Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mother's Day

I hope all of the mothers out there had a nice mother’s day. Mine was great! My sister and my mother and I went to visit my grandma and grandpa in St. George Utah. They live in Idaho for most of the year, but come to Utah during the winter months. They usually go home in April but this year they had some things that kept down south for a little longer so it was a real treat to be able to see them. We went to lunch and had a really nice visit. They are the cutest grandparent couple I hope I can be like them someday.

Kaylee gets super excited about special occasions like holidays and birthdays, even when they aren’t for her. She can hardly sleep the night before. She came into our room at 6:15 Sunday morning because she was too excited for mother’s day to sleep any longer. Lucky for her Dalin was already awake and laying in our bed so Kaylee offered to take him into the other room. That was great for about 10 min and then we heard a thud and Dalin crying. Aiden had woken up and while Kaylee was getting the room together for her mother’s day plan she put him in charge of the baby except the baby was on the couch and Aiden didn’t know that watching Dalin meant hold on to him and make sure he didn’t fall off the couch. After that Chris was up so I got to go back to bed, and he and the kids made me breakfast. We have 9:00 church so I didn’t get to sleep much longer but it was nice. Kaylee Ashton and Aiden sang with another brother and sister during sacrament meeting and that was pretty cute. My brother arranged for all of the dads in our family to take care of dinner and another of my brothers made a video tribute to all of the moms in our family so it was a really nice day overall.

Ashton and Aiden have the best conversations on the way home from kindergarten and here’s the most recent one.

Aiden: “Hey mom I want to be a magician when I grow up”

Ashton: “Yeah, so you can entertain kids and then they will beat you up.”

Aiden: “No Ashton, I would have guards who will only let people in if they have an invitation and I won’t give you an invitation so they won’t let you in.”

I didn’t know being a magician was so dangerous.

Aiden is highly influenced by T.V., especially the commercials. He will come find me several times a day very excited about some product he has seen and believes that our lives just aren’t complete without these things in our home (i.e., “Mom the Sunsetter can make our patio 20 degrees cooler and it is only $300.00!” or “Mom roll ‘n’ grow has over 10,000 seeds! You just roll it out and put water on it and then you have beautiful flowers.” or “Mom space bags keep out water and bugs! I need one for my birthday.”) One day I was reading a book and he said, “Mom I just don’t get enough sleep. Dalin keeps me up and I just can’t get comfortable on those metal coils in my mattress. I really need a tempurpedic bed.” I looked over and there was a tempurpedic commercial on which is where he was getting his information, but he is very impressed by those mattresses and he thinks everyone in our family should have one. Kaylee was in a little program about dinosaurs at school and, biased as I am, she did the best when she said her part. The rest of the kids sounded like they were reading from the s-c-r-i-p-t when they spoke, but when Kaylee spoke you believed her excitement when they found the dinosaur bone! :) That’s all I have for now, I hope you all have a great day!

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