Saturday, October 12, 2019
They create a list of words they think they might hear. Not simple words like "a" "the", etc. But gospel related words like "Jesus Christ" and "family" and "Heaven."
They make a tally mark for each time they hear the word.
Brianna has learned that this can be a lucrative thing...
From five sessions last weekend (and not even paying attention during a bit of each!) she made 1,250 tally marks! That's $12.50! 💰 Courtney earned about $7 and Bennett $2.76. Perhaps as they get older they'll be more motivated ;)
Hopefully next year Ivan, Ciarra and Charity will be ready to do this too! For this year... we just let them play quietly and have snacks while watching :)💛
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Throw pillow instead of her reg one 🤷♀️ 😂
On a gymnastics on the ground instead of her bed 🤷♀️ 😂
And by morning, she will have wobbled her way into my bed and be snuggling with Brian and I the rest of the night.
I love every inch of her 🥰
Sunday, August 18, 2019
I've been meaning to post this for a long time! I love documenting the funny things my kids say. Here's a snippet I've noted down over the last year or so:
Bennett: "Hey Charity, do you think sin wins? NO!!!! Jesus wins."
Courtney: "I just can't stand it when the guinea pig gives me that cute look. I have to give her whatever she wants!"
Bennett: "Hey mom, I'm an exotic boy!"
Charity to Meredith: "Heeeey, you look familiar!"
Bennett: "I'm going to be overdramatic!"
Brianna: "ooooo, my hair is so incredibly amazing!!"
Courtney: "Let's have a flumb war with our flumbs!"
Charity: [after I ask her to please pick up something] "UUUGGGHH!!! I have to do eeevvverything!!"
Bennett: "Mommy I'm sad. YOU KNOW WHAT I NEED!! [puts his arms out to hug me].
Charity: "Hey we're passing that new costco, they're doing such gweat pwogwess!"
"Mommy, I know you'd be so happy if I learned how to write my name and do all my letters, and jump higher than this" [demonstrates her best effort in jumping high]
Charity: "If I say please, I get whatever I want!"
Courtney : "That cake looks so good! Well, not like good for my body, just like good for my mouth."
Bennett: " it's so cool that when you make mistakes, you learn more! And even when you make mistakes, your brain grows bigger!"
Charity: "I want a sandwich with butter and peanut butter and jam and honey and toast on it."
Bennett: "if a giant swallowed me, I'd just hang on to his lungs and climb back up!"
Another one from Bennett:
"What if you were born wearing a shirt because as you came down from heaven they gave you a sewing machine so you made one while waiting in mommy's tummy!
Charity: "Mommy, did you happy cry when I squeezed out of your belly? What was wrong with you, didn't you want it to happen?"
Bennett: "Dear Heavenly Father, please bless us to get our blessings. And bless all the poor people not to be poor anymore."
Brianna: "I'm thinking I will give all my kids the same first and middle names so that it's easy to remember."
Bennett: (in reference to a guy encouraging us to donate money to a nonprofit organization) "Mom, I don't want to donate any money to them, because they don't believe in Prophets."
"Courtney, we shouldn't quarrel."
Charity: "If I was a grown-up, I would just go to Chuck E cheese all the time. And if I was a bunny, I would just let everyone pet me all the time."
Courtney: "Wonderland workers shouldn't need to get paid. They should just be happy to work here!"
So cute! I love how much these cousins love each other 💛💛
Thursday, August 1, 2019
I want to keep blogging. Been doing it like 11 years now pretty consistently as it'd be a shame to give up now. But...I'm like all over Instagram with documenting our adoption journey and can barely keep up with that.
So what to do?
Here's what I'm thinking:
I'll blog all the stuff I want to remember but doesn't necessarily fit in with my Instagram agenda. Like this cute note Brianna wrote papa. He's our hero!! He fixes stuff!!