Monday, February 21, 2011

Why do you Love me? Why do you Need Me?

The kids watched Napolean Dynamite, and since it was Valentine's Day this week I thought the song at the end of the movie was quite appropriate.  For V-Day Dave took me to Zupas--my favorite lunch spot.  And yes I have a favorite dinner and breakfast spot as well.  Yum, Yum!  There are perks to him working from home, and us going out to lunch from time to time is one of them.  Here are some other things we love!

We love Krispy Kreme.  The kids get donuts for A's.  So they all got a half dozen donuts. 
We love no cavities.  We had dentist appointments this week and everyone came home clean!
We love FHE.  This week Nathan taught us about pioneers and wagons.  Then we made and ate some!
We love snow tubing.  We went with some friends to Soldier Hollow and had some fun family time. 
We love the temple.  Rachael went to the temple for the first time.  Dave was able to go with her.  So fun for her.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I Throw My Hands Up In the Air Sometimes!!

I've about had it with this illness stuff!!  I, again, was down and pretty much out the beginning of this week.  Don't worry I'm doing great now, but there were a lot of things to throw my hands up in the air about, starting with the picture below.  We had a blizzard Monday night.  The lights flickered, and went out, and came back on, and flickered, etc... Well the kids thought it would be a great idea to play a game of cops and robbers in the basement, in the dark.  The thing they didn't count on was Adam running up the stairs as Nathan was running down.  It was quite the collision.  Adam's whole left side of his face swelled up.  Dave thought for sure he had a concussion.  This picture was taken almost a week later and you can see the yellow around his black eye.  The school called me the next day asking which sibling had sucker punched him--joking of course!!  Oh and Nathan--yeah he's fine.  He had a little dot on his forehead that is now completely gone.  I slept through the whole thing!

 Nate turned nine!  Here he is with one of his many bionicles he got for his birthday.  It's part lego, so don't think we've gone away from those. 
 The Blue and Gold.  This was Jacob's last one, and Nathan's first one as a Bear. 
 This week we had not one, not two, but three rockin' earthquakes.  Each one got progressively stronger.  Yes I did throw my hands up in the air, especially during the one in the middle of the night.  It was a little bit freaky after the third one, but we haven't had any since--knock on wood.  Oh and our kids calculated how soon the "big one" would come if they kept escalating the way they were going--we have two weeks.  So get your stuff in order guys!!
 And in case you missed Jimmer Fredette on Saturday, and his 12-0 run, here's the beginning of it.  He's just awesome to watch!!  Had my hands up in the air this whole game.

Also just of note, for those who want to know, the Science Fair was this week.  Jacob took home an honorable mention, and Rachael is going on again.  Her experiment was really interesting, and I'd like to thank half our neighborhood for being such willing test subjects!  Sorry we made you feel stupid!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

It's Been A Hard Day's Night

This week started well, had a rough middle, and ended fantastic.  The rough middle references the song.  Adam again had issues with his diabetes pump, and Sunday night I was basically up until four a.m. checking him every hour.  Then Thursday he did it to me again.  Needless to say, I had my meltdown Friday, and by Saturday I was good to go again.  Here again were some of our highlights.

My nephew had his 2nd birthday. 
 Redneck Dave.  Like his camo gun bag?!

 We didn't just have one science project this year, we had two.  Here's Jacob's Wonder about Weather.
 Here's Rachael's Upset Alphabet. 
 By the time Saturday rolled around we were ready for a major family outing.  Some friends of ours buy basketball tickets for everyone who wants to go.  We take up a section and cheer on the team.  The kids were thrilled to see Jimmer Fredette in action, well, for about the first five minutes.  Then Adam decided to take a nap, and the other kids amused themselves with Dave's I-phone.  We told them they were definitely coming back next year.

 I can't believe Jimmer scored 29 points with a very bad head cold.  The best part was the 16 for 16 at the foul shot line.  He's just amazing.