Thursday, March 31, 2011


There are a number of posts that I want to write and a number that I need to write...and instead I decided that I haven't posted anything about Milee in a long long time, get Milee pictures...Lots of 'em. Oh, and on a side note for me to remember Milee has started to roll over from her back to her belly. She's been mobile for a while now, which I find funny since she couldn't roll over or crawl, but she can spin and scoot on her back like there's no tomorrow. So, in no particular of my smiley Milee (although I have yet to get a picture of her really really me, cutest thing ever, and all you have to do is look at her and she just lights up and gives you the biggest grin ever! Love it! Can't seem to get a picture of it...sigh)

Shopping with the girls.
Blessing day
Keeping warm at the ranch
Thumb sucker (cracks me it)
Just a random shot
Not so sure about Caden holding her, but he's thrilled, right?
And sort of a smile to end with...a wet drooley one!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Family Home Evening

Dan had the greatest idea for FHE today. It was so fun I'd thought I'd share it with you. It was kind of spur of the moment so the spiritual side could use some tweaking. We played church battleship! Dan hastily made a board for our two teams (girls against boys). We have the church pictures and Dan would let the kids pick one, and then we'd tell the story of the picture and ask the kids questions. After they answered right or we were satisfied they were learning something, we let them pick where they thought the other teams ships were. Caden and Kember really got into this. I think it was the most fun we've had for FHE in a long long time. I'm going to try to make and laminate some game boards and use dry erase markers so we can reuse everything. Caden is actually making his own game board right now. He just informed me that the boys have to win.

After our game I made everyone go to the store with me. It was a definite success. I got two bottles of Soft Scrub Total for .19 cents. Awesome huh? I was pretty excited. Dan just laughed at me, but he thinks it's pretty cool too.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Join the masses

Well, Dan and I did it. We joined a gym. Dan's been talking about it for a long time, and I've been meaning to get him a membership for birthday's or Christmases or whatever but they are just so expensive and I have doubts as to our commitment and since most gyms require commitment and booku bucks, I haven't done anything about it. But this new gym came to town and it was pretty cheap and you don't have to pay to cancel. Awesome. When I was up visiting my family for my dad's birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!) I told them that we'd joined. My dad asked if I wanted to go to his gym with him the next day. Sure, why not. Whew...It was definitely eye opening for 63 year old father ran me to the ground. That man is a machine! I was huffing and puffing and he's just going along patiently at my pace. It was fun to go with him though, and it helped that I knew a little more of what to expect. Did you know you clean off a machine after you use it? Don't laugh...I'm sure it was obvious to most people, but we didn't clean off the machines in college when we worked out. Anyway, because of going with my Dad, I learned that it's the thing to do.
Dan and I can't go at the same time to the gym because there isn't child care there (and I'm not sure if I would use it if there was). Plus, Dan likes to work out in the morning. Not being a morning person, this isn't a good option for me. Unless 9 am counts as working out in the morning :) So, Dan goes before work and I go after dinner. I went for the first time tonight. Other than being lonely it was pretty fun...well as much fun as working out can be. Hopefully we will stick with this and get in shape. I'm still waiting for baby #4 fat to disappear. Here's hoping.


Big day in the Johnson household tonight. No, not really, but I feel like I should document this. Seriously, this doesn't need to be read, it's only for documentation sake.
So, it had been a long day. I had taken all four kids to the store (2 of them...and the library) and it took a long time, but they were really really helpful. They helped put the groceries away and everything (this has nothing to do with the story, but aren't they cute kids?). Anyway, I promised them that they could watch a movie after dinner for being so helpful, and during all the chaos of putting the groceries away Cole said he needed to poop. Huh. Weird comment, but going with the flow I asked him if he wanted to poop on the potty. I take him in the bathroom and sit him on the toilet and he freaks out (doesn't want to fall in, you know). So I get out the little potty and he tries that....but that doesn't last long at all. Probably because I just told him to sit there until he finished his sucker (don't judge me, I know its gross). After dinner the kids were getting pj's on and Cole told me that he needed to poop again. I asked if he wanted to sit on the potty again, and he said yes and off he went. I went to go start the movie, but Cole stopped me because he couldn't get his diaper off. I helped with that and started the movie. Cole gets really excited and tells me he pooped. Honestly, I didn't believe him. I thought he pooped in his diaper, but nope...he really pooped in the toilet all by himself, and I do mean all by himself. So we get excited, show him the rest of everything, and he is sooooo proud of himself. Dan asked me after when I started potty training. I laughed and said I hadn't. I'm not expecting this to last, and I'm not potty training, but I just thought I'd document this and say...not bad for a two and a half year old. Not bad at all.