Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Day!!!




This past Sunday, Noah David Bell was blessed at church. It was a wonderful day!! We had lots of family members present. It's really a wonderful thing seeing so many worthy men who hold the priesthood take Noah in their hands and bless him. Of course, I got a little misty eyed, but that's to be expected. Thanks to all those who participated, especially Noah, who got all of his fussing out of his system right before the blessing. He didn't make a single peep the whole time. And, apparently, his eyes were open and he was staring at Mike while he gave the blessing. I know this because my father-in-law's eyes were also open and he was watching Noah. Obviously some of the Bell boys need to work on their reverence during prayers.

A Riddle

How many tickets did we (by "we" I mean 6 adults and 2 children) win last Monday September 22, 2008, at Leah's birthday celebration which was held at Chuck-E- Cheese?

Here's a mathematical formula that might help you out. It does involve a bit of research though:


The number of tickets won at Eli's birthday party held in February

X

The age Leah turned on her birthday this year

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????????

For those who were present at the party or who already know the answer, please don't spoil it. I'll post the correct answer next time I get a chance to blog, which is not too often, unfortunately! I know you are all just dying to find out!!! A gold star goes to the first one with the correct answer.


Mike holding a small portion of the total winnings.


Eli and Leah doing their part. They really tried hard, but eventually got distracted.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Evil Gill

Eli watched Finding Nemo recently and has gleaned a bit of information that could potentially be harmful. He learned, from listening to Gill talk to Nemo, that "All drains lead to the ocean!" Eli's been repeating this lately and I don't know what to tell him. I'm pretty sure that the drains in our house do not lead to the ocean. If they do, that sure is a long drain pipe! Perhaps in Australia all drains empty into the ocean. I don't know. I've never been there and I know nothing about their plumbing. I do know that their toilet water flushes in the opposite direction. Should I correct this notion he has, or just let him go on believing and not diminish the "magic" of the movie? Maybe, some day, I'll take him to Australia and show him some real magic--I'll flush a toilet and we'll watch in awe as the water swirls the other way.

A variety of uses

In the house we're renting, there's a long hallway with hard wood flooring. It's great for when we want to get from room to room in the house (which is often), but Eli and Leah have found some other uses for it as well:

Throwing bouncy balls at each other

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Racing Matchbox Cars

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Racing tricycles/scooters

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And just plain racing

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(And yes, that is a paper clip attached to Eli's glasses. He'll be getting new ones next week)

Monday, September 15, 2008

AAaAAAaAAaAaAAAAa

Approximately twenty five minutes ago, my son Eli fed his own buggers to my daughter Leah. She happily ate them. That is all.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Our delicate little flower


I got to change Leah for bed this evening. After I removed her diaper, she took off, little jiggly butt and all. I managed to chase her back into Eli's room, where I had started the changing process. She went to climb up onto Eli's bed, but paused for a second. With her butt pointed toward Mike, she let out a poot, turned to him, smiled, and climbed the rest of the way into Eli's bed. Did she know what she was doing? Yes. Is this the first time she's ever done something like this? No. Is she proud of her ability to fart at the most opportune times? Who wouldn't be? For all you boys out there who have moms reading this post right now, I say to you, "Watch out!!" In a few years, Leah will be able to perfect her skill even more. So, whatever you do, DO NOT challenge her to a farting contest because you WILL lose!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

***Attention all Wal-Mart shoppers***

Please do not, I repeat DO NOT use the self-check lane of the Wal-mart in Lindon, UT for buying your produce on a SATURDAY AFTERNOON!!!! If you do, all I can ask is..."What the crap are you thinking?!" That is the worst time to go to the stupid store in the first place. It's even worse when you get stuck behind an old lady with 37 items that she carefully scans, some of those items being produce, that need to be weighed. Now, the self-check isle is equipped for such items, but who, honestly, knows how to use them? And, if you do, how long does it take you to weigh your bunch of apples, yams, and bananas? If I have items to weigh, I go to a regular check-out isle and let the trained professionals handle it. I'm a smart girl. I'm sure I could figure it out, I just don't want to piss off the people behind me who have already been waiting in line for 15 minutes, have a 4 year-old with a melting Popsicle, and who have to get home by 3:30pm so they can nurse their 2 month-old son so he can stay on his schedule so that he'll sleep better at night. ::::phew::::: That was a mouth full.

Perhaps I shouldn't complain. It really could have been worse. I could have been at the Orem Wal-Mart which is 1,000 times worse, especially now that school has started. If you've ever been to that particular store, you know what I'm talking about. It's busy all the time and has a really scary parking lot!!!