Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quote of the Day

As we were leaving Disneyland tonight, it was starting to rain. I said, "Hey guys it's starting to rain again" (it had been raining and stopping for a few hours). To which Tyler replied, "Yeah, and it only rains once a year here!"

Monday, November 24, 2008

Quotes of the Day!

Here are a couple more from Zachary. Enjoy!

While in Vegas about a month ago, he was looking puzzled and than asked, "Why is Vegas lost?" As we had been saying "Las Vegas" he had been hearing, "Lost Vegas!!"

And, Jacob was doing something funny at lunch time and I said to Zachary, "Isn't he funny?" and he replied with, "Yeah! Funnier than I thought!" =0)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Quote of the Day!

I think I am going to try and keep up with this...it may be more like "Quote of every few days"...or even "of the week!" =0) We'll see how it goes!

Today's quote is brought to you by Zachary! So here it is.

"Outer Space is the BIGGEST space of all!"

What's That?

Jacob has developed a habit over the past few months. Actually, I'm not sure habit is the right word. More like a skill or a sixth sense. Whenever there is food around, preferably snack foods or treats, he knows. No matter how quiet and careful I try to be he always knows. If I try to unwrap something, even if he his fully engaged in something else I suddenly hear, "Was dat?" and see those eyes staring at me. If there is a hint of a crinkle from a cracker box I am sure to hear, "Was dat?" This morning I went downstairs to indulge in some leftover donut pieces from church. Jacob was upstairs mind you. Silly me thought I was going to get away with it until I heard it. "Was dat? Jakey share donut?" Man, that boy is crafty!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Broken Moon

A cute story. A few weeks ago Jacob was looking out the window at the moon which was a crecent shape. He started urgently saying, "Broken!! Moon is broken!" He then saw it a few days later and said, "Moon broken!! Fix it Daddy??"

Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloween...It's What You Make It

Halloween. Such a controversial time for Christians. When Craig and I first were married, we talked about the Holiday and how our kids would participate. His initial reaction was that they didn't need to trick or treat to which I quickly disagreed. While growing up, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. Getting to dress up and receive a ton of free candy...couldn't get all that much better then that! I have to admit that I loved it so much, I trick or treated into my high school years! I know that the initial Holiday itself is evil, and that many awful things occur on the 31st. But when we partake in the festivities, along with the majority, it is a time for fun and memories. Our children will never be allowed to dress as something evil or scary. We will participate in the Church Festivals, carve pumpkins and enjoy mounds of candy! Thankfully Craig is fully on board now and we both relish seeing our little ones dressed up so cutely and hearing their little voices as they say "Trick or Treat"!

And to keep our traditions alive, we went to Whittier for the festivities. First we went to my best friends parents. There we had the kids trick or treat at a few houses and took lot's of pictures.

Then we headed off to our home church,Whittier Hills,for their Harvest Festival. We met our good friends the Hoopers there, as we have spent Halloween with them for the last several years. The boys loved the bouncers, playing the games and even Jacob was able to join in this year. It was so much fun to see many friends that we hadn't seen in awhile as well. It was a great night of memories!

Contagious Joy

Saturday, after a morning of soccer games, we came back home. My parents had given the boys a little piano that has a working microphone attached to it. They thought it was the best and that started the wild dancing, singing and running around the house that ensued. The boys have so much life, love, excitement and energy in them. They love to run around the house, wrestle and dog pile anyone who will oblige. Their joy is contagious and we just laughed with them, taking in the moment. I love my family!!

What are some things that you did with your parents growing up, that you look back at with fond memories?