Monday, March 29, 2010


Preston:  Mom, what do kangaroos eat?
Me:  I don't know.
Preston:  Oh, you 're not a kangaroo expert?
Me:  No, I'm not a kangaroo expert.

And why I love being a mom.....

Preston:  Mom, I'm going to cuddle with you every single day forever.  Is that okay?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Junk Food and Orth

Preston:  If we lived in a car, we would have to eat junk food for dinner.
Me:  You would have to eat junk food for dinner? 
Preston:  You know, the stuff with sugar. 

Me:  Avery, I think Heavenly Father loves me a lot.  (I was going to add because he sent her to our family.)
Avery:  Yeah, because he gave us fruit.  He made the seeds and the water for the plants.  And he made me be a daughter.  Then he sent me to the family world.  It's called Orth.  And outside of Orth is space. 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fire Roasted

As I explain what happened to me, Bill would like me to say that I had fire-roasted salsa and hair in the same day.  It's true.  I was starting to fix my hair on Sunday morning.  I ran the flat iron over my bangs.  Then I noticed a strange smell and hair falling out.  My bangs did not look better, and now the hair that is left is crispy and frizzy.  And it can stand up straight in the air.  That's quite a feat for my thin and fine hair!  I was very upset, and I had tears come close to the surface many times that day.  My hair also smelled really bad, as did our bathroom.  Needless to say, I did not finish straightening the rest of my hair, and up it went into a ponytail.  So much for growing out my bangs!  Now I will have to keep cutting off the crispy stuff until it is completely grown out.  And Bill did make a truly amazing soup with fire-roasted salsa.  Super spicy and super good.....once I added tons of sour cream and cheese to tone it down!  The kids just kept eating it with tears in their eyes, loving every bite.  Bless these little cuties who ask for spicier salsa if we only give them mild!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fun with Kids Today

Avery:  I thought of a good idea for a game.  Preston can be the person who gets spanked, and we can be the spankers!  (She tried it out, and surprisingly, Preston did not love it.)

Me:  Avery, go brush your teeth.
Avery:  I have a toothbrush in your bathroom.  It's the pink one.  (If you know Avery, you would know that she would never have any other color than pink for ANYTHING.)

Avery came screaming to me, "Mom, Preston said he was going to turn me into a balloon!"  (She cried for about five minutes about this.) 

Not to leave Preston out...

Preston:  Mom, I didn't do anything to the curtains.  It just came out of the wall itself. 

Preston:  I saw a bad guy downstairs! 
Me:  What did he look like?
Preston:  He didn't have any skin or hair.
Me:  He was just bones and muscles?
Preston:  No, he was all black.
Me:  Was it your shadow?
Preston:  Maybe.

Carter is funny, too, but mainly because everything embarrasses him.  Like me having an asthma attack during the opening song in church.  Like having to sleep in a girl's room.  Like getting a referral at school because his friend was playing in the bathroom and they didn't go back to class very quickly.  Like...just about everything I do!