Monday, November 17, 2008

A Fantastic Husband and Green Buggars

Aubrey has had a bad cough and Paul has been getting sick so Paul stayed home with Aubrey while I went to church yesterday. Before I left, I wrote down Aubrey's morning schedule. When I got home from church the house was spotless. It was cleaner than I ever clean it on my cleaning days! The toys were picked up, the dishes were done, the table was cleared off with our lovely fall centerpiece in the middle, my stacks of stuff were organized and moved to a central location, Paul cleaned his stack of stuff that was on the dresser, and the house simply glowed of warmth and cleanliness. I was stunned to say the least and felt like I should shower and clean myself up before entering. I thanked him and told him how wonderful everything looked and he simply shrugged it off as if making the house spotless was no big deal! What an amazing husband I have! Later that night Paul decided to go to the broadcast of the rededication of the Mexico City Temple. As he was leaving, he turned to look at the apartment that was spotless only a few hours before. It now looked like a tornado had run through it. Aubrey's toys were scattered everywhere, we had papers all over the desk from working on a computer project, the kitchen was a disaster from making dinner, and the once clean table and dresser top were, longer clean! I apologized and said it must be me and I couldn't blame the mess on Aubrey. He had Aubrey in the morning and managed to clean the house. His response was simply that the mess was made as I was serving my family. I know, I know, he is the most amazing man in the world!!!
This morning I woke up to a lot of green buggars, which I am thrilled about! I am a very very paranoid person when it comes to illness. We try to keep ourselves pretty healthy, so the slightest hint of sickness means that we stay in the house and take our vitamin C and we disinfect everything until we are healthy again! I have a pretty hard time when Aubrey gets sick because I can't do anything for her. She has had a cough the last few days and it has been getting worse and wors, but today she has green buggars. I never thought I would be so grateful for green buggars in all my life, but I feel like she is moving some of the flem from her chest up and out her nose. Thank heavens for green buggars! Perhaps we are on the mend!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

This picture was taken at our ward Halloween party. Aubrey was a bumble bee and I was a flower. We had so much fun dressing up and enjoying good company

We went to a Halloween party at our friend's house and all the kids sat down for a picture.

Pumpkin Carving

Didn't Paul do a great job carving our pumpkin?! It is in the shape of a Hawkeye, our mascot.

Carving our pumpkin was a family project!

Aubrey really did not like the feel of pumpkin guts! It was hilarious to see her reaction!

We went to a pumpkin carving party at our friend's house and had so much fun! Aubrey enjoyed playing with the kids while we adults worked hard on our pumpkins. Ashley's job was to gut out the pumpkin and while Paul's job was to carve it.

Aubrey has read so many books and is getting tired of the ABCs and 123s. She has recently started learning Calculus and is so excited about it!

I went into Aubrey's room and discovered her new trick!

Aubrey loves to take her clothes out of her drawer and spread them around the house. She also takes her books and piles them on the couch for more comfortable reading.