1.26.2009

January

We did video interviews for family home evening this week. I thought we were just going to interview the kids, but then Woo wanted us to take a turn too. I was a little surprised at first, but then I realized that it's an awesome idea. I'd love to watch an interview of Mom and Dad or grandparents when they were my age, or when they had 3 little kids too.

Some highlights:
Me: Who's the president of the United States? 
Ruby: President Monson! 
Me: Hmmm. Who's the president of the Church? 
Ruby: Barack Obama! 
Me and Woo (laughing): Oh
Ruby: President Eyring? 

Woo: What's your favorite food? 
Herbie: Alfred. 
Woo: Alfred? 
Herbie: Alfred. 
Woo: Hmmm... Alfredo? Fettucini Alfredo? 
Herbie: Yeah. 
Ruby gave her first scripture in primary today--Matthew 6:21. She was very excited, and did a great job. Woo and I watched from the back of the room. She had it memorized and may have missed a word or two, but she spoke loudly, clearly and did it all by herself.

I think it was a bit anti-climatic for her, though, since at home she received cheering and adoration for a job well done, and her performance in church was met with silence. She waited expectantly for a bit before running back to her (silently) cheering parents.

We also discovered this week that Ruby has the 1st Article of Faith memorized. Thank you primary.

Herbie has gotten very stocky. I can't look at him without thinking that his head and belly are gigantic. His cheeks are huge, and when he's mad he has a way of throwing his head back into his neck so that it makes them look even bigger, which has the unintended effect of making his parents laugh. I can't imagine anything worse, than passionately trying to make a point, and having your audience laugh at you, but he seems to take it pretty well.

Herbie threw up twice today, and exploded once out the other end. I can remember the kids throwing up three times now. Once was at Mom and Dad's house, and the washing machine has been out of commission for the other two. He went through all the clean clothes he had left in a matter of minutes.

Moses continues to have a good time fiddling with stuff. He loves balls, dolls, and markers. We gave him a marker (with the lid on, of course!), and he just laughed and laughed. He held it out, looked at it from a few different angles, put it in his mouth, laughed and laughed some more... he just couldn't get enough of it.

He also likes to crawl as fast as he can with a cup held upside down in one hand. I think he's getting tooth #6 right now.

Speaking of teeth... a large chunk of one of my molars broke off in Sunday School last week. I have a dreaded dentist's appointment tomorrow.

Today was the first day that I had 0 kids show up for seminary. It may be for the best. I was planning on reading Acts 10, and then talking about the 1978 revelation on the priesthood. But since I'm always the only white person in the room, it may have gone over like a lead balloon.

Actually, I think it would've been fine, and I was curious to find out how they felt about it, but alas, it was not to be.

Steven solved the problem that was scourging him last week (which I never doubted that he would...) just in time to quickly resubmit ooTunes (---rejected for some minor graphics thing) with the new changes. He's pretty excited about the finished product.

He was also contacted this week by a company who's seen the betas and wants to rebrand ooTunes as their own. Woo's been talking to them, and it looks like he'll be able to continue ooTunes for himself, and make some minor changes and a brand change for them. I think this is his first foray into business negotiations.

Well, that's about it for now. I hope everyone is doing well. We'll talk to you later.