Last night Donnie worked late so after I put the kids in bed I was "alone" in the house. I was upstairs trying to pack when I heard a loud scraping type noise coming from downstairs. My heart jumped a little and then I remembered that Tanner is always downstairs so he must be the one making the noise. Then I was angry because it really sounded like he was scratching his claws on the carpet like a cat does. The noise was loud enough that I envisioned walking down the stairs and seeing something like this...
I didn't want him to stop doing what he was doing because he would be much more repentant if I caught him in the act. So, I crept slowly out of my room and started heading down the stairs calmly and quietly as possible. I was barely breathing, my feet barely touching the steps. When I got to the bottom step I leapt around the corner to surprise him and saw absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. Tanner wasn't even in the room but sleeping quietly by the heater in the mudroom.
I had actually been stalking the washing machine. I'm sure it felt terrible for all that noise after I scared it to death by jumping around the corner!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Baby Donnie got a package of clothes and books from his cousin. He immediately started perusing a Book of Mormon stories for kids book. Because he can't really read yet I asked him what he was reading to see if he could tell simply from the pictures. He answered "It's a book from God about the very very old ages." I think that about sums it up. That's my boy!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Today, after I took Lyssa and Sophia to swimming lessons, I decided to take the older kids out of school and go sledding all day. Best decision ever. Seriously, we had the most amazing day!
We got back to the house about 10:30, went sledding until noon when we took a break for lunch. While we warmed up we also played musical chairs, and put some chili in the crockpot for dinner. As soon as that was done we hit the slopes again. Sam came up and helped me push the kids down the street. We really got them flying and most of them caught some good air when they hit the snow banks! Donnie came home a little early from work and joined us for a snowball fight.
We went in when it started to get dark and warmed up with a hot chili dinner. Now we are all sitting around the fire reading books and doing the kids' homework. Such a perfect day!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It was so nice for everyone to have the day off yesterday. It snowed and the kids got to play outside. I was able to go visitig teaching to Tasha and it was so great. She is such a neat person and our visit yesterday was exactly what I needed. I was reminded, as I often am, that Heavenly Father is watching out for me. After the visit Mandy and I went to an hour long yoga class and both loved it! I am sore today and I really do love to be sore. I already can't wait for summer so every day can be a holiday (wish it was for Donnie too!) We finished the day off with banana splits, perfection!
A few hours ago the kids and I were cleaning up the downstairs and Tanner happened to be following me around when I picked up a tutu that Maggie had left in the hallway. Poor Tanner. Classic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time! Will couldn't be left out of the fun!