Wednesday, September 16, 2009
We had a fun and busy July and August. Tanner and Jeffrey's birthdays, the Ordyna Family Reunion, went to the cabin, Hood to Coast, and lots and lots of canning.
Jeffrey's 3! This kid has more faces for the camera than all the other kids combined. He is so fun and endearing....the perfect fourth child!
Tanner turned 9!
The only thing Tanner really wanted to do ALL summer long was go to the duck pond. It's across a busier street so I only let him go when an adult or older kid was there. So for his birthday that's what he wanted to do....go to the duck pond! He had been trying for weeks to catch this turtle that they saw swimming in the pond. This day they conquered and caught the turtle. He was SOOOO excited. Happy Birthday!
Friday, June 12, 2009
The story goes like this....Nana's staying with us because Debora had her baby and my parents went to help her out. Nana does NOT like to be alone and has dementia, so she should be with someone to help her out. On Thursday, Adam came home early from work not feeling well with a headache. He told me he was going to take a nap. A few minutes later, he came to me and said Nana was hanging out in our room and just sitting there staring at him while he was trying to fall asleep. He asked me to come and get her so he could rest. I told him I'd be there in just a minute. Of course, I got distracted and forgot. About a half hour later I went into my room for something and this is what I found. I couldn't stop laughing and had to take a picture. Nana loves going back to bed and really likes our bed...this isn't the first time I've found her in my bed. The best part is when Adam woke up he came downstairs, he said that when he stirred it woke her and she had a sudden look of surprise on her face. Remember, she has dementia--the early stages of Alzheimer's--I wonder what her first thought was, "Why am I in bed with this strange, young man!?!" And of course Adam's thought was, "What? You're in MY BED!!!" I don't see how he doesn't think this is hilarious!
Monday, March 30, 2009
My husband cracks me up. I have not done one shread of decorating, just trying to get it so our home is functional. Since the house in new, we do not have any blinds. So I pinned up a few fleece blankets we have in the kids bedrooms. During the day to make it light and bright again, I tie the blankets up with extra ribbon and jute I had in my sewing kit. Adam asked me the other day if I went out and bought things to put in the windows. Seriously? It doesn't look that bad, but they are blankets we've had forever. He's the last to notice a new picture or something I've bought for our other house, so it shouldn't surprise me that he didn't notice these were blankets! I love this man!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
When it came time for his part, he walked up to the piano bench to sit down and asked Connor to come up and be his helper....he really didn't do anything, but was so happy that Tanner asked him to help. Tanner got his index cards ready (I saved them) and this is what they said:
- Survis is to do something for another person
- today me, Dad and Connor helped some people move. Is this survis? (we answered: yes)
- mom making dinner. Is this survis? (we answered: yes!!)
- seeing somebody get hert and you don't do anything. Is this survis? (we answered: no)
So what is survise? (we answered: to do something for another person)
This week I want you to do some survise for another person.
What a complete lesson! Even with Emma and Jeffrey's distractions (running around, not sitting still) I felt the spirit so strong. During his lesson, Adam and I exchanged serveral looks of WOW! His delivery was just so Tanner. We loved every minute of it! After, Adam and I both chuckled that his lesson was better than any of ours! We just found another person to teach FHE lessons!