Tuesday, July 30, 2013

rain and monsters

Today we got caught in the rain.  It was a lovely moment when we finally felt raindrops.  The anticipation had been there for quite some time.  Phin was clad in his monster footies for no particular reason.  He rediscovered them this morning after a summer hiatus and insisted putting them on mid-day. Maybe he sensed the heaviness in the clouds and knew that maybe, just maybe the fuzzy warmness that those monsters provided would come in handy.  

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

island girls (and boy)

Jacob assures me that it is safe for children to play in rivers where ducks live, and for that matter excrete waste.  So I am going to trust him on this because it
 provides hours of entertainment in the form of a game called "island girls".  Let's just hope the BYU police don't come by and cite me for allowing my children to play in their creek.   Me and the BYU police....reminds me that I need to go pay my most recent fifty dollar fine.

my little tomatoe


I think Skye is upset with me.  She is mad that I always forget to put sunscreen on her.  Apparently babies can still get sunburned in the shade.  Without fail Skye always ends up looking like a little tomatoe.  But it makes her that much more edible, I suppose.  Happy summer to you all!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It's official

It is officially my birthday.  And I am officially not starting out my new year right by going to bed before midnight.  My new year, because to me, a birthday is much more significant than any "new years" celebration.  I have always felt that a birthday signifies a new chance to start over again in one's life.  To make the coming year better than the last.  And in my case, this is coupled with spring time.  Not until recent years have I come to appreciate this gift and see how fitting it is that my birthday falls during this time of year.  I don't get along very well with winter.  Oh, maybe that has something to do with the fact that I am the primary caregiver to four small children in a very small space.  about 550 square feet to be exact.  But that is a subject for another day.

The fact is, I am now looking at my clock on the wall that is accurate again since the daylight savings time change.  This is exciting for a few reasons:  more daylight, and I don't have to mentally subtract an hour from the time that I see on the clock everyday.  Don't ask me why we never changed it the last time around...maybe I was in denial that dark afternoons would be my lot for the next 5 months.  But in the end neglecting that small detail made my life easier on Sunday when I didn't have to manually get my clock off the wall and change it, like most other people in the country had to do.  I like the few occasions in life when things like this happen.  Like the other night, I fell asleep in my day clothing.  This neglect actually served me well the next morning as I was able to avoid the usual two (okay, sometimes ranging to seven) hour chunk of time when I have too many mouths to feed, dirty diapers to change, and tears to kiss away, to get out of my pajamas.  I was dressed and ready to go.  It really was such a simple solution that I might take up sleeping in my clothes every night.  So the next time you think you're avoiding a task, consider the fact that you very well might be setting yourself up for success.  But let's be honest, I should probably work on being proactive about tasks at hand this upcoming year.  I'll let you know how it goes :)