Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Pirates

For Easter, we had grandchildren and 4 Missionaries at my house. These are the only missionaries in the past 2.5 years of having missionaries live with us to buy us a card, an egg pinata and an Easter basket. After a nice breakfast talking about the atonement, we dressed the missionaries who live in our basement up as pirates and had them sing a song to the grandchildren and had them find help find the Easter Eggs.
"I looked out the window and what did I see?
Pirates helping me to find my candy
Spring had brought me such a nice surprise
Pirates popping out before my eyes

Mark said we started a new tradition of "Easter Pirates", When the whole silly thing was over, the missionaries went back to work and my Grandson JJ said, "Where is my pirate?"

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tangled and girls vs boys

The most interesting thing happened while we were watching Disneys "Tangled". Jensen was finding the slap stick humor (skillets hitting people in faces and horses hooffing people in the chest) so hilarious he was jumping on the couch with big loud gafaws. A very boy thing to do.

Lily on the other hand was covering her mouth in the "oh no" way that girls do. She looked like she would cry when the protagonist dies and she heard me sniffing, so she sniffed too. It was a perfect example of observational modeling, a concept I just happened to be teaching at ACC this morning. Tangled, by the way is my Disney favorite.