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Oh the Wookie, the Orc, and the mummy can be friends…

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Sports and Dance camp, kind of.

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Go Cougars!This pride in BYU athletics was due to the BYU vs. Idaho State, which fortunately, was a win for BYU.  We made it a living room tailgate party which included buffalo wings, nachos and cheese dip, caffeine free diet Mtn. Dew.  You see Reed doing a half time commercial advertising the beverage.  Though we can’t see the label, at least we can see that there are zero calories on the nutrition label.Tu-tu Time!  Mommy made us tu-tus to go with our Halloween costumes.  This was a fitting and we liked the new look very much.

Dop Stooing that!

This evening, Isaac had been just as naughty as I could handle for the night, and while he lay sprawled out on the living room full of giggles, I came and stood over him trying to give him my most serious of looks.  The words I said didn’t make much sense because, besides mixing up the first letters of my words:  “Dop stooing that!”, I also stood next to both Miriam and Elizabeth who were imitating my exact stance, legs slightly parted, arms folded, and also looking down at Isaac.  As a result I got more giggles from Isaac, a few from myself, and decided on a new strategy which meant calling everyone to dinner.

If you give a baby a bonnet…

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My pioneer girls walked, and walked, and talked, and talked, and made messes, and more messes, and were just cuter than anything in this pioneer/1800’s style hat.Maybe I can call her Miss Elizabeth Bennett now?Miss Miriam had her curls popping out the side, in the style of the era.Peek-peek-peek-a-boo!This is Elizabeth’s favorite game on the planet.

“They must wait till her brain is set to right”

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While in the midst of their usual before-bed brawl, Isaac ended up as the one who “tripped” and hit his head on the wood footboard of his bed.  I was of course angry that they had been fighting and, in a few choice words, insisted they go to bed at once.  Furthermore, as they were looking for their pillows, I told them the dangers of head wounds and how someone could get seriously hurt.  I carelessly threw out words like concussion, coma, brain damage, paralysis, etc., then gave them kisses good night and took the wounded Isaac upstairs for an ice pack.  He just had a bump on the skull and no signs of concussion but those words I threw out came back to him and he started crying thinking he was going to die.  Oops.  I assured him that he was o.k. and that I was just letting them know the kinds of things that can happen when little boys rough-house too much, especially around large pointy pieces of wood furniture.  Douglas, who was also concerned, came up and wanted more clarification i…