Thursday, January 29, 2009

ME... as described by Ethan

All about me, by my son... I saw this on my friends blog and thought it would be fun to get Ethan's take on me. I have to say his answers are a bit too revealing. I had a good laugh!!!

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Be good.
2. What makes mom happy?
Being good!
3. What makes mom sad?
Being bad. (I see a theme here)
4. What does your mom do to make you laugh?
Tickle me.
5. What was your mom like as a child?
Umm mm?! I don't know.
6. How old is your mom?
50 years old (wow, I think I need to put on some make-up or something)
7. How tall is your mom?
50-80-100 feet tall
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Um, do crafts.
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Go upstairs with Jaden.
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Cause you're SO a movie star! (Nice)
11. What is your mom really good at?
Doing crafts with me.
12. What is your mom not very good at?
Cause you're not very smart... cause I'm so smart, right? (WOW... ouch. guess a Master's
Degree doesn't matter mucu in the world of a five year old)
13. What does your mom do for her job?
Sell jewelry... and um, crafts.
14. What is your mom's favorite food?
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Being good (here we go again)
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Johnny Test's sister... the one who gave Dookee (the dog) tea... that's which one you would be.
17. What do you and your mom do together?
Crafts. (OK so I DON'T really do crafts all day...LOL)
18. How are you and your mom the same?
Cause we do crafts together.
19. How are you and your mom different?
Because we don't do "stuff" the same sometimes. (I'm just glad he didn't mention crafts)
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Cause you give me toys when I finish filling up my whole chore chart!!!
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Taking him on a date. (No honey... I didn't pay him to say that!)
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Walmart.. to buy stuff, right?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Big Brother

If there is one thing we have alot of in our home it is brothers!!! Brothers are good for many things... playing games of all kinds, telling jokes (Jaden always has the funniest jokes), wrestling, singing songs, and helping each other find food (sometimes this gets messy)...

Ethan has really been helpful over the past few weeks and has started doing all sorts of chores around the house and has been willing to help me from time to time with his little brothers. I didn't expect him to assist me in feeding the baby. He got a bananna and mashed it (just like he has watched me do so many times) and was even willing to get his hands dirty all in the name of brotherhood.

In the end Mason had a full tummy and a little stashed away for later.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Future Missionaries

Ethan and Jaden got "Future Missionary" name tags for Christmas and they got the chance to try them out this past Sunday. It was difficult to get a good picture of the boys after a long day at church but we gave it a try...

After changing out of my dress clothes I realised that there was a missionary on the loose... OK well he was playing Battleground and it isn't "P-Day."

Well, I guess Jaden and Ethan have a few more years before they have to follow the rules of Missionary life. I am grateful that I have a few more years until I have to send them on the plane to the MTC. Boys, enjoy being young... you will be grown-ups before you know it!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back To LIFE

Well all good things must come to an end.... even the Holidays.

We have had a GREAT Holiday season with a trip to Utah a new baby cousin (Bella Horton)and lots of family time. I must say this has been the best Christmas season I can remember full of magical memories that will be with us for a lifetime!!!

Today was Ethan's first day back at school and at first he seemed disappointed to be going back "Mom, school is SO boring!!!" by the time he got home he had fallen back into his old ways eating popcorn and drinking chocolate milk (his favorite afterschool snack choice)and talking nonstop about his friends and the days events.

Even though we are sad at the sight of the living room without a pretty Christmas tree (the boys had a BLAST taking it down with the needles falling everywhere but were sweet enough to help me clean it up) all good thing must come to an end. Only 10more months until a new holiday season is upon us. For now it is back to life... and what fun it is!