Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mission Disaccomplished

I asked Chandler in the car on the way to school if he finally finished putting away all his clothes, and he answered," Mission Disaccomplished" I thought it was so funny. He is trying to use the correct prefixes, but sometimes the words he comes up with are so mixed up. He probably should have said Mission Impossible based on all the clothes I put in a pile in the center of his floor. ( He was supposed to hang them up, but somehow they ended up shoved in the back of this closet behind the stuffed animals.)
Avrielle did the same thing last week when she told me she is trying not to disclude any girls from school when they eat lunch together. I think she meant exclude, but it made me smile. English can be so difficult!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Grandparent's Day

Last night, I was having the kids start some of their school assignments for Monday. One of the things they had to do was write a paragraph about one of their grandparents to read at Grandparents Day on Wed. They both chose to write about Papa Bob. After they were done, we read them, checked them over, and then I sent them to brush their teeth and get tucked in for the night. About 20 minutes later, Chandler came out of his room with his eyes welled up with tears. He asked, "Mom will you pray for me?" At first I couldn't figure out what was wrong. Normally, when he gets out of bed, it is because he had a bad dream and is afraid, but he hadn't been asleep long enough. Then I noticed he was wearing the shark tooth necklace around his neck that my dad brought him from Hawaii a few years ago. I said, "You miss Papa don't you?" He crawled in my lap and tears just began to flow. I of course couldn't pray out loud because I would cry too, so I just held him. He told me that he wanted to call Papa today and tell him that he won the High Point award in swimming. I told him that there have been lots of times I wanted to call him too. It seems like these last few weeks have been hard again as we are reliving the "one year ago todays" It was this time last year that everything began, so when I think of Chan's birthday which is on Tues, I can't help but remember last year when we all were together. I hope Grandparent's Day won't be too emotional for them. I know they are thankful for the grandparents that they do have, but this day is just stirring up a lot of memories and the emotions are all still fresh.
On a side note.. On Wednesday at 1:00pm , David is taking an interview for a promotion at work. He was supposed to have a doctor appointment at USC that day, but we will reschedule it. He got a call out last night for a shooting, so he is functioning on very little sleep. I would love for him to get this spot. The chance doesn't come about very often, and there is a lot of competition. Please pray that he would be able to do his best, honor the Lord, and not worry about the lack of time he has to prepare. You can pray that if the Lord wills, he would get the spot too! He is studying like crazy already. Also, whoever does get the position we would trust God and know that he is sovereign over every event in our lives even if it doesn't turn out the way we would like. Thanks

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Part 2

Dog Barf, Dog Barf, and more Dog barf. Yuck!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Two More Funny Things

Avrielle told us tonight that when she grows up she wants to be a nurse that delivers babies, but she doesn't want to be in the room. Maybe that's not the right career for her. What do you think?

In the same conversation, Chandler told me he wants me to have another baby so he can have an older brother. How does that happen????

What is Chicken Made of?

That is the question Avrielle asked us at dinner tonight. She is eleven by the way... David answered her in as straight a face as possible,......."Carrots." Boy do I have work to do.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Nana Karen!

Dinner with Lance Roberts

Lance came over for dinner one night during his brief trip to the United States. The joke of the night was that he has never heard of what we had for dinner which was Carne Asada, even though his wife Sandy is Mexican. He was out here taking a short, but very extensive seminary class. We miss their family so much in the Czech Republic, but were glad to hear they may be coming to visit again for a longer time this summer.

It's been a while...

Over the Christmas break we visited the Natural History Museum.

Charissa and me.
Avrielle's new haircut.
Swimming the 100 backstroke at the New Years Meet in Ventura.
It's cold out here...I'm glad I don't have to swim!