Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snow Pictures

Thanks to our fabulous winter weather here in Utah, there's about 6 inches of snow outside my front door. I love the snow, and so do my kids, as you can see by these adorable pictures.

They even built a cute little snowman in our front yard, but I didn't get a picture of it before it toppled over from all the extra snow that fell on top of it. Trust me, it was pretty cute.:)

Boys Will Be Boys

So, a few weeks ago, Jason and his brother Taz decided that they need to build sea kayaks for some reason. Apparently, they thought it would be fun to do before Taz leaves on his mission in January. I'm not really sure why they think this is really necessary, but it seems to be keeping both of them pretty excited. Taz is making his out of pvc pipe and duct tape (thank you Mythbusters:), and Jason is making his out of pvc pipe and some roofing membrane. I've been told that they will be testing them out in the Great Salt Lake sometime soon. I just hope they're actually water-tight and nobody gets hypothermia in the process in that freezing cold water.
At any rate, there's now a 14 foot long frame taking up half of my garage. Maybe it's a guy thing...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Blessed Isaiah

My little Isaiah is so much fun to have around the house. He most definately keeps me on my toes. (Jason's mom and I are always talking about the things he does when we turn our backs for a minute.) Take today, for instance. His new fascination lately has been using Savannah's school safety scissors to cut paper up into little tiny pieces and pile it on the floor or the table. (He calls it "building a fire.") Today he was up in his room coloring with Mary, and I didn't even realize he had the scissors, since Savannah had only been home from school for about 10 minutes. Anyway, he came downstairs laughing really hard. I asked him what was so funny, and he replied, "I cut my socks." Needless to say, I wasn't exaclty sure how to respond. He went and got them for me and sure enough, he had cut both of the socks he had on right down the middle. I guess he was laughing because he realized that scissors work on other things besides paper. I think I may have to hide them before he figures out that other things can be cut too, like his sisters' hair.:)

Crazy Times

I can't believe it's already the middle of December! There is definatley WAY too much going on during the holidays around here. Just to give you an idea, let me explain how Thanksgiving weekend went...
Thanksgiving Day started of bright and early for the Greenwoods. I was making the turkey this year for Jason's big family gathering, which ended up weighing over 20 lbs! Needless to say, I woke up at 6:00 AM in order to stuff it and get things cookings. After that, we were off to the races my kids were all running in in Orem. (Yes, even little Mary ran--her race was 100yds.:) They were all really excited to be running in a race like Daddy, and they all did very well. (Mary even won a turkey!) After watching our adorable racers, it was off to home to get the turkey, shower my kids, and finish packing for our weekend up in Idaho. Then it was to Jason's parents for a big group Thanksgiving dinner, followed by my parents and more food. If that wasn't enough, after that we drove up to Idaho to spend a couple of days at the family cabin, coming home Saturday morning so I could get to my Christmas choir concert at Cottonwood High School (which, by the way, was AMAZING).
I think we might need to rethink holidays around here. With family so close by, there's always a ton to do. (Not that I mind the family being here at all.:)