Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Here is the prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father, Thanks you so much for family home evening. We love it so much. We wish it was everynight. We believe in Santa Claus, the tooth fairy and (there was something else...) In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Love the part about the tooth fairy, since we havent had a visit yet!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
While they were eating this conversation took place:
Savannah: "What's your name?"
Me: "Matilda Jane Finkweiler"
Olivia: "Noooo, you are mom!" She was very emphatic about this.
S: "No you are natalie"
Eric: "I am Bob"
Natalie: " We are Bob and Matilda Jane Finkweiler."
Both Girls: " No, you are Eric and Natalie."
It is really fun for Olivia to be learning our names and being so expressive in the things she believes. Savannah is just sassy. Plain and Simple.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I was told the funniest story this past weekend and had to share. Eric's Grandma Zoe is 94 (or something) years old. She lived in a care center the past year until Alan and April (Eric's brother and sister in law) fixed up their basement for her. It is a really nice basement apartment complete with elevator. They are awesome to take her in. Grandma Zoe has been cranky for the past 5 years. Everyone has had a hard time being with her. She complains and is grouchy unless she has her "magic" pill. So Grandma has been living with Alan and April. She has been in a great mood but she is just a little crazy and says funny things. This is her recent funny thing.
April's kids have sewing and cooking lessons on Fridays, so she has a family member come into feed Grandma lunch and make sure she takes her afternoon pill. (This is a necessity!!) So last Friday it was Molly's turn to go and be with Grandma. Her daughter Marie was playing with a picture of Savannah as a baby. Grandma was shocked that it was her picture, but that got her talking about our last visit when my girls were playng with Alan on the floor. She said how Alan is not a very big guy and either is Eric, but Darren (Eric's Twin) is a big guy. Molly replied how funny it was since Eric and Darren were twins that they were so different. A few minutes later, Grandma said wait... Eric and Darren are twins. She goes on to say how they have kept this a secret from her for 40 years and why would they do this to me. How could they not tell me, on and on..... Molly left and April came home and Grandma told April that she had the "Shock of a Lifetime!" Eric and Darren are twins!! When Alan came home from work that night, he set her straight that she probably just forgot. She told me all about it yesterday as well. How they kept this a secret from her and how she tended the kids all the time and never told her. Funny Grandma!!!! I just couldn't imagine how they kept this a secret from Grandma for 33 years. Did they just show up with 2 babies and say that maybe one is the neighbors or was left on the doorstep!!! We all had a good laugh at this one!!!
I did tell Laurel (eric's mom) about this and she was flabbergasted. She said that when they told Grandma, she was expecting twins, Grandma said this was the most exciting thing that had ever happened to her. Getting old is rough. I am just happy that Grandma is so much more enjoyable to be around.
Friday, January 30, 2009
- Going down the stairs, she will not step on the third stair. She says it is on fire. Watching her reach her little legs from step 2 to 4 makes me laugh. Or get me mad when I am behind her and just want to get down the stairs
- We have 16" slate floor in our kitchen. She will only step on certain tile because of alligators. She gets mad at me when I step on the alligators or she fears my life. Haven't quite figured that out.
- She calls crayons, coloring crayons.
- She thinks her middle name is Pumpernickel. For real. Ask her but don't laugh. I think it is cute and don't want her to give it up.
- She calls Ayden McRae her boyfriend. Not sure why they only play together once in a while. And then they don't really play together.
- She also calls her cousin Jamison her boyfriend. Can't figure that one out either.
- She just tried to give duck away to her friend Ellie. I stopped that, (mean mom!) duck was second child to me for too long to have me watch him go to another family and I don't think Cami needs him.
- She thinks her birthday is soon. And she will be all grown up at 5.
- She asks for cereal with milk since I usually give it to her in a bag. I hate the spilled milk.
- She handed me an apple as I was walking out the door last night and told me that apples are healthy snacks.
- I asked her how she got so smart and she told me her teachers at school.
- She calls my mom Grandma Andi. She is the only grandkid to do that. It started because my dad was calling my mom by her name and Savannah corrected him. She told him her name was Grandma. After that it stuck.
- When she asks for chips and cheese, I know she is talking about nachos. She gets really mad when I order and call them nachos. She corrects me every time. But she loves them. Oh and she prefers them from Taco Bell, not del taco. (Thanks Sara!)
There are more and I will add them as I remember them.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I am really excited about the Draper Temple. It will be our temple and I cant wait to go to it after it is dedicated. The Celestial Room is so beautiful. If though it is not dedicated you can feel the spirit and know what a special place that it is. The most fun part of the night was that we got to wear jeans! In the temple! This was definitely an experience. We are so blessed to have a temple so close to us and just for us!
This also brought back a memory for me when we first moved into the Crescent 17th ward, we had the opportunity to clean the Jordan River Temple. It was a lot more work being just a busy temple. You had to have a recommend and we had to change our clothes into white clothing. I remember this as a time I got to know more people in a new ward. We met the Wells and the McRae's that night. I remember being so jealous of Charlene's hearing aids. We were using the beater brush on the vacuum to clean upholstery and it was so loud!! She just turn off her "hearing" and went on her way.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
ps. what do you do if you lose your camera battery charger?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
that is how i was woken up this morning. with a tap tap to my forehead by savannah. I opened my eyes to her and was a little surprised. i usually hear the door and am ready to get her or take her downstairs. she looks at me and says "i am chilly mom". she climbed into bed with me and she snuggled in close and she was a little chilly. it was funny. she drifted back to sleep easily. it usually takes a lot to convince her to get into bed with me in the morning so i can get a few more minutes of sleep, so i was happy that she came willingly. the taps just were funny.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
yesterday, i was checking the answering machine. something, i rarely do. in fact, i hate to do it. the first message was an automated call from my bank asking is recent charges to my debit card were okay. stop. wait. no more messages listened to. signed on to my account. something i usually do everyday but knew that i hadn't used my card, so i wasn't worried. sure enough. someone had been using my card. there were several charges for small amounts. we are talking like $2.49. called my bank and stopped my card. (dad having private banking seriously rocks! i didn't have to wait on the phone and i got to talk to a person!) anyway....nathan at the bank stopped a few other questionable charges. so then i had to file a police report. and then sign an affidavit to the key explaining things. seriously, the total was less than $100. OK. I couldn't believe it. I was so happy to have caught this but seriously, $100. I was lucky or the thief was really stupid. I always thought you should go big or go home. After talking to the banker and the police officer, they seemed to think it happened at a resturant or a fast food place. my card out of sight and they copied the numbers. all the charges were online and they had my code on the back. crazy huh? I actually called one of the places and i bet you can guess what our thief bought. PORN! Yep, porn. SO happy that I was able to help with that. The officer I talked with also said that it almost happened to her at taco time. the girl who tried it with her didn't know she was a cop. Nice. So that was yesterday! Crazy!!!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Use in a sentence: I went with aunt kris to watch lexi play soccer, lasterday.
she has also begun calling kris, aunt kris and paul, uncle paul. kind of funny. for some strange reason they are the only ones with titles!!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Here is a conversation that happened one sunday after church.
Eric: How is my cute little Savannah Cucumber?
Savannah: I'm not a vegetable.
E: You're not a vegetable. How come?
S: I have feet. Vegetables don't have feet.
Savannah continues to amazes us with the funny little things she says.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Her special day started with pancake with a few of her friends. It was a Monday and I kept it small. I didn't know how much I could handle. It was a good idea. She has been talking about her birthday for about 3 or 4 months. Everynight she will go to bed the oriental trading company party catalog and dream about what she will have at her party. She went through a few various themes and then decided on a princess party. It was a crazy time. It rained that morning and was so humid (for utah) and it was hot. Lucky for me I have 2 great sisters and a mom who came and helped me out. They were complete lifesavers!! I am glad that decided to only have "friend" parties every other year like I had growing up. That kind of chaos really needs to be controlled and in small doses!!
Kris and I then went to McD's where there was another child's party already in progress. We thought we were safe going at 11 am. No such luck! It was crowded and really noisy. And don't get me started on the lunatics that park themselves in the play area with a group of 10 adults and one older childer. Come on people! Get a clue!!
I left Kris as soon as her friend Cami arrived. Not because I don't like Cami but because I had to take olivia to the doctor. She had a pussy goopy eye the day before and then her ear looked like ear wax had exploded. She was in a great mood so I was sure she wasn't sick. I explained to the doctor and he agreed with me. Olivia was happy and playing. well, i should say he agreed with me until he looked at her ear! Yep, super infected. He pulled out a big wad of ear wax and puss. So much for me knowing my kid. By the way, Danielle totally called it. She said it was a secondary infection in the eye and an ear infection. Seriously, smarty pants!!
I left the dr's office. It took a record 35 minutes. Seriously, I love fast appointments. Met kris just as she was leaving McD's and took Savannah. Filled Olivia's RX and then went to Harmon's. Olivia took a long nap and Savannah was over hyped up on birthday excitement.
I went home to begin preparations for Party #2. Eric's sister's Birthday is the same day. So I usually do a party at my m om's and
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
5 Places I have lived:
Cerritos, California (until I was 3)
Draper, Utah (before it was cool to live in draper!)
Sandy, Utah (currently, before I was married, high school and middle school)
Tri Delta Chapter House, U of U. (I won't call it slc, since it was definitely a city all it own!)
South Jordan, Utah (first 2 years of marriage)
I think I was stretching it. Basically I have just live in Dandy forever! That is Draper and Sandy put together.
5 Snacks that I enjoy:
Jorgensen Home made ice cream
Julia's cupcakes (the frosting is pure heaven!)
5 Habits that I have:
Always wanting to give people makeovers. I never actually ask I just want to make them pretty.
Too much diet coke (the fact that I know the sonic girl is a big sign of that!)
talking all the time
buying way too much fabric
staying up late (this is a problem when your hubby goes to bed at 9pm.)
5 things on my to do list:
spend time at pool
to be a great mother
lose weight (i just want to fit into my jeans!)
keep the house clean for more than 1 day
finish book of mormon this year
finish apron project
5 things I would do if I was a billionaire
5 jobs that I have had:
capitol roofing 14 years. (I am not going to list all that I did there i was there a long time!)
parade of home when I was 14 handing out flyer's.
that is it. pretty lame. i did interview at discover card once. does that count?
5 people I am tagging:
kat, ley, amy, molly, anyone else. not sure who hasn't done this.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
- milk (mil)
- please (pease)
- more (mo)
- hat (ha)
- bee (pacificer or binky)
- da dad (daddY"S GIRL)
she also kind of spits out words here there. She loves to chatter. I can never understand her but she acts like you are totally having a conversation with her. She will also shake her head and nod if she wants something.
Last night, I was putting her to bed and I wanted to find out what she knew. She gave me kisses and hugs on demand. When she hugs she makes the oohhh sound. She will give high fives (but not on demand).
It is amazing just how much she is growing. She is learning everyday and it is so wonderful!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
What a great sight for a mom to see. I was so excited. I ran to grab my camera so I could capture this moment.
First, I have to start out by saying, I think they were supposed to go before they went. Another mom could see them lined up and then a few other acts went a head of them. Not sure why and well I could only imagine with this group. They really are a bunch of characters!!
Being lead out by a helper. So far so good.
Savannah being put in the wrong place. She was put on the 9 and she was not a 9. Trust me the rest of the performance shows this.
Her kind of doing the dance. She is only starting to get ticked off! One little girl has already run off the stage. Not the best start.
Okay. So then my camera chooses to take blurry pictures. But I can sum it up for you. Savannah is mad!! She kind of freezes and then looks like she wants to cry. She knows that she is supposed to be the 4th person in. And it shows. I just wanted to run up on stage and then put her in the right spot. She really did know the dance. I will post the recital practice pictures so you can see that. Oh well, this is the first one and well she did great.
After the performance, watching the show. Hercules was the theme. It was an amazing production and very entertaining. Savannah and Lexi completed the evening by dancing like the prima ballerinas they are by dancing in the aisle.
After the show. She was cranky and hungry. She drank a whole kids sprite from mcd's in about 2 minutes. Note to self. Feed kid during recital!!
It was a fun night. It was great to see that Savannah was up there and growing so fast. Thanks to all that came to support her! We missed you, Dad!
Looks like Olivia found the bag of dum-dums left from our trip to St George.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
The last week of April and the first week of May seem to be packed with birthdays. I am not sure what goes on 9 months before now but people sure were busy! Here are a few of the pictures of those special people in our lives who celebrated birthdays!