Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy Birthday My Betty Boo!

For Betty's birthday, she wanted a skating party. It was a fairly small group, with family and just a few close friends, but we had so much fun!

Betty and her dad skating together. It was so cute. She was bugging me when I was trying to finish frosting her cake in the party room so I told her to go skate. She looked out and they had the lights all out with the disco ball. She turns to her dad and said "Come skate with me in the dark!" It was so cute.

Aimee is getting really good on her skates. She is getting to be so big.

At Skateworld, when you have a party, they will call the party girl out to the middle and give them a crown and sing. Betty even got to pick her birthday crown. What a treat!

Jenalyn, Aimee, and Betty waiting for cake.

Betty managed to blow out her candles all by herself. We told her to make a wish and after thinking for a bit she said "I wish we could all be nice to everyone"....ahhh! What a sweetheart!

Grandma and Grandpa H got her a ballet dress and ballet shoes...just like she asked for. We didn't even wait to get the tags off before trying it on.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Independence ....well, almost.

My girls amaze me every day by how big and grown up they are getting. I've started teaching them to cook. Aimee can now make her own bowl of cereal (as long as the milk is almost empty). This was a big step for her. Now we've started making omelette's together. I make them one at a time, so it's great for them to get to make their own breakfast. I deal with the hot pan and crack the eggs, but they are learning to do everything else. Yesterday they both pored in the milk (just a tad!) and stirred the eggs. Betty laughed because breaking the yolks was tricky as they kept slipping out from under the whisk. Then they grated their own cheese and watched as I cooked the omelet. They even sprinkled the cheese on before I folded it over.

Then, last night, we made english muffin pizzas. They were all just canadian bacon and pineapple. I cut the muffins and spread the sauce, but the girls put them together from there. They are so proud of cooking their own food, and eat so much better when they participate. Now I just need to plan more meals with that in mind.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Betty got kicked!

The girls have been so excited to feel the baby move, but have a hard time being patient and sitting still for it. Last night, Betty was "listening" to the baby when the baby kicked her! She sat up and looked at me and I said "Did you feel that?" She starts giggling and says "Yes! I got kicked in the EAR!" She put her head back down on my belly where she got kicked again and giggled. She thought it was great. It was so fun to see how excited she was about her baby sister.

Honoring our Prophet

This email is going around. I've signed up. It's pretty cool that it tells you how far you have to go and everything. Just wanting to get the word out.
As most of you know, our beloved prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley passed away at the age of 97. His funeral will be on Saturday, February 2nd.

I was thinking of how I could honor his legacy and I came up with an idea. My friend and I have created a challenge for those willing to accept it: Read the Book of Mormon in 97 days. We are trying to get everyone to start on the same day. Here are the details:
  • Goto www.hinckleychallenge.com and create an account (free, of course).
  • On Feb 4, 2008 (the Monday following the funeral) have an FHE lesson on the Book of Mormon and begin your reading.
  • Each day you read, record what page number you are on by going to www.hinckleychallenge.com

We would like this challenge to be heard all around the world! Please forward this message to everyone you know. We would love to see over 1 million pages of the Book of Mormon read by the time this challenge has ended.

Do you want to show your support? Do you want to follow the prophet? Do you want to get rid of all of your excuses for not reading and become a warrior? Then join me in this challenge!!!

We are going to spread this throughout the news media (TV and radio) and we've already contacted Fox news, KSL, CBS, and ABC. But we cannot get the word out to everyone without your help! Please forward this on to EVERYONE in your address book. Time is of the essence!! This will be the one forwarded message that everyone will be happy to get .

-Jake Andersen
P.S. You can always see an updated list of those who have accepted the challenge by clicking here (www.hinckleychallenge.com/warriors.php)