Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Andrew anecdote

So, a few months ago Andrew was sitting next to Sierra on the couch and started to look a little worried. I asked him what was up and he said that he was darker than Sierra. I told him of course! He'd been outside more than her. He proceeded to tell me (in so many words) that he thought he was darker because he was naughty. WHAT?!?!?! I asked him where he got that idea and he said that he had learned it in primary. That he had learned that when you do something wrong you get darker. WHAT?!?!? I'm in primary and I didn't remember a lesson about that. Bob and I let him know that he was NOT darker than Sierra because he had been naughty. I later talked to Sister Peterson (who had given the lesson) and come to find out it was the lesson about the Holy Ghost and a penny. And how when we don't stay close to the spirit and do REALLY bad things, our spirit darkens. She had shown them a dirty penny representing our spirits and then put in ketchup and garlic to clean it, representing repentance. We got a kick out of what he actually got out of the lesson. If you're naughty your skin darkens. Maybe I shouldn't have corrected him and just let him get darker and darker over the summer and see what happened. I love you Andrew, you take things so literally. We sure have fun with you!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Now that's what I call AWESOME!!!!

This year for the 4th we stayed home and spent the day with friends. After dinner we still had PLENTY of time before it got dark enough to light off any fireworks. So, the kids found things to entertain themselves....cheesing for the camera, playing games, and even Abby and Ashlan giving piggy back rides. We adults even got ourselves a few rousing games of hand and foot going. And Sierra and Austin decided to take a nap.

FINALLY it was time for the fireworks! while Bob was setting out the MANY fountains, the kids played with the sparklers.

Then it was on to the "big" stuff. Well, as big as you can legally get here. We were definitely reminiscing about WA where we could light off just about anything we wanted. But, alas, at least we could do something. We had A LOT of fountains and so we got to decide which were our favorites. I think I enjoyed the cactus the best.
Andrew really enjoyed himself too and kept saying "Now that's what I call AWESOME!!!" Sierra was SO tired but was just mesmerized my the whole thing...Ben, well, he was falling asleep.
Good times though were had by all. Can't wait for next year!!