Friday, April 23, 2010

There is such a thing as TOO BIG!

We have all heard the phrase, "Bigger is better" or "The Bigger the Better"...Right?  Well, I am here to tell you that there is such a thing as TOO BIG!  Now don't get me wrong, there is no such thing as too big when it comes to storage space , Dr. Pepper, Chocolate ice cream (especially with mint), strawberries, boxes of thin mint girl scout cookies, or Bangs in the 80's.  But, when it comes to the size of the bottle your daughter's medicine comes in....REALLY?

Just look at the size of this thing!  It is HUGE!  So big in fact that when my mother-in-law saw it she laughed and said, "That looks like what we used to get from the vet for our horses".  Yes, it is big.  The bottle itself measures 8 1/2 inches tall and 12 inches around.
I know my daughter has to take a lot of medicine every day but it usually comes in 2 bottles not a jug.  I am not sure who at the pharmacy thought this massive, glass bottle was a good idea or even user friendly but it did give me a serious look of confusion when I saw it and a good laugh.  Maybe that was their intention - a good ol' pharmacy joke.  None the less, it did put into perspective just how much medicine my sweet little girl takes everyday. (And that is only one of her medications....)  Big sigh....

Now, onto the next item that can be too big.  That would be the size of spoon you are given by your waiter at a restaurant.

Last weekend we went out to dinner with some friends and watched the 1st Jazz game in the Playoffs. 
We had a great time munching on appetizers, dinner and then decided to get dessert.  I wasn't paying much attention when the waiter brought our dessert and told us he had brought a whole bunch of spoons and set them on our table.  Then, he said "Sorry, we are out of spoons so I brought you big ones."  OK, I am thinking a soup spoon instead of the "normal sized" everyday spoon we all eat with.  But, friend picked up her spoon to start eating her dessert and said "He wasn't kidding when he said Big"!
It was a SERVING SPOON!!!!!  You know, the kind you put in a salad or casserole!  Seriously...What was HE THINKING!!!!

I tried to give you a little perspective but the picture does not do it justice.  The bottom spoon is a "normal" sized spoon.  The Top spoon is a serving spoon.  Once again, a cruel joke or did they really not have someone who could wash dishes?  Hmmmmm.....  Either way, we all had a good laugh at each other as we tried to eat dessert with a GIGANTIC spoon.
So, the next time you say, or hear someone say, "There is no such thing as too big" or "The bigger the Better", you might want to think twice about it because you might just get stuck with something worse that a GIANT spoon to eat your dessert with.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Easter at Nana's

I know I am behind on my blogging - infact, I am really behind.  HOWEVER, I figure for my sake (and yours or course)  LATE IS BETTER THAN NEVER!

This year we got to spend Easter Weekend in St. George with Nana and Papa, and some of Jason's fun family.  We got to spend time with Carsyn, Kaytlyn, Dallin and Vikki which doesn't happen all that often.  As usual, Nana, who is always planning fun activities for the kids, had fun Easter activities ready and planned for each day of the weekend.

Day 1:  Dye eggs with the kids, play Easter Bingo with skittles, and make fun Easter Bunny or chick puppets.

Day 2:  Easter Morning - Find Easter Baskets and Easter Eggs 

Easter Afternoon
We had an Easter Egg Hunt outside for all of the kids.  Each kid was assigned a certain color and could only find that color of egg - No fighting and whining that way.
Kaytlyn and Dallin teamed up to find their eggs which were hidden "Hard".  One of their eggs was burried in the playground gravel, one up on top of Papa's shed roof, one shoved under a pile of rocks, and one was even put iside the tongue of a trailer.  If you notice - There were no limits for hiding their eggs.





The eggs were filled with candy (of course), money, and prize papers.  Nana had gotten each of the kids little prizes to go along with their egg hunt and had even wrapped their prizes in tissue paper that matched their plastic egg color.  It was so fun to see the excitement on their faces as they counted their candy, and opened their prizes.

Easter Weekend was a great mix of watching conference, spending time with family, enjoying the sunny weather, dying easter eggs, egg hunts, and eating LOTS and LOTS of CHOCOLATE!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Easter Bunny!

Jason's sister decided to give her little boy a bunny for Easter this year. Super fun and a great idea.
The only problem was, the bunny was not in St. George.
So, we got to take the bunny on a 4 hour drive in our car all the way to St. George.
My kids absolutely LOVED it.
They got to take turns holding the bunny most of the drive.

Despite the smell, which really wasn't THAT bad, we made it. Kyson was SO excited to see his bunny that he stayed up until 10:30 pm and they all played with "MOPSY" until after midnight.
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