Thursday, September 25, 2014

Joy School

     A few  weeks ago I was contacted by another Mom in my community who told me she was starting a little joy school with a few other Moms and she asked if I wanted to join.  I was so excited about the idea and gladly accepted!!
     Last week was Sage's first day of Joy School and it was kind of funny because I went to wake her up to get ready and with her eyes still closed she said, "I'm not ready to be awake yet Mom, give me a few minutes"  (This has never happened before, usually it is her trying to wake me up, I thought it was funny) .   Then when I told her it was her first day of school she jumped right up with the biggest smile on her face.  She was so excited!

     We all take turns each week hosting it and today was my turn.  We are assigned a theme to which we plan a song, craft, activity, and snack around.  My theme was the color yellow.
    For the song we sang the "Bumblebee" song.  I made each child a little bumblebee to hold while we were singing it and for the story I read a book all about the color yellow.

For the activity I set up a little obstacle course:  They had to find the yellow blocks in the pile then set them up so they balanced, walk along a straight line, roll a ball into a bucket,  find the yellow clothes pins and then pin them on a bucket, crawl through the yellow house and then knock over the bowling pins with a yellow ball.  I think they each had fun doing it and even though I was trying to do one child at a time they all sort of did it together which was fun too.  (They are ages 2 and 3).

For the craft we made play dough and I thought I was going to be able to dye it yellow but the recipe I have apparently doesn't change color because of the peanut butter and honey.  I got the recipe out of my "Kate Gosselin's: Love Is In The Mix" recipe book.

Edible Dough For Play
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup honey
1 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
mix all together and then form into a ball

They all figured out pretty quickly that it was for more than just playing with.

I think it went pretty well, but now this pregnant lady who is 1 and a half weeks from due date is ready for a nap.

 Becky joy

P.S. for the snack I served bananas, lemonade, and fish crackers.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Success in everything I do.

  Today I finally decided to watch this video that has been floating around facebook (if it is not pulling up you can find it on youtube under mormon message you never know how much good you do):
      The ending of course touched me deeply and I am so thankful I watched this video.  This is so me!  There are so many things I want to do for myself but at the end of the day my family is taken care of, friends and neighbors have been served, and my relationship with my Heavenly Father was not ignored.
      My patriarchal blessing mentions me having success in everything I do. As time has gone by this line in my blessing has confused me so much and I have often thought to myself, "I haven't had success in anything!"   One day it hit me,  I have always read this line thinking that whatever I do or start I will rise to the top probably because this is how the world views success.  Well I am not the best at anything and I have started many things that never really amounted to much of anything, but I have learned something new from everything I have tried and I am growing as a spirit and an individual in the right direction:  that is my success.

One night Weston and I decided that it would be fun to have a big sleepover with Sage in the living room.  We watched a movie as a family and had treats.  We all stayed up until midnight giggling and cuddling. This is success.  I may never win a reward but my family is where my passion is. #youneverknowhowmuchgoodyoudo

Becky joy

Friday, September 12, 2014

Where I got my nickname Bexi

     Since I for some reason don't feel tired enough to sleep tonight, I decided I would answer the big question I am asked all the time.  Why does your husband call you Bexi?  My freshman year at Snow College I became really good friends with a girl from my highschool: Whitni Erickson (now Whitni Barton).  We were pretty much inseparable when we weren't in class.  One day she looked at me and said, "I keep wanting to call you Bexi,"  and I told her, "do it!"  (Not knowing of course I was allowing a nickname to come into my life that I would be known as each day for the rest of forever).
     As time went by all of my college friends started calling me Bexi and it just became my new name.  I rarely was called anything else.
     Some of the friends I was making in college had a friend come home from his 2 year mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and welcomed him right into our club, Fest club that is (that's what we called it when we got together, lol!)  His name was/is Weston Cook and as they introduced all the people that were new to him they pointed at me and said, "this is Bexi the sexi mexi"  (lovely how it just kept growing right?)  So Weston (now my husband) just knew me as Bexi.  In fact it is too weird to him to call me Becky (and if it ever happens I don't like it.  Just sounds too strange coming from him).
     So that is where my nickname came from and that is why my husband calls me it.

    Becky joy