Tuesday, December 22, 2009

South Dakota Comes to Visit Us!!

The kids having fun jumping on the bed.

At the Zoo for free admission & free tickets for the summer.
It was super rainy, but it was fun.
Charlotte bundled up with the umbrella keeping her dry.

Charly learning how to walk.
Making some crafts.
Doesn't she look like Lisa & Kirsti? Or is it the other way around.

I'm not sure if Henry had undies on here.
Us girls also went to the ballet "The Nutcracker" with the free tickets I got.
So much fun. I miss dancing :(
For some reason the only picture I took of Kirsti was her rear end. I'll not post that.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

4 Generations

We're lucky to have a couple Grandparents left. It's always great to see them!!

Been Busy

Needed some good homemade Christmas & housewarming gifts.
Bought some terry clothe,
surged the edges (you can tell I haven't trimmed the edges yet),
and learned how to applique'. It was tons of fun & looks good.
I made some others that look better.
Can't post them cause it will spoil the surprise.
A birthday present for one of Grant's classmates.
She got a dollhouse from her mom,
made her some blankets & pillows for the beds.
And these have been a great hit.
Kirsti came into town with these super cute necklaces.
They are super easy & fun to make.
Here is the site I liked the best for instructions.
Some advice, if you're making these for gifts, make some duplicates.
The hardest part is deciding which ones to give away.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hasleton Quotes

Conversation between Grant & I:

Grant: Mom, when do we get to go to the Zoo again?
Mom: Love, we don't have money for that right now.
Grant: But I have lots of money in my piggy bank. (maybe $2 in change)
Mom: You know that your money goes into the bank to save up for college, a mission & a nice engagement ring.
Grant: What's an engagement ring?
Mom: After your mission, you will meet a nice girl who has also served a mission, that wants to have at least 5 kids, & that mommy & daddy really like. You'll ask her to marry you, & give her a pretty ring. See, this is the one Daddy gave me.

Grant runs away real quick, when he comes back.....

Grant: But I already have one of those. See look, mine is bigger!

I hope you meet a girl that will accept that sweetie.

During Prayer:

Grant: Mom, will you tell me what to say?
Mom: Just tell Heavenly Father what you're thankful for.
Grant: I'm thankful for my friends, my blanket, my pillow, my books, the stars & boats but I don't think they're stickers, they won't come off, I tried & tried, I think they might be paint, but I'm not sure......

This was his view. Please don't judge the dirty wall.

While in the car.

Mom: Come on guys. I know you can buckle up faster than this
Grant: Why do we have to always buckle up?
Mom: To keep you safe just in case there is an accident. And it is the law. We try to always follow the law.
Grant: If we don't, will the police come get us?
Mom: No, they will get Mommy for not keeping you safe.
Grant: Will they take you to jail?
Mom: If I'm not a good girl, yes.

Nathan: If the police take you to jail, I will kill all the bad guys so they'll let you out.

You have to imagine Nate with his aggressiveness & shooting at the same time. Such a sweetie to kill all the bad guys to break me free.