Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

New York - 9/11 Memorial

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Friday, November 4, 2011


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Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Break Breakfast

Crepes with raspberries, bananas and nutella and Vanilla hot chocolate.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Notable Quotes from today

(Ella crying)
Cory: Why is Ella crying?
Alison: Because she has the worst mom in the world
Grant: Ya, we all do.


Alison: Grant, did you ask your teacher if you have to do the science fair project?
Grant: No
Alison: I told you to ask her today.
Grant: I did.
Alison: You asked her?
Grant: No
Alison: No you didn't ask her or no you don't have to do it?
Grant: No, I'm not doing it. It is in January.
Alison: What is in January?
Grant: The Science Fair.
Alison: Why is it in January? Are you supposed to do a project?
Grant: No. It is in January.
Alison: I understand it is in January. Do you have to do a project in January?
Grant: I don't know


Ella (while kids are taking pictures of her at the field trip): Wow. This must be what it feels like to have paparazzi fans.


Zach: Today at school I switched three of my periods so now I have Utah Studies, then Language Arts and Choir last.
Alison: Why did you switch?
Zach: I don't know.
30 seconds later . . .the reason for the big switch is revealed.
Zach: Mom, a cute girl I know is in all three of my new classes.


Alison: Hey C, help me think of a good name for my twitter account.
Cory: Silver Fox. Northridge Hottie. Easy-A-PTA
Alison: Forget it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First Day of School

The first day of school came really early this year. G and El started a week before Z. We had our annual first day of school breakfast at the bus stop. Unfortunately, our bus stop is really little this year.

Zach started a week later. I loved the uniform the first week because he looked fancy. Now, I'm bored with it. And he has a whole closet of clothes with tags hanging off of them. But according to his health teacher, "Uniforms are important because you can't tell who is rich and who is poor." HUH?? Its ok. I'm sure I'll get used to going to his school and not knowing which kid is mine because they all look the same.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summer 2011 - Bear Lake

Bear Lake in August + Family equals . . .

2 wave runners and 1 boat, big fish, wake boards, paddle board, wipe outs on the tube, sandcastles, seagulls chasing the boat, miniature golf, raspberry shakes, paddle ball high scores, first ones on the beach daily, magic trail mix bars

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Signs Grant Might Be Bad

grant talking to zach and ella
(background: cory is zach's favorite, i am grant's favorite, ella is an equal opportunity child which is fine because everything is equal)
grant: ella - is mom your favorite?
ella: no. i don't have a favorite.
grant: but mom should be your favorite - you are both girls
ella: ya but i like dad the same as mom
grant: great. i like dad best now, zach likes dad best. no one is left to like mom best.

(should i give him points for at least trying to find a replacement?)

walking through the mall with the family - i try to hold grant's hand . . .
grant: mom, why do you always try to hold my hand?
mom: sorry - do you not want to hold my hand?
grant: no. i'm kinda old and it is kinda embarrassing.
mom: ok, that is fine.
grant walks five steps forward and grabs dad's hand.


* but my favorite quote of the week *
i set out a cardigan sweater for grant to wear to school. he comes up to breakfast and exclaims (eyes red from stress):
why am i wearing my sunday best?!?

i've never used the term sunday best and i haven't got a clue where he got it but i thought it was awesome - even if the sweater did end up back in the closet.

Ella's Eighth

my favorite things about ell this year -
cleaning out her room (bear with me) and finding an entire garbage bags worth of notes and pictures
the way she spells her friend sophie's name "sope"
when she begs grant to let his webkinz marry her webkinz
the way she sings happy birthday to people when they visit her pretend restaurant

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sick Days

past two months - five people

sore throat cough runny nose congested head fever body aches amoxicillan augmenten tamiflu albuterol breathing machines chills more aches cough drops two bottles of tylenol cold and flu

we miss summer

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Excellent Chinese

i went to ella's class to correct papers right after the kids went back to school from christmas break. ella came running up to me and said . . .

mom, you are going to have the best birthday ever - you know why? I got principal's pride!

{with mimi}

she was recognized for . . .

{and i quote}
speak a lot of chinese always happy

if i could say * great job * in chinese i would. but since i can't, i'll just quote strongbad and say . .

great jorb ramrod