Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy 12th Birthday

This young lady has turned 12...


Happy Birthday!!!! Mom and Dad love you very much and we are so thankful that you are our daughter :)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy 14th Birthday!!!

This little guy turned 14 today :) 


Happy Birthday!!!!!  Mom and Dad love you very much and we are so thankful that you are our son :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Twelve Things I Like about Fall/Autumn

Another month, another twelve post.  I love the Fall Season or Autumn if you want to get technical.  Here are twelve things that I love about this time of year:

Colored Leaves

Crisp Air

Crunching through the fallen leaves

Wearing Sweaters

Smell of Pumpkins

Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pie

Baking

Watching the leaves fall from the trees

Cooler Weather

Family Reunions

Monday, September 19, 2016

Scripture Sunday on Monday...again

Yesterday was the Primary Program during Sacrament meeting.  This was Sam's last year to be in the program.  Next week Sam will be starting Young Women's and she is a bit nervous and excited at the same time. 
I didn't go to Sunday School (2nd hour), but I did go to Relief Society (3rd hour).  In RS the topic of discussion was about family.  We also reviewed the Family Proclamation during the discussion. 
I don't have a scripture from church to share, but I do have one from my scripture reading that I did during the 2nd hour:

"Therefore, whosoever repenteth, and hardeneth not his heart, he shall have claim on mercy through mine Only Begotten Son, unto a remission of his sins; and these shall enter into my rest." ~ Alma 12:34

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Scripture Sunday...on Tuesday

Obviously I am not paying attention to the days.  I didn't even realize that I missed my scripture post...again.  Well, better late than never, right?

Here is a scripture from my reading tonight:

"I say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that ye hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day:  Come unto me ye blessed, for behold, your works have been the works of righteousness upon the face of the earth?" ~ Alma 5:16

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bright Pink - Pink - Almost Gone

Yesterday, while I was at work, my kids decided to make slime and dye it certain colors. The kids had fun making the slime and probably didn't realize that they were doing science experiments at the same time.  What they didn't realize was that the food coloring (red) stained their hands.  Getting messy and making mistakes is what learning is all about!!! (at least that is what Ms. Frizzle says :) ).

Last night, after dinner, I got on the computer and looked up ways to remove red dye off of skin.  There were several different concoctions mentioned and yes, I did try most of them.  The kids and I tried vinegar (not the apple cider one), baking soda paste (baking soda mixed with a little bit of water), vinegar and baking soda mixed together, and finally dishwasher detergent with a little bit of water (the dishwasher detergent has to be the dry detergent).  After some experimenting, the kids and I found that the dishwasher detergent scrub was the best.  Are their hands still bright pink? No.  Are their hands still pink?  Yes, but the color is fading to almost gone.

Like I told my kids, we live and learn.  Making mistakes helps us to grow with knowledge and helps us to remember to wear food handling gloves when dye's are being used :)