"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks,but what we do for them is never wasted."

Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them.

Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them.

Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him.

Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The summer days have been hot...and the humidity just makes you sweaty and sticky. Sometimes it can be pretty miserable. But when you've got a pool, a hose, and a couple of squirt guns, don't count on the sun to ruin our party!! Kait and Conor spent many summer hours hosing themselves...each other...and even me...down with the hose. It was always a blast, and always kept us cool.

I've been doing what I do best...procrastinating. I have put off writing on my blog over and over and over. I don't know why, 'cause it's not that hard. Things have been busy though...Summer ending, school starting, Friends, adventures to the city, a trip back home, sleep, church...I suppose I could use those things as an excuse... But I guess it all just comes down to being lazy; and that I am. I will do my best to stay on top of updating, because I know I will regret it if I don't. But for now, This is me catching up on the happenings of the past little while.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Gourmet Chefs

Trying to entertain a 3 and 4 year old for 13 hours each day isn't exactly the easiest thing in the world...but I don't mind the challenge most the time. :) To satisfy our artsy side, we usually color and draw pictures that I am convinced will one day be a part of a world famous museum and will be sold for millions...to satisfy our imaginative side, we play super heroes and save the entire city from evil villains...and our chef/gourmet cooking side? Oh that's easy, we just put some mud in a cup, add a worm or two, and if we're in the mood, add some whip cream to top it all off! ....ok, so not really...but it looks like it. :) We made mud cups with pudding, crushed oreos, gummy worms, and some whip cream. Despite the very close resemblance of real mud, they were pretty delicious!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Doctor, Doctor

This is the kind of emergency surgery I can handle....Spiderman takes a serious fall and is rushed to the ER. Conor listens to his heart while Kaitlin prepares to take his temperature. Conor turns to me and says: "Dr. Jenna, hurry! or he's not gonna make it!" I quickly assist him...handing him the tools he needs in order to complete the surgery. Conor made sure to be in the right clothes (finding a big hoodie in my closet to use as his 'white coat') It was an intense surgery, but after giving spiderman all the necessary treatment, and giving him some medicine, we covered him with a blanket, and we knew everything would be ok. Spiderman made a quick recovery and seems to being doing fine....especially since he was up and playing with us again nearly 5 minutes after surgery...it's amazing what a few plastic medical tools, caring doctors, and some medicine can do for a super hero...he'll be back on the streets saving the world from evil villans in no time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dolls, Transformers, Spiderman, Batman, Hello Kitty, Pizza, Hannah Montana....these are just a few of the things I see throughout my average day...along with these two adorable children. Kaitlin and Conor are such cuties. They love to laugh and play just about anything, and they both have quite the imaginations. Conor is 4 1/2 and Kaitlin is 3 1/2....they keep me busy, but I don't mind playing their kind of games all day :)

Kaitlin and Conor

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Take a small-town girl...raised in good ol' Kasyville, Utah, and put her in the heart of the big apple, and what do you get? I guess I don't really know the answer to that, but it's something amazing I'm sure. :) I ventured into the city yesterday...it was quite an adventure. I traveled to the local train station and road the train to Grand Central Station. Arriving in Times Square for the first time is exactly what you think it will be like, and nothing like it at the same time. You see the lights and skyscrapers on TV and movies countless times, but nothing compares to the real thing. I was amazed. I spent the day shopping in all the fun shops at times sqaure, had lunch in the Brooklyn Diner, rode the subway a few times, and all-in-all, had a fabulous day!