Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Comfort Item...of the Day
























Jasper's comfort item of choice changes daily, and sometimes even a few times each day. His latest favorite choices are an ice scraper and a tape measure.
Jasper scoots around the house with his scraper. He even begged to take it in the car with him. He grips is tightly like a blankie.

We had 2 different sales guys here today to give us quotes on window coverings, and Jasper was so happy to help them do all of their measuring.

I shot this 1 minute video of the "tape measure dance", that can be seen hourly at our house. Yes, I had my camera turned the wrong way (again). Sorry.
video

Down and Out

Mike started feeling sick on Sunday afternoon and things just went downhill from there. He was up sick all night.

By Monday morning Mike was at Urgent Care hooked up to an IV for the day. He had lost a lot of fluids and needed some anti nausea medication.

The entire scenario of when we both got a bad stomach virus Thanksgiving weekend last year.

I am happy to announce that after some much needed rest he is doing a lot better.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Every Day

Every morning we have peaches and oatmeal for breakfast.

Not too exciting, but definitely delicious.

While I finish cooking our oats, Jasper gets started on the peaches.

Mike is only home with us for breakfast on Sunday (and sometimes Saturday). He kept commenting on how many peaches Jasper could shove in his mouth at one time.

What can I say, he really loves peaches.

Happiness Is...

Clean counters!

I am ashamed to say that this is the first time since we have moved in that the kitchen table, counters and island have all been clear and clean...and it feels so good!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Squeaky Clean

We headed over to our church parking lot bright and early this morning to support a fundraiser for boy scout camp.

The car wash turned out to be quite a social event. We had a great time, and our cars look great!

--Yes, I am looking great in my work out clothes :>

Monday, March 2, 2009

Family Home Evening

I will be 100% honest and say that there are weeks when I wonder if anything that we teach Jasper in Family Home Evening on Monday nights will sink in.

Then there are nights like tonight when I think -- This is what you should be doing.

I was in charge of the lesson tonight. We usually have our lessons out of the Nursery Manual: Behold Your Little Ones. Tonight our lesson was "Heavenly Father has a Plan for Me". Yes, we just had this lesson a few months ago, but I really like it.

At times Jasper was more into seeing how many crayons he could pick up at a time than anything else.

We made the corresponding mobile for our activity. Jasper really likes to watch the blades spin on the ceiling fans these days, so I figured that he might appreciate a mobile to add to his viewing pleasure.

If I were to make these again, I would have photocopied the backside too, as the pictures are blank on the back, which doesn't make for great mobile viewing. I think we'll stick some pictures on the back.

As a side note, I cut the photos from the Nursery Manual and made one coloring book-type page per lesson and put them in a book with page protectors. This book can take a beating better from Jasper. If you want a PDF file of this little masterpiece of mine, email me and I will send it to you.

Letters from the Laundry Room

Every once in a while my husband will receive an email from our laundry room -- yes, our laundry room has it's own gmail account.

Today's message went a little something like this:




From: 1151 Laundry Room

Dear Michael,

When you feed Jasper RED fruit snacks at church and then he drools RED down the front of his WHITE dress shirt, please do not casually toss the WHITE dress shirt on my floor. I do not magically stain spray items that have been tossed on my floor.

In the future, please rinse the stain in cold water and scrub with Spray 'n Wash.

IF you are unable to do the above, please hand the shirt to your wonderful wife and say -- Sweetheart, this WHITE dress shirt has a RED STAIN on the front of it and it needs attention RIGHT AWAY.

Otherwise, the cost for Jasper's stained clothing under your care (due to your stain neglect) will be deducted from your secret candy stash budget.

Thank you,
The Laundry Room

Sunday, March 1, 2009

First Day of Nursery

Today is the day. Jasper is a whopping 18 months old and is joining the ranks of Primary.

Would anyone mind telling me where the last year and half went? Because I feel like it just flew by!

He was dressed in his Sunday best and ready for whatever Nursery may bring him. I am still recuperating, and wasn't able to go to church today.

Mike is the Jr. Nursery leader, so it's not really a big adjustment for Jasper. Mike is so excited to have his little guy in Nursery with him now.

Jasper has gone in Nursery here and there before, but I have not had him attend earlier than now because Mike has his hands full with a big group -- 16 little ones today.

Mike likes to joke and say that I haven't put Jasper in Nursery early because I am just not ready to let him go. Anyone in Relief Society knows that on most Sunday's I am more than ready for Jasper to be in Nursery. Especially on the Sunday's that I am teaching.

I don't think the sisters are going to miss Jasper's antics for one second. I am quite sure that Cydnee Schroeder will be thrilled to not have Jasper plunking away on the keys as she tries to play the piano.

I am not sure what I will do with myself during Sunday School and Relief Society. I guess I will sit down and listen to the lesson. Something I haven't really done for a year and a half.

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I am full time wife and Mom. Jasper is my busy 3 year old who keeps us on our toes. I like to sew and craft and make our house a home. I love to be outside and play with my boys.