Monday, November 25, 2013

Jack Johnson

We're riding in the car, listening to Jack Johnson.

Leila:  "That Jack Johnson is a good rock star!"

We Love Our Maintenance Man

One day Eden wanted to ride her bike, but her tire was flat.  The maintenance men in the town homes gladly fill her tires for her.  Eden asked me...

"Mom.  Can we take my bike to get fixed at the high maintenance man?"

I guess he's not just a maintenance man, but a HIGH maintenance man.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Eden's Song

Eden got on top of the kid's table...I mean, "stage" and sang a song.

"It is not easy.  It is very complicated.  And now my cabbage is soggy."

Oh...what a performance.  Encore!  Encore!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


A hot topic around here is what the kids want to be for Halloween.  Eden has been trying to think of something that comes in three (like the three blind mice or three men in a tub) so she can dress with her, Leila, and Molly.

Dad:  "You guys could just be three of the seven dwarfs.  You could be grumpy, sneezy, and sleepy!"
Eden:  "Yeah, and SNOOPY!"

Yeah, that dwarf never made it in the movie...he got into a LOT of trouble.

If Only You Could See Her Facial Expression...

I always think "I'd write more funny things that Leila says and does on the blog, but it is just never as funny written down as it is in person...cause I love Leila's facial expressions and body language.  I mean, I LOVE them.

The other day she was singing the primary song, "Every Star is Different" and feeling very proud of herself.

She was spinning in circles while singing.


"I'm telling you, I'm getting easy at this song..."

You could tell by the way she looked that she was saying, "I'm goooood."

Monday, April 15, 2013


Dad: "Eden, what makes you grow?"
Eden: "Food....and birthdays."

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Heaven and Earth

Me, Eden, Leila, and Molly were all driving in the car.  It was quiet for a moment and Eden was pondering.

Eden:  "Mom. I think Heaven is right here on the Earth."
Mom:  "Yeah?  Why do you think that?"
Eden:  "I don't know.  I just thought that."

Later on....

Mom:  "Remember how you told me about Heaven being on Earth?
Eden:  "Yeah!  Its like God painted over Heaven to look like the Earth!"
Mom:  "Well, I think you should trust your thoughts and feelings."

Eden created a beautiful picture in my mind.  She is one smart cookie.

Tears of Joy

We drove up to Taylorsville for the first time since being back from St. George.  On the way off the freeway Eden saw the hospital where Molly was born...

Eden:  "Mom!  That's the hospital were Molly was born!"
Mom:  "Yep!  That's it!"
Eden:  "I remember when Molly was born.  It makes me so happy I want to cry!"
(Eden BURSTS into SOBBING buckets of tears.)
Mom:  "Are you OK?  Are you crying because you are happy?"
(Continues to sob.)
Eden:  "Yes. I remember seeing Molly for the first time and her little eyes opened!  She was so cute!"

It took her a few minutes to compose herself again.  She is one tender-hearted soul.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Broken Heart

Leila had come out of her room a million times with various excuses to avoid going to bed.

Dad: "Leila, you need to go to bed. It breaks my heart when you won't listen to me and go to bed."

Leila's reply: "Dad, but it breaks my heart when you don't obey me and cuddle with me at night." Followed by a sly and innocent smile...

Dad's heart melted. It was impossible to keep from laughing. She knows how to get what she wants. Hopefully she uses her powers for good.


I was getting extremely frustrated with Leila and losing my temper. I decided to go to my room and say a prayer.

Leila came in and saw me.

Leila: "Why are you praying?"
Me: "Because I need help."
Leila: "That's silly. Mom's don't need help."
Me: "Yes. Sometimes mom's even need help."
Leila: "Oh. Ok. I'll help you....say Dear Heavenly Father..."

And she then continued to help me say my prayer.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Playing Tennis

A few people went to play tennis and took the kids so they could just run around and play. It was a hot day outside. After a while of running and playing in the sun we hear Leila...

Leila: "Dad! I think I'm feverish!"
Dad: " I think you are just hot from the sun."
Leila: "No. I'm feverish!"

Prayer Time

Eden's prayers lately have included...

"Bless that we will not take the Lord's name in vain."


"Thank you we can sleep at Grandma Namba's condo so we aren't homeless."

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Movies and Scriptures

Leila wanted to watch Toy Story 3 but had to go potty first.

Leila: "I'm going to go potty first, then watch Toy Story....chapter 3....verse 9."

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Leila drew with marker all over her arms.

Dad:  "Leila. What happened to your arms?"
Leila:  "I drew on them with marker."
Dad:  "Why did you do that?"
Leila:  "Cause mom told me not to."


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Only My Kids....

Only my kids play telephone by calling the hospital to schedule a time to get a transplant and to cure osteomyelitis...