Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Halloween and more

Allow me to update you on our Halloween adventures and other things. 
So Brigham dressed up as "jake" and the never land pirates. But mostly he was just an awesome pirate. Silas was the cutest little captain America. Adam was a puppy dog.
The boys got to sport their costumes 3 times. Once for a carnival at Doug's school, then a church carnival, and for Halloween itself. 
Brigham almost needed to use a real eye patch. He started sword fighting with all the other kids with swords and got nicked just below his eye. Adam was so into his doggy role that he even wanted to crawl on all fours in the walmart parking lot saying, "woof woof!"

We carved some pumpkins that was pretty fun. We cheat by using the patterns, but it makes it nice for the kids to do a good looking pumpkin. Brigham did most of his all by himself. He poked all the holes and then I would tell him to cut one line and then stop then I would tell show him the next part. Those little pumpkin saws make it easy to cut. Silas enjoyed poking his holes. He would poke one over here or one over there, jut randomly. But he really liked poking holes in his pumpkin.

It was nice to go trick or treating to great Grandma Bitter. She paraded the boys around the dining room.
 The next day we went down for Ashton's baptism and we were able to visit Granpa Weight before. It was so nice to see him and visit with him. Even though he won't remember our visit and he didn't know who we were even after we explained; it still made him happy to have visitors and that was so nice. I was so glad to see him happy, but when it came time to leave I was sad leaving him in his room alone. 

I am grateful that my kids can visit their great grandparents who are still living. We get to see my grandma Mackley this week.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ahh!!!!! My children can be terrors!!!

Ok. Big deep breath! I need to vent this out, because I hope it will make me feel a little better by releasing this to the public. Then you all can laugh because it's not you.....yet!

Well, the funny thing is that I had my bedroom door locked all morning because I had some craft things in my bedroom that I didn't want kids to get into. Since I had an extra child here today that I was babysitting, I figured it was a good idea to just leave my bedroom locked. 

Well, I unlocked it to go get something later in the day and I didn't think I needed to lock it again. 

Here is where the real mommy errors begin. I went into the bathroom and thought I would look at some amazon deals for Christmas gifts for the kids on my phone. (Admit it, I am not the only one who gets on my phone in the bathroom. If I am: ok I am wierd, but I learned a valuable lesson about not doing it anymore). 

Anyway, I got too distracted and then Brigham knocks on the door and says, "mom, something bad is happening in your room."

I walk in my room to see two purple-faced monsters staring at me. Their arms are purple, their clothes are purple and my carpet is purple!!!!! Aahhhhh!!!!!!!! Purple acrylic paint does not come out of clothes or carpet very well at all!!! After dragging them to the bathtub, I realize now I have paint on my clothes! Momma is not happy. I probably scrubbed that paint off their little bodies a little too roughly. 

Anyway, I know that half of it was my fault. I need to not be a distracted mother. I need to step away from my phone and pay attention to the kiddos. Motherhood is a most important calling. It is very demanding at times and very frustrating at times, but so rewarding and so important. I pray for the help I need to be able to have the patience and love to do this most important job.