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Lara is Funny

11/23/2009 07:34:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

Lara is growing up so fast and she is talking a lot nowadays. Here are some funny things she says or does.

1. She sings Jordin Sparks "Battlefield" with me in the car. And she doesn't hold back!

2. While driving home late Saturday night from a very full day at my parent's farm- "Whew, I am soooooo tired."

3. When I play the organ at church, I like to look down into the congregation, find Lara, and give her a smile. This Sunday when I did that, she had a message she wanted me to hear. So she whispered very loudly "Mommy! I want a cookie!"

4. She is into giving compliments at the moment. "Wow, I like your shirt." or "Oh Mommy, your tights are so beautiful!"

5. It's hard to describe how she says certain things. She has these grown-up facial expressions at times when she's talking to us about her day, protesting, or just plain ignoring us. These expressions are complete with eye rolls, head tilts, and shoulder shrugs. She'll be a great teenager.

Pretty soon Vivi will be talking to and I know I'll be posting more quotes in the future!

Melaleuca Product of the Week: Tub & Tile

11/14/2009 07:01:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »

We recently cleaned our bathroom. I know, it's a rare occurrence. Nonetheless, the product spotlight is on Tub & Tile, the number one bathroom cleaner in my book. I'll start with what Tub & Tile does NOT contain: harsh abrasives, chlorine bleach, or other caustic chemicals. How does it get the job done? With natural citric acid, a.k.a. lemons. I was able to clean the bathroom when I was pregnant with this cleaner and I didn't feel woozy, nauseous, or sick. I never have to worry about the fumes and Lara can help me clean with no problem! Tub & Tile works on textured tubs, rust, and dirty sinks. Niiiiiiiiiice.

Oh, by the way, love the new look of the Ecosense products.

Reed's Dream Come True

11/12/2009 04:42:00 PM Edit This 6 Comments »
Reed is a wonderful father to our two little girls and they both have him wrapped around their little fingers. It is so cute when Lara does something that just makes Reed so happy. This is one of those things-

We always read scriptures, sing a hymn or primary song, and say our prayers before bedtime.

Reed: Lara, it's time to get ready for bed. Let's go up stairs and read our *pause*...

Lara: Read Star Wars book!

Reed was beaming from ear to ear.


11/06/2009 05:29:00 PM Edit This 5 Comments »
As many of you know, our Genevieve looooooves food. So much so that she is quite loud when we're not feeding her fast enough. I've been working for months on signing with her, hoping that she would pick it up in a short amount of time to save my aching head. It took her longer than hoped but at least now she can do this...

instead of this...

Perfect example of sign language helping the development of spoken language! Figures that Vivi's first word had to do with food.

Our Fun Weekend

11/01/2009 06:30:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
This weekend we visited my family down in Vinton County for R.O.A.R Day at Lake Hope and Papa's 70th birthday party. My sisters, Lindey and Kimmi, created a song for Papa and it was so clever that I've decided to post it :)

Since it had rained the night before, R.O.A.R Day was quite muddy and wet. Lili and Lara were pretty good staying dry until the last 10 minutes. Grandpa was watching them and let them do this...