Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Have you heard about Kimball?

Just in case you hadn't heard about Kimball, here's a quick synopsis:

He is the king of opposites

He is patient, generous, and kind
but he will tell you the truth even if it isn't
always accompanied with tact.

He is methodical and efficient
but depending on the task he may need to
be asked to do it a few times,
before he'll begin the work.

He is smart and insightful
but if there is something he doesn't know
he'll be busy trying to find it out.

He makes the best hot chocolate,
but he has trouble burning toast.

I've come home to find him watching
cartoons by himself.
I've also come home to find him reading
Principles of General Surgery.

He is passionate about his work,
but he doesn't take anything too seriously.

He knows and understands the gospel.
His example testifies of its authenticity, and
strengthens others' convictions of its truths.

He can hang tire swings and build sandboxes
He can throw his kids high in the air, or
gently rock them to sleep.

He is my best friend. He is a my childrens' father. He is
his father's son. He has his mother's eyes.
He is my husband,
and today is his birthday.

Happy Birthday to the King of opposites, we love you.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tumble Dry on Low

*Before you call CPS, there are a couple reasons this happened...

  • There was a certain 5 year old girl who is very persuasive about getting her brother to experiment things on her I have to remind you about the dog kennel incident?
  • The children have been helping me switch laundry because they like to add soap/dryer sheets and push the various buttons, so I'm sure this idea has been cultivating for awhile now.
  • In my pregnant state the children have gotten considerably faster than me when it comes to going up and down stairs

Upon arrival at the scene I quickly had a serious talk with Mya about the dangers of trying to dry our little brothers and sisters, so don't assume I had a laughing session with them about how silly they are sometimes....but I DID have a little chuckle to myself while they weren't watching ;)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tire Swing!

Early on in May the landscapers came to plant grass seed in the back yard, and it was a good thing that the kids and I were out of town for most of the month because ever since they've been home they've been itching to go out back and play. Finally this weekend, after a little trip to Lowe's, we got what we needed to build a sandbox and hang a tire swing! I was impressed that the tire swing could even provide me in all of my pregnant wonder with a fun time (don't tell my mom). The kids spent ALL day outside! And now they are not only thoroughly dirty but they are both thoroughly convinced their Dad is the Best Dad in the Whole World!