Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Mike!!!

Here are just a few pictures I have of Mike that show what an awesome dad he is. Happy Birthday Sweetums!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Total Makeover!

Noah had his first haircut yesterday. After 9 months, it was finally time. He was surprisingly good. The hardest part was just getting him to sit still. All he wanted to do was look at the clippers. He did much better than his older brother who screamed and cried the entire time I cut his hair. Here are the before and after pictures:



It's like looking at a totally different baby. He looks months younger, don't you think? Yes, I did cut his hair although I know it doesn't look like I did. There was quite a bit to take off. I think it looks better now and I probably won't have to cut it again for another nine months.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Mystery Bag

This past Saturday, my sister-in-law and I had a yard sale. I would say it was a pretty good success. There were lots of good stuff sold and some weird stuff too, but the best and most popular item on sale that day was the...
Mystery Bags!!!!
What is a Mystery Bag, you ask? Well, it's very simple. Here are step-by-step instructions on how you can make your very own Mystery Bag:
1. Sort through all the stupid little toys your kids collect from fast food places and who knows where else
2. Put one or two in a paper bag
3. Draw a question mark on the bag
4. Staple the bag shut
5. Sell bags for 50 cents each
6. Watch the money roll in
I had made 14 of these bags for the sale. Our sale started at 9am (even though people were showing up at 7:45) and all my bags were gone by about 9:30am. That's a $7.00 profit! I think the appeal is that the kids don't know what's inside and that drives them crazy! They just have to know, but the only way to find out is to purchase a bag. The best part of the whole experience was when a car full of little boys with their mom pulled up. They jumped out, found the table of Mystery Bags and bought all of them (there were 13 left at that point). I helped them along in their decision by letting them know those toys came from my little boy's room. I don't think that made their mom too happy. But that was the highlight of the sale for me. I think that if nothing else sold, I would have been content with my $7.00.
So, next time you have a yard sale, try making Mystery Bags. Just make sure your kids aren't around when you do it. You don't want the power of the Mystery Bag taking its effect on your child.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Role Reversal

It's nice to have the kids read the books to the parents for a change!

Monday, April 6, 2009

The sleeping prize

Every morning, I award the "Sleeping Prize" to anyone in the house who slept through the night (I never get the Sleeping Prize). It's just a verbal award, but Eli really likes it when I tell him he earned it. This morning as I was driving him to preschool, I told him he got the sleeping prize for sleeping the whole night last night. He, of course, was glad and then added, "Mommy, I get the sleeping prize for last night and you and Daddy and Leah get the Conference Sleeping Prize." ::::BLUSH:::: Yup, that's right. I get the prize (along with my husband and daughter) for sleeping all the way through General Conference yesterday without waking up once! In Mike and Leah's defence, I slept through both sessions and they only dozed through one.