Sunday, November 23, 2008

Oh Bane of my existence!

Death by COMPUTER . . .

Click on this link only if you wish to have your life sucked away from you! This game is so fun and addicting. And suddenly my house isn't so clean. My baby isn't getting all the attention she wants. And my book is going unread. Someone needs to ground me from the computer, quick!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Yes, we have no bananas.

There is one teensy problem with the power of communication. Disillusionment.

Juliet: na-NA-na
Kristina: we don't have any bananas.
Juliet: na-Na-na
Kristina: we don't have any bananas.
Juliet: na-Na-na-Na-na-Na-na

Brett runs to the store.

Juliet's victory banana dance.

There is one teensy problem with communication. My disillusionment with my ability to say no to my baby's every desire.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

This week in Primary I learned . . .

the chairs on the stand in the chapel are not designed for children.

The primary program is coming up so today we had to practice. Although we teach the 10 year old Valiants the primary pres had me sit with the rather larger 6-year-old class. Rather larger and rowdier, I should say. To be fair, 2 hours is a long time to sit folded up like a taco in a big red chair. This is probably why most of the practice I watched 6-year-olds shoot up and down like popcorn in an airpopper.

It has been a fun experience. It has especially been nice for Juliet since primary kids tend to be more tolerant of a crazy one-year-old than the relief society ever was. And of course kids have a different spirit than adults do. It's been nice to be in such a worry-free environment. The last thing on a primary kids mind is the economy, or the up-coming election (unless their 4th grade teacher decides to ruin their voting lives by running a mock election). It has been refreshing. We'll see how long that feeling lasts!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Happy Halloween!
We had a pretty uneventful Halloween. We had a ward party where we threw together a makeshift halloween costume, inspired by my big brother Daniel. It didn't occur to us that we no longer attend a married student ward until we were already on our way to enjoy ward Chili.
Sure enough! We were one of maybe two couples that dressed up. Oh well, it was fun anyway. Juliet made an adorable nose.
We had a pumpkin carving party about a week ago (and have since learned a valuable lesson: do not carve your pumpkin a week before Halloween. It was always okay in Rexburg where the cold would preserve the pumpkins forever. In texas they are noticeably depleted the next day.) It was a lot of fun! We are trying to make new friends, which has been hard for me since the only time I get out of the house is on Sundays. And on Sundays I am in the primary (did we mention we are the 10 year old "Valiant's" teachers?) so it was nice to get some people over.
Actual Halloween was kind of a drag. Brett had to work that evening so I was stuck at home with Juliet with no car and no second eyeball. And no trick or treaters! Our neighbor Ruth came over to trick or treat so I gave her a hefty handful of nerds and dots. We saw no one else. Sad! Juliet did find a box of nerds, which after some manipulation she managed to break into. And thoroughly enjoy until I managed to sweep them up. :) She is such a character and we love her so much! Brett got home about 10:30, so to celebrate the Pratt's came over with Tod and Emery and we played games until we were about dying of laughter. or Exhaustion. It was a good ending for an otherwise disappointing day. I'm excited for next year when Juliet will be old enough to trick or treat!!