Friday, October 30, 2009


Hannah: I know how to say "shoe" in Spanish

Me: Oh really? How?

Hannah: Bunky Bunk

Me: Ooooohhhhhh.....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

not enough sleep + baby thigh highs = a lot of inappropriate laughter

I worked this past weekend. In fact I just got done working 8 days in a row. By Sunday I'd gone 3 or 4 nights with about 5 hours of sleep a night....not enough! So, by Sunday I was feeling a bit loopy. I took Aaron's car to work and then he took the van and we met at church. I called home in the morning and asked Zack to make sure Hannah was dressed in a matching outfit and I told him to make sure she had tights on. I told him they were in my top drawer (I had to hide them there from Joe....but that's another story.) So, I got to church first and after the opening song my family filed in. Hannah looked cute...she was wearing the dress I told Zack to put on her and the correct shoes (I can't tell you how many times I have been mortified to see what she was wearing on the Sundays I have to work and am not home to dress her). She also had on tights, or so I thought. About half way through Sacrament Hannah decided to come sit on my lap...she got up there and her dress came up some and I noticed that what I thought was the waistband of her tights had fallen down to her I went to pull them up and thats when I noticed she was not wearing tights, she was wearing thigh highs!....a few things ran through my mind in that couple seconds... where did she get them? Who makes thigh highs for babies? Why did she have these on instead of her tights? That's when I realized what they were and I began to laugh...not out loud, we were in church, ya know! But my body shook with silent laughter, my family could not figure out what was wrong with me they all wanted to know what was so funny! I could barely manage to whisper the words through my tears of laughter..."Hannah is wearing my knee highs!"
How was a teenage boy to know?

Monday, October 12, 2009


Mom: Joe...Dad won't let me kiss him! (Joe walked in on us playing a playful way...not a naughty way...)

Joe: You guys don't need to're already married.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Right of Passage and a Milestone

So...Joe lost his bottom tooth yesterday. He was so excited and couldn't wait to go to bed! How lovely is that? He was very happy to report that the Tooth Fairy came and left him a dollar! He's looking forward to spending it tomorrow. I think he's leaning towards a new hot wheel car.
My boy is growing up!

On Thursday evening we went to the Pumpkin Walk at Joe's school. Just Hannah, Joe and I went. We walked to the school and then we went on a 1.25 mile walk. Hannah made it almost the whole way by herself and then she needed a ride on my shoulders. She used my hair as her reins......that was fun......but anyway, if you know Hannah you know that she is super shy (except at home) and when people talk to her, she normally responds by saying "uuuuuuuhhhhhhhhnnnnn" and burying her head into me or Aaron. Well....when we finished the pumpkin walk we got to pick out a little pumpkin to take home and we had some juice and a bag of popcorn. The gal handing out the juice asked Hannah if she had fun on the walk and I was waiting for the rude sound she usually makes and the burying of her head....but what she said was...... "Yes" and she smiled.
My girl is growing up!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


It's all true...everything you've ever heard about's as true as can be!

Monday, October 5, 2009


I really really wish I could keep my tears to myself!

I wish I could be super smart.

I wish I could know exactly what to say and when to say it.

I wish I could make everything all better.

I wish could keep those dang darn stupid tears to myself!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

It has been a wizardy week! The Wizard of Oz opened on Thursday night. Parents night was Tuesday night, the kids and I went that night and Aaron and I went on opening night. The play was so good! I achieved one of my goals and was able to attend every performance. I've wanted to do it and was able to finagle it this time. I left so much undone at home, though, and now I'll have to pay the price for that. I also didn't have to pay each time because I volunteered in the concession stand. I've wanted to be more involved with the older kids and their activities this year. I can't believe how much hard work goes into a play and how much the kids deliver! Wow! It was just an awesome show that got better each time I saw it (six times in all). Probably the cutest thing was when Hannah leaned over to me when Zack was on the stage and said "Mom! Zack is just like the wizard and the wizard is just like Zack." She loved it! We all did. It was so funny to watch her and Joe skipping around the house this morning singing..."We're off to see the Wizard".

Way to Go North Star!

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