Friday, May 24, 2013

Mothers Day Thoughts... According to the Armstrong Boys.

In Primary, the boys filled out some Mothers Day Questionnaires. They were the greatest gift, absolutely priceless... and I learned a lot about myself. :)

My mom is special because she:
Race said: She loves me and I love her.
Witt said: She loves me.
Lane said: she is beautiful.

My mom's favorite food is:
Race: Cheese Cake (probably because I don't share)
Witt: tacos (he's right)
Lane: beans (probably because we eat a lot of them)

My mom has taught me:
Race: about Jesus
Witt: to have fun
Lane: to sleep at night and be awake at daytime. (????)

My mom likes to:
Race: exercise (he's right)
Witt: Tickle torture (he's right)
Lane: to do laundry (hmmmmm....)

My mom looks prettiest when:
Race: she is going to church (probably because its the only day I wear makeup)
Witt: she is at church (maybe this is a hint?)
Lane: She has a pretty shirt.

My mom's favorite place is:
Race: Oregon (I've actually never been, but hey...)
Witt: Disney Land (probably because I scream on all the rides?)
Lane: Church

I like being with my mom most when:
Race: we go on walks together.
Witt: we are at Disney Land (apparently the trip was the highlight of his life. :))
Lane: we go trick-or-treating (Lane just loves that the rest of the world is dressed up with him on that day).

I know my mom loves me because:
Race: she sings with me.
Witt: we help each other.
Lane: we play games on the ipad.

My favorite thing about my mom is:
Race: the way she cooks
Witt: tickle torture
Lane: the pretty flowers she grows.

The funniest thing I ever saw my mom do was:
Race: flips on the trampoline (yes people, I'm pretty awesome... except now sometimes I pee.)
Witt: tickle torture (apparently life is pretty dull without tickle torture and Disney Land)
Lane: play with my toys (between his imagination and my own, we have some very awesome adventures).

Like I said.

I love my boys.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Race had his annual visit to the allergy specialist last month. And we had some unexpected good news! His corn allergy has lessened significantly. The doctor says it looks like he'll grow out of the corn allergy, though the peanut results were still very high. So, Race is now able to ease into corn. He was super excited, so for FHE that night, guess what he asked to make?

His first taste of popcorn in almost four years!

I'm so grateful for the little things... that fill us with so much gratitude.

Monday, May 20, 2013


John was home with Lane one evening as I was driving back from Tae Kwon Do with the other two boys. I called him as I always do to let him know we were on our way. And this is how the conversation went:

 "Hey, Hon. We're on our way," I say.
 "Did you know Lane talks to his shadow?" John says, skipping the hello completely.
"Did you know he's named his shadow?"
"Hu. Do you know his shadow's name?"
"Yes," I say, trying not to laugh.
"So you know all about Jasmine already?"
"Lane's shadow is a girl."

My big macho husband still isn't sure how he feels about this. But I'm just super excited Lane walks around talking to his shadow all day. I'm so proud! I just love his little imagination.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Butter Science

For science, Race had a unit on liquids, solids and gases.  So we made butter. 

And the boys got a workout. Lots of shaking... 

And more shaking...

Then separating...

Then eating of course.

Super yummy.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Renaissance Festival

For a field trip a few months ago, we went down to the Renaissance Festival with our good friends the Wimer Family. What a blast, I forgot how much I love it there!

We were even asked to stand in with Cory from Fox News while he interviewed the "bird man". So we were famous for a few brief moments:

Witt loved the food best:

This picture cracks me up every time I look at it. Witt is really enjoying a turkey leg. I'm sure I looked the same way when I was eating mine.

Race loved the jousting and science:

Race and his good buddy Dathan:

And Lane, well besides all the swords and weapons, I think he loved talking with an English accent best.

This picture cracks me up.

We had so much fun, and the boys learned lots. By the end of the day, they were wishing they lived in the Renaissance times. And then on our way out went into the dungeons where we learned about torture devices and the black plague and I think they changed their minds. :)