Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A turkey song for Turkey day

Trace learned a new song in preschool this week and he wanted to share it with everyone. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Did I mention that my Dad's the best!?!

Yesterday, after a very long and frustrated converstation about R/C cars and other such Christmas drama, my sweet daddy went into Farmington to Walmart, K-mart, Target, and even KB Toys in the mall (did I mention he doesn't care for the mall) in search of an illusive bounce back racer. While he was searching I too was searching and managed to find one in Albuquerque of all places! So guess what my most amazing Dad is doing today? He's headed to Albuquerque and is going to buy on for me! I LOVE YOU DAD! He is saving Christmas for a sweet little boy and he's officially won my admiration (not that he didn't already have it)! You're awesome Dad!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A mothers frustration!

About 3 months ago a saw a toy that I thought Trace would love for Christmas, a Tonka Bounce Back Racer.

It's a R/C car thats designed especially for kid Trace's size. I've been so excited to get him one and about a month ago I actually had one and was considering buying it but I thought "no I'll wait for a better deal closer to Christmas!" Now I'm kicking myself.

Who knew that this would become the must have toy of the season. Every toy store is sold out of them and the only place you can buy them is on Ebay for, suprise suprise, double the price! As a mother it frustrates me to no end that people will extort those of us who want to give our kids something fun for Christmas! GRRR! So here I sit on Toys R Us's mailing list hoping one will come into stock before Christmas. And if anyone out there happens to find one out there I'd be happy to pay you back for it! Here's hoping your Christmas shopping is less stressful then mine will be. I have a feeling I may have to beat us a few people if I want one by Christmas! hehe

Sunday, November 9, 2008

For Grandma

We used your recipe and it came out wonderfully. Thats why half the loaf is gone before the bread even cooled!

A wonderful Day!

We had a stake conference today that included 57 stakes in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. We got to hear from President Eyring, Elder Hales, Sister Dibb from the YW presidency, and Brother Madsen of the seventy. The spirit was amazing and I thought I'd share some of my favorite parts of the talks.
President Eyring spoke about debt and tithing (I'm not sure about you but we've been hearing the debt talk OFTEN). But I think my favorite thing that he said was that Heavenly Father want's ALL his children back, not just the good ones; that we shouldn't forget those who have strayed and that the only thing we need to do is be willing to repent. It was such a strong spirit that spoke to me as he said those things.
Sister Dibb told a story about how she made rolls for her wards YW and they were in awe of how good they were. She told them it was because they were just used to "counterfeit rolls." Then she encouraged us all to not settle for counterfeit anything and to seek the truth.
And my final favorite thought of the day was this, the Lord has put happiness within all of our reach, it is our fault if we don't find it. President Eyring was quoting someone else on that one and I can't remember who, but the thought is good all the same.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A spooktacular evening

Trace the "Scurvy Dog" (his new favorite pirate phrase!)

A bunny


Jack - o - lantern. BOO


The kiddos!

This week has been full of Halloween goodness. Wednesday afternoon we went to a party with some other little people in town and it was so much fun. The kids decorated cookies, played the hokie pokie and just had an all around good time.
Then Thursday we went to story time and did some trick or treating at the senior center. Then last night we walked our neighborhood and had an all around good time. The only down side to our night was that some dumb kids looking for a good time smashed our pumpkins! Poor Trace was heart broken! Oh well, what can you do!