Saturday, November 29, 2014

29 November 2014

The other evening Bobo was riding in the front seat of Flash into the garage (we let him out of his carseat for the last five feet in, since we have to get out to open the garage door).  When the car stopped, he jumped up and reached up to fold down the sun visor to look in the mirror on the back, and exclaimed, "Picture! Me! Picture! Me!"

Thursday, November 27, 2014

27 November 2014

I'm thankful for my husband.

On his birthday this year, Rose Pink gave him this certificate:
 
 
along with a coupon for his favorite:
 




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

25 November 2014

Rose Pink and Nut Brown, when they say the same thing, immediately begin to say, "jinx, drinks, jink, drinks, jinx, drinks" to each other until they determine that one of them has 'won'.

This morning Bobo came and got in bed with Mr. Brown and listened to Christmas music on the radio and fell back asleep with him.

Mornings are when my boys are at their sweetest.  Nut Brown actually said to me the other day that he likes Bobo best in the morning, and it's no wonder (I do too) because he wakes up in such a sweet temper and is funny and kind and so fun to be with.  The other morning he and Nut Brown made 'tepees' on the bottom bunk by hanging blankets from the bottom of the top bunk mattress and played together for quite awhile before coming to wake us.

Monday, November 24, 2014

24 November 2014

Nut Brown and Bobo were playing together the other day.

Nut Brown: Bobo, this will be our temple.
Bobo: Temple?
Nut Brown: Of doom!
Bobo: Of doom?

He started filling in 'of doom' when we'd read scriptures in the evening.  'And the prophets preached the word ' "OF DOOM!"  They came to the land "OF DOOM!"  He offered a prayer "OF DOOM!"  It's been pretty hysterical.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

22 November 2014

Rose Pink just went through a phase where she discovered how to get the curly hair she's always wanted.  She stood very still at night and let me braid her hair in cornrows.  I liked it too.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

20 November 2014



Bobo discovers we own two copies of one of his favorite books.  He sat on the floor in the hall pointing at them saying, 'same! same!'

Monday, November 17, 2014

17 November 2014

They're sitting on the back of the toilet.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

15 November 2014


Rose Pink made origami dinners for all of us - paper food on paper plates, and paper drinks in paper cups. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

14 November 2014


Rose Pink modeling the fashionable outfit she created from Wal-Mart sacks.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

13 November 2014

Bobo is still doing that cute thing where he turns 'sp' into 'ps', as in, 'Psiderman'.  Nut Brown says to me, 'What do you get if you put together Pus-man and Cider-man?'  I say, no idea.  He says, "Psiderman!" which is one of Bobo's favorite tv shows right now.

Reading scriptures the other night, Nut Brown looked at 'repenteth' and read 'reppenteeth?'  We all looked at it for a minute and he said, 'You can see the teeth at the end.'

October 2014

October was a crazy month for us for so many reasons.  At the beginning Gia came to visit us over General Conference weekend, and we went to an apple orchard with her and watched conference and enjoyed that very much.  Mr. Brown and I read The Feminine Mystique for book club and spent the month feeling out a new way to be married (that was very hard work).  Also there was the ward Halloween dance, which was super fun.  And my job moved from one military base to another so now I have a 40-minute commute in the car instead of on my bike, which was a big adjustment.  Then there was the clothing distribution project at church that I was the deputy organizer for, and that kind of ate our lunch for a full week, but it was still rewarding to give out literally tons of clothing to people who really needed it.  We did cow eye dissections with some homeschool friends and an eye doctor from church, super fun!  Then it was Halloween.  So here are some photos from Halloween because I didn't take any the rest of the month.

Rose Pink mostly carved her pumpkin by herself!  I helped Nut Brown- his is a representational Lego Chima scene.  Everything is Lego Chima for him.   I carved Bobo's for him, although he had his hand on the knife for part of it.  Here are the finished products:

 Costumes: Nut Brown wanted to be a Lego Chima phoenix.
 Rose Pink is Hawk Girl (DC comics character)
She initially asked to be a centaur, but although I wanted very much to make that costume, I didn't think I had enough time.  I told her she could be a centaur next year if she's willing to commit in March.

Bobo was (no surprises here)... Batman.  Because that's what he tells you his name is if you ask him.  Because he will only willingly wear Batman shirts.  And also because we have five Batman costumes in the house.  And now that he's discovered that we own Batman capes, we have a hard time convincing him to take them off for bed.
 Mr. Brown was a creepy guy handing out candy.  We didn't have a lot of trick-or-treaters, so his effort was not appreciated as much as it might have been!
 It was cold and rainy that night, so the kids didn't want to stay out as long as they usually do, but they still came home with quite a haul.  We poured theirs in with the candy we didn't give to the trick-or-treaters that didn't come.