Monday, February 21, 2011


Today is Sunday and on Sunday we only watch educational or scripture movies. Maren wanted to watch "The Swan Princess". I told her our rule and that she would have to choose a scripture movie.

She replied, "My eyes told me that they do not want to watch a scripture movie. They only want to watch this one".

Speaking of movies and Maren, the other day she was praying and she started thanking God for movies and TV. I thought she was veering a little off the path of a good prayer so I tried to steer her back on track. I wanted her to change the topic. But she kept going, "No Mom, I want to say this: Please help us to watch lots and lots of movies".

Funny girl I have!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


What a fun and silly holiday. I made all my children homemade Valentine's cards with cutesy paper and hearts.

When I gave it to McKay he whined, "Hearts? Hearts are no fun!" He was quite upset with me.

I thought it was hilarious and so boy-like, but I still took the opportunity to teach him to say "Thank you" even if didn't like the gift. He replied, "I'm going to throw it away."

Spencer got me a Valentine's Day gift. A wheelbarrow! That sums up how we feel about V-day. Use it as an excuse to buy something that we need that's practical. (And we usually take the opportunity to go out to eat and that's always a treat!)

Sunday, February 13, 2011