Sunday, November 22, 2009

Halarity at Church

Why bother???

Going to church with little ones is always interesting. Sometimes I wonder why I even go to church. For example today, I sat down for sacrament meeting with my little family and we were able to listen for a moment, ok five minutes, then Max cries. Dad takes him because if Levi sees me leave, he'll really freak (he's in a clingy mommy mode lately). I try my best to keep him occupied with books, coloring, crackers but we end up having to leave to 'run off some steam' for about 30 minutes until those blessed nursery teachers arrive. Then off to Sunday school with Max. I sit down, literally two minutes later the nursery leader tells me I have a poopy toddler. Change said toddler. Get back to Sunday school and Max starts crying (grandma took him during that time) . I go and feed him. Sunday school ends. Relief Society starts and I have Max this week (daddy is usually able to take him most of the time). I lead the music, sit down with crying baby, then have to do music time. As I come to sit down for the second time, Max decides he doesn't want me sitting, so we leave and walk the halls where I get him calmed enough for me return for the last five minutes of the lesson, where he flirts with everyone, giving them his sweet smiles, convincing them all that he is the sweetest baby in the world (which he is for the most part). I finish by leading the music with the grandma's watching over my little 6 month old (by 'watch' I mean they slipped him part of a candy bar but according to them "it calmed him down".) What a Sunday. Good thing I know the church is true!!!!

But among all that hall walking and feeding there were some HALARIOUS moments, such as:

Showing Levi this picture:
When asked what he saw he replied: "skateboard".

When I walk the halls with Levi I try and talk about the pictures on the wall to make it a learning experience for him so I'll at least feel like we're getting some spirtualness out of the meeting. He insisted at stopping at this one:
Then he stated matter of factly "superman" and pointed to Samuel.

Oh and the funniest part of the day (at least in my opinion)
The ward choir gets up and starts singing to which Levi chimes in saying "me sing too, me sing too. popcorn, popcorn" (popcorn popping on the apricot tree, he loves that song). When he realized they weren't going to change their tune, he sat on his chair, folded his arm and says "dear Heavenly Father, amen". Looks up, sees there still singing and yells. Not just any yell, but shouts of "nursery time, nursery time". And so we walk.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Me too, me too!

A lot can happen in six months. For us the past six months have been a lot of fun having two fun boys in our house.
Six months ago, our little Max came into our lives. We were a little nervous because we didn't know how it would work with two kids (ok, just mommy was nervous). But we hit the jackpot and got one of the sweetest, most easygoing, fun babies ever created! We are so glad you were born Max! Now we can't even imagine life without that amazing smile of yours and your sweet presence in our home.

You are such a sweetheart. When your sad you want mommy to hold you, but when there is a good giggle fest to be had, only daddy will do. And that brother of yours is just fun to watch! One day you'll be able to follow him.
Now you are discovering the world around you. Yes, those hands can pick things up and can even get them to your mouth.
Now you know you can get around just by rolling a couple times, it's quite fun to watch because then Levi will get down on the floor and show you how it's done!
Hmm....someone, (who shall remain nameless) couldn't resist getting in on the photoshoot.

You've also been able to teach that big brother a thing or two!
You don't ever forget to tell us just how you feel and tell us when enough is enough.
I really mean it mom. I'm done.

We love you Max, you are such a wonderful blessing in our lives.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Super Nye!!!!

A cape? Why not? It'll help him fly faster than a speeding bullet, be more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Or more like be faster than his mom can keep up with, make more powerful stink bombs than any foe could withstand , and able to leap off the couch, table, bed in a single bound.

So strong!!!
Check my craft blog for instructions (it took less than 20 minutes to make!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Just a Mom? HA!

So I started an Etsy store for my jewelry not too long ago. A number of people have been telling me for quite a while that I should but I just had too much on my plate with work, two kids, school and the rest of life, I didn't want to get TOO stressed out (sometimes I do that). But I found that I just kept making and making and making things, WAY too much for me to ever wear without having to change several times a day. So I started an account and started selling, it was actually pretty easy.

I have sold a number of things and thought I'd do a giveaway though a friend of mine's website, which is AMAZING!!! Primarily it is written for stay at home moms. On the site she says "I’ve been a lot of things and there are a lot of things that I could be, but I’m choosing to be a hallway commuting, stay at home mom. What’s been my biggest surprise so far? That this isn’t Procreator’s Purgatory, but truly the most powerful position I ever could have aspired to."

The site also has a lot of GREAT recipes and simple ideas for healthy living. I must say. I LOVE this site and go to it all the time.

Go take a look and post a comment and you could be entered into the drawing for a $25 giftcard to my store!

Enter here: Just a Mom? Ha!

Be sure to tell your friends!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Video maddness!

Here is what Jason and Levi do at least three times a day. Forgive the mess, it's awful but sometimes you just have to take some time out and have some fun!

This video is when we went to Washington for Harvest time (I only just found my video camera, I had stuck it in some random bag. Typical Kendra style) He is watching us fill the truck with potatoes from the digger.

And here we are on the way to Washington. This trip Jason took the day off so we got to make a couple fun stops along the way, one being the fish hatchery. Levi and Max loved it!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Very Goodrich Halloween

This year was our first year doing Halloween with the Goodrich's up in Washington, it was a lot of fun, I don't know why we haven't done it before.
In the trick or treating group we had "Levi the fireman", "Willy the Knight", "Alex the Ninja", "Philip the Skeleton" and a couple other add ons from the neighborhood. Mr. Fireman LOVED being around all the big kids.

Checking out our bucket (He had grabbed a bunch of candy from grandma and grandpas house to get it started)
He was a trooper and ran around as fast as his little legs could carry him to catch up with the rest of the gang. They were all pretty nice and slowed down for him and usually let him go first.
Our teddy bear Max, he was so soft and cuddly (more than usual). But I think all that trick or treating made him hungry so I went off to feed him while dad took over fireman patrol.
At the trunk or treat, a little more in his belly and a much happier boy. I'm sure all the kids running around like looneys were a sight to behold.
After going around to all the cars, Levi decided to take a break, sit with grandma Richelle and lighten his bucket a little.

I wish I had taken more pictures but, like usual, I completely forgot about it after a while. After the trunk or treat we went to the great grandparents house with all the cousins (or would that be aunts and uncles?) to have some grub and go trick or treating in their neighborhood. Grandpa Larry kept insisting Levi needed more candy and needed to get back out there, he even volunteered to take him. But when asked if he wanted to go Levi said no. He had found the box of cars and race tracks much more fascinating. I guess nothing compares to a bunch of cars, at least in a toddlers world. That won't last for long. I imagine in a couple years he'll be with his uncles bargaining, trading, and making deals with all that Halloween candy after the trick or treating is over. Now THAT was hilarious.