Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Mikey Boy

When Mikey was a Sunbeam in church(3yrs old), he was asked to give his first primary talk. I happened to be in the Primary Presidency at the time, so my knowledge and wisdom allowed me to have a spectacular talk prepared. Just kidding. I wrote it that morning. Before we left for church we practiced it with Mikey two or three times. He had it down pat. His talk was about Noah and the flood.

Mikey's big moment had arrived. He proudly walked up to the little pulpit and looked to me for encouragement. I put my arm around his waist, smiled at him, and then I whispered in his ear, "Once there was a man named Noah."

Mikey said very clearly into the microphone with a gravely, evil voice, "Once there was a meeeean man named Noah."

My face went scarlet and I started to sweat. This wasn't going the way we had practiced. I then whispered, "Heavenly Father told him to build an ark for all of the animals." Mikey repeated it perfectly. We continued on. Disaster had been averted. Or so I thought.

I then whispered, "And then Heavenly Father made it flood."

Mikey creepily said, "And then there was blooood!"

I can't remember what happened after that. When I came to, he was smiling so proudly at me. He had done it. He had given his first talk and even had the kids spellbound. How many people can say that of a church talk - that they had the congregation spellbound?!

Mikey, I love you. You always keep me smiling!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween 2010

I feel like I was a complete slacker this year. Our costumes were on the ho-hum side of things, but the kids still enjoyed their choices...and I use that word loosely. What I really meant was, "Mom is too cheap to go all out this year, so figure out something that's free." We have a wonderful friend who traded costumes with me which really helped us both out.

Zachary was a hobo.

Mikey was a Hippie and Dennis Rodman.

Tommy was the best looking caveman around.

Scotty was a racecar driver - can you say one track mind?

Emily was an Indian Princess.