Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lazy Day

I spent a very uneventful day at home.  I worked on a couple of sewing projects, went grocery shopping, and cleaned up the day care center after our craft fair.  Tomorrow will be very low key also.  It's the Super Bowl but I don't plan on watching.  Just church, a nap, and then I'm going to call Whittney and have her come over to look at my altered coture books.  She makes the cutest headbands and is starting to sew so I know she will love them.  I finally have someone in the family to talk sewing to.  Yeah!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Kid Quotes

I overheard a very funny conversation on the van this afternoon.  A boy and girl were sitting together talking and he told her "I can't wait for summer.  We get to play tennis and I'm a champion.  Know why? Cuz I versed a grownup" (as in boy vs grownup).
A little later he asked her how old she was and she said "I'm 8 and a half but I look old for my age."  It's probably the only time in her life that she will be proud to look older than her age.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kid Quote

Every morning we start the day in music class.  At the beginning we have the children stand and pledge to the flag.  Today as we were saying the pledge, one of the 4 year old boys recited " nation, UNDER DOG, with liberty and justice for all."  I think it's great that they get the words right most of the time.  I'm going to listen closer to see if they get the big words like indivisible, allegiance, republic, etc. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kid Quotes

Mom came back from picking up the elementary school kids today and couldn't quit grinning.  She said one of the boys got on the van and announced "All the Gods are Mormon!"  She told him "What do you mean?  There's only one God" and he said "You know, God and Jesus Christ".  I think the schools are doing a better job than I give them credit for.  Then when I was getting ready to leave I walked through one of the classrooms where they were getting ready to paint.  One little 4 year old boy was passing out the paint smocks.  When another boy didn't want the one he was offered he was told "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit!"  Now, those are words to live by.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Kid Quotes

This morning one of our school age boys was very excited to tell everyone something.  As he got on the van the said "My dad is very intelligent.  Know why?  He can squeeze his nose and make skin pop out!"  That sounds like quite a trick but I don't know how that makes him so smart.  I didn't see his father this afternoon to ask him about it but I can't wait to see him.  I'm sure there is a logical explanation.  At least from the boy's view, anyway.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Kid Quotes

One of my favorite times of the day is when the parents come to pick up their kids and they run up to them squealing "Mommy, Daddy!"  Today one of our older boys (about 8 years old) greeted his mother with "Don't forget to get on the eliptical tonight, mom".  I thought she'd be mad or offended but she asks him to remind her so she won't forget.  Maybe that's why I don't exercise.  I don't have children at home to remind me.  It sounds like a logical excuse to me.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday School Lessons

I spent a wonderful Sunday in my own ward for conference.  We have the best people in our ward.  I am also very grateful to be home safely from Boise.  Maria and I had a great time until I ran out of gas on the freeway in the middle of nowhere.  It had to be one of the most humiliating moments in my life.  I never run out of gas.  I guess we were so excited about all the cool things we saw at the Miche Bag meeting that I didn't even think about filling up.  After sitting in the car and laughing for a few minutes, I used my cell phone to google towing companies in Rupert and was able to call a very nice man who came out and brought gasoline to us, for a price of course.  Just a note, try not to get stranded in the middle of nowhere, it's very expensive.  And time consuming.  And inconvenient.  But I loved Maria's outlook.  She explained that it could have been a lot worse.  It could have been at night, in a snow storm.  She is right of course.  Everything happens for a reason.  Maybe I needed to learn to check the gas gauge more often so it will never happen again and leave me stranded in a more inconvenient or even dangerous situation.  And believe me, I have learned my lesson.