Sunday, April 27, 2008
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Monday, April 21, 2008
Posted by Lexi at 11:54 AM
Then we had a lesson. It was cool because he burned a tea bag and it flew in the air!
Trent hid in the corner the whole time.
Logan smoozed Matt. I think he misses Dave, can you tell?
We played a little pictionary, kid style.
Over all it was a great time to get together. Relax with one another and receive a little spiritual upliftment at the same time. Dave's family does this once a month too, so it is nice to be able to continue on the habit with those that are as close to family as we will come.
Posted by Lexi at 11:36 AM
Laycee ate one half of one but after that wouldn't even open her mouth for more.
And of course Haylee (Not pictured) loved it. She really likes sushi. Trent wouldn't eat any, but he did have the stomach flu, so that is understandable. It turned out so good that I went to buy supplies to make it on my own the next day. Can you guess what is for dinner tonight?
Posted by Lexi at 5:28 AM
Friday, April 18, 2008
This is Jessie and Haylee in their PJs.
And then this afternoon, I felt like finally getting around to this project. This is what they looked like before.
And this is after. I am debating whether I want to go to the hassle of doing the letters or not though. (They are still drying here, so when I put them on the wall I will post another picture, but I have to find the hammer first.)
Posted by Lexi at 11:01 AM
Posted by Lexi at 10:55 AM
It has been a while since I have done my book reviews, so since I just took another trip to the library, I suppose I should get on that. So, if you are a reader, this is what I have been reading lately.
Daughters of the Moon Series by Lynne Ewing
There are 13 books in this series of which the 13th was only recently released. Anyway, they follow the lives of 4 main characters who are teenage girls struggling with normal life, but who also have special talents that help them fight the evil force trying to take over the world. It was a rather intriguing series. I liked the ideas and the symbolism as well as greek god history lesson. However, I was a little less than impressed with the writing. It was a very easy read, but I suppose since I read them so close together that I was tired of reading the recap in each book. I mean, it would be great if you spread the books out over the course of time, but I was reading about 1 every day and a half. She basically says the first 2-3 chapters as recap word for word from previous books. There are a few in the series that are fantastic though! I loved 1, 5-7, and 11-13. 10 was cool, but a little difficult for me to read because I am not too much into historical settings. The books are best read as a series, but because she recaps word for word, you could really pick up where ever you want and enjoy the books, you just would miss out on some of the bigger plot. So, if you are bored and want a new book to read, I would recommend this easy to read series, however, it wouldn't be my first pick.
Change of Heart by Jodi Piccoult
I am a fan of Jodi Piccoult. She generally writes about the moral ethics surrounding difficult medical decisions. This books took a slight twist to that by adding a legal plot to the story. The books tells a story of a death row inmate seeking to give his heart to the daughter of the man he was accused of killing. The book also delves into the mysteries of religion and how we create our views of life and death. I really enjoyed reading this. It was a little different than I expected it to be, but I was fascinated by the idea of organ donation upon completion of a death penalty. It was an easy read book but it took a little more thinking that I had time for while reading this book. I find it much easier to read when Dave is gone than when he is home, and he was home while I was reading this. But I would highly recommend this as one of your top 5 on your next library visit. Just be prepared to really look at what you believe and what you think is ethically and spiritual correct.
Posted by Lexi at 7:52 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This was our latest conversation:
Trent- Dad's coming home right?
Me- Not today, next weekend.
Trent- Why are you cleaning then?
**Apparently I only clean the day before Dave comes home lol.
Our Other Conversation
Trent- Look what I found (as he crawled between the couch and computer desk)
Me- That belongs in the garbage
Trent- Back here is the garbage? (giggle)
Where does he think this stuff up?
Posted by Lexi at 6:11 AM
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Trents new tee from the race
Laycee's favorite thing about the race (bananas)
Logan's lovin them too
After the race, we went to have a picnic. We have made a monthly branch activity out of these races since the branch is so small and almost everyone comes because there is nothing else to do on post. Anyway, at the picnic, Jaron and Logan really got into sharing!
Posted by Lexi at 10:42 AM
Friday, April 11, 2008
Making a Huge mess at lunch
Playing our newest Wii game-- Guitar Hero 3
Screaming bloody murder because she (Laycee) got herself stuck in the bathroom alone! This is my favorite picture and not such an uncommon situation these days.
Posted by Lexi at 9:28 AM