Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cleaning Up is Hard Work

'"We finished cweening [cleaning] up mom. Go wook [look]! - Bram

"I am running out of en-a-gy mom. I gotta wait to clean until I get some more." - Anders

Cleaning up faces:

Take 2 after seeing his brother take one.

Monday, October 27, 2014

He Gets an A

Bram. Mind blown. He did all of these during a relief society presidency meeting.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I walked into the boys bedroom and felt like I was being watched. I was startled to look up into these big blue eyes!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Bram begged me to go fishing. I pulled everything down for him, and he had to put the magnets on the paper fish by himself. It took him about five minutes. Then he scattered the fish on the floor. I looked up to see this adorable view:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tantrum #11

Anders has out-grown showering with Mom, and he is not happy about it. It has been several months and he is still throwing fits about it. This morning he argued that Dad can shower with Mom. David told Anders that when he is grown-up and married, he can shower with his wife. He wailed, "I DON'T WANT TO SHOWER WITH A WIFE. I WANT TO SHOWER WITH MY MOM!" He then argued that he will be too big when he is five, but right now he is only four.

He then spent the remainder of the time I was showering on his bed, where he put himself.

Best Quote of Today:
"The rockets fly high up into the sky with Jesus. Ya, all the rockets are with Jesus." - Anders

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Heart Song

It makes my heart sing when I see this:
Or these:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


This is what happens when Bram picks his own outfit for church.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Teaching Sensitivity

I was explaining to Anders how some people are fat or chubby, like Astrid, but it's not nice to talk to them about it. He asked why. I said it makes them sad. I asked him if I was fat. He said, "No, you're big." He then let out a giggle as he followed up with, "big and skinny." And then he laughed like it was the most hilarious joke.

I moustache you kindly not to laugh. <--- How polite was that?!

For general conference I made these poster boards. On the back of each picture I had a sticker or a number. Stickers were for treats, numbers were for activities. I then bought a bunch of random stuff from the dollar store for activities, like the moustaches above. The boys had such a blast this past weekend watching for the prophets and apostles. It was a really great experience for all of us. We may have only been able to catch the gist of most of the talks, but we were able to be happy and close as a family through all eight hours together. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Astrid's First Words!

I walked into the living room after getting dressed this morning to find Astrid playing on the floor. She looked up at me and very clearly articulated, "Up. Mom, up." I just about died. How is my eight-month-old talking?! I went into the kitchen with her to tell David, and she very clearly said "up" again for him.

Daddy thought these spankies were shorts. He never ceases to amaze me with his outfit selections for our daughter. 

Friday, October 3, 2014


We were reading a book, and Bram says, "It's a skateboard." I laughed out loud when I saw the 'skateboard'.