Friday, February 20, 2009
"Mom, would you rather have 1/10 of a chocolate bar or 1 whole candy bar?"
"I'd rather have the whole bar."
"Nope. Wrong answer."
"Why is that the wrong answer?"
"Because then you wouldn't be sharing with me! You can have 1/10th and I get the rest, okay?"
What a character! She makes me laugh. We never did get a candy bar. Oh well.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
More than the information though, I am always so grateful to be able to get together with the ladies of my ward to chat, share stories, commiserate and laugh. I appreciate any chance I can get to catch up on our lives and see each other face to face. We live in an awesome time, when we can contact each other with a click of the mouse...but nothing beats being able to see a friend's smile, hear the emotion in her voice, or feel her arm around your shoulder or give her a pat on the back. I feel like my circle of friends has grown so much with the advent of blogging, facebook, email, etc. and I love staying connected in those ways...but I think my favorite is still getting together for a good old fashioned social. There's nothing like good friends. Thanks, girls!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Taylor also did an amazing job, as usual! She loves to play this piece and she did it just right. In fact, the only thing the judge wanted her to work on was picking up the tempo, which had to make me laugh out loud, because at home Taylor plays this song at almost light speed. She really has a natural talent for music, which the judge recognized. Taylor also got a Superior rating (96/100)! We are so proud of our darlings!!!
I have to give special Kudos to Melanie Hancock, their piano teacher. You can see her hair in the videos above. She really is amazing! She teaches the girls so much without losing her kind and patient manner....no small challenge with my kids sometimes! ;) It was fun to see her so happy for the girls. We love her so much!!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I happened to be in the bathroom at Walmart, inside the stall, when I heard a little boy come in with his grandma. I knew she was his grandma because he was talking a mile a minute, saying, "Grandma, we're in the bathroom." "Grandma, I know why you came in here with me...to watch me pee!" "Grandma, you can use mine." "Grandma, that is my soap, and my mirror, and my towels." "Grandma...." He had to be only 3 or 4 years old and all the while, Grandma didn't say a word, only a few chuckles and murmurs, until at the end of his escapades, she said, "Let's go" and they left.
Not 30 seconds later, I heard a mom come in with her little ones in tow. Her little boy is chattering too, but Mom says, "Come in here quickly." "You really better have to use the bathroom or you're in big trouble." "Oh no, where are your shoes?" "Why didn't you tell me?" "Don't touch that!" I heard them leave, presumably to look for the lost shoe and I came out into the sink area. She re-entered moments later, little girl in arms, lost shoe in hand and boy trailing behind. She looked at me in exasperation and I smiled at her with perfect understanding. As she headed back to the toilets, she said, mostly to herself, "What am I going to do when there are three of you?" I had to laugh out loud as I left the restroom!
My observations led me to two conclusions...1) either the kids wear us out so completely when they are young that we have no energy left to fight them when we're grandparents, or 2) we realized what treasures we had when our kids were young and have decided to enjoy it more thoroughly the second time around. The older I get the more I'm leaning to #2...
Here's to enjoying our kids, now and again.