Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kids say the Darndest things!

So I really wanted Kate to understand what the inauguration was about. I wanted her to remember being part of history. Keep in mind that I usually like nothing to do with politics or anything associated. We don't talk usually talk about it. So with that said, I was explaining today while watch all the coverage of the inauguration about why today was a historic day.
Mom: "Kate that is our new president, his name is Barack Obama"
Kate: "Is that the guys that lies?"...

Keep in mind we never talk about politics, and although I didn't vote for him, I am really starting to kind of like him. So who knows where she picked up on that?

Kate: "Is he going to make us lie too?"
Mom: "No Kate, he hopefully doesn't lie and no one can make someone lie."

I preceded to tell her what a president does and why they are so important. I told her that they make important decisions like if we go to war or not. Then I had to explain what war was...

Kate: "So war is like when you are wearing a really cute outfit and someone comes up to you and says they don't like it, and then it makes you mad and then you fight? and then they get put in jail?"
Mom: "Speechless!"

If only we all looked at things through kids eyes! To Kate the worst situation would be someone telling her they didn't like her outfit. If only that were really the case.

In all seriousness, It was so fun to sit with Kate and teach her about (the little I know) of history! It must be what teachers feel like everyday. At least for me, I get so caught up in the everyday stuff and trying to teach her about the gospel, I forget about everything else. I understood what it was like today to teach your kids to be in the world, but not of the world. I then explained that although we do have to obey the laws of the United States, we are so lucky because we have a prophet who we follow without question. We never have to worry about the President of our Church making the right decisions. So we can support our country and President, but what truely matters is if we are following the prophet. It is something I really want my kids to understand. How do we live in the world, but not become of the world. Thanks for letting me vent my mom moment!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Christmas 2008!

We have been redoing our rooms so I haven't had my computer forever. So here is our Christmas 08. Sorry so long... its been awhile!

Snow Fun!

Mike riding Lindsay's boyfriend's snowmobile down the street.

Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

Temple Square with my sister Kristin and family. We rode on a carriage ride around Temple Square. It was sooo cute. The girls were in heaven. They still talk about the princess carriage!

Christmas festivities... I played rock band for the first time, and I have to admit, I am freakishly good at the drums! With Mike singing, and me on the drums, we are thinking of starting a band, anyone interested in joining? We ROCK!! he he he.

Christmas Eve we spent at my house. We did the usually nativity, talent show and pj opening. This year Kate and Bella were both angels. Bella however decided that she wanted a baby Jesus too while Kate decided it was too hot and started to strip down during the middle of it to just her white slip. It was classic! Those girls are just like their Dad!!

Christmas Morning was awesome. It was the first Christmas we did just us. Kate got an American Girl house and Bella go a cottage and a baby. It was so fun to watch them tear into there presents. I totally remember the feeling of waking up and couldn't wait to run down stairs to see what Santa brought! Kids make everything more fun!