Monday, November 24, 2008

Wishing You A.....

Hope everyone has a wonderful day and weekend full of family, friends, and FOOD!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I Was Thinkin'........

I am going to do a homemade Christmas this year. I am really excited about it.
Wish me luck!
*I apologize in advance for those who will be receiving. :-)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Book By Colby

In pre-school the teacher has them make books. They draw pictures then the teacher writes down what they describe the picture to be. This is the book Colby brought home today. You can click on the pictures to make them larger so you can read what each page says.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hangin' Tough With New Kids

Linds and I while we waited for them to take the stage.
Natasha Beddingfield

Yes, some girls did dress in their best 80's get up. HAD to get a picture of that!

Sorry, this video is a bit shakey.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Who's Going To New Kids?

Lindsay is the lucky winner and gets to go with me to the NKOTB concert! Thanks for wanting to go with me, Linds, you are a good friend! It will be fun!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

First Giggles

Want to see Josh giggle? Check out this video. Warning: the video is not great quality, but serves its purpose! Josh giggled for the first time last night and I was so excited that I had to take video and post it. A special thank you to Colby for being my videographer! This sweet little baby continues to melt my heart everyday! Pause the music on the right side of my blog before you play it. Otherwise you won't be able to hear it.

PS. Yes, that is a toothbrush next to Josh. Carson can't seem to keep that thing in the bathroom! :-)

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Proud Mama!

Yesterday was our Primary Program. Which went so awesomely! The kids did an EXCELLENT job! Yeah!!!! Colby sang in a quartet with his cousin, Brady and two friends, Riley and Tanner. When the Music Leader suggested him to sing the song ("I Love to See the Temple"), I hesitated, thinking he was still pretty young and may be shy or afraid to stand in front of 200 people and sing. I was so proven wrong yesterday. He was AMAZING! He knew all the words (after some practice!) and never once showed any fear about doing it. Nate and I were talking last night about it and are so glad that Colby has that confidence (as long as it doesn't cross the line to arrogance). That will be so beneficial to him in the years ahead. He never ceases to amaze me. He is a very special kid, and I am SO blessed to be his mom and sometimes feel inadequate. Way to go Colbs! We are SO proud of you! Brady, Tanner and Riley did awesome, too! I have to toot my own kid's horn, of course, but they did an amazing job, too. It was so cute to listen to them all! And the rest of our Primary was incredible!!!! I am one proud mama!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Calling A New Kids Fans

First of all, a disclaimer to this post. I realize I may be mocked, teased, and made fun of for what is to come in this post. And I am ok with that! Lets step a few years back in time in Michelle's life.....ok, quite a few years! She is 13 years old and there is an extremely popular band....New Kids On The Block. She had the opportunity to go to their concert at the Puyallup Fair and totally fell in love with them! The walls of her room were covered, and I am talking no visible wall at all, of pictures of Jonathan, Jordan, Danny, Donnie, and Joey. (I have pictures somewhere of my walls that I will post later if I can find them.) She knew every word to every song of theirs (and still does, sadly enough).
She and her friend even learned the dance to the song "The Right Stuff". Anything that had to do with New Kids she was all about it! Yep, I was one of those girls. I thought I was going to marry Jordan (thank heavens that didn't come to pass. A couple of years later I grew out of that love for NKOTB, and they later broke up. So, flash forward to the present. They have reunited and decided to go on of their stops being here. Of course, I thought twice about it. But was not about to pay for tickets to go. So, I won them on the radio. (BTW Nate was working to get some for me as a surprise before I won sweet! Love you Nate!) Realizing that there may not be too many fans out there, I ask this question anyway:
I promise I won't scream the whole time, cry or faint! =-) If you want to go, just leave a comment and if I have multiple takers (which lets be real, I will be lucky to get one!) I will draw a name. It would be fun getaway from kids, and it's free! Doesn't get any better than that!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Colby At A Glance

Since Colby just turned 5, I wanted to write some things down, mainly for memory sake.
At five years old he:

  • loves the color red
  • favorite number is 4, although I need to check with him on that since his favorite number changes every time his age does.
  • can't get enough of peanut butter and honey sandwiches
  • once said, when asked what he did on a certain day, "I watched a show, played a game, and then I got handsome." One of my favorite Colby quotes.
  • loves to color and create
  • calls a frisbee a "rice krispie"- he has recently corrected that. But, dang, it was cute!
  • remembers his Nana. Just yesterday he said, "I wish Nana was here." They have such a special bond.
  • loves treats, espcially chocolate! A man after my own heart.

  • loves to snuggle
  • is reading
  • doing simple math
  • absolutely loves his "workbooks" to practice letters, numbers, etc.
  • is obsessed with numbers. He knows how to read the calendar and will ask about certain dates and what is going on that day. He even makes his own calendars at the beginning of the month and then crosses of the they are:

  • can use the telephone....dial up a number and call someone. I have to be careful there! Although it is always someone he knows.
  • can tell time
  • obsessed with freeway exit numbers
  • is starting to play the piano, because of Aunt Caytee's great lessons!
  • loves music and knows Duffy's "Mercy" song word for word. And sings it really well. Amazing and so entertaining!
  • loves to tease
  • loves to wrestle dad
  • at "Pro" status on Wii Bowling
  • likes "Tom & Jerry", "Scooby Doo", and "Phineas & Ferb"
  • the kindest, sweetest, sensitive, helpful, smartest, most handsome 5 year old I know who makes me smile every day!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Thoughts

Today, as my thoughts are consumed with the events of yesterday, I wanted to write them down. A new President was elected yesterday in this wonderful nation, where we are free to choose. Yesterday I was able to witness history. The first African-American was elected President of the U.S. Whether or not he is the "right" man for the job, that is amazing and so huge for our Nation! And I am grateful to be here to witness that. Yesterday my voice was heard. Irregardless of who I spoke for, I need to accept America's (majority) choice for their new leader. And, whether I agree or disagree with the choice, I need to give this new President the respect he deserves, because of the office he will hold come January. I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope that he will serve our Country well, and bring us to a better place. I didn't feel any peace during this election as to who was the best candidate, but I do know that my Heavenly Father is ultimately in control, and that gives me the peace I need.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yep! I Did It......