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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stayin' Alive

I've reached a new milestone in parenting. I now have a child who can do the dishes.
Ahh. I've waited years for this.
Leslie has learned from her mom that the dishes go much quicker when you have some motivational music to go with it, so as soon as she started this first time of duty at the sink, she turned on her new favorite song. It's hard to disco with no hands, so we were enjoying the hip action. You have to play the video a few times in a row to catch it. (She slowed down after I got the camera out, plus I don't really know what I'm doing with the whole video thing.)
Not too much is going on around here. We are going a little stir crazy and took a family walk on Sunday around the block even though it was cold, just because the sun was shining. Cooper is progressing with his potty-training. Macy is crawling and can now say Mama, Dada, Hi and bye bye, and sometimes crackuh. She is also my first child to learn to say, "Aahh" after she takes a long drink of milk. It's hilarious and I trick her into saying that usually to stuff another bite of food in her mouth while it is wide open.
I've finally pushed myself to slurp the last two years of my blog into the Blurb program that helps you publish your blog into a book. This is the second time I've done this and it is so fun for me to read over these entries again for the first time in two years. I was surprised at how much my life is repeating, with the different stages that my kids are in. I guess I've learned a little more each time-- how to parent a little better--but they are still so different from each other.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Ahh. It's great to have girls. Sometimes they are just too sweet to not snap a few pictures.
Leslie had a fun birthday, too. It's the year for a "family adventure" instead of a party, so we went to an aquatic center in South Jordan with Brooke and Jared to help keep any of our tinies from drowning. I hate to admit this, but last summer we didn't go to the community pool at all because I think public pools are so gross with all the babies in there for hours,etc, and everyone always gets that one bug, so this was actually the first time Cooper has been swimming since he can remember. I could tell. He pretty much hated it the whole time and thought he was going to die if he didn't have both arms wrapped around somebody's neck. With a life jacket on. But Leslie, Boston, and even Macy loved it. Unfortunately, as usual, I forgot to bring my camera. I guess I should buck up and go a little more often. After all, I have no qualms about swimming on "Cow Pie Beach" at Willow Creek back home.

Friday, February 5, 2010

according to the Book of Boston

You know how some of the things your kids say are a little irreverent, but too funny not to share? Well, cautious readers beware.
It helps if you realize that I am potty training Cooper right now. Potty training is probably my least favorite parental activity I've come across, other than the newborn sleep-deprivation thing. Potty training boys is worse than potty training girls. Oh, did I mention I hate cleaning bathrooms? But the smell compels me to do it frequently.
Anyway, Monday night rolled around again and it was Mark's turn for Family Home Evening. I knew that he was planning on teaching a little lesson on honesty, but Boston didn't know he had already chosen a topic. When Mark told him he would get to help, Boston scrambled over to Mark at the dinner table and whispered in his ear, "Can we learn about Baptize the John?"
So that's been the problem. Nothing like a little false doctrine to go with your toilet training.