Friday, October 31, 2008


"Mommy help you?" - Mommy will you help me??
"Ips" - Chapstick please...
"Mommy read do." - Will you read this book to me Mommy?
"Dora Boots??" - Can I have my Dora cup?
"Todd???" - Daddy??
"Nigh-Night??" - Will you put me to bed, Mommy??
"Poo-Poo Potty??" - Will you let me sit on the potty?? I may or may not get anything accomplished on there, but I'd like to sit on it anyway.

Happy Halloween!!

Here's what this glorious "holiday" includes for the Yost family...

*Laundry...and LOTS of it
*Multiple requests to watch Psalty...we're limiting this to once a day...for mommy's sanity
*Teaching Hailey to have a "thumb war"...she's actually pretty good at it :)
*A spaghetti dinner (is it just me, or is this the BEST dinner for Halloween??)
*Trick-or-treating later with Caser
*More laundry...did I mention I have LOTS??
*Todd working... :(

I know, I do we contain ourselves around here?? I couldn't tell you, but we're having fun all the same. :)

Oh, and an update, our big Halloween bash on Monday night was GREAT! There were between 80-90 kids just busting out of the basement at the YL house. We had a really good time...thanks to all of you who prayed for us!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The 80's Called...They Want Their Outfit Back...

Yeah, so after a very lively trip to the Goodwill, Target and Claire's here is the end result...If you think of it, be praying for our Halloween Club tomorrow night. In case you hadn't guessed, there will be an 80's theme... :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Paises, Mommy...Paises!!"

In case you hadn't figured it out, in Hailey-speak "paises" means praises and she can not get enough Psalty!! She goes completely crazy when she sees Charity Churchmouse...and loves the Churchmouse Choir! It's so seriously cute, but SUCH a blast from the past! I mean, have you watched it lately? Those hairdoo's are straight out of 1985! :)

It's so worth it, though...I'd much rather her beg to watch "paises" than anything else. :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

On a light-hearted note...

After I put a ponytail in Hailey's hair, she left it in for about 45 minutes or so before she ripped it out and it turned into this...
From the back it looked like something from Ace Ventura... :)
And here is what we've been up to lately...sitting on the potty with books.
There's a lot more sitting on the potty than actual "going", if you know what I mean, but she asks all day long to sit on it so...I oblige.
And last, but not least, I think Aunt Lynn misses having a dog that she can put into a handbag... :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008


So I was thinking I would get in on all this election hullabalu (hull-a-ba-looo).

I have a quick question/comment - I was wondering what blogger land/Jess's blogger buddies thought. Is all this talk of who we should vote for not wasted enegry when we live in Washington and last time I checked, all that counts are electoral votes in an election. I really have a hard time seeing why we should even vote when we know that our state is totally left wing and the Republican party has never even been close to getting WA or OR votes.

By the way, this does not mean that I'm not going to vote.

Also something else - I was thinking why are there even Democrats and Republicans? Why can't the people running just be Americans and that's it? No associations - then we as voters can vote soley based on who the person is and what they stand for, what their goals are, etc... I don't know, but I think sometimes people don't pay enough attention to those to things, and are so locked in to their party and having the label of Democrat or Rebulican.

I say get rid of it.

Your thoughts???

P.S. The reason that this is only the second post by Todd in over a year is that this took over a half an hour for me to write...I'd rather be on Wakeworld...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Since the issue of abortion beliefs has become such a hot topic in the blogger circle, I thought I'd give my two cents. Please respect my opinion. This is my blog and I'm entitled to my opinion just as you are to yours.

We not only elect a president based on his plans for our country...we elect a man based on his character.

View this video and tell me (respectfully) how you feel about "I have two daughters, and if they made a mistake I wouldn't want them punished with a baby."

I understand the need for education, but this issue will still come up whether people are educated or not.

I will stand before God and give an account for my vote in this election.

I won't vote for a president who doesn't believe life begins at conception.

I'm aware that this isn't the only issue. There are many.

I'll still vote for this guy.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Psalty the Psongbook

This post is really meant as a shout-out to Shawna, Christy, and Alicia...oh, and my mom and aunt Stacy who put up with the countless hours that this tape played...I'm surprised it still works to be honest.

Hailey is officially a Psalty fan and a Sensational Servant. She clapped and cheered through this whole movie.

Oh, and Todd knows all the words to the songs too.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Whew...what a week!!

So, in addition to trying to prepare for our 1st Young Life club of the year, we've had a house of sickies!! I've had a gigantic head cold and Hailey has had a fever off and on and a pretty nasty cough. Todd's been well, but working like a crazy person. He hasn't been home before 8 pm one night this week! Needless to say, he's pretty tired...but I'm so thankful he's still willing to give me a hand helping out around the house when he gets home. Love you, babe! :)

This morning I woke up feeling pretty crummy, but after my shower felt like a new woman. I even ventured out to the grocery store before 9 and cleaned out my fridge (I found some salad dressing from '07...oops).

Now I'm ready for my nap.

The saddest part of this whole thing is that I spent the last sunny days of '08 cooped up in bed! Oh, well...I'll see the sunshine again some other time I suppose.