Friday, April 15, 2011

Loosey Goosey

A couple weeks ago I was brushing Lucas's teeth and discovered the strangest thing - a tooth coming up behind his baby tooth! It was weird. It was weird because he's only 4. And it was weird because he looked like he had shark teeth! Luckily it started scooching closer to the baby tooth and made it loose. We had occasional tears at dinner due to the increased difficulty of eating, but he mostly handled it like a champ.
On Tuesday he went to school. Apparently during art time his tooth just fell out. So, you know what the kid did with it? No, he didn't tell his teacher. He stuck it under his chair. UNDER HIS CHAIR! Luckily, he was able to find it and he saved it for me. I don't know how he managed to save it, but he did. We got an envelope from the office so we could take it home. That night the Tooth Fairy, Elsa, came to our house. Elsa used to come to my house, you know. She's great. She left Lucas with two quarters and a nice note. His tooth seems to be moving into position nicely.
In other news, Lucas's name was drawn to get in to one of the charter schools I was looking at. He will start Kindergarten at the end of July! Lucas, Ben and I all liked this school when we went on our tour, and I am really happy he got accepted.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Making A Splash




Monday, April 4, 2011

Tub Fun

I'm sorry, but these are two of the cutest little dorks in the world.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

First Talk

Last Sunday Lucas gave his first talk at in Primary. We wrote his talk for family night on Monday. He came up with the ideas and we helped it all flow and make sense. Within a couple days he had the talk memorized perfectly - better than me or Ben! On Sunday he was really excited.

Before he went up he looked at me with a grin and a thumbs up. When he got up there, he looked at me and looked at me and looked at me. I gestured for him to start, but he froze. I went up and helped him out and stayed by him the whole time, giving him cues.

We were very proud of him and told us "I'm proud of me, too!"

You can watch a video of him practicing here. Here are the words:
Today I'm going to talk about prophets and why it's important to follow to the prophet. Following to the prophet keeps us safe.
Noah was a prophet a long time ago. He told the people that a big flood was coming and that they needed to repent. The people did not listen to Noah. They only laughed. Noah's family listened to Noah and helped him build the ark.
When the floods came, Noah's family was safe, but the people who didn't listen to Noah drowned.
Even though there won't be another flood, there are still lots of dangerous things in the world. But if we listen to the prophet, President Monson, we will be safe and happy.