Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Will: what day is it today?
Will: is it a school day?
Will: oh, good. that means I can see Hannah and Livy. and i can play with them at recess.
Me: why don't you play with the boys at recess? why do you like to play with the girls all the time.
Will: because Hannah and Livy are just so beautiful!
.... 5 years old... going on 16....
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Will's first fieldtrip was to Pumpkinland.
He was very excited to be going on his first school bus.
Of course, it was the day that it had to SNOW... so we went to pumpkinland in the midst of a little snowstorm.
They sang Halloween songs all the way there.
The kids were cold and wet, but they had a lot of fun.
Will's friends from Primary....
Caleb, Will, Isaac, and Seth.
Will and Hannah
"The Pumpkin Group"
Livy, Jacque, Will and Modoc
They each got to pick out their own pumpkin to take home. Will was so ready to leave by then.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Will: Mom! LOOK!! There's a picture of Dad when he was THIN!
Me: Yep, that's a picture when he was in High School.
Will: But Mom, he was really thin!
Me: He was.
Will: But he was thin then.... thin like you!
(Of course, at that point, the love for my son exuded forth...)
Me: (smiling) Thanks, Will!
Will: But you're WIDE thin.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.
2.Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep,
Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.
3.Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Will: I'm watching another show.
Me: I told you it was time to get dressed when the last show was over.
Will: I know, but now I'm watching another show.
Me: You need to turn off the tv and get dressed.
Will: wait until this show is over.
Me: You can either turn off the tv, or I will turn it off for you.
Will: no, you can't.
~CLICK!~ (off goes the tv)
Will: Where's the phone?
Me: Who do you want to call?
He gets the phone and dials the number. He's waiting while the phone is ringing...
Me: Why are you calling Dad?
Will: I'm mad with someone. You know who I'm mad with? (and points at me)
Will: He's not answering! Man!
Later that evening, as I'm putting Will to bed and about to leave the room...
Will: Even when you annoy me, I still love you.
Me: Thanks Will. I love you, too.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
(not so nervous now)
running to school....
and telling everyone he saw on the way,
"today is my first day of school!"
as I stopped Will from running out into the street....
I showed him the crosswalk just a few feet away!
and there he met
Ellen, the Crossing Guard
finally, getting to school!
and then he had to be reminded that he was not outside, and had to come back out of his classroom and walk in nicely...
And his very own cubby with all of his new school supplies...
... and his teacher, Mrs. Perry.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Penny flew in from Denver. Stephanie and her daughters, Tana and Tara drove down from Idaho.
...and the comic relief of the family...Willie
Sunday, August 09, 2009
and then he thought he could handle it on his own…
From Montana we headed up to Canada through Glacier National Park. It was beautiful scenery and you can't help but be grateful for and humbled by God's creations.
Our first stop in Canada was Cardston. We stopped overnight at a cute Bed and Breakfast. Brent wanted me to see the Cardston Temple so I went and did a session there while Brent took Will and Lucky on a little tour of the city. (yep, Lucky is now an international traveler!)
From Cardston we went up to Banff and Lake Louise (this should be on everyone’s “Things I Must See Before I Die” List!)
Will wanted to rent a canoe and go out on the lake… which we did… and two minutes away from the dock he was ready to go back. I must say that this was largely due to the fact that his parents are not outdoorsmen and quickly revealed their “un” skills at canoeing. After an hour of trying to figure out how to make our canoe go in a straight line (yes, we do understand the “row on opposite sides” theory,… however this did not seem to work for us), Brent finally was able to maneuver us back to the dock. (For further “funnies” on this, see Brent or Lori personally!)
Sunday, July 05, 2009
We spent lots of time in the trailer playing SkipBo, Hand & Foot, Phase 10, and my favorite from childhood days of camping... Milles Bournes!