Happy to be a Mom!

I love this thought from President David O. McKay

"She, who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions -- deserves the admiration and the plaudits of man. But she who rears a family of beautiful sons and daughters, whose influence will be felt through generations to come, long after paintings have faded, and books have been destroyed she deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God. In her high duty and service to humanity, she is co-partner with the Creator himself."

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Costumes

My little munchkins were: Superhero Spencer and A Marianne Strawberry.

We had our Preschool this week at our house so we celebrated Halloween with sticking our hands in a Pumpkin, studying the letter H, and having ghoulish treats like mummy hotdogs, and monster fingers.

Marianne's outfit came out of a hand me down bag of fabric that my mom gave me, it included several feet of hemmed strips which I used for the three layers of ruffles on the skirt. I had way too much fun making this strawberry dress. And was please that she not only kept the dress on but like usual looked adorable.

No outfit is complete without the matching purse

We put our favorite things in our purse or bag

Spencer picked out this amazingly bright Lime Green Satin that we made the cape out of.

Superhero Spencer

We are going to go to the American Area (woodlands) the northern part of Singapore, just about 15 minutes away from us to go Trick or Treating. The police will close the streets from 6-8pm so that families can go trick or treating. I head that 6,000 kids where there last year. It should be fun.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Flowers and Sunsets

Pretty sunsets out our window, even though we are really high up we rarely get beatiful sunsets because there is such a thick layer of clouds. Funny huh

So my wonderful husband has brought me home flowers three times since being here. I happen to love flowers and we have never had a ton of resources to go splurge on "just because" flowers. So it has been a wonderfully romantic gestures.

These flowers are special because they talk to me and say "Devin loves me, even though he is working a lot", see how important they are. And what beautiful variety of flowers we have in asia! I Love you Sweet Heart! Thanks for my flowers.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jurong Bird Park

They had cool people dressed in these really hot costumes I don't know how they do it. you couldn't pay me to put that on, amazing what people will do for money.

They had some cool bird shows where all kinds of birds where flying over our heads. Do you see this asian lady, definitetly a common site of people who love our white children. Some of them belive that if you touch a white kids head that it will bring you good luck- I know dumb right, especially to our kids who have strangers touch their heads.

It honestly has not been as bad as I thought it would be only at tourist stuff like the Zoo and the park has it been a problem. They love taking pictures of them too- and I 'm thinking, so really what are you going to do with that picture, show your friends that you saw a white kid- whopdido- your friend does not care- so stop taking pictures of my kids- whew- just had to get that off my chest, I normally just ignore them unless it gets to an annoying level.

It is of course set in the amazing rainforest of Sinapore- those are flamingos in the background.


We meet for a hom preschool group on Friday's with four other families. Each of us mom's take a week. We pick a letter, color, number and theme and have a snack. It has been awesome. Last week chelsea talked about Fruit's and Vegtables. And then we painted with cut out shapes of said fruits and vegies. We have some pretty cool fruits here like star fruit, and dragon fruit.

Going Out to Eat with Kids . . .

We met Devin downtown so we could see him earlier one Friday night and thought it would be fun to eat out. Well all I can say is at least I didn't have to do dishes . . .

She loved this soup. and had to have it her self, we ended up as gross as this sounds, pouring the broth into a glass and having her drink it through a straw. And spencer wasn't very happy because we gave him what we thought was ketchup- oh no try Chili Sauce, do you know how hot Chili sauce is. The rest of the meal is very loudly complaining about how "it had such a strong flavor"- not sure where that phrase came from.

Do you see her shirt, it is drenched with this soup, and you should have seen the floor, it had more food on it then the table. So embarrassing :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"I'm a Potty Train, Yep I am" quote by Kimberly Richardson

Spencer is Potty Trained! I don't know weather Spencer or Devin and I are more excited. We did a 6 week crash course in january that we completly failed at, so we gave it up for a few months and decided that when we got to Sinapore we would try it.

He honestly was Potty Trained from like day 1 they say wait till they are ready, well that is really the truth. We made him fill out his sticker chart for about three weeks and then he got to go and gt his special toy and lollipop that he picked out.

Nature Reserve

It was raining, but we figure it was a rainforest, so why not? We got our rain gear and met up with our friend Jenna and her kids and went exploring. We'll have to go back since we did not see the monkeys who are there, they were in hiding due to the rain.

Stamp museum

We made chocolate Milk Shakes one afternoon, just for something fun to do.

We went to the stamp museum for a playdate last week. It was fun, here are th ekis

Playdates with the kids

We went to the Chinese Garden's a while a go and went to the turtle museum there. It was awesome, there were so many turtles, you can feed them and walk around them. The kids really enjoyed it.

Look at the cool pagoda's

Checking out the pool of Koi fish

Toy Plastic Kitchen Makeover

I bought this kitchen from a man who was about to sell it to Kid to Kid for $20.00 and it came with a bag of plastic food and some dishes. I thought what a steal I couldn't turn it down even though we were moving in two days.

However it is not the cutest kitchen in the world, so after looking around I thought I would try to spruce it up a bit

I modge-podged some pager on the back splash tiles and on the cupboard doors and shelves, and then made a couple of little towels, and added a touch of ribbon. I like it.