jonas in bed. Why won't he let me just close the door to make it dark? He is such a fun kid. We are halfway through the 7th Harry Potter book and he is loving it. He always stops to discuss and this and remember that. It is amazing how he puts it all together. He has become a great reader. His favorite books are the Magic Tree House series and a compilation of stories from a company called Usborne Books called Illustrated Stories for Boys. My sister-in-law had a book party and I was really impressed by all the neat books. The jigsaw books are really fun for Greta. I am totally a sucker for a great book. Now, I am going to host a party. Check out the website and let me know if you want something.
I think my bookshelves are full, but as my kids grow I feel the need to expand my library to fit their abilities. Of course, I go to the public library every week also. I just like to read. I have been reading the Pendragon series as recommended by my 12 year old cousin and they are pretty interesting. I sure hope that it is good for my kids to see me reading because I could read to them more if I read less. :)

Every day update

So this picture is of Greta and Clara sleeping heads and tails. Doesn't Greta look comfortable with her legs thrown over the side? Actually, this is her favorite sleeping position. Now imagine she is sleeping next to you and throws her legs onto you. You are relaxed and comfortable and then get a kick to the stomach or lower. She doesn't sleep with mom and dad much. Now, you might wonder where Clara is- under the blanket on the right side. Her hand is just sticking out. Are you really scared of the dark if you can sleep under a blanket? She went hysterical last night when the lamp wouldn't turn on (it was unplugged) although the door was wide open and the hall light turned on. It just isn't logical to me. Why all the light if you are going to block it out? I guess I will just have to settle for Jonas being my logical kid. Boy, do we have some conversations. It has to make sense to him or we aren't done talking about it. I know he thinks a lot like me. I remember as a child feeling frustrated when my parents didn't see my logic- it was so obvious. Another note about Jonas- he has the memory of an elephant if you promised something and it didn't happen. example - "You said we could go there last summer and we never did." But he can't remember that you asked to him to brush his teeth twice in the last minute. I guess his brain is busy thinking up something else.

I have now been released as Relief Society President after 3 /12 years! My new callings are to lead the congregation on Sunday, direct the ward choir, and organize musical numbers. This last week was my first time to lead. I had bought Greta and pocket size hymnbook to give her on her birthday, but decided it might help keep her occupied and not missing me during the sings. She became very attached to Mike's before we misplaced it. I wrapped it up and told her to practice opening up a present for her birthday which is in another week. She was thrilled and only once tried to walk up and visit me on the stand.

Friday, September 7, 2007

First day of school

Jonas and Clara started school last week and both love it. Clara has Mrs. Fuller, just like Jonas did for kindergarten, she was excited to learn that her friend from church is also in her class. She loves all the coloring they do and has adjusted to being gone all day. She comes home and plays well with Greta. Jonas has several friends in his 2nd grade class and likes his teacher. His favorite subjects are math, geography, and reading. He doesn't like spelling. He also doesn't like when he has to watch a movie because it is too hot or wet to have recess.

Greta and I are having fun. She loves to help me around the house. Last week we visited her friends who had a new baby and another with a broken leg. This week we played at home more and did some shopping for her twin cousins who will arrive next month. I am enjoying the new schedule more than I thought.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Pay it Forward

I won this fun little contest on my sister-in-law's blog last night and part of the deal is that I would post the same contest on my blog! Here you go:

I will send a handmade gift to the first three (3) people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. You may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. (So, you must have a blog to participate.)

How fun! Now let's all pay it forward, give each other gifts just for fun, and comment away! If you are one of the three, I'll contact you to get your mailing info (if I don't already have it.) If you're not one of the three, hurry and click over to the winners' blogs to see if you can make it!

** "Handmade" could mean something crafty, something pretty or something yummy coming from me. I'll cater it to the recipient.