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Friday, February 22, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

Wednesday night there was a lunar eclipse and Sophie expressed interest in seeing it. However it didn't start until after eight and finished hours after that, so I told her that she wouldn't be able to see it.

However 10:15 rolled around and I was just going to bed and the moon looked so cool. I remembered as a child my Dad and Mom woke me up in the middle of the night, even though I was supposed to be asleep, to see the Aurora Borealis.

It was so special to me that my parents allowed me to be awake to see such an amazingly beautiful manifestation. I have often felt natural occurances like this are evidence of God's love for His children.

Anyway... because of this fond memory I decided to wake Sophie up to see the lunar eclipse. She looked for a second, went to the bathroom and then went back to bed.

In the morning I asked her what she thought of the lunar eclipse, expecting to have created a memory similar to mine, and she said, "I didn't see the lunar eclipse."

I laid out the details to her, hoping to jog her memory, but with no luck. Oh well, maybe next time, in 2010.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ben's Blog

Ben really wanted "to do his website," so here is a post from Ben.

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Jacob's Learning

Jacob is so excited about using the potty!!! Of course when he is old enough to actually use the potty, he will become immediately disinterested I am sure. If you couldn't tell by the shoes, Jacob loves to try to be like his big bother, Ben. I am hoping that helps in the potty training process.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Ray of Hope

Wonder of wonders, today it is sunny and 50 degrees in the sun, and it feels wonderful!!!! I know it is not permanent, but it is still wonderful to enjoy. Here are a few photos of the family outdoors in sweatshirts!!!! Jacob was wandering so I didn't catch him. The last one is the sun, in case you all forgot what it looks like.

Oh, I also forgot the first photo of pure bliss, well at least for me. Both boys fell asleep in the car on the way home from church yesterday and stayed asleep when we brought them in!!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day

Oh I thought of one more thing to add. Yesterday was Valentine's Day, and Aaron got me a bouquet of flowers!!! He also got Sophie a single rose and got down on his knee and asked her to be his Valentine. It was very cute and Sophie said it made her feel happy and special. I fell in love all over again watching him. What a sweet man he is.

I made Aaron peanut butter cups. The truffle molds I bought didn't really work well because I basically had to destroy the tray to get the candies out. However, I did have the silicone mold I used to make Christmas ornaments (sorry western Cornelius Family members, I haven't put them in the mail yet.) It worked beautifully and silicone is my new best friend. The only problem is that they are huge and way to intense to eat. Aaron has been cutting them into thin slices.


I was going through our family photos so that I could update this website, and there really isn't anything new to report, hence my subject of, "Blah." I think winter is just starting to hang on a little to long. I am ceasing to find joy in the little things maybe because things are dragging on a bit.

I did have a video of a trick that Jacob likes to do, but videos are hard to load, and the dog escaped mid video so there is a whole lot of yelling and scrambling that really isn't fit for public viewing.

Jacob's trick is this...after he is done eating, if we leave him buckled into his booster seat too long, he starts thrusting himself forward and can propel himself in the chair around the dining room. It is really funny to watch. I will try to capture it again another night.

I also had a video of Jacob dancing. He dances just like Ben did at his age. However, as soon as I started filming, Jacob stop dancing and decided he wanted the same scooter that Ben had, thus beginning a screaming match, not suitable for public viewing.

Also a photo of Ben playing doctor. Despite common thoughts on this matter, these photos are suitable for public viewing!!

Oh, I did find a photo of Sophie playing with her doll Selea (Celia.) When Sophie know the camera is trained on her she gets a little hammy and it is hard to get a good photo of her, so this one isn't the best, but she is a sweet little girl, growing up way to fast.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Sophie's Logic

The other day Sophie and I woke up early and I suggested that Sophie take a warm bath. While she got started I took the dog out.

When I came back in, she was downstairs and informed me that, "Daddy said I can't take a bath, it is too early and I will wake everyone up."

Doing the right thing and agreeing with my spouse, I said, "If Daddy says no, then I say not too, but did Daddy know that I told you to take a bath?"

Sophie answered, "Yes, I told him," and then she looked up at me with this clever look in her eyes and stated, "but you are older!!"

This girl will be scary as a teenager!!!!

I Know I Know

Here are just a few more playing outside pictures. I don't know why I keep taking them, but none the less, this is what we do for fun in the winter.

#1 Sophie playing on the monkey bars. Is this safe with wet snowy mittens? I think not. Oops

#2 No matter how red Ben's ears were, he insisted on wearing his Red Sox hat. He and Sophie think the B on it is for Ben, or BYU, though I have corrected them several times.

#3 Jacob was really not interested in a photo shoot, but I could definitely see the family resemblance between he and his cousin, Mica, that day.

#4 Just so posterity doesn't for get who I am, I threw this one in.

Making Dinner

The other night we had friends over and I made a quick dinner of beans and wienies (awful name I know.) Imagine my horror when I saw this poor guy cooking in the pot!!! We precook the hot dogs and this hot dog took on quite the personality. As I stirred the pot I actually found maybe two or three other that looked similar (though this was the best specimen.) I guess it is just evidence of our happy home!!!