Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Party

Our dear friends, the Bakers, had us over for a pumpkin carving party for Family Home Evening last Monday. The kids had a really fun and messy time carving and painting their pumpkins. Sterling is such a clean freak he would not help clean out his pumpkin innards at all. I had to pose him with his hand about to reach into the pumpkin while Buster de-gunked it for him. He did however, carefully paint his pumpkin without much mess. He's a funny kid. Abby was kind enough to paint Ace's tiny pumpkin for him. We also had a donut eating contest that my family dominated at surprisingly. It was a great night and we had so much fun that I felt obligated to return the next morning and help Chantel clean up her lovely home. Thanks Bakers!

Buster's Winning Song

Here is the song that Buster won First Place for...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Buster won first place!

Tonight was the awards ceremony for the Reflections Contest at our elementary school. I don't know if it's a nationwide contest but it's basically the students interpretation of the theme which was "Wow..." this year. The students can enter a piece of visual art, literature, photography, or musical composition. Buster wrote a theme song for his Holiday he created a couple of years ago, Big World Day! He worked sooo hard on it and we are so proud of him. The words to his song are...
I walked in the desert, oh, with my friends.
It's a big world, look at the view.
I made up this day.
It's called Big World Day!
I guess he goes on to Regionals or something now. Go Buster!!
Abby got honorable mention for her story titiled, Year 7000. She did a really great job on it.
I'm trying to get the video clip of him performing his song to upload but it's been over an hour so I will try again tomorrow...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Questions for My Kids

My friend did this questionnaire on her blog and I thought it was pretty cute. I asked my kids to answer a few questions...

1. What is something Mom always says to you?
Sterling: to not play the WII (he's not old enough)
Abby: I love you
Buster: go to bed (only every night!)

2. What makes Mom happy?
S: cleaning up toys (really?)
A: having fun
B: doing stuff when you don't have to ask us (yes!)

3. What makes Mom sad?
S: not cleaning up toys
A: if Ace dies
B: if we leave our backpacks on the bus (hmmm)

4. How does your Mom make you laugh?
S: by being a clown
A: she acts like a nerd
B: by making faces

5. What was your Mom like as a child?
S: me! no...yeah!
A: I don't know
B: you liked candy

6. How old is your Mom?
S: no, Mom, you tell me cause I don't know how old you are
A: Uh...31
B: thirty...two?

7. How tall is your Mom?
S: 54 feet tall (heehee)
A: 5 foot 2
B: 5 feet

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
S: turn stuff off (not quite)
A: laugh (yes)
B: wash the dishes (not quite)

9. What does your Mom do when you're not around?
S: write stuff
A: go to parties (we had gone to a Halloween party the night before)
B: play with Sterling (while he's at school everyday)

10. If your Mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
S: Abby's Halloween dress (I made her a cute tutu for her witch costume)
A: Um, being a nerd as an actress or something? (thanks a lot)
B: Dancing (no way)

11. What is your Mom really good at?
S: playing the piano (the kids are catching up to my skill level really fast)
A: yelling (uh oh)
B: playing with Sterling

12. What is your Mom not very good at?
S: playing the recorder (true)
A: arguing with Dad (true)
B: picking us up early (true)

13. What does your Mom do for her job?
S: ironing
A: us
B: be a Mom

14. What is your Mom's favorite food?
S: lasagna
A: um, salad
B: pancakes

15. What makes you proud of your Mom?
S: reading books
A: that she usually doesn't try to start an argument (do we argue too much?)
B: cooking

16. If your Mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
S: Uniqua (Backyardigans)
A: mmm, probably Mr. Krabs' Mom (Spongebob)
B: Squidword or Sandy, either one (Spongebob) (not sure how to interpret this one)

17. What do you and your Mom do together?
S: play games
A: go to movies and go to the mall
B: ride in the car or shop at the store (he dislikes both of these activities)

18. How are you and your Mom the same?
S: we do have the same eyes!
A: we both like painting nails
B: we both like to watch TV

19. How are we different?
S: we don't have the same hair and we don't have the same size of our nose
A: she has brown hair and I have blonde hair
B: I'm a kid, you're a grown up

20. How do you know your Mom loves you?
S: I'm guessing (silly boy)
A: uh, cause she days it everyday
B: because she says it

21. What does your Mom like most about your Dad?
S: when Daddy dances
A: he's handsome
B: his hair color (funny answer)

22. Where is your Mom's favorite place to go?
S: stores, parks and Abby's dentist
A: um, Olive Garden
B: to Target

Don't kids say the darndest things!? This questionnaire gave me great insight into my children's lives. I can see lots of areas with room for improvement. They kept asking me why I was asking them all these wierd questions. Thanks for playing guys!

Monday, October 20, 2008


For those of you that know my little sister Lindsey, she is engaged and has a blog that you can check out if you want to stay updated. It's We are so excited to see family and enjoy the festivities in December.