Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
I should try that technique on Carter.
Taylor finally came to me last night and asked me some thing I have waiting forever to hear...
T: Mom, will you put piggy tales in?
M: Sure Tay. Do you really want them in?
T: Yes. All three piggy tales.
She is again sporting her three piggy tales again this morning. I couldn't be more proud.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
M: Carter, remember Indians?
M: You know how you had a pow wow at school and everyone sat in a circle and talked about really important stuff?
M: So, that is an Indian circle right? You had a meeting...
C: (very impatient and frustrated....like he's told me this a hundred times) Mom. I don't know anything about Indians! You have to talk to Smera about that.
Smera lives down the street from us. She's in Carter's kindergartner class...she is Indian....as in...her family is from India.
I couldn't help but giggle at Carter. Then I re explained everything using the words Native American and had we had a lovely pow wow. In our little family meeting we discussed having a media free week before Christmas. I then had to explain that in some family meetings there are no votes....the Chief decides.
Then Carter proceeded to karate chop me with his lightning fast 6 year old arm blades.
And then I had to explain to him that Indians...I mean Native Americans didn't karate chop their enemies.
My kids are going to grow up to be very culturally diverse.
Monday, December 07, 2009
"If you shoot the Christmas tree one more time...." or
"If you shoot your sister one more time..." or
"If you make that noise one more time..." or
In other news...Ashton is pulling up on furniture and crawling up the stairs. And Tay is starting to wear clothes again.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
What is your name? Carter Hilton
How old are you today? 6
What do you want for your birthday? A ds and a long dart gun that shoots really far.
What kind of cake did we make for your special night? An orange candy cake.
What is your favorite food? Spinach raviolis, corn on the cob, and watermelon…..
What is your favorite treat? Ice cream
What is your favorite color? Orange
What do you like to do? Play outside
What is something you are good at? Riding my bike and doing wheelies
What is something you would like to learn how to do? Shoot a tall basketball hoop (I think he means shoot a basket in a tall hoop)
What is your favorite movie? Ice Age
What is your favorite Primary song? Popcorn Popping
What do you want to be when you grow up? An army person
What is your favorite family activity? Movie night
What do you like most about Church? The sacrament (mom’s interpretation…eating the bread and water)
Where do you want to serve your mission? Where my cousins live.
What do you love most about Taylor? She’s really silly.
What do you love most about Ashton: That he can crawl.
What do you love most about Mommy? That she let’s me play out side.
What do you love most about Daddy? He takes me to the bus stop or school.
Carter, what makes you happy? When I get to go to Grandma Heidi’s house.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
We've had a lot of long days in the past week. We were all pretty sick but are mostly better now...except for our little Taylor. Just when we think she is improving, she spikes a temp of 104 F. You know your 3 year old is miserable when she asks for a nap.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Mom: "Hm. Piggies?"
Tay: "Yah- piggy germs"
Mom: "They just do." (don't you love the motherly wisdom pouring out of my mouth)
Tay: "Wees live like piggies, Mommy." (has she heard that one from me?)
Tay: "I need to find my piggy costume."
Mom: "Tay- you've been up for 3 hours and you're already on your 5th change of clothes!"
Not a word from Tay...she is on her way upstairs to find something to turn into a piggy costume.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Carter: "Mom, how old will Ashton be when he is alive after he is dead?"
Me: "Good question, Carter. I am not sure."
This is my answer for most of his tough nearly 6 year old questions...but seriously, what a great question about the resurrection! I am glad the gospel plan is simple. It makes parenting a lot easier even when I don't know all of the answers.
Friday, October 23, 2009
1. Nei Nei Dialogues. This blog is about strength of character, faith, and true love. Take an hour and read through the archives- you'll be inspired! My favorite is when Stephanie writes about her husband Mr. Nielson. True love does exist people!
2. C Jane Enjoy It. This blog is written by Nei's older sister. It is funny and thoughtful.
3. SouleMama. This mama knits. I don't knit and probably never will. But Soula Mama shares funny stories about her family and beautiful pictures as well. She is a crafty one, that Soula Mama. And by that I mean, she makes crafts. I was never blessed with craftiness but sometimes I like to pretend I was. Maybe one of these days I'll take a picture of what I mean -that will give you a good chuckle!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
All of the kindergartners were so cute with their little classroom signs. They wore their signs for the first full week until they were comfortable finding their classrooms by themselves. At our bus stop were several very excited but NERVOUS little turtles and lions.
Carter at the BMX track.
My sassy Taylor spent some time up here at Grandma's house...the best naughty/time out spot is one they can't get down from!
Tay & Carter loved swim lessons. 92 degree, salt water pool...need I say more?
Thursday, October 01, 2009
It is nap time at the Hilton home and I am having me time at the computer. Tay is sacked out from feeling yucky (thank you Carter's kindergarten germs!), Carter is asleep because he can't play outside until he too is feeling better, and Ashton is squealing a way in his crib. He isn't napping much this week- teething and a little grumpy...but still squealing in his crib. On Tuesday September 29th, Ashton cut his very first tooth. It was also the day Carter tied his shoe first time by himself. Tuesday was one of those days that I wanted to make time stop so I could enjoy my little ones just a little bit longer. It is going oh so fast.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I have been thinking a lot about to do lists this morning. It is amazing how some days I can accomplish so much....I am close to solving world hunger and the American health care woes and on other days I am absolutely pleased with myself if my kids were fed and clothed (or at least had clothes on for some part of the day....Tay is still a little streaker).
Today is Wednesday and I have exactly one week until October begins. The following is a list of things I want to finish before September runs out...
-paint the inside of the laundry closet
-put up shelves in the laundry closet
-post & and hopefully sell some things on craigslist
-install a hanging shelf in the garage
-figure out a home office area once and for all (this topic deserves its own blog entry)
-make a mei tai so I can carry Ashton around on my back (the hiking backpack just won't due for times like cooking dinner and scrubbing toilets)....or order an Ergo (nice but pricey)
-buy a new lense for my camera (currently watching a couple on ebay)
-update this stinking blog with pictures from the summer!
-attend the temple (planned for Saturday morning)
-make a few very important phone calls and appointments
-finish some research that I have been working on regarding a few health topics (also deserving of a separate blog post)
What do you want to accomplish before October begins?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
As I write this, Carter is playing outside (which around here outside means the street) with a friend...with out a grown up might I add. Taylor and Ashton are taking their afternoon naps. I just had a bowl of cereal for lunch and I am looking around at my messy house thinking some one really should clean this up. When the littles wake up it will be time for snacks and outside play. Tonight Drew will be at soccer practice- he's coaching Carter's team- with Carter and Tay. Ashton and I will be at back to school night, then it will be bed time for all. I am still getting up with kids between 3 and 6 times a night...I am tired, exhausted, depleted. I am fog that drifts from room to room. Luckily it is mostly Ashton who is up. He likes his mama. I like him too. He is pure delight.
Please keep checking in my friends. I really do want to get this blog updated. I really do.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
This is a classic picture of Tay....as she spends most days partially naked. One afternoon I found her quietly playing in Grandma Rhonda's kitchen. She was wearing her undies, my skirt, a baby teether for a crown and was pushing a truck around on the tile floor. I love this little girl!