Saturday, January 8, 2011


Seneca has been Snow White all day, in costume, even.  Beckham has been following her around with a styrofoam sword.  I asked if he was Prince Charming.  He replied, “yeah, and I hit the Nephites!”  Fantasy mingled with scripture… that’s ok, right?

Cooper heard about the winter edition of Wipeout and had his dad record it for him.  I don’t know what it is about watching people/ animals hurt themselves, but he finds it hilarious.  He laughs his head off at Tom and Jerry and it was no different as he watched Wipeout with Dent this afternoon.  He was busting up.  And then he went outside to “play” Wipeout… except that he doesn’t ever fall.  He was jumping over imaginary obstacles and turning to avoid invisible things swinging at him.  This kid needs a major obstacle course all the time and he would be happy.

We got our monthly newsletter from Navajo Family Services today containing profiles for some of the children who are seeking adoption.  It contained ten sibling groups, from two to five children.  Of course it would be ideal to keep these kids together, and I hope so much that that can happen, but chances have got to be slim that a family can welcome in that many children at a time and deal with the emotional issues that they bring.  I wish I was in a position to do that, but I think that would mean giving up what I already have and I’m not willing to do that.  Sometimes it feels selfish to be holding out for an infant when there are so many children who need homes and so many families waiting for babies, but that is what feels right in our family right now.  I can, however, hope that my Father in Heaven can orchestrate the homes that these children need. 

Seneca was standing on the ottoman singing at the top of her lungs and waving her arms around and when she finished she took a deep bow and Beckham, watching from the couch, started shouting, “Bravo!  Bravo!”  Where on earth did he learn that??  Oh, and he’s wearing the Rapunzel dress.  With off-the-shoulder sleeves.

Seneca got princess shoes for Christmas, you know, the plastic clipity-clop kind.  All three of my children are becoming quite adept at walking in high-heels.

I’ve been working on our upcoming fundraiser auction for Joete’s Playground and I’m excited about the possibilities of great donations this year.  I know it will be a lot of work for those involved, but it is a project I feel great about and am grateful to be a part of.  If you have connections that would benefit our auction, I would love to hear about them!

I think it has taken all day for Denten to recover from the minor frostbite he received on his toes this morning.  He biked 65 miles and despite what you winter folk think, it was cold here!  I was quite grateful to stay in bed with my book this morning. 

It is a bummer when the tether ball is used as a swing and breaks.  And even more of a bummer when it happens a second time.  Dad fixed it once again- we’ll see how long it lasts. 

I have a few great friends, cousins and one stellar sister who are due to have babies in the next few weeks.  I can’t wait for the pics of these cute, squishy souls to come rolling in! 


The Hunt's said...

or fashion and scripture...i suggested tessa wear tights today with her skirt since it was a little chilly. she walked over to her drawer, pulled some out and said, "ok mom, we wear these lamantights?"


and bex going to preschool...breaking my heart. he might as well be 85 he looks so old in those photos. i was working on my 2009 (yikes, behind!) blurb album last night and came across one of the two of them playing on the beach in mccall, all chubby and babyish, made me so sad!

Kari said...

"Fantasy mingled with scripture… " I busted a gut reading this post.

Sidenote: we watch Wipeout too. It's terrible to laugh at others slipping and hurting themselves but I can't help myself.