Wednesday, June 25, 2008

10 things about the kids

I'm in need of some good news, so I decided to be proactive and create my own. Here are just a few little things about my kids that make me happy.

1) They love to play the 'quiet game' and play it with vigor. They will seriously be quiet in the car for 10+ minutes while we play the game. I love it!

2) They think that driving around town is the ultimate game of 'red light, green light'. :) It sure makes stoplights fun.

3) They like to make suprises for Dave and I. For instance, they made us smiley faces out of food (grapes, cheeze-its, pringles, etc).

4) I made thermometer charts for them to earn $30 each towards the Hannah Montana concert (Stadium of Fire) that we are going to up in Utah. They have dilligently been cleaning baseboards, doing homework (it is summer), babysitting Teya so I can get things done, picking up things in the backyard, etc. It has been a great incentive.

5) They will do almost anything for a popsicle or for a swim.

6) Family Home Evening is their favorite night of the week. They love to choose out a lesson, play games, and, of course, have a treat!

7) They actually are ASLEEP most nights by 7:45 or 8:00 p.m. Seriously.

8) Eden can now get everyone breakfast by herself -- get the cereal, bowls, pour the milk. It is great!

9) They can turn ordinary couch cushions and blankets into amazing forts, hideouts, and even silly dance stages. (see video).

10) They still want me to help them choose out their clothes, do their hair, etc. I know that will change!


Wendy said...

I love it! Popsicles and swimming are great bribes. How cool you're all doing to the Stadium of Fire, and nice to have your kids work towards it.

So, we both blogged top 10 lists today, except yours was positive and mine was negative!

I feel like you and Kim now live just around the corner from me, thanks to reconnecting on our blogs. Someday still, we will live next door with connecting kitchens!

By the way, I taught all my aunts and cousins NERTZ in Boise and they all went wild with it. Memories.

Diana said...

So cute! I love the video of Josh, cracking me up because my kids do the same thing! Love the top 10....

Janell said...

Jennie...I didn't know you were a Nertz fan!!! Oh my gosh, we have to play! I taught the Young Women at Girls Camp we have loads of folks to play with. Can we play before I move?!?!

Okay, so this video of Josh cracks me up. He's a good little 'surfer boy!' I love your kids! They're GREAT!

Linds said...

I loved reading that. I thought the picture of Teya was Eden until I took a closer look. Loved the list and how fun the Hannah Montana concert. I am sure it will be a blast!

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