Friday, January 27, 2006

The Sleepover

Analia is spending the night and I finally got my digital camera back! Sooooo...that means you get a short photo/video tour of what our night looked like. Enjoy!

Bath Time! Click the picture to see the movie we made!

Story Time with Daddy:
Noah chose It's Great to Be An Engine

Lili chose Olivia


Sweet Dreams!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Family Date: Hoodwinked

Recently, the Linhart Family has made Tuesday nights "Family Date" night. It's been really fun to go out with my two boys and create fun family memories and bonds.

Last night we saw the movie Hoodwinked, a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood Story. It was super fun! After the movie I asked Noah what his favorite part of the movie was and he said, "The big bat ruff is a good guy!"

Monday, January 23, 2006


Noah: Mom, you know Grandma?
Jeana: Yeah...
Noah: I think she likes Grandpa Bob.
Jeana (chuckling): I think you're right.
Noah: And you know Grandpa Bob?
Jeana: Yep. Do you think he likes Grandma?
Noah: No. I think he likes ducks.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Linhart Family Trivia

Ten Top Trivia Tips about The Linhart Family!

  1. The Linhart Family can live for up to a week without a head!
  2. The Linhart Family are often used in place of milk in food photography, because milk goes soggy more quickly than The Linhart Family!
  3. If you kiss The Linhart Family for one minute you will burn six or seven calories!
  4. Most bottles and jars contain at least twenty-five percent recycled The Linhart Family.
  5. The Linhart Family will give a higher yield if milked when listening to music.
  6. Donald Duck's middle name is The Linhart Family.
  7. The Linhart Family can be seen from space!
  8. If The Linhart Family were life size, they would stand 7 ft 2 inches tall and have a neck twice the size of a human.
  9. Apples are covered with a thin layer of The Linhart Family.
  10. Finding The Linhart Family on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck!
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It just sounds better

Recently, Geary and I have been talking about mispronounced words that seem to describe their meaning better than the correct way. Our favorites: Plumpy and Volumptuous

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Noah is doing GREAT with potty training. He can keep his underwear dry all day and he's really proud of being a big boy. The only thing that's keeping him from being fully potty trained is that he won't poop in the potty. As an incentive, I've offered to buy him "Dizzy" (one of the trucks in the Bob Builder set that he loves so much) when he poops in the potty. So far, it hasn't worked. And I think I know why. Noah is aiming for something much, much bigger.

We were shopping at Walmart when Noah saw the ride-on electronic powerwheels John Deere tractor..."Mom, maybe you can buy me this when I poop in the potty."

Monday, January 16, 2006

Lessons From Parenthood

In Sunday School, Noah sings a song called "The Praying Song." I'm sure you've heard it before: In my life, Lord, be glorified, be glorified, In my life, Lord be glorfied, today.

When Noah is at home, we often sing this song about anything and everything. In our car, Lord, In my trucks, Lord, at the park, Lord, In Buzz Lightyear, etc. But the other day Noah wanted to sing, "In my treasure, be glorified."

In my treasure? This instantly brought tears to my eyes. How can my three year old be so profound? See, I tend to think of my treasures as mine. Like a dragon, I hoarde them away try to keep them from others, especially God. But here is Noah saying, "Let's ask God to be glorified in our treasure." That means I would have to let those treasures go. I would have to give them to God and let him use them for his purposes. But the bonus would be that I would see real treasure, the kind that God is glorified in. After all, he is the ultimate treasure.

In my treasure, be glorified, be glorified. In my treasure, be glorified, today.

Friday, January 13, 2006

More Fish Stories

Yesterday my niece Analia came over to play. She's really into Disney princesses right now and Noah has been learning to be accomodating to guests. When the kids asked if they could watch a movie Noah was very polite and said, "Let's watch Lili's favorite movie about cereal!" Analia was pretty confused but I knew right away that he was talking about The Little Mermaid (whose name is Ariel).

Thursday, January 12, 2006

What kind of bait do you use for THAT?

According to Noah, when you're all done using the potty, you FISH the toilet.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I can't believe I forgot!!

Okay, I'm spreading more words about friends with home businesses. Our friend Lorraine (who is also a teacher at Geary's school-Go Lions!) has store on etsy called Two Waters Fiberworks. She sells gorgeous handspun and handdyed yarns, handdyed silk scarves, and more! I'm not a knitter, but looking at her stuff makes want to become one. Check out her store here.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Maybe she has a new lotion...

Last night at our after church dinner Noah stood up on his chair and said, "Mom! Mom! Sniff-a-me!" I said, "WHAT???" He said, "Sniff-a-me! Right there!" Of course the only thing I could imagine was that maybe he had a poopy diaper and wanted me check, but NO WAY was I going to sniff him in the middle of dinner. So I asked, "Do you need to go potty?" Noah looked mortified, "No Mom! My teacher! Sniff-a-me!" I looked around for his teacher...of course...his teacher...Stephanie.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Spreading the Word

I know Christmas has passed, but pretty soon it will be Valentine's Day or someone's birthday or your anniversary and you're going to need to buy a gift. I would like to suggest that you purchase something from one of my friends. Melissa and Steph have each started business ventures and I want to spread the word about them.

Mel Brewster has beautiful handmade scarves and hats. You can see pictures of her products here. She also does special orders.

Steph Hutchison has an ebay store with cute votive candles in several scents. Check it out here. Once business takes off, more scents will be available.

Friday, January 06, 2006

I Caught You a Delicious Bass

Napoleon encouraged Pedro to follow his heart and I think that is good advice. So here you go...from my heart: The Hippo Song.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Who am I, really?

Lately Noah has been opposed to being called anything other than Noah. If we say, "Hey buddy," or "Come here, son," or, "Sweetheart" or anything like that he shouts, "I'M NOT A BUDDY! I'm just a Noah!"

Today I said, "I love you, my Noah" and he instantly responded, "I'm not a Noah!!!" I giggled while he realized what he just said. After a few seconds of silence, Noah gave a sheepish grin and said, "I really am a Noah...right, Mom?"