Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Best Friends

Cassie has a best friend. She enjoys playing with pretty much anyone, but there's something special about this friendship. They get easily excited when they see each other and usually squeal, giggle, and scream each others' name. (Which can be kind of a problem in church. Someone in our ward is nodding and laughing right now.) They play really well together and request play-dates with each other. I'm really surprised that friendship can blossom at such a young age. They sincerely have a connection with each other. FYI, this is what best friendship looks like when you're 2:

Friday, March 26, 2010

Kids say the darndest things...

These stories seem a lot less funny now that I've written them out...maybe I need to work on my comedic writing style. Oh well. Mostly I just want you to know that we laugh at the things Cassie says on a daily basis. She's hilarious.

Cassie is in the habit of asking me to "kiss it better" when she gets hurt. The other day she accidentally sat down hard on the edge of her toy bin and started crying. She immediately cried, "Mommy kiss my bottom!" I wasn't too amused, but Trevor laughed really hard.

Cassie had a friend over a few days ago, and they got a little overexcited playing with Cassie's bedroom door. Her friend, Lily, accidentally hit Cassie's head while closing the door. As Cassie was calming down, she looked at me with a thoughtful face and said, "I neen a hit Wily now," as though getting even was certainly the most logical action. I quickly convinced her otherwise.

About once a month we volunteer at the Missionary Training Center. All the volunteers meet together before meeting with the missionaries. A few months ago, while we were meeting with the other volunteers, Cassie pointed to a teenage boy and yelled, "a baby!" Poor kid. I think she was confused about the meaning of that word for a while. About 2 minutes later during a quiet moment, she stuck her finger in her nose and announced, "a boogah!" I had unwittingly taught her that word a few days earlier, and I knew it would come back to haunt me...

Cassie also currently calls pine cones "ice keem cones" and rubber bands "ban-aids."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Past Present Future

All right, so I'm a lazy blogger. No guarantees about the frequency of future posts. But for now, here's what we've done, what we're doing, and what we're going to do soon:

  • We were sick for the entire month of February. Yuck. So glad it's over.
  • Just got new carpet! Even though it's basically the same flat stuff, it's cleeeeeeean!
  • Emily sang with Deseret Chamber Singers (check out the videos if you want to know what we sound like) in their first recording session. We're recording a CD of the music of David Zabriskie of Savior of the World fame. So cool. (Three links in one bullet! Yowza.)
  • Trev is playing a lot of basketball- intramurals and a Stake tourney
  • Reading some good books: Three Cups of Tea by Mortenson and Relin, and Fire by Kristin Cashore.
  • Enjoying sunny weather/wondering where winter went. We haven't any any snow stick since January! Weird. I never thought I'd say that I miss the snow.
  • Watching season 1 of 24. I can't imagine waiting a week between episodes.
  • Graduation! Sometime this summer when Trev finishes his thesis.
  • Moving! Hopefully to a place with a bathroom counter, a dishwasher, and walls made of sheetrock.
  • A job! (fingers crossed)