Sydney playing Thumper at our ward classical recital on Friday night.
The latest fashion on the Milan runway – maybe this is why all of the model’s tripped and fell – they couldn’t see where they were going…
Friday night was our Ward Classical Music Recital that I was in charge of. We had a nice variety of talent – piano solos, singing, clarinet and brass. Sydney played Thumper by Robert D. Vandall and Bells by Jon George. I played a couple of pieces that I performed at a big recital last year – Reflets dans l’eau by Debussy and
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Yeah – we’re all done being sick and I need some help with Isaac!

Sydney and Isaac both had their days with sore throats and fevers this last weekend, but thankfully this nasty bug has left us alone! I was able to go to church yesterday to help the primary children practice music for the primary program that they will be doing next Sunday (Sydney still had a teensy bit of a sore throat so she just sat on a pew in the chapel and colored while the other children practiced).

I had a very frustrating time with Isaac in sacrament meeting. Of course this happens a lot. Especially. When. Peter. Is. Out. Of. … Read the rest


Here are some questions I asked Isaac:

1. What is your full name? Isaac Johnson
2. What is your dad’s name? Peter Johnson
3. What is your mom’s name? Liz Johnson
4. What is your sister’s name? Synney
5. What is your favorite color? red and black and green and brown and red
6. Who should be the next president? President Hinckley
7. What do you like to do with dad? I like playing Hot Wheels with my dad.
8. What do you like to do with mom? Play with clay with mom.
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I’m sick. Sore throat. Headache. Husband leaving tomorrow to go out of town for two weeks. What am I to do? Life goes on. Tomorrow I am going to go to the doctor just to make sure it’s not strep throat – my throat is very sore and swollen (although Motrin seems to help wonderfully) and I do not have any other symptoms of a cold. This morning I had a very difficult time swallowing and I had to stay behind from church.

The last couple of days have not been exciting – mom in bed (everyone else wondering if … Read the rest

Sydney had a special day!

First off, I have to say that birthday parties (or parties in general) are not my forte. I was a bit worried about my hostess skills. At the beginning of Sydney’s 8th birthday party, all of the girls picked up the balloons that were scattered on the living room floor and they rubbed them on their arms and heads and then stuck them to the walls. I highly suggest this activity to anyone – it took up a full 20 minutes!
Here is the group of gaggling 7 and 8 year old girls making flower baskets with paper plates.
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Tropical Storm Hanna – is it coming?

We are waiting to see if Tropical Storm Hanna decides to come up against the Florida coast and if she will gain strength over the ocean and once again be classified as a hurricane. If she comes, then maybe we’ll go to Tampa and stay in a hotel and go to Bush Gardens (an amusement park).

We’ll keep you posted (as long as I have internet access). Not really worried about it, but if it is a hurricane then we may be evacuated because we are on an island and would have to get across a causeway before getting trapped … Read the rest

According to Isaac

According to Isaac:

  • The wheels on the bus go swish swish swish
  • The babies on the bus go oink oink oink
  • The people on the bus go crazy crazy crazy

According to Isaac:

  • Something told him to throw mulch at Mackenzie while at the playground
  • His tummy told him to hit Ruby with his backpack

According to Isaac:

  • The black beans in the dinner tonight are tomatoes

This is only the list of stuff I could remember. He is so wilful that when he makes a statement (even when he knows it is wrong) he will stick to it like … Read the rest