Friday, February 12, 2016

Five on Friday

1. Seth was gone on a business trip for the past three days and I spent the whole time in silent praise of single mothers. He went to Detroit, so he spent the whole time in silent praise of warm southern winters.
2. Made some chocolate cake the other week, and then left it on the counter unsupervised for far too long. Hailey took advantage.

3. Is there anyone who reads my blog who hasn't heard of Hamilton? I'm obsessed and I want everyone I know to be obsessed too.
4. Sitting in Sacrament meeting a week ago, Seth suddenly discovered that Tessa's head was crawling with lice. And thus began a week-long torture of spending hours picking through everyone's hair to try to get every last one of the dumb things out. I hate you lice. I hate you so much.

5. Hailey ran into my room the other night very upset because she had been hit in the herself. On purpose. She didn't appreciate that I was unsympathetic and found the whole thing hilarious.
Then today Tessa came in rather sad because she had been poking herself in the eye - on purpose and more than once - and was upset.
Kids are weird.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Hailey

Okay, technically her birthday was last Monday, on the 25th. She was up at her Grammy's house for a birthday trip and so I didn't get my birthday interview and once that deadline had passed I found it hard to get around to. So sorry, my middle child.
Being naked as often as possible
Playing outside
Having Tessa read to her
Teaching her mother patience

Being told what to do
Brushing her teeth
Clean-up time
Quiet time

Birthday Interview! Done in two parts because of Tessa, the great distraction.

1. What is your favorite color? Purple
2. What is your favorite toy? Duplos
3. What is your favorite fruit? Oranges
4. What is your favorite TV show? Scooby-Doo and Room on the Broom
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Cake
6. What is your favorite outfit? A giraffe (?) (I have no idea.)
7. What is your favorite game? Checkers
8. What is your favorite snack? Graham Crackers and Fruit Snacks and Goldfish and Pretzals (I swear my children eat more than just snacks all day.)
9. What is your favorite animal? Tiger
10. What is your favorite song? Scooby-Doo Theme Song
11. What is your favorite book? Room on the Broom
12. Who is your best friend? Tessa
13. What is your favorite school subject? Hula Hoops
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Draw with chalk
15. What is your favorite drink? Apple Juice
16. What is your favorite holiday? Winter
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Stuffed Elephant
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cocoa Krispies
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Pizza
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? An Apple (Seriously, no idea.)

As you will see in the video, she was ready to be done with only five questions left but I managed to get her to answer the rest.. A surprising feat, as the girl is literally the most stubborn person I know. Literally used the correct way.
Happy (late) Birthday Hailey! We love you.