Tanner and Taryn have become quite the buddies in the mornings before Tanner goes to school. Tanner is a great help to his lazy mother and I often get to take a morning nap while they play, read, and make messes :) together.
The following are just a couple of funny things that Taryn has said or done lately:
- If the kids are watching a movie she has repeatedly gone downstairs to the pantry and brings back up with her 4 fruit snack packs; one for her and one to share with each of her siblings.
- The night after Sidney and her had stayed up playing and arguing from their beds before bedtime, she prayed, "Please help Sidney not to talk to me while I go to sleep."
- During dinner we like to have the kids tell us one thing they are liked about their day (their rose), one thing that was hard that day (their thorn), and one thing they are looking forward to tomorrow (their bud). (We copied this idea from a talk that I read from Young Women's General President, Bonnie Oscarson) Taryn's bud, over and over again, is that she will get to go to grandma's house. She always says it with a look in her eye and a smile on her face like, please? Her thorn one day was that she saw a slug. haha Even I didn't know where that came from and we all had a good laugh.
Sidney spent some of her allowance on a rainbow package of super-duper soft playdoh and has been creating and playing with it for days. She is our little artist and loves creating in all mediums.