Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dear Masking Tape,

Thank you for entertaining my kids today.
Love, Nora

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Joy ride.

Every time we drive down our street to get onto the freeway Charlie asks me go super fast over this bump in the road.  It is actually more like a hill, so when I step on the gas the kids giggle as gravity pulls against their stomachs.  I love doing this, sometimes we even make a u-turn to experience the thrill again and again.  (It reminds me of my childhood when we would ask my mom to drive "the horsey way" to the park or to drive home "the bumpy way.")  Well,  last night we drove over the awesome bump and June did her usual "Weeee!" followed by a chuckle.  Charlie on the other hand loudly belted out "Whoa!  That make my tummy and wiener feel funny!"  Nice.  Other than cracking up I was not too sure how to respond to that one.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


With goggles. Both of them!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Adam's dad (aka: Dadoo) is known for his generosity and kindness. He takes the family on lavish vacations like resorts in Colorado and islands in Hawaii. But the family jokes about the things he does not like paying for, such as a beverage other than water or a dinner other than Taco Bell. So, Momoo brought some of the kids down for a little trip to Disneyland (and Dadoo was convinced to come too). We had just finished eating outside of the park when Ben, Charlie, and Reese were mesmerized by a "balloon-man" working nearby. My thought was "Sweet, free entertainment while I finish eating." Before I knew it Charlie was running up to me with a huge grin on his face holding a Spiderman balloon. Then he said "Dadoo, got us all balloons!" I am guessing they were probably at least $8 each... for a balloon! I am not sure who was happier that night, the kids, the balloon-man, or Dadoo.
(We love you Dadoo. You are an amazing dad, father-in-law, and grandpa. I am so grateful that Adam has learned how to treat his wife based on your example of love, patience, and selflessness.)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Little Rascals.

June and Charlie have been total RASCALS lately. The picture above was taken when I asked Charlie to go get dressed for the day.  He came downstairs with two thermal bed-shirts. Then he insisted that June needed one on.  They have both been testing the limits lately, it has been frustrating and hilarious all at the same time. Here are some examples:

me: "Charlie, you need to obey or else you are going to be in trouble."
Char: "Well, you hurted my life!"

We were having dinner and I asked Charlie to please finish eating, he responded with: "Well, I don't want something healthy, I want something good."

Just today, I got mad at Charlie for being too loud during nap time. I told him that if he was not tired he still needed to rest quietly in his bed but to not wake June up. As I was walking dowstairs he quietly began singing "So tell me what you want what you really really want..."
This little Missy has been moving chairs to climb onto the counter and table to get food. She has also been SCREAMING All. Day. Long. It is the loudest, most high-pitched scream you could ever imagine.
Here she is POUTING (below) on our way in from the car. She did not want to come inside so she plopped herself down on the cement to show me who's boss.

I love this picture. June getting into trouble with a total look of victory on her face with the KEEP CALM and CARRY ON picture in the background. These kids! Make me crazy but I love them.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween.

This years Halloween costume "theme" was a bit of a stretch. I was mistaken for Sponge Bob and a yellow Lego and Adam did not really look like he had been "rescued from a burning building" or anything. Nevertheless... we had a great Halloween with family in town and the kids looked pretty darn cute!
Our buddies at the ward Trunk-or-Treat.
Cruela and her dalmatians.
Momoo and Dadoo at their finest.
The serious pumpkin carvers.
The cousins and their AWESOME pumpkins.