Friday, October 31, 2008

Carving Fun!

Well here it is...our Jack-O-Leonard. We carved this baby for FHE this week and as you can tell, had lots of fun doing it. It's always such a mess but the kids were really into it this year and they even carved the face themselves. This is actually considered a decent family picture.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Six Quirky Things...Not a Problem

1. I hide my toothbrush. My kids insist on using my bathroom to brush their teeth and all too often they "borrow" mine. Well, enough is enough, I have resorted to a secret hiding spot in the closet. Who knew?

2. I refuse to make two trips from the car to the house with grocery bags. Okay, I admit that the occasional trip to Sam's Club is an exception. For the most part however, I will use my freakish strength to carry ALL of the grocery bags in one trip. Why make two, when clearly it can be done in one? (Who needs a pinkie finger anyways?)

3. I tell mommy lies. Yes, it's true....and it works. My kids think that if boys wear earrings their ears will turn black and eventually fall off. I told them once that a certain button in our car would blow us up and every time Ady gets near it the boys cover their ears. Finally, mom's can always see if you do something naughty, even if she's not there. (My personal favorite.)

4. Okay, now you die hard Twilight fans hold onto your hats but I didn't finish the last two chapters of the series. I keep meaning to finish it but it just got a little out of hand for me. Don't get me wrong, I loved the first two books and could not put them down but I totally lost interest towards the end and just couldn't finish it. I know...I will before I see the movie, calm down.

5. I proofread all of your blogs. Please don't hate me, it is a habit that I cannot get rid of. When words are spelled wrong or the grammar is incorrect, I get all excited and want to make red marks all over the computer screen. That absolutely does not mean that mine is in anyway perfect, but I must admit that I often blog with a dictionary in hand just in case I run into a word that trips me up.

6. I am fighting a severe addiction to Diet Dr. Pepper with extra ice and a slice of lemon. Yes, thanks to Sonic and their brilliant idea of "Happy Hour," around two o'clock every day I feel the need to drink 44 ounces of carbonation and aspartame. I really am trying, any suggestions?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Football season is well underway at the Leonard house! This was the first game that I took ALL the kids to (daddy is the trainer...and a coach). They actually made it until halftime and we had a great time. Thank you Aunt Amanda! Ady loved it, which made her dad very happy and J was good as long as his popcorn didn't run out! Tysen is our little sports fanatic so of course he was just happy to be there. Here are a few pictures of my bundled up was really cold!

Jacksen: "Mom, why are we all tied up?"

Ady was rockin' her new football bows.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Coolest Kids on The Block

Birthday Party Hangover

This is what I like to refer to as Jacksen's "Birthday Party Hangover." He has been to a bunch of parties lately and these are a couple of the things he has collected. It has however taken its toll...he slept like this the whole time we were waiting for Ty to get out of school.

What do you think?

Jacksen: Mom, guess what I dreamed about?
Me: (super excited because this is usually fairly interesting) What?
Jacksen: Your head was white and you were turning into Grandma!
I have to agree, people tell me all the time that I look just like my mom, and my brothers and sisters tell me I act just like her. I just didn't know that my 4 year old was picking up on it.