Friday, May 30, 2008

Utah Man

I know.....I know....Jayson, it's horrible!

Don't worry buddy, we'll get that ugly sweatshirt off you as soon as mommy is done taking pictures. Great idea crazy Grandma had isn't it......

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What a Stud!

Another successful Daddy-Daughters weekend! Last weekend (not this past one), Jessica spent three nights in Boise and left me and the girls home to play--with very few rules and "sleep-overs" every night. We call it our "weekend of YES".

We went swimming, went to Lagoon, prepared our garden, and watched "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" twice. Finally, the girls have discovered some princesses (Narnian Queens) with a little fight in them (and thankfully, a lot less "priss").

When Jessica came home, the announcement was made--"Rylee was Queen Lucy, Tayler was Queen Susan, I was the High King Peter, and Jayson was King Edmund". Unfortunately, that left only one main female character (sorry Honey). Jessica was the White Witch. Everyone in the kingdom was excited Sunday night when the White Witch and King Edmund arrived back in town. However, much to Queen Susan and Queen Lucy's dismay, the White Witch swept into town and put a stop to the sleep-overs. "Everyone back to your own bedroom!" she ordered that evening with an evil cackle (added for story-telling emphasis). "Don't worry," the High King quietly reassured them, "if we have enough hope, Aslan might return and bring sleep-overs back to Narnia".

Now, to the pierced ears. Queen Susan wanted her ears pierced. Even when I told her how much it would hurt, she couldn't be dissuaded. What a brave Queen. She thought it would be fun to surprise her mom (I think I will stop referring to her as the White Witch, lest I become permanently banished from Cair Paravel) by getting her ears pierced while she was gone. Jess had once told me that we would pierce Tayler's ears when she wanted them done. The time had come. So I made an executive decree, "Off to the Mall"! Queen Susan wanted her birth stone studs. So let it be.
She was brave.
Not even a flinch.
Queen Lucy, on the other hand, fearing for the safety of her own lobes, informed me, as she hugged the comfort teddy bear, "Me no want my ears pierced Daddy". No worries.

Jessica was surprised (well, sort of) and thankfully not mad. Lucy couldn't keep the secret. She tried to tell Jess Saturday afternoon on the phone--but I yanked it away. The secret safe for the time being.

But the first words out of her mouth when Jess got home were, "Tayler pierced her ears". So much for surprises.

Another Mormon Missionary "Chooses the Right".

Rise and Shout! Sure enough, Riley Nelson bleeds blue. Cougar Blue.

Yet another tough break for the hapless Aggies.

Maybe next decade...Probably not.