Friday, December 4, 2009

my foul fowl





The river front in K-town, should be an asset to our community. It should be a draw to its people and those who travel through our small little town. Instead the river has become a slightly frightening, murky place. Perhaps there is to much "night-time" recreation, an overuse of the men's bathrooms, or maybe a body or two has washed up on the shore...but, there is a place where the fowl have taken over. They breed there, defecate there, kill there, die there, swim there, and possibly mutate there...and we go there to feed them day old bread. These geese and ducks see you coming and flock around you until you are completely surrounded, squawking for your crumbs. Some have missing eyes, legs, or other parts...are they rabid? possibly. Have they been exposed to too much radiation from Hanford? Possibly. It is a very uneasy feeling, these fowl outnumbering and surrounding you. I now understand the full importance of the Hitchcock movie "Birds"...
I can see the apprehension in Sadie's face and in her body language...I do the same thing. Imagine a feathered created that is as tall as you, that weighed approximately as much as you, and that had an extremely loud guttural squawk and missing patches of feathers...these are the creatures of my nightmares....Here Sadie...go give this beast some bread and hope it doesn't take your fingers with it...
But, of course, the children had fun...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

my month long birthday

Nov. 7th , the cutie pie Sadie turned 3. Sadie has developed what we parents like to call,"sass". She wants to be fiercely independent and will demand to be heard. She will say, "Quite Reese, I'M talking!" (in her very high pitched, almost munchkin-like voice) She does, however, remain sweet and gentle to all things baby. She loves dolls and LOVES to take care of her little sister Jane. This is a trait in her I love. She is also a wonderful helper...if you say it in just the right tone...(and if it doesn't involve any of her toys or books). She is a beautiful little girl, inside and out. Sadie LOVES TO DANCE!!
Nov. 8th, the tornado that is Reese turned 5. Reese is always hopping around the house...usually on one foot. He is always making a weird noise with his mouth, he always speaks at the loudest possible volume, but he is so loving and affectionate. He is so tender. I had a video of him falling off a stool as he yells and cries in "pain" and he was mad at me b/c I didn't immediately erase it b/c he was embarrassed by it. He is nervous to look silly. He LOVES little babies and always pays attention to them. He reminds us to pray before we eat. He is extreme in his emotions. He lets me kiss and hug him all the time. I will take that for as long as he will let me...
Nov. 25th, the beam of energy known as Audrey turned 7. Audrey is excelling in school. She earns praises from her lovely teacher and is constantly pulling ahead. She is always reading and enjoys the Junie B Jones books. She always has a smile on her face and her eyes wide open. She is ready and excited for life. She has become more helpful and aware of her little siblings which has made me so happy. She loves to be silly and wild. She is so beautiful and tall and happy. She likes girl things, but is always making something out of sticks and tape and rocks. She is very inventive and has a wonderful sense of imagination.
Being a mother is hard for me sometimes. But it is also the most rewarding experience. When my father died, the only thing that brought me any type of comfort was and is the contentment of my children. Their smiling faces. I am so thankful to have such sweet, smart, loving children.
Happy Birtday:
Dad 26th (would be 59)
Mom 19th
Dad Huff 17th

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

my jane's blessing day





Jane's blessing day was nice. Grandma Hazel, my mom, and evan came to our sacrament. Michael gave her a sweet blessing. Our hometeachers helped Michael bless. This was (another)day when I missed my big dad being here. Bro. Chan got up later and bore his testimony about how he felt the presence of family passed and how he felt that there were "grandpa's" here watching over us that day. I knew he was talking about us and I didn't care if it seemed weird. I really wanted to believe what he said and I was thankful that he verbalized those feelings. I know people have terrible tragic lives and I have it pretty good, but I miss my dad and it makes me sad.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

my scary night



What can I say...I love Halloween. I was a zombie, Audrey was a devil, Reese was Johnny from Karate Kid, Sadie was a cute witch, and Jane was just cute. I don't know if it is the treats or the fact that we celebrate the dark things in life, but either way...it is fun. Mom came over and babysat Jane while the rest of us collected candy. Reese and Sadie were a bit slow and constantly dragging me and Audrey down. I kept yelling..."HURRY UP GUYS!" and "C'MON!!"....then I realized they are 2 & 4 and we have been walking for a while. I guess if their bags don't get totally filled, I can live with that.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

my baby's first shot


She looks so scrawny in these photos, but she is in the 95th% for weight and height. I think she is really long....






Saturday, October 24, 2009

my dirt diggers





dirt...a child's dream come true...at least my children. Love to dig, love to get dirt under their fingernails and love to bury things. With all the toys they have, they continue to go back to dirt. It is a staple and will never grow old. Can Santa bring them a box of dirt for Christmas?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

my hair DON'T


I don't know why I think I can just touch up my roots myself. 90% of the time when I buy my own hair color it turns into a disaster. When will I learn?? The words witch, goth, vampira, morticia, etc. come to mind when I look at myself. I have hidden my identity out of shear embarrassment. I went from blond with about 1/2 inch of medium brown roots, to blue black. After 5 washes (3 with baking soda) it is now black w/a hint of red. I cant believe how off the color was. I wanted a brown...I got suckered into the Chris Rock movie 'Hair' thinking, why am I always fighting to be blond? Then I saw a lot of pretty brunettes on Sunday. So I went and bought some medium (so I thought) brown to dissipate some of the blond and hide my growing roots. But the outcome of my good intentions was not as expected...of course...blackness. And I do not see the light. (literally)
My only hope is to continue to wash, and wash and wash and will one day see some semblance of brown again. I can hope. But for now, I am just glad that it is Halloween next week. I will fit right in...to the night. (I included this picture to demonstrate how my hair fades into the background, is it hair anymore? or has it become its own entity)

Monday, October 19, 2009

my thumb sucker



This was one of the sweetest things I have seen. I have never had a thumb sucker and I dont think Jane is...but I thought it was sweet how she figured it out.

Friday, October 16, 2009

my baby photo shoot

Jane Roberta






my new favorite hobby...


I have become obsessed with crochet this summer and I LOVE it. Thanks to Grandma Hazel who taught us the basic single crochet and chain stitch. I took it from there and really learned how to do a lot on my own. I need something to do all the time. I like to be busy while I watch TV at night, then I don't feel so bad that I am wasting time. I've made beenies, booties, embelished burp clothes, flowers...I especially love these cute little animals. I am still an amature, so I can see all my mistakes. The little owl is my favorite so far.