Saturday, April 27, 2013

Grandma Goodsell Always Told Him He Should Be a Doctor!

Nate 'studying' on March 30th

I think I've failed to mention that Nathan is taking the EMT class. At the time he enrolled, he was hoping it would increase his chances for getting on the Tremonton City Fire Department/Ambulance crew.

Since I've taken so long to update my blog with various pictures, he has been hired on with Tremonton City and he has taken the practical part of his test. Next week is the written test. We all know he'll pass. Maybe he should try actually resting his head ON the book. Then maybe he'll do some osmosis learning!

He has been using the family as guinea pigs, checking our blood pressures and heart rates and such. We may not be so eager to volunteer if he takes the Advanced EMT class because then he'll be drawing blood and administering IVs. :-}

Some of the grandkids were willing participants at a recent family party. One gets a little hurt and all of a sudden they were all in need of some tender loving care!

Colton scraped off an old scab while playing
around in the backyard.

Nate getting out his supplies

Seriously going to fix him up

Didn't take Nate long to get an audience!

The finished product

And then more injuries started showing up:

Members of the Purple Bandage Brigade:

Reagan, Mariah, Brian, Garrett, Layne, Jodi

Jodi, Mariah, Colton, Layne, Garrett, Brian, Hunter & Reagan 

It's going to be so much fun to have a doctor in the family!

Out-Fished by a 3-Year-Old

We went fishing with Joe, Mandy & kids Saturday morning. Grampa knows lots of pond-owners! Of course there's always the unexpected when you're dealing with Grampa and his plans. Like fences and horses and cows that, of course, weren't there when Grampa came fishing before!

Today, as is usually the case, the adults got skunked but three of the kids caught enough fish to feed us lunch!

Brian & Joe getting their poles ready



Reagan helping Grampa pick his stuff...or is it Grampa
helping Reagan??

Joe helping Brian get started

The first fish, reeled in by Mariah:

The second fish, thanks to Jodi:

Grampa baiting Reagan's hook:


Casting out:

Reagan reeling it in

What's this? Third fish, {and the biggest} thanks to Reagan: 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Blast From the Past

It started out like any other normal train ride...

...and then the driver changed...

...and the whole experience changed... least for Jodi and Reagan. Mariah and Brian seemed okay with it all!

"Honest, Mom. I wasn't doing anything. I wasn't holding on and my feet were on the handlebars, that's all." {Joe's explanation for a huge goose egg on his head when he was younger}


Joe did get himself a little freaked out trying to flip back to facing forward. The screams of terror {coming from Joe} were very similar to screams we heard when we let him drive the riding lawnmower when we'd mow lawns in Delta!

Friday, April 12, 2013

A New Seamstress in the Family

Colton has asked about learning to sew the last time they were at my house. Too many people! Too much going on! Not enough time!

Well, so the boys came over for an afternoon/evening. It was my thought they were going fishing with Grampa. Some of them did but Colton came in the door and immediately asked about sewing. He wanted his first project to be a pillow case and picked out some camoflauge fabric for it. I opened up Mom's sewing machine and then I drew some lines on some square pieces of fabric I had. That way he could practice while I was getting the pillow case fabric ready.

Colton had an immediate little helper/

shadow while he was practicing as

Aspen felt the need to watch & learn, too.

Colton actually caught on really quickly. He kept his hands out of the way of the needle and kept the speed down on the foot pedal. Amber kept telling him he was sewing straighter than her 4-H girls last summer!



After doing the practice run, he decided it would make a cool pillow so I showed him how to sew it down a couple of sides, stuff it, and then sew it totally shut. By the time he was finished, he had three little pillows {one for him and for each of his brothers} and a very proud look on his face. I guess the pillow case will be for another time!

Colton showing off his finished pillows

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Betrayed by the Passy

Paisley lost her passy the other day. It's sort of a tradition of hers everytime she's at my house. I find it and then we just have an extra one here. This time, though, we couldn't find it anywhere. For a couple of days even.

Then I went in the storage room.

I guess she'll learn to not leave such an obvious trail as she gets older. And at least she found something halfway nutritious {and edible, for that matter!}

When Nathan was younger I'd find empty pickle bottles in the storage room. One time I even found an empty refrigerator biscuit tube stuffed back in the back. So, I guess Paisley comes by it rightfully!