Tuesday, June 10, 2008

One more for tonight and then I will stop. Randi and Chloe are both on the City Swim team this year. Of course Chloe was on it last year as well, so she has had some good experience. Randi, bless her heart, this is her first year. She is at least half the size of everyone else on the team, but I am learning her heart is twice as big. They have to swim a full-lap of the pool doing breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, and backstroke. So our first swim meet was last Thursday night. Randi took second in her first event which happened to be a freestyle relay (it sort of helped that the two fastest boys were on her heat). Then came time for individual freestyle... Let's just say Randi was about half way through when the announcer got on the loud speaker and said; "Come on parents and swimmers lets cheer this one on, lets bring her in." I think they were a little worried she wasn't going to make it to the other side. Needless to say, about 1 full minute after everyone else finished, Randi finished. Her first words were- "mom did you hear all those people- they were cheerin for me!" She sure appreciated the support and being the center of attention. She placed sixth out of sixth, but said next week she is going to try really hard to get seventh. Because seventh place gets pink ribbons. I told her I thought that was a great goal for her to set! She sure has some spunk, and to quote her "swimming is hard work, but I love it!"
There were quite a few changes in our ward over the past few weeks. We've had three couples move out all of which had leadership posititons, needless to say it makes for some change. Ryan has been released as the ward executive secretary and put in as the priest advisor and missionary prep coordinator, a change with which he is excited for. I am excited as well because we will no longer have to find a babysitter for meetings we are both involved in. As the wife of the new second counselor in the bishopric got up to bear her testimony (they have four children 8 and under) she talked about how on the way home from church the previous Sunday they talked about "the church bag." She was saying we are done with the church bag our kids are old enough to just sit and listen. No more snacks, coloring, books, were done. Well, the following Thursday her husband got the call into the bishopric and she said; "I will have you know ""the church bag"" is back with a vengeance. Bigger and better than ever!" I don't know why I have found this so funny, Possibly because I can relate so well.
Ok, so a good indication that it has been too long since my last entry is that I had to reset my password, because I have fogotten it. Oops! Guess I need to get a little better at keeping this updated. Well, I have two funny stories I think I will share. So the other day Captin was playing in Ryan's truck (which is a huge no-no- because of the value of that piece of machinery we would hate to damage anything) anyway he was yelling for Randi to come over because the truck was unlocked and he was getting inside. Little did he know Ryan was in there. So he's yelling very excitedly for Randi to come get in with him and as he opens the passenger door and sees Ryan he instantly says; "uh-oh" and shuts the door quickly. So last week I open the garage door to go throw something away and once again Captin is in the process of doing something he shouldn't. He is climbing on the rubber that is all stacked up in the garage. Well, as soon as he hears the door open I hear him say; "oops!" The kids inital reactions are hysterical. What's so funny is that it is the reaction anyone of us would have, but were smart enough not to verbalize it, not Captin though! They sure make for some good laughter- thanks Captin once again for keeping us entertained!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

That was sure fun to see Dallen at the funeral. What a great job he did in representing his family, we did miss seeing Aunt Jackie though. Are you surprised that he already won the affection of Saige. He is so sweet!

All the oldest grandsons got to be the pallbearers, since Casey was on his mission dad represented us. Way to go dad you represented us well! I wouldn't have even known that wasn't Casey if I didn't know better (ha ha!)

On Thursday March 27th Grandma Goodie passed away. It was sad to see her go, but she leaves a great legacy behind. Her funeral was Saturday March 29th which happened to be her 95th birthday. It was fun to see all the cousins that came in for her funeral. What a great outpouring of love and support. Grandma leaves behind 45 grandchildren, 95 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, and lots, and lots of memories. Some of my favorite memories of Grandma were all her plants. She had an array of house plants that were always green and thriving. I remember her up early in the morning many times watering those plants. Grandma also made the best mush, I'm pretty sure she pust molasses in it and that is what made it taste so good. I loved it when I was living with her on the mornings that she made mush. I also loved her washing machine that you had to pay to use, I remember thinking as a kid that it was so fun to get to put the quarters in. She sure was an example of faith, missionary work, and charity. I am grateful to be part of her heritage. We love you Grandma and will miss you. I have no doubt though that she is much happier where she is now!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Jeaniece, Jackielee, and myself got to go to San Diego for the weekend. We had a great time. I learned though that I cannot look deeply into their eyes and try to see their souls without laughing hysterically. We attended a childrens yoga confrence and learned a lot. I am afraid we might have been a little disruptive in a few spots. It was NOT good to have one of them as my partners because I could not keep a straight face. It was very nice to a have a few days away from the norm. I even was able to sleep throught the night for the first time in over a year- so that was nice. Of course, we went to bed a little to late and had to get up a little to early, so there was no catching up on sleep. I also learned not to order curry chicken from a Thai restraunt. It came in the form of a soup and we all took one bite and sent it back, it was nasty. The apple/fish salad was delicious and so were the Thai noodles. Thanks to Jeanice for introducing us to the experience. Oh, I also learned I do not like the coconut rice pudding with mangos for dessert. The mangos weren't too bad, but when they make something look like ice-cream, but it has the texture of rice.... didn't work so well for me. Thanks anyway Jeaniece! I think I'll pick the dessert next time.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Gosh, I always think I need a picture before I put a new post up. I am realizing that if that is the case I will have very few new posts. So tonight I am only writing. Our home has been very quiet since Monday night. Captin has been at JackieLee's house since Monday. He was supposed to come back Tuesday, but really wanted to stay one more night and then today he told me he wanted to stay two more minutes (I think he means nights.) But, whatever the case he will be home tomorrow and we will be VERY happy to see him. Although there has been complete peace and quiet; life just isn't complete without Captin. JackieLee says he has been PERFECT and really easy to have (I will be interested to read her blog and see if the truth comes out:)) It's funny because Chloe keeps asking me when Captin is coming home, but Randi hasn't mentioned it once. Although she did ask me to put Saige on the trampoline with her so she could have somebody to play with. I think deep down (somewhere) she misses Captin. She just is not about to lose face to admit it (bless her heart!)
Tonight we had a girl's night out. With Captin gone and dad working we thought we would go out and have some fun.... I think next time we will leave Saige at home. You know it's bad when Chloe says; "ok we should probably go, Saige is kind of embarrassing." She is still a little too loud for public. The good thing is- she is cute so she can get away with it a little more than most babies. None the less, it was fun to be together.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I just thought this was too good, to not pass on. Today in primary they were talking about the prophet who made the bow and arrow. The counselor asked if any of the kids knew who the prophet was that had the bow and arrow. One of the kids raised his hand and said, "Cupid." You can imagine the roar of laughter from the teachers. The primary president says it's things like that that makes primary all worth it!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

We just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's day!! We are so excited about ALL the candy we get, ALL the cards/ candy we get to deliver, but most of all we are excited to eat our pink, heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast!!!

Ok, so I am a little late on reporting Saige's birthday. She had a wonderful day- if you can't tell from the picture. She thoroughly enjoyed her cupcake. She is the only child I have that has eaten every last bite and then tried picking up the tiny specs by licking her finger and then placing it on her tray. She did not want to get out of the highchair. I think she figured if she stayed their long enough I would give her another one. I am not sure if the best part was watching her eat it, or listening to Captin laugh as he watched her. He was quite entertained. I can't believe it has been a full year. Man how fast the time has gone by. She is one enjoyable baby and seems to be catching on to the household noise all too quickly!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ok, note to self. Don't have your sister set-up your blog because then she has your password and OBVIOUSLEY feels free to make new posts. So, the following paragraph about a quiet home and thanking the Lord was written by none other than Jackielee herself. Hey by the way, Jackielee just remeber I know your password to, so you might want to watch out!!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

One great gift I have...

I've learned the Lord has bless me with one incredible gift...the gift of tuning my children out. Some people might say our house is a little noisy but I am very thankful I am not usually able to hear my precious children! I thank the Lord everyday, cause how else would I make it through a day?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Here we go....

Ok, well Jackielee has helped me set this up, so as long as I don't have to call her for every detail maybe I can keep it updated. We obviously need some updated pictures and I am embarrased to admit but we don't even have a descent family picture I can post. Maybe this will be a good motivation to get some pictures taken ( i know mom would love that!)

Learning to use my blog

Here are all the little "Bingham Rascals!"

Christmas 2007

This is Captin and Randi's first day of Joy School..
I know you're shocked Randi's in blue...the pink dress didn't quite make it out of the washer . Needless to say the sunglasses were a must, she can't leave the house without some form of pink!