Friday, February 5, 2010

The "where we at" post

Unless you are blessed to talk with me daily, you may miss out on some of the fascinating aspects of our lives. So here is a little update on each of us.
ISAAC
4th grade. City b-ball started and he loves it so much that he went out and shoveled our court so he could get in some after school practice. What were we thinking pouring that cement on the north facing side?? Last game he informed us that he had an "all time career high" of 20 points. Can you tell he watches Sports Center daily?
He is a go-getter in denial. He refused to take piano lessons, but somehow hovered enough over Mitch's lessons that he has now surpassed him in the book.

MITCHELL
2nd grade.This is Mitch's favorite spot in the house: anywhere the laptop is. He also really gets into book series. Since finishing Harry Potter he got Hub to read him the Percy Jackson books. Now he is into mythology and would get excited whenever he heard someone talking about Haiti. He thought they were saying "Hades" the god of the underworld. He is our resident goofball and can make us laugh with his weird words of affection.
Ethan
kindergarten. Ethan loves school and learning new things. He also is constantly building with legos.

The other day he surprised us by putting Valentines up all over the house with his special perler bead creations attached to them.
He can be thoughtful like that when he's not busy arguing w/ Ike over dumb stuff. Those two...

Noelle
3 years-old. Very into any make believe game: house, school, store, church, bus, train, doctor, restaurant, sigh. You name it, she'll insist you play it with her. She has made it through two whole Sundays of Sunbeams. So maybe the crying the second Sacrament Meeting ends will be over soon?
Sydney
11 months. Officially now prefers walking to crawling. She also is partial to stairs. Still hates strangers, high chairs and bed time. Mitch told me her first word was 'Benadryl' (see what I'm saying about Mitch's goofiness?) but I'm pretty sure she is still in the ma-ma da-da stage.


Hub/Me
ancient. After 3 gruelling (my word, not his) years as the EQ prez, Hub had a blessed few months calling free. Now he is in scouts and teaches primary. Add that to my calling and we really look forward to the nights where nobody has to go anywhere. Thankfully Lost has returned to the airwaves and mandated a weekly date night. The kids have to be in bed minutes before 8 so Hub and I can relax and share "What the-" moments because the show is so dang confusing. I highly recommend sharing a TV show with your spouse. And making sure you have a treat to eat while watching. There's my Dr Phil advice for this post.
There. And that's us in a very long nutshell.

12 comments:

jaredandgina said...

So fun to hear about all the kids since I really don't even know them. I hear Leon on the calling, that is the one reason we are excited to move!!

cold cocoa said...

Wow, that was like a Christmas letter. But even though those are out of style now that Christmas is officially over, it was good to know that Mitch is taking piano, and that Ike is a sports star, and that the perler bead creations Eth makes are very impressive. Still don't believe Syd walks though...

Michelle said...

Might I suggest American Idol as your date night tv show? It may bring a little cool into your 'tude.

The Allreds said...

felt good to catch up with all of you. your kids are such fun! hugs to you all!

Matt and Cristina said...

Fun to get to know your family a little better, even though you live less than a block away... Maybe I'm a little too dependent on this computer. And thanks for the Dr. Phil quality marital advice. I usually fall asleep when Matt and I watch movies. I guess I need to make more treats.

DKAZ said...

Nice-this almost sounds like a December brag letter, but what do I know. When does Noelle go to school? Will you know what to do with only one?

We are LOVING that LOST is finally back on the air and that we can be the old married couple that we are and veg-are you team Jacob or Team MIB?

stephanie said...

maybe Noelle needs to go to one of Angie and Thea's tea parties.

Anything that is north facing stinks! We stare out our window to mounds of snow while our neighbors have grass.

hOLLIANN said...

Hey - will you email me some book suggestions from Ethan? Were the last books of Harry Potter too scary for him? Jaxon just finished 3, and I am trying to slow him down, but not sure where to send him next...thanks a million!

hOLLIANN said...

I meant Mitch...with a house full of boys, how do you keep them straight? I could never... :)!

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