Jane has been so funny the last couple days, I HAD to share.
Jane: Why does Lizzy have 2 ears?
Me: Well, she couldn't hear without them, could she?
Jane: If you had no ears and no eyes and no nose and no mouth and just hair, and no body and no bones and no skin, you would be dead.
(Leslie's comment) - no, you would be a wig.
I had my boutique yesterday and took Jane and Lizzy to their cousins house to play until Brent got home. Jane kept asking me over and over the same questions..
Jane: Why am I going to my cousin's house? -
Me: Because mommy has to go to her sale.
Jane: Why do you have to go to your sale? -
Me: To earn money.
Jane: Why do you have to earn money?
Me: So we can go to Disneyland.
Finally, I got sick of answering the same questions over and over, so I started asking her... "I don't know, where am I going?" and told her I wasn't going to answer her questions anymore. She then said:
Jane: I know mommy, You are going to a boutique.
Me: That's right, Jane.
Jane: and what's the question to the answer Disneyland?
Jane: Mommy, I'm not going to tell you, what's the question to the answer Disneyland?
Me: Why am I earning money?
Jane: That's right! Good job mommy.
Do they have preschool Jeopardy?
Later that night, I called to check in and Brent gave her the phone. She said "How are sales going Mommy?" I guess she REALLY wants to go to Disneyland.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Jane has been so funny the last couple days, I HAD to share.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This is the best shot I got, but isn't her sweater darling!? I'm so in love with it! Now I need to make her some clippies to match.
And of course, if photos are being taken, Jane wants in. Silly girl. She was a sweetie today, even letting me take a nap while she watched Sesame Street and then helping me package my barrettes. I love days like today.
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Sunday, February 24, 2008
(I tried to download the image, but it wouldn't let me, sorry)
I had these videos when I was growing up and we bought them for Jane a little while ago. Let me tell you, if you are mormon and have young kids, you need this video. Jane watches it every Sunday and LOVES it. She asks to watch it during the week also. You can get it for cheap at any Distribution Center or online if you don't have one close. There is also a book the corresponds with the video if your kids are old enough to read along. It's GREAT for FHE too. The one drawback... you can't play through all of the chapters one after the other, you have to sit there with your kid and click play each time the story changes. Oh well, you can't have everything.
Jane and her Daddy watching the Book of Mormon Stories video. Yes, she has made a habit of layering her jammies at this point.
Bonus photo #1: This is how we found Lizzy in the car when we got home from our 1 minute drive from church. 1:00 church is hard on babies.
Bonus Photo #2: Wait... doesn't Brent hate cats? I've also caught him calling Nina 'sweetheart' he denies it, but he loves this kitty.
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Saturday, February 23, 2008
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Thursday, February 21, 2008
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
These photos are from last week and I thought she was looking so cute (albeit very tired).
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
And my gift to him was...
...a half eaten box of chocolates.
I guess we both got hungry during the course of the day.
I actually win for better present because I went out of the way to get him his favorite caramels, he just brought some home from work that someone else gave him. Whatever. Good thing I'm not in to Valentine's Day.
Love you Brent!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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Well, Lizzy and Ben were both particularly fowl this evening, so Leslie and I decided to give them a cousin bath. We knew that it would be totally embarrassing for them when they get older, so we made sure to get some pictures to document the occasion. It was actually hilarious. They both sat there and splashed each other and laughed hysterically. I don't think I've ever seen Lizzy laugh so hard in all her 10 months of life. I was laughing at them so hard that it hurt...
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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Oh candy hearts, how I love you. How I love your delicious hard candy shell and oddly powdery center. You come in 5 tasty flavors that make my life more complete. I could sit and eat an entire bag of your fruity goodness until I'm more ill than I can bare, but it won't stop me from coming back to you.
Thank goodness for candy hearts!
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Sunday, February 10, 2008
I know I just did this, but since I really haven't got a whole lot to post, I'll humor you, Cheryl.
10 years ago... Hmmm. 1998. I was finishing up my junior year at Bonanza High School probably spending most of my time with my only 2 friends, Jake and Omar. It was close to this time that I decided finish early and move to Utah. That summer, I spent everyday, from morning to night, in summer school and at the end, I moved to Salt Lake at the ripe old age of 17. I moved in with Leslie and my soon to be good friend, Eryn. It was a long time ago.
5 things on my to do list today...It's Sunday, so I really don't have that much going on. Let's see. 1- Prevent my children from dying or seriously injuring themselves. 2- Figure out what to feed everyone and then make dinner. 3- Call and wish Cameron a happy birthday. (maybe this can count. Happy Birthday Cam!) 4- Book our hotel and tickets for our family vacation to Disneyland this year. 5- Take a nap. It's a good life.
Snacks I enjoy... Maraschino cherries, out of the jar, Doritos and cottage cheese (of course), crackers and easy cheese, grape or orange soda, chips and salsa from Barbacoa, string cheese and just about anything else that you would expect a 5 year old to like.
What I would do if I were suddenly a billionaire.... I'd probably tear down my house and build and a new one in its place and then buy houses for everyone in my family so that we wouldn't have to waste our money on mortgages and we could play more. I could take them all on vacation to fun places too. I'd get Brent a new phone, new camera, new TV, new Mini and everything else that he's always complaining that he wants.
5 bad habits.... I bite my finger nails, you already know I have laundry issues, I have a hard time cleaning up after myself, so I leave a trail of messes wherever I go, I procrastinate with almost everything. Ask my husband for the rest it makes me feel too bad about myself to keep going ;)
5 jobs that I have had...I worked at Hogi Yogi for about a day and a half, runner/clerk at my dad's office, receptionist, paralegal and now a Mommy.
5 things that people don't know about me...I feel like I've already revealed a lot that you didn't know so this isn't fair.
1- I like mostly only strong foods like green olives, sourkraut, artichoke hearts, mustard and the like. I'm a Barron, we all eat that way.
2- When I was in high school and part of college, I used to sing and act. Ya, I'm serious.
3- I'm obsessed with baths. I think a hot bath can fix pretty much anything that's wrong with me.
4- I find Fugazi to be the best band ever in existence. I don't even put it in my top 5 because it just isn't fair to all the others
5- I'm pregnant. "What!? Did she just say she was pregnant?" Yes, I did. Bet you didn't see THAT coming, but since being pregnant in my family is one of those things that doesn't actually stay quiet, a lot of people already know. I'm only 7 weeks today, so it's really too early to be making announcements, but now at least I can whine about it.
So now I get to tag others. So.... Brent and Cameron (you can post on your man blog) and Leslie
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Thursday, February 7, 2008
I talk a lot, so brace yourselves. You don't have to read it all, I will never know the difference.
What is his name? Brent Clark Stringham
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Sunday, February 3, 2008
It really is a royal mess. See if you can spot 2 babies in there. It'll be like Where's Waldo?
Lizzy is wearing her new suit from Grandma. I love this color on her and her suit is so cute! Thanks Grandma!
Jane is such a goof!
We finally made it home through more snow and successfully got our children in bed (knock on wood). Not a bad Superbowl Sunday, all things said and done.
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My mom is making me update the post to tell you more about the clip and encourage you to view the trailer. It is a documentary the Ben Stein is making about Darwinism. The really interesting thing is that he believes in creation and apparently there are a lot of people in science field that agree, but aren't being permitted to express it. It's REALLY fascinating, so seriously, watch the trailer.
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She was giving her daddy a great big smile. STILL no teeth for her. She's 10 months in February and there's not even a sign of teeth to come.
These are Lizzy's favorite toys. I swear that we spend a grundle on toys for this kid and all she wants is the phone (which she pretends to talk on, it's cute), a tube of medicine and wipees. They will keep her entertained for hours!
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