Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Divine inspiration

I have been spending a lot of time praying about how to help Parker with his reading, since we are now homeschooling and I didn't become a big reader until 2 years ago (so I have no clue how to go about this).  I opened Aprils Ensign and in the back there is a story in the Latter-day Saints voices about a mom who's first grader is struggling with reading.  Her answer was to have him read the Book of Mormon and highlight a few words and slowly he started recognizing more words.  I thought well that would definitely cover two things that he needs, learning to read and reading the scriptures.  I started it a few days ago with him and he really enjoys it (which is a first) he loves highlighting the words he knows and has surprised me and himself with words he already knows.  He just started by looking for the words Lord and God and then he started highlighting like crazy.  I am so proud of him and I know that this will help him become a more confident reader.  I am so thankful for a Father in heaven that looks out for me continually, and helps me finds answers to my prayers.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Names and Baby names

Everett was curious as to what we will name the baby, I am not even thinking about it yet. but I got out the baby book and had him point to several to see what he thought. After a while we started looking up our own names to see their meanings. When I named each of the boys I did this but I haven't looked back at it since. It was quit fun to remember naming all my kids and seeing their reactions to what their names mean.
Parker means a park keeper, Parker was with Phil at stake conference so he didn't have a reaction.
Everett means strong as a boar, so if you know Everett at all this made his day (once I explained a boar is a wild pig) and he spent the next 10 min. running around on all fours pretending to be a wild pig. Another side note to Everetts name is his middle name in my maiden name (Bethel) and coincidentally the Bethel family crest has 4 boars on it. That was a fun thing to find out.
Mason means a stone worker, decided that means he is super strong to work with stone
Simon my sweet baby his name means in hebrew he who listens to me. Could you get any sweeter.
Also I looked up Phil's name and my name. Philip means lover of horses and Katie means pure
How fun is that we have a "pure love of horses" hee! hee!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ode to LEGOS

what a blessing legos have been in my life during the last 3 weeks.  We haven't had a toy that my kids will play with from morning to night and still want to play with the next day.  they have been my saving grace to get me through my morning sickness, and I will deal with them ending up all over my house if they keep doing their job and get me through this pregnancy.  So here's to you Legos thanks for being a life saver.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Elves and Hobbits

I saw this on my friends blog and thought it was fun, here are our names if we were Elves or Hobbits.

Phil - Lardo Took of Great Smials
Katie - Tigerlily Took of Great Smials
Parker - Wilibald Took of Great Smials
Everett - Longo Took of Great Smials
Mason - Berilac Took of Great Smials
Simon - Mungo Took of Great Smials

Phil - Eo Tiwele
Katie - Tari Tiwele
Parker - Golradir Tiwele
Everett - Lamalas Tiwele
Mason - Amras Tiwele
Simon - Finrod Tiwele

here is the web sight if you want to find out yours http://www.chriswetherell.com/hobbit/

Sunday, March 1, 2009

New Do

So I kinda got sick of my curly hair and I really missed my healthy looking strait hair.  So I made a drastic change to get me there faster.