2.20.2012

Valentine's Week

Ruby brought me some scribbled on paper.
Mom can you read this? 
No. 
I told you Herbie! It's so fancy, not even Mom can read it! 

Moses: Mom, have you ever tried underwear over your pants? 
Me (thinking way, way back): Uhhhhhh, I don't know ... 
Moses: Well, I am going to try it right now! 

Moses: It's name's Jenner. 
Woo: Where in the world did you come up with the name Jenner? 
Moses: I learned it from nobody. My body told it to me. 

Moses: A B C D Lightning McQueen! 
E F G, H I J K Lightning McQueen! 
L M N O P Lightning McQueen! ... 
Maybe I should look into educational Lightning McQueen material.

Linus got worked into the rotation for his first ever Daddy Day this week. I think he knew exactly what was going on because when Woo said, "Are you ready to go on your Daddy Day, Linus?!" He bounced up and down and said, "Nah (yes)! Yay! Yay!"

Linus doesn't get to go out and play in the snow much as a two year old, so Woo got him in his snowsuit and pulled him around in the sled at the ice rink and the park.

Herbie is very concerned about safety. He mentions it in all of his prayers. I catch him telling the other kids that something isn't safe.

As I pass his room at night to head downstairs, he always yells, "Good night, Mom! Be safe!" 

Parenting success or paranoia?

Penelope has a vice-like grip that is scratching her face, belly, bum, and anything else on her body that is exposed, but she enjoys sticking her legs straight up in the air and playing with her toes the most. Compared to everything else, it's probably pain free.

Woo spent a lot of time Valentines day working on a parody of a sappy youtube valentine that some friends had sent him. He originally wanted me to help, but then decided to kill two birds with one stone by also making it a gift to me.

He arranged his hair in a Lyle-Lovett-like bouffant, wore a dressy coat, tied a receiving blanket around his neck, and took off with Herbie, his camera man (who did a surprisingly good job for a 5 year old), to the park for the production.

I had an exhausting week with too many out-of-the-house activities. I helped at Ruby's class Valentine's party, oversaw the Young Women's auction one night (which went very well, thank you), and drove to the temple with a couple of other young mothers another. I was definitely feeling it by Friday. Thankfully, Saturday and today (and hopefully tomorrow) have been relaxing and just what I've needed.

Well, that's about it. I hope you all had a great week!