Saturday, January 16, 2010

Caroline's Thank You Card

I received this thank you card from my granddaughter Caroline.  She calls me graham crackers.   When she was here last summer she started calling me grams and then it became graham crackers.  She's chocolate and Christian is marshmellows so we can make S'mores.  Kevin is the fire.  I sent them a microwave S'more maker for Christmas.  I can't wait for them to come for the summer again.  I like to keep them for as long as I can-a month or more.  CariSu and JuanLuis are going to Spain for 3 weeks in July so I think I get the kids from the last of June until the end of July.  We always have so much fun.  They love to play with their cousins Tyson, Jackson, Lexie and Tommy and CariSu and JuanLuis have fun just being a young couple in love.  It's a win-win for everyone.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lily-Bad Dog!

My sister Leisa just left my house.  She came over so I could rub her back.  She has a big knot on her right shoulder blade and I spent about 15 minutes rubbing it out.  Her son, Tyson (age 7) came with her. He had never seen Connor's house so he went next door to see it and Connor's dog, Lily, bit Tyson in the face.  It was really more like a scratch but it bled and scared Tyson.  We can't figure out why she did that unless she was just being protective of her turf.  I went grocery shopping tonight so I won't have to leave my house tomorrow.  I plan on staying in my pj's all day long and cleaning and sewing and reading and doing whatever I feel like.  That's my idea of heaven.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sick Day

I just got home from work.  We had a training at 6:30 pm and it was great.  Holly Whitworth came and talked about classroom environments.  Inspiring!  I'm not feeling well again so I'm going to bed.  I had mom check my glucose levels and they were normal so it's not blood sugar related.  Oh, I almost forgot, Jackson went home with his teacher Brittney last night and now he calls her his mom.  Leisa thinks it's funny, which is good.  I'm glad her feelings aren't hurt because it is kind of cute.  Andrea gave him a magic wand that he sleeps with.  He tried to turn the couch into a Thomas bed.  What a kid!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stake YW Meeting

I just got home from my monthly Young Women meeting with the Stake.  We are in charge of a large 4 stake Mia Maid/Teacher pre-dating activity.  We talked about several ideas and then Sis. Hunter offered the idea of a pre-dating speed dating night.  I think the kids would LOVE that!  I would have at that age.  We are also planning a Youth Conference for July 22,23,24 that will be a handcart trek.  We are going to Chesterfield, Idaho and pulling handcarts in pioneer dress to similate and authentic trek.  I went on a trek at Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City several years ago for a Youth Conference and I swore I'd never do that again.  It was so HARD!  Ultimately, it was one of the best experiences of my life but it was HARD!  I really appreciate my pioneer ancestors so much more but have I told you that it was HARD!  I also learned to never say never because here I am planning on going on another one.  I guess I learn the HARD way!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kid Quotes

OK, so yesterday one of our employees picked up the Latchkey kids from school and when she pulled into the parking lot, one of the second graders was standing at the curb holding a sign, grinning from ear to ear, and waving at everyone that passed by.  When she got on the van she asked all the kids "Who wants Geiko?"  This is the picture she was holding.  Check out the spelling on insurance.  It's hysterical!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sick Day

The last half of the day I've been getting sick and I'm going to bed right now (even if it is only 6:30).  Sleep helps me heal.  So this is all I'm going to blog tonight but tomorrow I have the funniest story about one of our Latchkey kids.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Birthday Party

Today we celebrated my niece, Lexie's birthday.  I can't believe she's 10 years old.  She is growing into quite the young lady.  She performed the cutest dance to a song by Selena Gomez (I don't remember what it was) but she wasn't brave enough to do it in front of her cousin Aaron who is 15.  She made him leave the room.  We got talking about when my youngest, Connor, was baptized.  The whole family came to see him as well as the Primary President and of course the Bishopric.  He was in the dressing room getting into his white clothes when everyone arrived and when he came into the room and saw everyone he asked "What are they doing here?"  I told him they were here to see him get baptized.  He said "Oh, no, I'm not getting baptized with them here.  Make them leave!" and he was serious.  He wouldn't calm down until we cleared the room.  The only one he would let stay was his brother Taylor.  He even made me leave.  I didn't care, as long as he wasn't freaking out it was OK with me.  We all stood in the hall and laughed about it.  His dad baptized him and his Grandpa Potter was a witness.  It was quite a memorable day!