Sunday, March 29, 2009

Overdue update

We haven't done a blog post in a bit, thought we should put something up. I enlisted Becca and Rachel's help, and Rachel's contribution was:

"Hi. Bye."

She then expounded that this (the blog) wasn't interesting, and that the gerbils WERE interesting. We tried putting the gerbils in the girls' room, but it didn't work out. They may not officially be nocturnal, but evidently the gerbils' bedtime is later than the girls' bedtime. So now their home is here in the office. :-)

As soon as the gerbils moved to the office, Becca complained that this was unfortunate because then they couldn't get to the gerbils unless their homework was done. Poor girls. (Rachel says to add a frowny :-( )

We had a ward party on Friday where the kids cleaned up on the door prizes. Becca put all of our names in the jar for the drawings and she, Rachel, and Laura all got a prize. Becca's scarf is modeled below by Butterscotch (while eating a sunflower seed, which Becca wants me to be sure and mention).

Rachel got a snuggie (a blanket with arms) and both Rachel and Laura got book reading lights, which means bedtime may get even more challenging for mom and dad. Sarah's mom keeps laughing about there being justice in this world.

In any case, we need to wrap this up because it is about time for family dinner so ...

Love to all!
-Derek, Becca, and Rachel

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Jeff Training PowerPoint

The other day the girls played with Jeff on the trampoline and Rachel REALLY wanted to make a PowerPoint with them. I tried to encourage her to do a blog posting, but she was adamant that she wanted a PowerPoint. So anyway, here it is, 5MB of it:

Jeff Training Arena PowerPoint

Love ya!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Well, it has been a fun week. We had snow days on Monday and Tuesday and celebrated Miriam's birthday. Miriam is 3 years old. She is happy to be 3. We had crazy weather, from a record low for March 4th (7 degrees) to a record high for March 7th (76 degrees) for a 70 degree swing in like 80 hours. I was just reading comics on the laptop (Becca and Rachel wanted to do a Powerpoint of some pictures of Jeff so they kicked me off of the desktop), when I looked up and I saw that I was surrounded:

And as soon as they found out that the laptop had a camera it was all crazy:

It seems like you show kids a camera and suddenly they are all hams.

Well, time to start thinking about dinner and all that. I'll work on pictures of snow days and such later when I have access to my desktop. Love ya!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Photo Update

A cute pic of Jeff I took.


Monday, March 2, 2009

First Decent snow!!!!!!

Our first decent snow of the season in March. It started snowing yesterday around noon and this morning it was 4 inches. No school today. Technically we're snowed in. The cars are covered with snow. There was also no paper. I expect no mail either.
I better go so I can go out and play.