Saturday, October 8, 2011

This Week's Highlights

Kids say and do such funny things each day, and I always tell myself "that was so funny, I'll never forget it," but I often forget before I even tell Jon about it.  Jon's Grandma wisely advised us to keep a little notebook and write those things down everyday, but I rarely get around to writing it down either.  So here are a few of my favorites from this week, that I still remember.

>the kids playing Angry Birds in their room--no cell phone, no tablet, just a dresser, a bed, and a child's imagination!

>Emma:  Come on Mikey, there's puddles outside waiting for you!

>Mathew:  There's no school today?  Yay, that means I get to stay home all day and play with Michael!

>Mathew & Emma making letter shapes with Glow Sticks, and Mathew testing Emma on her letter movements (Zoophonics)

>being prepared for anything at Kindergarten:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Watson Family Beach Day

Back around Mother's Day, we were able to get the ENTIRE family together for a beach day.  It's usually a little cold at the beach still in May, but I love doing this.
Dad & Jeanne were there, but they had to leave before we took the group shot.

We love this girl!

Quotes from my favorite little 4-year-old:

"Girls talk to much"

"That boy looks like a girl" {about a guy she saw at the store with only kind of long hair, which by the way was still longer than hers}

Emma: Mathew, you talk like a girl. {when he was whining}
Mathew: No, I don't
Emma: Well, you cry like one.

Emma to Michael: "That's why you work down in a ditch and I work up in the sky." {with attitude--from the Tinkerbell movie}

Since her birthday lands on the father & sons' campout, we got to have an all (well, mostly) girl party.  Here she is with all her guests.

She is such a girlie-girl, but she's tough enough to take on any boy around.  She is such a joy to us!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mathew's 5th birthday

We had so much fun planning Mathew's big birthday party. It was the first big party we've done for him, and he was so excited.
Mat's new favorite show is "Jake and the Neverland Pirates," so when I saw the idea online for a pirate and pixie party, I knew Mat would love it. Almost everyday he would ask if we could look for party ideas online.

Drawing on the wigwam

Cannonball battle

Searching for treasure
Mathew is so excited about growing up and going to kindergarden. He tells me "I want to be baptized so I can live in Heaven" and "I want to be a missionary so I can go on a mission." He is a sweet little boy, we love him so much!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I can't believe Thanksgiving was my last post. Christmas is old new by now. (Although I still haven't given out all of our Christmas gifts yet!)

Our Christmas was awesome! It was our first Christmas together alone. We went on a real vacation in white, snowy mountains.

The kids loved the snow. Mathew kept running outside barefoot just to touch the snow. He even laid down in it with just his pajamas on to make a snow angel.