Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our weekend

 Let's just start out with a picture of yummy cupcakes, that will get your attention! I made these for a double baptism this past Saturday..... but we will get to that later, since I downloaded the pictures in the wrong order.
 Sarah is my resident animal-aholic, and I hope she stays this cute forever.
 A few things to notice for posterity....1. Yes, she is wearing animal print earmuffs 2. Yes, she placed her stuffed animal on top of Dot, as if one animal isn't enough 3. something that you can't see is the "collar" that Sarah made for the stuffed dog, it just happens to be one of my cancer bracelets, what a goose!

 These two are quite the pair, or trio if you could the taxidermy dog..
Morgan is the Ward Mission Leader and we have had some amazing missionary experiences lately. This past Saturday we had TWO convert baptisms, which were AMAZING! And why am I holding "rabbit ears"? To represent the talk I gave about the Holy Ghost, of course! Which, by the way was spectacular thanks to fearless Sarah who came up to the front of the room, not knowing beforehand what she was going to do and recited the 4th Article of Faith verbatum in front of a room full of people! Thanks for your help Sarah!
 And back to the madness........Will just loves to climb "his mountain" in our backyard, and I have decided that boys just need dirt, they just do. And yes that is a skateboard with no wheels that he rides down the hill, and yes, the ER is only ten minutes away.
 Again with the exploring on Mt. Will...
 Are you wondering where he got this lovely plastic Fireman hat? Of course your not, but I will tell you anyway. On Thursday of last week, he and Sarah went to play at a friends house. When they came home, they were both wearing these hats, and they both had a story to tell.
             Will, "There was fire and I got to spray the hose!"   Sarah was already looking for a snack....
Mom: "Hey Sarah, can you fill me in sweetheart, did Will set something on fire?" Sarah: "Nope, the neighbors car was on fire, do we have any Oreos?"  Will: "I got to be a Fireman and there was fire and I got to use the fire hose by myself!"   Mom: "Uh, Sarah, can you give me some more information........so far we've got a car on fire and Will has joined the Gilbert Fire Dept."
Sarah: "Well, Brother Johnson came on his motorcycle and I didn't get to ride his motorcycle. I was the only one who didn't ride the motorcycle. I REALLY want to ride it!"
Mom: "His motorcycle was on fire?!!!" Sarah: "No mom, (laughing), he called 911, and we had a whole 911 scene and we watched it all and we got to spray the Fireman hose and everything." Mom (feeling a little bit more releived) "So, Will had nothing to do with the fire. So, how did the fire start?" Sarah: "I don't know, the car was just sitting there in front of the house, and then it was just on fire. And mom, everyone else got to ride the motorcycle! Can we call Brother Johnson and see if I can ride the motorcycle too." Mom "Nope, I think one 911 call is enough for today.....

 Speaking of 911, this is my kids' favorite thing to do lately.....wrestle on the trampoline
 Oh, and jump off the swing set onto the trampoline, or flip onto the trampoline if Lund is around.
 And I just wanted to show you what else is going on in our backyard. Hopefully, someday these trees (Ash, Ficus, and Avacado trees), will be towering over us. But for now, this is how big they are. Morgan also added two pecan trees to our collection this past weekend......or almost added them, since he tried to do it all himself and threw his back out half way through. Poor guy, the pecan trees will just have to wait a week or so to get into the ground.
 And here is the state of the garden presently. We have pumpkins, onions, peas, and lettuce, and even some tomatoes that are coming up voluntarily.
 And here is the state of our "small" tortoises.  These two are just out enjoying the sun in their homemade enclosure. For some reason, they always think they can be taller if they climb on top.
And Sarah set this scene. One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not the same (Sesame Street)............................... Can you guess which tortoise is a fake? Sarah is pretty clever!
                 I hope my kids know how exciting and fun their childhood is even though they tell me every ten minutes that they are "bored". I think we have set up quite the fun atmosphere for them, despite what they think. 


LUND said...

One of your best blogs ever! You have created a wonderland for your kids. Sarah is a clever animal-holic.
Love, Mom and Dad Johnson

Farr Family said...

I just love reading about your amazing family! Your kids are great!! We miss you and love you lots!!!