Wednesday, January 30, 2008

We love you, President Hinckley!

Sunday night we were hanging out with "K" and "S" when "R" came upstairs and told us that President Gordon B. Hinckley had passed away. This was about an hour after it happened. The news changed the mood of the evening to a more serious one, and we got on our phones to see if our families knew. We were a little sad because we will miss him, but I am sure he isn't sad.

President and Sister Hinckley worked to have an amazing marriage. They are a great example to me of treating people well and of what matters most in this life. I'll always remember when she passed away -- it was the day before we got married. Now they get to be together doing the Lord's work again.

Here is a great story about him that Sarah has on her blog (you don't mind, do you?):
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=2566367

Of course, besides being a good husband and friend, President Hinckley truly was called of God to be an apostle and then to lead His church. It has been neat to hear on the radio, on TV, and read online people's feelings about President Hinckley and how much he inspired them. He taught what we needed to learn. I know that he was a prophet, seer, and revelator.

Friday, January 25, 2008

14 months old

Okay, so it's January 25th?! Really?? Where did the time go?

Shboogoo turned 14 months old yesterday. I forgot to take a picture of her, but I took this one of her and D on Tuesday.

The second picture is of her during the reception on Jan. 11 with Elisa's veil on. (I also have to tell a funny story from that night. She saw a boy who was probably her age or a few months older. She went to him, hugged him -- which she never had done with a stranger or even any kid -- and then grabbed his cookie and put it in her mouth! He didn't complain; maybe she just broke off part of it. It was hilarious.)



"Daddy" is probably her favorite word to say right now. She uses it correctly when we ask "who's this?" or when she points to the room he has just gone into. However, she also uses "daddy" to mean "look at this thing, I like it!"

Her other real words:
  • uh-oh
  • hi (usually without the h)
  • mama / mom
  • ow
  • ow (like meow, when she sees a picture of a cat)
  • baby
She also tries to say doggy ("doddy") and says "bawboo" all the time. On our fridge we have pictures of Jesus, Elisa, and Josh. I ask her where Jesus is, and she points. He's the only one of the three that she always gets right. I love her so so much.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Book Tag

Jackie book tagged me. I'd never seen this before. What you do is grab the nearest book, open to page 123, go to the 5th sentence and post the next three sentences.
My nearest book was D's textbook called Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications (8th Edition), by Richard A. Magill.

To identify the specific visual information a person uses to make the required response, researchers use the event occlusion procedure. Parts of each frame of film or video are masked so that the observer cannot see selected parts of the action. Figure 6.9 presents an example of this procedure, taken from the second part of the Abernethy and Russell (1987) study.

As I was getting ready to do this I didn't notice her blog said the NEAREST book, so I thought it could be ANY book. These sentences -- from Why Would Anyone Join the Mormon Church? by Brad Brase -- are way more interesting to me than those from the textbook:

Latter-Day Saints recognize the family unit as the most important organization in heaven and earth. We regard marriage and other family relationships with a special reverence, due to our belief in their potentially eternal nature. When conducted by the proper priesthood authority and in the manner prescribed by the Lord, the marriage covenant endures beyond the grave to bind man and wife together for time and all eternity.


I am tagging Camille,
Sarah,
anyone who wants to do it.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Honey, I Transformed the Kid!



We came across a site (probably http://www-old.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~morph/) that helped us create these funny pictures of ourselves. Try it! Our Manga pics are not part of the slideshow because they weren't getting uploaded.




Friday, January 4, 2008

A time she made me laugh . . .

What you're about to see is probably common -- not unique to my kid. I realize this, but it's still funny to me and I thought I would share. So a few days ago I saw her doing this:
I thought she was pulling on her shirt like she does sometimes, similar to the way she would try to pull off a bib. Then I saw what had really happened!:

She likes green beans and chicken, but had had enough. Apparently after that I handed her the remote control to play with instead of taking her out of her seat; don't remember why. Well, I made this video of what she kept doing with the remote (no sound because I didn't use our video camera, I used our regular camera). She was so frustrated that she couldn't get it in there.

video