Monday, February 23, 2009

Talking Auri and Crawling Auri

I know I wear this sweatshirt a lot, but in my defense, I have a U of Utah sweatshirt on underneath and it was really cold today.

On Sunday Auri began to crawl in church! We are so happy she can move by herself rather than cry every time I leave the room. So today I wanted to get her crawling on video. I put the camera on top of her Cabbage Patch Kid doll box and I am tapping on it and clapping for her to come to me, well I think I got her talking on video. Listen, at about second 20 I think she is saying "I get it". .

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Multnomah Monday

Happy Presidents Day! Monday Spencer had the day off so we took the kids to Multnomah Fall. It was so cold and windy, but still good to get out of the house and it was the first time I had ever been there.

Valentines Day Hunt

Gumballs from Grandma

Because Valentines Day is pretty uneventful when compared to Christmas, we steal a tradition from Easter and have the kids hunt for theirt Valentine using the standard -you’re hot or cold rules. It works pretty well and the kids get a whole 20 minutes of fun. They don’t hunt for 20 minutes, we just make them go upstairs for about 10 so we can hide the gift.
The fun thing about holidays for me is seeing my kids get each other things. Sometime last week Spencer gave Warren a five dollar bill because he had been really good that day. This morning Spencer asked me what Warren ever did with the money, I said " I don’t know, he probably lost it." Later when I was helping Warren get ready for school I looked in his backpack and saw four one dollar bills. I said "Warren what is this money from." He said "I took my 5 to school to get Max a Valentine" I was so happy, it made me feel like a non-crappy Mom. It’s moments like this I have to remember.