Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Love

We were talking in the car about what the kids would like for Christmas. Gordon said, "Mom. What if I don't have my family for Christmas? That is all that I want for Christmas." I told him that was a great thing to want and Gordon said, "Because Christmas. It's about the love."

Monday, November 7, 2011


Jared has been struggling with a lot of things lately. Seth was gone to choir practice and I was putting the kids to bed. Jared and I were talking about his various difficulties and ways we can make them better. As I was getting ready to leave, Jared said, "Mommy. Do you think Daddy could give me a blessing? The kind when he puts his palms on my head?"


Yesterday Gordon asked me if he could fast. I told him that it would be fine. He has been trying to stop wetting the bed. (He wets the bed every single night.) He fasted for help with it and we have remembered him our prayers to help him out.

This morning he got up and told me, "I didn't even wet the bed last night! I just knew fasting would work!"

Monday, October 31, 2011


The other day Gordon was using the computer and he said, "Hey Mom. Have you ever learned about drugs at school?" I said,"Yes." Gordon said, "Don't give me a drug."

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Gordon had his first experience on an airplane yesterday. When we took off, Gordon said, "This feels really good." A few minutes later, Gordon exclaimed, "This is how birds feel and I can feel it!"

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bad Day

I woke up to Gordon crying Saturday. He said, "I'm having a really bad day!" Seth jumped out of bed to find out what was wrong. Gordon said, "My stinky won't come out." Then he burst into tears. Poor little guy. He was constipated and couldn't understand why he couldn't go to the bathroom.

Monday, August 15, 2011


We have a lot of hornets in our yard. I think that because it has been empty for a year, the hornets just found a safe place to live, on our house. We were talking about the different animals we have seen in our yard; ants, a snake, grasshoppers and hornets. Jared started talking about his friend, Lewis and how he would be so envious because he loves to catch animals.

Gordon said, "How do you catch hornets anyway?"

I said, "I don't know...throw a hot dog out?"

Gordon thought I meant to throw a hot dog at the hornet. He started laughing so loud and said, "Throw a hot dog at it? How about throw a pizza at it?"


Mia had her first experience using a public restroom that had a lock that didn't work. Mia was really upset about it. When she came out she said, "If I was in charge of the bathroom, I would spend most of the money on making sure the door locked and I wouldn't lock the toilet paper. Who would want to steal toilet paper anyway? I don't know why they would have a bathroom with a door that doesn't lock!"

Sometimes it is hard to remember she is only 8.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Ellis was reading me a story about a dog yesterday. I said something about the dog and called it a her. Ellis said, "You can know if a dog is a boy or a girl by how it sounds when it barks."

Friday, July 22, 2011

On the inside

The other day we were watching "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules". In the movie Greg is watching a scary show about a foot. As an adult it is easy to see that it was pretty far out. To a six year old boy, however, it was pretty scary. I looked at Gordon and his eyes were wide open and I thought he was going to cry. I told him that it was just pretend.

Gordon said, "I know. I wasn't scared." He put his hand on his heart and said, "Just the inside of me was scared."


Today I was following Gordon into the condo. He ran ahead of me and then turned around to come back. I was closer than he expected and he jumped in the air and screamed.

He said, "You scared me!"

I replied, "I scared you and made you run in the air?"

Gordon said, "Yeah. And you made me girl scream."

Friday, July 1, 2011

United States

This morning Mia said, "I wish that Kamas was only a few minutes away and that Idaho was in the United Stated."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Gordon has a boy in his Kindergarten class who misbehaves a lot. My friend was driving Gordon home from school yesterday and Gordon said, "Maybe Deegan is bad because he misses his mom." My friend asked why Gordon thought that (thinking maybe he had heard that Deegan's mom had died or something). Gordon said, "Well. I miss my mom!"

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Made in the UTAH

Mia was watching High School Musical 2 tonight and Linda pointed out that it was filmed here in Utah. Mia sighed in relief and said, "Finally! Something not made in China."

Monday, February 21, 2011


I took Gordon out on a date the other night. On the way home Gordon said, "Mom. Do you know that sometimes I feel like the luckiest boy?"

I asked him if he felt lucky because he went out with me and he said, "Yeah. That's why I'm lucky!"

Friday, February 11, 2011


I was putting Gordon to bed tonight and he said, "Mom. Robbers never come to our house, right?"

I said, "They haven't. Aren't we lucky?"

Gordon said, "They sometimes go to other people's houses, right?"

I said, "Yeah. They do."

Gordon said, "Do robbers have to go to jail?"

I said, "Sometimes they have to. They are making bad choices by being robbers."

Gordon said, "It is a good thing my name isn't Gordon Robber Leary."

I said, "Yeah. It is Gordon Robert Leary. Not Robber Leary."

Gordon said, "Even if my name was Gordon Robber Leary, I still wouldn't rob."

Saturday, January 29, 2011


We were driving in the car and Mia asked, "Who did Heavenly Father marry?" Jared said, "We don't know her name or we would take her name insane."

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I was listening to Gordon read tonight. He stopped in the middle of a sentence and said, "Did you know that I worry every night that the world is going to explode?" Before I could even tell him no, he was back to reading.