Sunday, April 27, 2008


Renee took this picture of Sonya during nursery at church. What a goof!!! (Sonya, not Renee :-)

Church spring musical

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How you live (turn up the music)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Imagination...what a great thing

I'm sure most kids do this, but I don't remember Paul and Miranda doing it as much, at least not with the types of objects that Olivia and Sonya do. Tonight, they were playing with a few of my lipglosses (as you probably know, I have about 2's an addiction), and pretending with them. One was a mommy, one was a daddy, and I guess the other one was the kid. The lipglosses were talking and carrying on for quite a while. It was pretty humorous. Olivia does this kind of thing a lot--her silverware often engages in conversations; sometimes it's rocks, other times it's name it, she has them talk to each other.

Other than this picture, I haven't taken any this week. We have district music contest tomorrow, so it has been rather crazy. I have been at the school all day, every day this week, and quite a bit last week, too.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Just readin' a book

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything..the duet version

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Miranda's 9th Birthday

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Looking back at Miranda's last 9 yrs.

I thought it might be fun to dig out some old pictures of Miranda, as tomorrow is her 9th birthday. When I went to find my camera today, however, I realized it wasn't in its usual spot--you know, the spot in a person's house where everything gets dumped, which, for us, is the stovetop island. I must tell you that the reason I couldn't find it is because Miranda, without being told to, cleaned the entire upstairs last night while I was at Bible Study. Aaron said he was downstairs with the little ones, and when he came up she was cleaning like a mad-woman! In 9 yrs. she's gone from the one making messes like a mad-woman, to cleaning like one (although I noticed that her room is still pretty scary).

I love you, Miranda! You're becoming an awesome young lady!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Runza math

Here's a story problem for you:

What do you get when you take one scared two-yr.-old, plus one crazy indoor playland, plus one not-so-helpful four-yr.-old, and then subract any other kids who are old enough to help?

Answer: One slightly overweight mom, who, after bribing, cajoling, threatening, and using nearly every psychological tactic known to man, is forced to climb to the top to rescue aforementioned 2-yr.-old.

I'm telling you, I'll never learn. Twice before, when we've gone to Runza, she's tried to go to the top, but luckily hasn't gotten past the first level. Oh, and once she was rescued by a boy who was probably 6 or 7. This time, Olivia said, "C'mon, Sonya, let's climb the slide." Sonya followed her, of course, all the way to the top, I might add. Suddenly, she's developed a fear of slides, even though she went down all of the park ones last summer. Ahhh, what a day.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A haircut and a rousing game of musical chairs

Sonya has never had a haircut, other than when I trimmed her bangs a few months back. I decided it was time to even up her scraggly ends. Plus, she's got a habit of twisting pieces of hair until they're in knots. Usually she just does this with her finger, but the other day she used a pen to do it, and it left a huge knot, which I still couldn't completely get out this morning. So, out came the scissors for a little "bob action." I think she sat the most still of my 4 children. (Miranda was the worst :-)
Olivia had fun bossing Allan and Sonya around during musical chairs. I must admit it was pretty hilarious because the "music" they were making was with my pots and pans. They'd take turns doing the music (or they'd do it whenever Olivia told them to). I'm not so sure they ever moved from chair-to-chair, but there was music, and there were chairs; therefore, they played musical chairs!!!