Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Next, about eight o-clock our power went out. It got cold, quickly. We put the kids to bed and tucked sleeping bags around them. We put them all in one room to try to keep things warmer. It was a long night. Logan kept kicking out of his blankets and then couldn't get back in so we would have to go tuck him back in. As long as we stayed in bed we were fine, but if you had to get out to use the bathroom or something, it got pretty dicey. The power finally came on the next morning at 7:08, just as we were packing up to head to my mom's for some heat (kids under eight don't sleep in..especially when you don't want to get out of bed).
Very Happy Holidays to All!!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
p.s. No pictures because while I remembered the children, I forgot the camera.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Also, lately Gavin has taken to changing his clothes seven times (or more) a day. Any time he gets a drip of water or an almost invisible speck of food on his clothes, he feels compelled to change them...immediately. This makes for a lot of laundry. My parents are probably laughing up a storm at that. I have heard the stories of how I was exactly the same way when I was little. Stupid heredity!!!
P.S. Saw Twilight this weekend...I loved it. YEEEEEAAAAAH VAMPIRES!!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
We have been trying to help the kids learn about Thanksgiving and the reason that we celebrate this time. It is a little bit hard (when there is already Christmas music and Christmas toy catalogs) to get them to focus on anything but the Santa holiday. However, we are doing our best. For family home evening we watched a show about William Bradford and Squanto and the first Thanksgiving. The kids were a little more interested in pretending to be Indians than really paying attention, but we gave it a go. Josh and I feel very blessed that these precious souls have been entrusted to us and we hope to do the best that we can to bless them and help them grow into the amazing people we see within them. I guess our Heavenly Father probably feels the same about all of us.
Bryce tells us he is most thankful for legos, his school teacher, and bionicles. Aubrey says she is thankful for clothes, food, and her family. Parker is thankful for the color red, pre-school, and ice-cream. Gavin is thankful for his primary teacher, Dino Rangers (like Power Rangers) and Ben Ten Alien Force. Logan is a little small to tell us what he is thankful for, but we know he loves his binki and blanket and anything small enough to put in his mouth. As a family, we have been very blessed. We have a beautiful home, wonderful friends and family, a job our dad loves, working vehicles and even an overly obnoxious dog. Most of all, we feel blessed to be able to be together as a family and to have a Heavenly Father who loves us and cares for us. We love you all.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Parker did his cutting entirely by himself. It got pretty hard but he really stuck with it. Logan was very protective of his pumpkin and didn't want anyone to get too close to it. They turned out well and it was a great night for our family.Earlier in the month, we also took our yearly trip to Gardner Village to visit the witch displays there. If you haven't ever been, it is a really fun (and free) activity, especially for kids. This year we downloaded a scavenger hunt that you can do while you are there and after we found everything on the list, we got a 25 cent cookie from the bakery at Gardner Village. We all had a really exciting time and the kids all loved the cookie at the end.
All in all, it has been a great month and a wonderful holiday. We are looking forward to trick-or-treating tomorrow and class parties and all of the fun that comes with Halloween. Have a very...
From the DeMouxs
Monday, October 27, 2008
Also, Bryce has been working on a project for the reflections contest at his school. Their subject is "WOW" (whoever came up with that lame idea should be sent back to kindergarten where people still have immaginations). Bryce originally wanted to make a video about some times you might say "wow" in your life, but that didn't work out. So, he decided he would take a picture. His subject was our easily excitable dog, Moka. Bryce spent about 45 minutes in the yard trying to get a picture of the entire dog (we ended up with lots of pictures of rear ends as Moka ran through the frame before Bryce got the picture). He stuck with it and we were really proud of him. Take a peek at the picture he chose, he is really proud of it. He, too, is a joy!!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
But, more exciting than that, we are really looking forward to Halloween. The kids are all thrilled about the upcoming holiday. They have already decided what they want to dress up as. Bryce wants to be a secret agent (not a spy...don't get them mixed up or you get in trouble), Aubrey wants to be a princess/fairy/dancer/teacher. That should be interesting. Parker wants to be Shadow the Hedgehog (thank goodness, we can reuse the costume I made Bryce last year) and Gavin wants to be a fireman or pirate...he can't decide. Logan is going to be a skeleton...he doesn't get to choose,oh, the troubles of being one. Our house is appropriately spooked with decorations of all varieties and we can hardly wait for the big day. What a wonderful time of year!!!