Monday, November 17, 2008

Thanksgiving feast at Preschool

Here's a couple of pictures of Sydney dressed up for Thanksgiving at Preschool. She doesn't smile for the camera very often unless we tickle her.

Lindy's family picture

This was a really cold day so we weren't able to get our little family pictures because all of the kids were crying. We tried to get a picture of just our kids but they wouldn't stay still.


Here's the kids in their costumes. We took them truck or treating at the church. We were going to take them around to our neighbors to show off their costumes but apparently no one on our street is home on Halloween. And there are no street lamps on our street so it's really dark. We got 2 trick or treaters the whole night. And of course I forgot to take pictures of the kids with their candy.

Sydney's Halloween Parade at Preschool

Sydney goes to her Aunt Sandra and Aunt Echo's pre-school. They had all the kids come out in their Halloween costumes while they introduced them. Some of the kids said something to do with their character and some were too shy. To my surprise Sydney said, "I'm princess Arora".

Logan and Elyse watching Sydney. My mom, Ryan and Elyse had the day off of school so they came.

Savannah was eating an apple the whole time and handing the pills to my aunt Cindy.

Sydney eating her spider cupcake.

Aunt Sands, Sydney and Vyrl (Bampa)

Sands, Echo, Atti (my cousin's daughter) and Sydney

Sands, Echo and Sydney. She loves her teachers!

When Savannah saw Sydney she came up and gave her a hug.

Sydney and my uncle Josh.

Sydney and Grandma Joyce

Alice (Bamma) and Savannah

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Isn't it ironic

I saw this pic on one of the blogs I follow and I had to add it here. The irony...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

The Mom & Dad song

Okay, so every night we do a bedtime routine for our girls in which we sing like ... hmm ... a lot of songs. Sydney will frequently request the song "For Good" from Wicked, but she calls it the "Mom & Dad" song because we had that song on a photo montage of the two of us. So, we were tired and the kids were ornery the other night so we weren't going to sing any extra songs. Sydney makes a request for the "Mom & Dad" song and starts singing it herself. What we didn't realize was that she knows all of the words!!! She's only 3 years old and she just sang the entire song word of word. So, she ended up getting her song, even though she was the one to sing it.

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Proposition 8

I'm very annoyed with the LDS church being singled out, protested, and even boycotted because of our support for Proposition 8. Why is the LDS church getting the most attention when there was a whole coalition of religions that were supporters of traditional marrage. Bishop William Weigan, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento said the following:

"Catholics stand in solidarity with our Mormon brothers and sisters in support of traditional marriage--the union of one man and one woman--that has been the major building block of Western Civilization for millennia.

"The ProtectMarriage coalition, which led the successful campaign to pass Proposition 8, was an historic alliance of people from every faith and ethnicity. LDS were included--but so were Catholics and Jews, Evangelicals and Orthodox, African-Americans and Latinos, Asians and Anglos.

"Bigoted attacks on Mormons for the part they played in our coalition are shameful and ignore the reality that Mormon voters were only a small part of the groundswell that supported Proposition 8.

You may blame the LDS church for proposition 8 for passing, but there was a lot more people involved than just us. Don't boycott Utah; boycott your own state, seeing how the majority of the people in California supported the proposition.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Gilmore Girls

So, if you remember the last season of Gilmore Girls you are probably still upset about the lame way that Rory and Logan ended.

Remeber... Rory was going to go off and follow Barak Obama's campaign as a reporter for some internet magazine instead of move over to California to be with the love of her life.

Well.... now there is a finally something positive with this presidential campaign. Now Rory's job is over and she can finally get married to Logan. Right? I mean come on why not? Why not have a TV movie where they finally tie in all of the loose ends? (of course that is if Logan hasn't moved on to someone else by now). What do you think?

Brain Power

So, I saw this video from 60 minutes about using the brain sensory to allow people with lock-in syndrome to use computers, move robotic limbs and wheelchairs. Its amazing. I never thought I'd see this kind of technology in anything but sci-fi movies. Check out this video:

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Visit to Old Main

We wanted to get pictures of the kids in their Aggie attire by the campus so we went up to Logan during UEA weekend. The pictures with Old Main actually in them didn't work out so well.

Sorry we weren't able to visit everyone. We'll have to visit another time. We miss Logan!

Sydney & Savannah are pretty good friends usually.

Savannah did not want to get her picture taken.

Savannah leaning in to kiss Logan. My kids are very kissy.

Logan Temple

During UEA we went up to Logan to visit the temple and the USU campus for pictures.

Family Pictures

These are the dresses and little suit Lindy's mom bought for the kids for their family picture. It's difficult to get 3 kids 3 and under to pose for a camera. Especially since Logan can't sit up by himself.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Things I've done

This is Lindy's list. It's different than Bob's.

(Just copy and paste this to your blog and bold the ones that you HAVE done.)

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo's David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone (It's a pretty embarrassing story)

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone's life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous (Elder Russell M. Nelson)

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Post Halloween

Ha! I'm looking at all of my friends' blogs and what do I see? A hundred cute pictures of their kids staring at me. And me with no pictures on my blog. Oh, we have pictures, but we have to find the time to attempt to post them. Sydney dressed up as Sleeping Beauty, Savannah was an Elephant and Logan was a Tiger. And they were very cute.