Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kira's birthday

So, I have now had my first big and expensive party!  Chuck E Cheese is a great deal if you don't plan on more than 10 kids coming, otherwise, you mine as well go Zonkers or other places!  I wanted smaller, since we're moving soon and need to save money!  I also made the cake to save money (and tastebuds).  The party went really well, considering I was late showing up and a few of the flower "petals" came off the cake!  I love that the kids all got tokens, drinks, food, and I bought the goody bags from there too, to save my sanity!  But, of course, I had to go extra, and I made a cupcake clip for all the girls that came.  I think they're cute!  It was hilarious when Chuck E came out to "sing" and these two little random girls came running up and wouldn't go away until he did, about ten minutes later!  So, I kept asking if anyone knew them, and no one did.  Funny kids!  Kira didn't mind having a couple extra girls singing to her!  Kira loved being the center of attention and all the presents!  She loved everything she got!  Obviously her friends all know her well!  I was excited, because Kira has no candor, so she would have said something if she didn't like it!  She was absolutely thrilled that Juan (her "boyfriend") gave her dolls from Barbie in a Mermaid tale.  She's watched it probably ten times while I had it from the library!  I liked it, so I didn't complain.  And she was very excited when Juan's mom and I set up a playdate.  Fun times!  She went the next Wednesday and got her hair done and got prizes for playing games!  She LOVED it!  Now we need to invite him over.  I wonder if he'll be disappointed if I don't do his hair or give him prizes after playing games? 
Emma and Leah are growing up fast, which is a lot different from poor Ben, who lost 3 pounds in the last 3 months!  He's on a new med that makes him very tired and hungry.  Here's hoping he'll start to gain weight and height!  I want him to be bigger than Kira, so she can stop holding that over his head!  I can hope, right?
We went down to Emporia for the second time.  We checked out a few places.  And right now Scott is down there checking out places.  I'm really hoping!  Ben likes the duplex the best.  It does have a dishwasher...  We'll see, hopefully soon!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

And now, it's April!

Seriously, I feel like time is flying by! 

The cake I made

I didn't make this one!

I can't believe Leah's one and Kira's turning six soon!  Next Saturday!  I love, love, love our Target pictures!  Fantastic!  My house is clean, the girls are all asleep, and life is good!  I'm super excited about our "new" computer system, that I won the bid for, only $85 for a complete setup.  I'm hoping to try and sell my "old" (it's only a year old) computer system for about the same.  I can hope, right?  I just finished the last Fablehaven book (by Brandon Mull) and I loved it!  I really do hope he comes out with something that has Kendra's and/or Seth's kids doing something cool!  I'm sad that he won't have another book (a different series) come out till next year.  What's up with that?  Why can they only put out one book a year?  I know lots of authors (or their publishers) do that, even though the book is done!  I don't get it, but I'm not the one doing it!  Now I'm waiting for my box of books to come in.  I had to order the next book in Chad Daybell's series, and while I was on the website, I found a steal, 16 books for $20!  Woohoo!  I hope they're good!  If not for me, maybe someone else, via Amazon!  In the meantime, I managed to write a semblance of a song.  I've got the words down and I made a tentative Soprano/Alto line, but it's not like what I have in my head.  And the program I bought (for $40) doesn't work like it said it would!  I was supposed to be able to sing into the microphone and it would put the notes down.  Not so much!  It goes from alto to tenor in one measure!  Crazy!  So, back to the drawing board! 
I loved Conference today!  How great is it that Jeffrey R Holland talked about pornography and lust?  Usually only the guys get that talk in Priesthood!  I was trying to listen, which was difficult with my two-year-old on my lap!  She wanted to talk and talk!  Oh well!  I can listen to it again later!  I did manage to write something, I don't know if you would call it a poem or not, but I want to put it on something for my kids in their rooms.
Be modest.
Be honest.
Be faithful and true.
Be helpful.
Be prayerful
In all that you do.
Love Jesus and God much more than yourself.
Love family and neighbors, but keep your sense of self.
Be peaceful.
Be cheerful.
In all things, give thanks.
Be selfless.
Be guileless.
And show no one hate.
                                               My big family picture on my wall!  Love it!