Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Mia had a friend over today and I over heard them talking. Mia said, "Do you know why I always like to be the mom when I play house? It is because I don't know how to act like a kid."

Thursday, February 12, 2009


In primary Mia's class made some megaphones to go along with the lesson. Mia had forgotten about hers until yesterday. She pulled it out and started making noise with it. Our phone had been having problems, so when the Qwest guy showed up, Mia ran to the door and said, "Da-daa Da-daa! The Priest-hood is res-tored!" and then ran away.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Moving Movie

Last night we finished exposing our kids to the complete "Star Wars" saga, except that the way they experienced it was far different from the way we adults did. They watched episodes 1-6 in order, which means, there were actually surprises. The big surprise was that Darth Vader turned back from the "Dark Side" and destroyed the Emperor, saving his son.

It was an emotional high point for all of us, but Mia especially must have been really affected. At least 10 minutes after we had put away the DVD and turned the lights back on she turned to me and said, "Daddy, [referring to the scene above] when that happened it made me cry." I replied, "Yeah, it was very emotional for me too, sweety." Then she said, "And Daddy, when I think about it now it still makes me cry." Then she burst into tears.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Bed Bugs

The kids always tell me "Good night, sleep tight. Don't let the Bed Bugs bite." I always have to say, "You too." or they will say, "I guess you want the bed bugs to bite me."

Tonight when I put Ellis to bed he said, "Good night. Don't let the bugs eat."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Ellis was in going to the bathroom and I went in to check on him. He told me, "I went one stinky BuddyNana. We don't eat stinky buddynana's. That would be stinky!"

Monday, February 2, 2009


Mia told Ellis that she was making a menu. Ellis said, "A men me? You are making a men Ellis?"


Gordon told me, "Mommy. I ated my yawn."

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Just Like Daddy

In the car tonight Gordon said, "When I cut my hair and I don't have any left, I will be just like Daddy!"