Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Summary

Kay. This is what I got:

Ryan had to clean out an entire roll of toilet paper from the kids bathroom. (Thank you, Seth). It's so exactly what he had in mind when he dreamed of becoming a dad.

I got to take 6 Cub Scouts to the library to research, using old newspapers and almanacs, the day they were born. The librarian had to only come tell them to calm down twice, so I felt like it was a roaring success. While there, Gabe found out about World Record books and now has been grossing his sisters out all week with The World's Longest Intestinal Parasite, etc. (The wonders a library can bring to your own living room?!)

I actually got excited about decorating a nursery and actually purchasing a bed for Gabe. Sooo hoping this means I'm nesting and that my body is preparing for an early delivery. See a before of the baby's room:


Ryan's mom was in town this week watching the Daines kids and she and Ryan braved Valleyfest with all the kids. They bouncy-housed (see Emma here in her belted outfit that she thought was so cool):

face painted:

met Clifford:

and only lost Jane for 15 minutes. Really impressive, if you think about it.
We had a lesson today on Garbage words. We identified them:"You're a jewk" (a real favorite with Seth and Jane), "Stupid", and "Sucks" (unfortunately, a favorite with mom) to name a few. We threw them in the garbage, found substitutions and got out a jar to collect any mistakes, 25 cents each. 9 hours later, we're at $1.75.
That sucks.


And last but not least, Seth's tongue has apparently been loosed during prayers. For the last 6 months, this is verbatim the prayer he gives every single time: "Dear Henly Father, thank you for dis day, please bless Dad on his mission (?!), In the name of Jesus Christ, amen."
That all changed tonight. He was blessing Gabe to not get burn by the fire and born again (what are they teaching in nursery, anyway), that Nephi's brothers can say sorry (again, nursery), that our baby gel will come out after costumes and that Emma will have a good day at work. He went on and on, with a pause to tell "Jane, you should be quiet during my prayer." We had to finally help him wind it up.
Which is probably what you are wishing I would do, too.
I don't know where he gets that tendency to go on and on. I really don't.

23 comments:

jessica said...

I love Seth's prayer. He is too precious!

I love that picture of Ryan diggin in the toilet...Aric wants to know if he's looking for the ward clerk numbers cause he obviously doesn't know where to find them...

Annemarie said...

Ahhh, the never ending prayer. You're proud, you're annoyed, proud, annoyed...we have one of those, too. I love the randomness of your little guys prayers, though! That would definitely get a chuckle (or two) at our house!

diane said...

My kids substituted "that inhales rapidly" "That vaccums" or "That Hoovers" for that sucks.

Laurie said...

Good thing it looks like only toilet paper--no matchbox cars or anything like that.

J'net said...

Jessica, you are in Scouts too!!
I don't even have a son or grandson in the troop and I'm in scouts??! Library may be TOO ambitious for over here... We do good to get to a beach and clean up trash. Could use some ideas, mine seem "old"?
Love those prayin' kids, they keep the angels close.
And after costumes... That's too cute, you been talkin' about baby girls after Halloween, you could be a big orange pumpkin on more time before being skinny for the rest of your life?!?! Happy October! Aloha

The Hansen Clan said...

I am laughing so hard I can barely breathe. Great post and for the record... nursery rocks. Thanks so much... sorry about Brooke framing Lucy for her stinkiness :)

Lauren in GA said...

Jessica, you are so funny..."That sucks." heh, heh, heh...

Please tell Emma that I noticed her belted outfit right away and thought it was fabulous BEFORE I even read about it.

We have had some, uh, fervernt and verbose praying in our house, too. When Brian was 3 I would try to help him wrap it up by whispering, "In the name of..." Once he yelled, "Mom! I not done yet!!" Whoopsie daisy, I stand corrected.

Rochelleht said...

Fun! ny!

Ethan's been saying the same thing for years. "Henly Fader, thank you dis day. Name, Christ, Amen!" He always mixes it up depending on the occasion. He can throw in a "bless dis food," or a "bless family home evening," but the day he gets incontinence of the mouth like Seth did, is the day you can pick me up off the floor.

Bridget said...

A group of scouts in the library. You have made your calling and election sure. Just from that.

Christie said...

Hannah's one and only prayer has always been "help us to have fun today and that nobody will get hurt." She does not bless the food or pray for a good night's sleep. Just that we'll have fun and not get hurt.

Seems to be working. I wish she'd start praying for millions of dollars and that her mom would get skinny while eating cookie dough. THAT I could use some help on.

AMY said...

We can't even keep toilet paper on the bathroom roll (thanks Jack) which is totally annoying... but a toilet full of paper is worse, thank goodness for husbands.

rubberbandgirl said...

Oh, Seth! Thank you for the laughs! The prayers...so funny!

Kenny and Linsey said...

Mary Poppins and airplanes regularly get blessed around here - Seth is hysterical.

And the belted look is back in - so she is totally COOL!

I want a list of the substitute words.

Pineapple Princess said...

Maybe you can use the "mistake jar moolah" to fund your hubby's mission.

You have such a fun take on life. I love your summaries.

andrea said...

for some reason, this post killed me. it is so funny!!

1. love the belted outfit. one day she will openly mock herself on her blog with that picture.

2. done the TP removal. i empathize. and i gag.

3. i think we will give your garbage words a try. very clever. only i'm not telling skip it was your idea. i'm gonna pretend i thought of it myself, to wow him with my parenting skills.

thanks.

Anisa said...

Thanks for the FHE Idea!

stephi k said...

I had a great time reading your updates. The joy of 3-year-olds. I could relate w/ your pregnancy post having experienced similar sensations in the past year.

Paige said...

Our lives are so exciting that cub trips are highlights. So much for the glory days. Good job taking a picture of Ryan doing the dooty duty.

Celia Fae said...

I hope your baby gel comes out soon too. Can't wait to see the after photos of the room and also photos of the babe. It seems like Seth is really growing up, huh?

Lindsey said...

How do I know I am done??? Because I don't desire to do this again!!! Trust me, I was LUCKY to get 4. Peter didn't want ANYMORE after Jaxon. I BEGGED and PLEADED for Wade, and prayed good and hard that Peter's heart would soften for this one (prayer works).. But I am at MY PERSONAL LIMIT of ABILITY. I think that preetty much puts a cap on it. Maybe adoption...later... and not a baby... but a 4 year old. But the Good ol' fashioned way is O.V.E.R.

Carie said...

I will comment on this:

Bare-fisted removal of the t.P.

Great belt Emma.

Also, would like an after picture of baby room.

Lisa said...

I love the color and bedding you have chosen for the room! It is different and fun for a girl. I just had my 4th boy and had to get pretty creative with my look too. I was tired of doing boy stuff but love love how my boy room turned out. I will post some pictures on my blog. I used Restoration Hardware bedding and then painted the room light blue with a big thick chocolate line (horizontal) around the room. My furniture is chocolate brown. For your yellow dresser, I love it! I would add black round handles to the dresser to compliment the dotted chair you are getting. If you live by an IKEA, go get some different black, and white odd shaped frames and place those on the wall with black and white photos OR if you found some fabric you like, you could go to a Michaels craft store and buy some plain canvas and wrap the fabric around that. You could buy different sizes of canvases and fabric to mix and match. Too cute! You may find round rugs at IKEA too to place in the room. I got some round orange rugs and did those throughout my boys room and it is fun. Not sure if they have yellow or black though. Good Luck. I love decorating so any time I can help, I love too! sorry this is so long! Oh one more thing, get a cute lamp shape and wrap that with a fabric of your choice and then hang little crystal beads from it. That would add a nice girly touch :)

Meghann said...

Well at least he'll losing his repetitions!