Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monkey's jumping on the bed!

Just so everyone knows I was not home. I was picking Lacey and my neighbor up at achievement days when I got the call from my husband so it is his fault. Well not really, it was more Aly's fault. So little Miss Alyson decided to jump on her bed while Jerame was getting her pj's out of her drswer last night. He had just told her to stop jumping on the bed when she fell and hit her chin on the wood at the foot of the bed. Split her chin wide open! Funny thing was, there was barely any blood. Traci, my sister, said that sometimes the deepest cuts don't bleed. It looked really ugly thought so Jerame took her to the ER. He had to taker her because I was afraid that if they didn stitches I'd cry more than her and make things worse. Thank Heaven for being poor and having them on medicaid. Anyway he left with orders from me to avoid stitches if possible. So the doctor said they could do either a couple stitches or glue and butterfly bandaids. Jerame told him glue of course so above is how it looks now. Anyone that knows Aly knows that she enjoys both drama and sympathy so she is in Heaven with her sisters saying, "Oh poor Aly. Are you ok?" By the way the brown on her chin is actually the glue. There really isn't any bruising.

Here she is with her hospital bracelet that her "doctor friend" gave her. And now when I tell the story, because everyone at the hospital said it to her and my sister too, she yells out, "No more monkey's jumpin on the bed!"

Prayer Rugs

So the Teel family has just had our first Family Home Evening. A friend of mine when I was younger had done a project at church where they used carpet samples, stencils, and paint, and decorated rugs to use to kneel on to say prayers. Alyson and Emma are totally in to prayers (they giggle through an entire prayer every time they say one, we also have to have two prayers at dinner because they both want to say one) so I thought it would be a fun family home evening for the girls. Jerame brought home a plastic car cover so we didn't paint the carpet I don't want to paint! We invited out neighbors over (who brought a terrific spice cake) and all the girls went to town! They turned out great so now Emma and Aly (and Lacey but she is too old to show the enthusiasm) are all excited at night when we do our prayers. Here are some pictures of the works in proggress.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I will never deny that being at the shop makes my kids filthy!!! Apparently Jerame told them they could color the box with sidewalk chalk, which they did, but in the process got it (as well as oreo cookies) all over their faces! Thank goodness for baths. But at least they were having fun. I have always been a beleiver that kids have the most fun when they get dirty!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Go Lowes!!!

OK so I got a job at Lowes but Home Depot does a kids workshop the first Saturday of the month and it's free so we went. So here are the girls making their race tracks. They each get a kit to build it and they get an apron. Plus there is a cool little pin to add to your apron every month that shows what you made. It was a lot of fun. All the girls pounded in their own nails even Aly (who shocked me when I walked away once and came back to see that she had already punded the nail in that I had started for her). Just so you know, in the picture above she may have been picking her nose because that wouldn't have surprised me. I had a better picture of them working but Lacey didn't like herself in it so I promised not to post it. She was actually trying to get out of the picture above.

Here's Aly with her finished product. She pulled the starting gate before I could snap the picture.

Here's Emma's finished product. Here cars are still waiting at the gate! Jerame hellped Emma and Lacey a little. I helped Alyson.

Here's Lacey's finished product. She didn't want a picture but I made her so she is being a dork.

And here they are at the shop afterwards and the race is on. Lacey watched Aly because she knew she was going to cheat so she pulled her gate right as Aly did. Poor Emma is the only one that played fair and waited for "GO" form me! Bunch of cheaters!!!!!