So, one of the reasons that I wanted to start a blog is so that Janice & I can share scrapbook ideas and other projects more than once a year when we see each other! These are some of the scrapbook pages that I did on my trip to Montana a little over a week ago.
Elisabeth & I had so much fun yesterday. I finished work about an hour earlier than usual and so I called Tammy just to say hi. She suggested that we go to Salem Pond and feed popcorn to the ducks. So Tammy made the popcorn while I drove from Payson to Spanish Fork to pick Elisabeth up from daycare. We piled all of the kids into one car and then drove to the pond. Elisabeth & Kayden had such a great time tossing the popcorn into the water. Carlee just sat in the stroller. She was more interested in stuffing the popcorn in her face than giving it up to the ducks! After we were done with the popcorn, we walked up to the park and played on the swings and slides for a while. Its so nice to have such a great friend like Tammy (Kayden is a bonus too because he and Elisabeth are usually great playmates for each other).
Elisabeth didn't really get much of a nap yesterday at daycare and she was so tired by 8:30 last night. She is just like her mother; if she doesn't get enough sleep she turns from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. Instead of fighting her over the ever increasing alligator population in her bedroom, I let her onto our bed with the intent to read a few stories, let her fall asleep, and then take her back to her room. She is a pretty strong willed child and I was out long before she gave up the fight. However, she did lay in bed beside me and Jake while he worked on school stuff on his laptop. After Elisabeth was asleep, Jake went downstairs to play World of Warcraft with Dan and didn't pop back upstairs until about 2:00 a.m. (This is the first time in a month that he has actually played his game). Anyway, he went to move Elisabeth back into her bed when she semi-woke up. She got so mad at Jake and said in an extremely demanding tone, "I want to cuddle next to Mommy!" I was awake at this point and I tried to soothe her by saying that I was right there. Jake said something about being there too. That made her mad and she matter of factly stated, "No- I LOVE MY MOMMY!" Jake commented to me that her comment kind of hurt his feelings. I reminded him that she was mostly asleep and that he shouldn't take it too seriously. Jake told me that the subliminal mind shows inner feelings. I had to quickly remind him that she also believes there is a clan of alligators in her room that are going to eat her! I am at such a loss as to how to deal with these alligators! They are just so real to her at this point.