Friday, October 17, 2008

And the Winner is....


This week was the elementary school elections. You can run for office if you are in 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Faith came home on Tuesday and announced that she was running for secretary. One student from each class is chosen in the primary election and she won does help that she ran uncontested!!
So, she came home and enlisted the help of her oh so awesome sister, Vilate, to make signs to put up around the school! She was allowed to have 7. They made 2 and I thought they turned out great!!
On Wednesday, we went to school early to hang up her signs...I was amazed at how many signs were already up...and how professional some of them appeared. WOW!! Who knew that elementary elections were sooooooo HUGE?!?!?! I took it upon myself to come up with a sign...and then I forgot to take a picture...ugh!! It was awesome...I cut each letter of "Faith 4 Secretary" out and mounted the white letters on colored paper. Each letter was larger than a 5x7. It was really least I thought so! Wednesday night was spent making stickers...those were really cute! Thursday Faith handed out 90 stickers and today she handed out another 60 and got Hyrum to hand out 30 to the 3rd graders. The election is open to all 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
Yesterday we worked on the all important speech! This morning she went to school, delivered the speech and at the end of the day found out that she beat out 2 other 4th graders and 3 6th graders!! How awesome is that? I totally was setting myself up to be prepared to give her a big hug and tell her that I was sooo proud of her trying and her hard work on her campaign. But...I got home from my school and she said that she WON!!! SO COOL!!!! Now she is talking about running for president when she is in 6th grade....ugh! I am not really a fan of elections. Too much extra work for this lazy/busy mom.
Miss Faith!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Crazy days at my house!!!

Why is it that when you finally get a good night's sleep, you feel soooo tired the next day? I was a good girl and went to bed early last night, 9:30! But today I am sooo dragging!!

Here is a recap of the past few days:

On Monday David and I went to the hospital to visit my sister. She had a proceedure done that went a little awry, so she had to stay one night in the hospital. Kelli is fine, and it was good for us to go and visit her. While we were gone we left all six kids with a great friend. I say great because it takes someone great to say yes to watching 6 kids afterschool, when she has her own 3. Thanks Krissy!!! While we were gone Nephi fell asleep. When we got home he was still napping...but when he woke up his upper lip was super swollen. We called Kaiser and ended up in the ER. He had an allergic reaction to....SOMETHING!! Ugh....I hate that it is sooo difficult to figure these things out. They gave him some Benedryl, which they said with a sad face that it would make him sleepy...don't they know that a mom LOVES anything that will help put their kids to sleep at bedtime?!?!?!?!? They also prescribed an epi-pin. Basically it is a shot of epinephrine that you give someone having an allergic reaction that might be causing their throat to close and cut off their air supply. Kinda scary when they give that to your 16 month old little boy!!

Today I took Nephi in to see his doctor for a follow-up. She said that he should have allergy testing done so that we don't give him whatever he was allergic to again. Apparently with food allergies, if that is what it is, if he is exposed to it again it could prove to be a much more serious reaction...hence the prescription of the epi-pin. Interesting....we go for the allergy testing on Friday morning...I'm really not looking forward to it.

Yesterday I got to help with picture day at the kids' school. It was 4 hours of chasing Nephi, he was a really good boy, and telling kids to please wait in line until they were called up. It was really fun, the kids were all great, and I was amazed at how many kids there I DON'T know. I felt terrible saying, "Hey you. Please stand still." I have got to learn more names!! Nephi was hilarious. I was working with the class picture photographer. We were outside in between some classrooms. Every time a class was finished with their picture and got off the risers, Nephi would scramble up to the second or third step and smile at the camera and say, "Cheese." It was very entertaining. When he wasn't saying cheese, he was sneaking off to the playground, water fountain or into Mr. Mosher's 3rd grade classroom taking the plastic coins and running off with them.

I think that my family single-handedly keeps Kaiser in business. For the month of October I have had or have scheduled at least 8 appointments. Man I HATE going to the doctor. I am sooooo tired of it!!!!! I don't know how we would survive without insurance!!!

Well, the day is still young...I have lots to do, but I just don't want to do here I sit blogging....okay, okay...I will go and get something done and surprise my wonderful husband with a clean (relatively) house when he gets home. I hope he doesn't have a heart-attack!!!