Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The pot calling the kettle black....

Adrian:  "Brennan, I don't want the T.V. on before dinner today."

Brennan:  "Why, Daddy?"

Adrian:  "Because sometimes when it's on you're completely zoned out and can't pay attention to anything else going on around you."

Brennan:  "Well you do that all the time when you're on your Blackberry."

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Wilbert, The Island Pig"

We had heard about him.  We had read the book about him.  We met the author last year on Damon's birthday when she came to a friend's home to read to the children and give them all a signed copy and a doll she had made.  But we had never met "Wilbert" until we recently made a trip out to the infamous beach.  He is as big as the rumors claim he is.  And not as cute as the book portrays him to be.  I guess getting older takes its toll on all of us!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Absence makes the heart grow fonder....

Or the taste buds, whatever the case may be.  Today I found strawberries at the grocery store that looked really good.  They hardly ever sell strawberries here, and the one other time I found them some were moldy and the rest were a little mushy.  And, they're expensive.  Right around $9.00 U.S. dollars for a pound.  But, I LOVE strawberries.  So we've just had to learn to go without.  But today, well, it was very exciting to find strawberries that looked good.  I threw caution to the wind and bought the expensive strawberries, and came home and had two for breakfast, and lo and behold, they WERE good.  Really really really good.  I'm not sure if it's because they were THAT good, or because I haven't had a strawberry in almost a year.  It may be true what they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

St. Kitts branch in the Church News

A staff writer with the Church News was visiting our island a few weeks ago to write an article about our small branch.  Bummer for us, Payton and Damon and I were home sick that week, so we didn't get to be a part of the branch photo.  Bummer for Adrian (he has this "thing" about ONLY wearing a white shirt to church), the hotel laundry misplaced his white shirts and for the first time in years he was "forced" to wear a colored shirt to church.  He is embarrassed to be right smack in the middle of the picture with a blue shirt on.  Ha ha.  To read the article, see here.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Is this little person adorable or what?

A new favorite food- little slices of grapes. 

A new accomplishment- folding arms during prayer.  

A new favorite outfit- older sister's pj's.

A new way to make messes- grabbing whatever he can reach from on top of the kitchen table and PULLING it down- onto the floor,
on top of himself, etc. 

Another new accomplishment- climbing on top of the kitchen table.  

A new endearing activity- dancing and laughing
on top of the kitchen table.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Primary picture

Here is a picture of most of our Primary during Sharing Time on Sunday.  Some Primary children from Arizona made bookmarks and sent them across the ocean to us.   Included in the picture is Shav B., Jomiliah, Treviscia, Me, Lina, Isaiah, Tisondra, Jerry, Payton, Jones, Brennan, BJ, and Winnie.  

Monday, February 2, 2009