Monday, November 25, 2013


Seth and I finally joined the rest of the civilized world and got smartphones.
(As some of you may know, since I am not smart enough for a smartphone and keep accidentally calling people. Touch screens are hard!)

I've been working on him for a few months now - hoping to get one for Christmas. Luckily for me I found a totally awesome deal and once Seth realized we'd be paying less than we do now for better phones, he was more obsessed than I was.
I can always win if I appeal to his cheapskate tendencies.

Anyway, I mostly was dying for one so that I could actually send and receive picture texts from my family so one of the first things Seth did was test out this feature:
It works beautifully. We're excited!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Toddler Talk #3

After coughing:
T: There's a scary monster in my mouth mommy.
J: A scary monster?
T: Yeah and he's coughing.

T: Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy...
S: Hold your horses!
T: Hold my horses? I can't hold my horses. My horses aren't in my hands.

T: I got a big bum.
T: I got a big bum to scratch.

J: *stomach growls*
S: Here T, lay your head on mommy's stomach and listen.
T: *lays head down*
S: What do you hear?
T: A pig.

Friday, November 8, 2013

This is the cold that never ends

It's been going on and on my friends.
I got sick 2 weeks ago, and I am still coughing.
Seth got sick 1 week ago, and he is still coughing and sneezing and aching.
The girls got sick 4 days ago and they are coughing and sneezing and aching and fussing and sleeping insane amounts.
So we haven't been up to much. I don't want to think about the amount of time we have spent sitting on the couch watching t.v.
I also don't want to think about the state of my house.
And as Thanksgiving approaches, I can tell you that good health will be at the very top of my grateful list, and I really hope I am not still coughing by then.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Because two posts about it are not enough.

I made the mistake of not putting away T's candy after we dumped it all over the table last night and had the following conversation at 7:30 this morning.

T: *gasps* Candy! I want candy!
J: No, we have to eat breakfast first. Do you want pancakes?
T: No.
J: Do you want eggs and toast?
T: No.
J: Cereal? Bread?
T: No.
J: So you don't want to eat anything for breakfast then.
T: No, I want candy.
J: Well you can't have candy for breakfast
T: *fake crying* Mom I'm crying.
T: Because I want candy.
J: Nope. Pancakes?
T: Ok...... I'm going to cry. *more fake crying*

So that was fun.
We had our ward Trunk-or-Treat on October 30th where T got plenty of candy, so I considered my work pretty much done. Unfortunately I didn't convey this attitude to Seth, so he made the mistake of hyping up more trick-or-treating on Halloween morning before he left for work.
T then wore me down by asking all day long if we were "going to the Halloween", so I finally consented to help Seth take her around our neighborhood.
The other reason (besides my laziness) I didn't want to do it is there are very few children in our neighborhood and therefore very few people willing to hand out candy. We were gone for about 45 minutes and in that time only managed to find 4 houses with their lights on that answered our knock. (And each time T would yell "I say trick-or-treat!" Hopefully by next year she'll have learned to omit those first 2 words.)

We did keep our lights on and handed out candy to the 3 or 4 groups that came, but it was only the reject candy we had taken from T's bowl, so...... not really sure if that's better than not handing anything out at all.
I had to put the girl's costumes on again for a 3rd time for their music class this morning and by then I no longer thought dressing them up was adorable.
On to the next holiday!