Monday, April 28, 2008

Fun FHE...

It was a gorgeous, BEAUTIFUL day here Monday... in the 80's.

How could we possibly resist the boys HOURS...
and HOURS...
and HOURS ...
(you get the idea)
of begging and pleading to go swimming for Family Home Evening?

Especially this persistent little "Booger"... literally!

(Don't worry, Matt made him get out and wipe it right after he snapped this shot!)

Seriously, SICK!

T's mind at work...

This is Trevan's Star-Bellied Sneech.
As in, from the Dr. Suess story...
(For those of you who don't remember it, here's a recap in a nutshell:
In the village of Sneeches, the cool ones have stars on their bellies and the other ones wish they did...
One day, someone invents a machine that PUTS a star on your belly, and of course all the non-starred Sneeches flock to it in herds and are so proud of their new stars...The originally-starred Sneeches don't feel so special anymore, so they rush to have theirs removed and set a "new trend"...
Before long, amidst the chaos, no one can remember who had stars and who didn't and they have to learn to like each other regardless of any status symbol...)

So Trevan's Class read this story at school today and made these puppets.
He was so proud and couldn't wait to show me and tell me all about it.

Like every good Mom, I pretended I'd never heard anything about it before, and hung on his every word.
At the end of his description I asked, "So, what do we learn from this story?".

"Well, the guy who made those machines was so super-smart."

I was surprised by his answer. "Why do you say that?", I asked.

"Be-CUZ! All those Sneeches kept giving him all their money to go back and back and back!
He prob-ly got like, SUPER rich!"

...Oh... he is sooo his father's son...

Aside from the obvious entrepreneurial/industrially-minded spirit behind the comment,
his little brain is just sooo very logical and practical... always looking for a solution to every problem and a way to overcome every obstacle. (Wonder where he gets that?)
I think his favorite word is, "but..." followed by some enthusiastic reason why what he wants/thinks is possible.
He comes up with the most imaginative, outrageous ideas and often ridiculous scenarios,
but it is so funny to see this problem-solving personality at such a young age!
Love this little smarty-pants!

Carpets America ROCKS!

I had to take D in for a quick Dr. visit yesterday morning (just an ear-tube check... he's fine).

I bribed (Yes, I'm NOT above it!) Trevan and his best-est buddy, Hudson (who comes over to play after Preschool on Mondays), that if they were good, we'd go see Matt at work...
they were so excited!

The BEST part about having a Dad that works at a Flooring Store, is playing in the Warehouse!

The boys LOVE to climb on top of...

and crawl through all the HUGE rolls of Carpet!

It's like Little-Boy paradise!
Even little Dayne had a blast playing peek-a-boo with the Big Boys...

Of course the highlight of the warehouse is the Fork-Lift.

Trev & Hudson had fun hanging from it and trying to see who was "toughest" and could hang on the longest...

...we won't say who won!

Hudson, whose Dad teaches at Provo High asked,
"So what Class does your Dad teach, Trev? Carpets or something?" :)
After a real-life Fork Lift ride with Daddy, they never wanted to leave!

So did you have fun, Trev? ..."Oh, YEAH!"

We came home FILTHY dirty (sorry, Gina!) and happy as can be... Mission accomplished!