Tuesday, April 30, 2013

February 15 - Day 230

Working on painting this old mirror that I picked up from my grandparent's cabin before it was sold.
I taped it off and just spray painted it a nice black.

I think it turned out pretty good for my mediocre skills!

February 14 - Day 229

Valentine's Day boxes - boy style.

February 13 - Day 228

We've got luscious greenery going on in the middle of winter.
It would be wonderful except it's in our window well, it's not letting in any light,
and it's attracting every possible spider in the area.  Boo.

February 12 - Day 227

We all love having a sledding hill in our backyard.
Love love love love love.

February 11 - Day 226

Damien received new scriptures from his Grandma and Grandpa Parkes today.
I think he might like them.  :)

February 10 - Day 225

February 9 - Day 224

We're a month and a half into our basement project and the sawdust is piling up.
Damien was a sweetheart to get it under control for me.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

February 8 - Day 223

So there was this one day that was bright and sunshiny and so we ran to the store really quick and didn't take our jackets and then when we got out of the store there was a full-on blizzard raging outside.  Good times.

February 7 - Day 222

I have no idea what this picture is about,
except that Michael's arms are creepy.

February 6 - Day 221

We were watching a little neighborhood girl for the day and Charlie decided to do his best to impress her.  He began with a classic trash-can-lid-on-the-neck move.  That didn't work very well so he added in a little hula-hoop action.

 When that was a no-go he decided to pull out all the stops.

I don't think she's likely to forget him.

February 5 - Day 220


If you actually read the instructions for the tax code you learn a lot.

February 4 - Day 219

February 3 - Day 218

It's been really foggy lately.

February 2 - Day 217


February 1 - Day 216

Parent-teacher conferences take a loooooong time.

January 31 - Day 215

Playing in the car is still one of his favorite things to do.  Today he had fun cranking up the volume and then laughing when I would say, "It's too loud!"  He'd turn it down for me, look at me with that grin of his, and then turn it all the way up again.
He has a talent for the tease.

January 30 - Day 214

January 29 - Day 213

They loved their awards.

January 28 - Day 212

Damien's FHE lesson on emergency preparedness.  He drew a picture of what to do in a fire emergency.  Then we practiced the steps and had to draw our own pictures of what to do.

January 27 - Day 211

January 26 - Day 210

It's fuzzy, but I wanted to post and remember this night.  We were able to get tickets to BYU's production of "The Phantom of the Opera".  The show was amazing and we had such a great time!  Brigham Young University has some extremely talented students - we couldn't believe the quality of the stage, acting, singing, and music.  Loved it!

January 25 - Day 209

They did their own cars for the pine wood derby.
Which is how it should be.
They had so much fun making them and have such a great sense of pride and
accomplishment being able to produce the imaginations of their minds.

Okay, I'm done with my mini-soapbox.

January 24 - Day 208

Trying to convince Charlie that it is not a fun game to lick someone.  It's not going very well since I yelp and squeel when he tries to lick me and (being the boy that he is) that just spurred him on more.

January 23 - Day 207

Trying to help Mom pick out a new paint color for her bedroom.

January 22 - Day 206

A still shot of Michael's latest MRI.
The great  news is that this one led to a final and definitive diagnosis:
Benign Multiple Sclerosis
We didn't even know that existed, but we're all doing happy jigs over here!

January 21 - Day 205

Kissy face.

January 20 - Day 204

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

January 17 - Day 201

Oh, hi Mom.  I'm just here in the oven drawer.

No, I won't be getting out, thank you.

Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

Ummmm, do you think I could have some juice?

This is my neck.

January 16 - Day 200

They were fighting so I told them to sit on the couch and to stay there until they could think of something nice to say about the other person.  They decided to have a glaring contest instead.  (But they snapped out of it as soon as I took their picture.  Ha!  Maybe I should use that as a distraction technique - "Keep arguing!  I'll go grab the camera to take your picture!!")

January 15 - Day 199

Cub Scouts.
Extremely fun, but
soooooooooooooo confusing.

January 14 - Day 198

Oh no, he only wants the honey clusters.
None of that silly corn flake business, thank you very much.

January 13 - Day 197

Ten years old and still the most comfortable pair of slippers EVER.
Sometimes my feet just need a little pampering and softness.
Apparently in leopard print.