Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A New C


Every so often Cierra decides that she needs her hair cut short. She looks so cute with short hair. She loves how easy it is! She's ready for summer!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Carter's First...

Carter's first day in overalls. He loves to suck on the buckles. We fought with that all day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Door to Door Sales-person

I feel like I'm usually pretty good at fending off sales people coming to my door. Sometimes it is missionaries from other churches, I've had vacuums, books...all kinds of things. Well, today I was thoroughly annoyed!!! I had just mowed the lawn, I got Carter to sleep, the boys were playing nicely and I was getting ready to get in the shower. I made it to the bathroom and was just about to get in when I heard Spencer yelling. I figured the boys were fighting so I threw on my bath robe and went out to see what the problem was. Spencer told me there was someone waiting to talk to me...at the door!! So I go down and while hiding behind the door I find a young woman on my front porch. She greeted me with a happy, "Hello, Sister Pospical?" She was a college student and she wanted to sell me some cartoon scripture videos. She noticed that I was in my bath robe and apologized if she caught me at a bad time. I told her it was and that I was just about to get in the shower. Well, this young woman was not going to take no for an answer!!! She asked if I had a minute so she could show me what she had. I again told her it was a bad time, shower, baby sleeping, I need to be somewhere in a little while. She wanted to come back at a time when Alex would be here, well, he's out of town. Weekend is no good, we have a wedding. The following weekend? Camping. She kept saying how she gets credit for just showing it to me. Don't forget I'm still standing behind my door in my bath robe!!! She had to nerve to ask me again if I just had a minute!! HELLO?!!! Finally I just told her that in all honesty I wasn't going to buy any videos anyway. I told her if they are still the price the last time someone tried to sell them to me I have a hard time paying that for a video. Generally people are pretty good with the whole honesty thing but not this gal. "Even if I leave you a free video?" You can give me a free video if you want but I still don't have time!!!
Okay, so again, honestly maybe my boys would love the videos. I wouldn't mind having some but now I'm totally annoyed with this gal and it's out the window. There really wasn't an apology for taking my time or anything. It was like she was offended that because I was a member of the church I'm obligated to buy what this college student is trying to sell me. It doesn't work that way, sorry.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Little-Big Carter-Update

He's not so little anymore. He had his 4 month appointment last week and he's already 19 pounds. Can you believe it? It's amazing how fast babies grow. They learn new things incredibly fast. He's grabbing things all the time, including fit fulls of hair. It's fun to hold something in front of him and watch him track it with his eyes before he grabs it. It looks like it takes so much concentration. He smiles all the time, especially for his brothers and sisters. He watches them cross the room and sometimes he'll get mad if they don't stop to talk to him. Shortly after he turned 3 months he started teething. Crazy, I know!!! By the time he hit 4 months he was showing off not one but TWO teeth on the bottom. It's so cute to see his little teeth when he smiles. Not so cute when I get a finger in there!! Don't try that at home! He's very close to rolling over, he just has that last little bit of shoulder to get over, then watch out! I'm sure he'll be rolling all over the living room.
I love sleeping baby photos. So hard to resist!!

A Quiet Moment

This picture just makes me smile. I love it when they play and get along with each other instead of getting annoyed with each other. Spencer really is awake! (But he has been known to crash in that chair!!)

Lady Bugs-Guy Bugs

Here's my little bug. They had been learning about the life cycle of lady bugs in their class. Lady bugs can be guys too :)

Teacher Appreciation

Check out these cute goody bags I made. Thanks to Chic n' Scratch for the idea. She's got some fun stuff! I handed these out to teachers last week for teacher appreciation week. Did you thank a teacher for their hard work? I also gave a few of these for Mother's Day gifts also.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Mother's Day Gift

Today was a special day at preschool. First a little history. When parents come to pick up their children at preschool the teacher usually brings the kids out a few at a time. The kids are in one half of the room reading stories and the parents wait in the other side. The teacher pops her head out to see which parents are there and then goes back into the room with the kids and then sends out a few of them. Generally, the kids go quickly and excitedly to their parent. Now, to today. All of us parents are waiting for story time to end and for our kids to come out. What a special surprise to see the kids coming out one at a time, walking politely I might add. I think Spencer was one of the first out the door and he walked up to me and said, "Happy Mother's Day" and handed me this...
Now, you have to understand that we've been with the same preschool since Harley was there. So I've seen a few of theses before and it wasn't really a surprise. It was just so sweet to see all the kids coming out and wishing their Mother's a happy day! And if you know Spencer.....he can be such a sweetie! He gives his preschool teacher hugs all the time. She LOVES them, she calls them "sugar."
Happy (early) Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.

My 4 Boys

What a good looking group of boys I have!!