"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Making fun of my kids

What is the point of being a mother if you can't occasionally make fun of your silly kids? Today was a great opportunity for that. First thing after breakfast the kids decided they wanted to paint. (We are still down with colds, so we didn't go to church right after breakfast as we usually do.) As I wanted to get a little crafting done too, I readily agreed. Joy taught the boys how to make splatters on their pages, and Brigham took it to the next level.

You almost don't notice the healing burn or the hula hoop to the head scabs with all the paint.

Brigham and Joy really get along quite well, and after a bit of clean-up, they went upstairs to come up with a parade. I don't think that really caught on, because after a long while, they came downstairs bedecked it Silly Bands. They were rock stars, and Joy did her best to get her rock star attitude on.

Personally, I think the unbrushed hair was much more effective than the silly-banded pajama pants!

Then, this evening, Joy and Hyrum did this amazing stunt. I have been noticing lately that Joy is an exceptionally scrawny child! I mean, look at her arms! I think Hyrum's arms are bigger around than hers! It is a wonder he doesn't just fall flat and smash her like a pancake! Okay, he did a few times.

And speaking of scrawny, I couldn't resist this shot. Have you ever seen such a pointy bum in your life? It looks like an elbow joint, not a bum!

Well, that was cathartic. Maybe I will let them live another day...
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Super Hooper

It is amazing what a few days of practice will do for a person. You remember a few days ago, when I posted a video of Hyrum's cute hooping? He was pretty cute, but not very adept. Well, that has changed. He can now keep a hoop up as long as he likes. And, if I don't distract him, he can do just about whatever he pleases.
What you don't get from this video is how little he is. It is even more adorable when you see the action and realize it is being accomplished by someone who is only 41" tall! And, he is not even remotely modest. He will tell you he is a great hooper.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hula Hooper!

Joy and I have been doing a lot of hula hooping lately, and Hyrum has been fascinated by it. Unfortunately, his powers of hooping are not great. He stands still and spins the hoop around him. Well, in the last couple of days, he has figured out that, if you move your body, the hoop goes longer. So, I got a bit of video of his exertions.
Brigham and Hyrum wouldn't believe that I was recording, which is why they keep telling me to "take it". (For those of you who are getting this via email, go to the blog here and watch the clip).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

To-do list

This is Brigham's to-do list for today, of his own creation and origination.
In case you can't tell, it says:
- Laugh
- Run
- Play
- Scream
- Yell

It was quite a list, but I think he accomplished it.