Friday, May 21, 2010

You should be an Artist

So, you might be wondering why there is a drawing of Tiana from "The Princess and the Frog". Well, Lexi has been under the weather for the past few days. She got into something that she is allergic to. So she is covered head to toe in hives. I have had to keep her medicated. This has made her very tired. I took her to the doctor on Thursday just to make sure that she did not have something else. He confirmed that she just had a bad case of hives.
After the doctor I had to run a few errands. I stopped at Costco to get a few things for dinner. While we were there we got a movie which we have watched nonstop. We also got some easy reader books which I have heard over and over. The last item I got was a collection of Walter Foster Learn to draw disney characters. The collection that we got has little mermaid, Princesses, The Princess and the Frog, Tinker bell, mickey mouse and Winnie the pooh.
Once we got home Lexi got every piece of white paper she could find and started to try to follow the instructions. Once she noticed that it did not look just like the picture she was not happy. I told her to try to trace the pictures and then color it. Well, that would just not do. She asked me if I knew how to draw. I said I did. And for the last few days that is what I have been doing. She has been coloring my pictures that I draw.
Tonight, I was working on many different things. I am trying to help Logan with a book report. and Lexi would not let up on the drawings after making three other drawings in different stages so she could do some of the drawing. I started to draw this picture. I got so wrapped up in what I was doing with Logan that I did not realize that I had colored in the picture and everything.
Lexi came over to see if I was done yet with my picture. She looked down at the drawing and said, " WOW mom! You should be an artist. The picture looks like it is 3D and came right out of the movie." After asking me to put it on the internet and show everyone she smiled at me and said ,"I think that I will be an artist when I grow up. So now you have to teach me!"
I just have to laugh as she is telling me what my teaching her art classes schedule will be. Everyday, for an hour and two hours on Saturday. Oh, and I can not forget to help her during sacrament meeting, because all we do is sit there anyway.
Man I love my kids!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010


It is that time of year. Students all over the United States are anxiously awaiting the day that they get to put on their caps and gowns. There are two people that I am happy to say are going to graduate.
McKenzie is the first to graduate. She is graduating from ASU. It seems like yesterday I was going to her High School Graduation and now I am going to her College graduation. McKenzie has worked very hard to accomplish her goals and we are very proud of her. So, on Friday I will head down to my old stomping grounds and watch her graduate from ASU. I am very excited for her.

We are very Proud of you!!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Congratulations Tyler!!

At the end of this month my nephew Tyler graduates from High School. For each of my Nieces and Nephews I have made a graduation DVD for them as a keepsake. This is the video that I made for Tyler.
I want to publicly tell Tyler how proud I am of him. He is a very Smart and caring young man. I feel that I am very fortunate to be able to not only call him friend but say that he is part of my family. He is a great example to those around him. My children adore him and Jared and I think his a wonderful young man.
Tyler- We love you very Much!!! Congratulations!!