Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Goals for 2010

Life with 4 kids is fun. There is always something to do. And usually one of them is always doing something funny...or trying to kill each other, which is sometimes funny. We try to do fun things with the kids. But the oldest and youngest have different ideas of fun. Still, we have set some goals for this year.

My goal is to keep the house clean. I would like to cook more, lose weight and play more with the kids.

ET is turning 7 next month. His goals are to practice hard in Karate, earn money, and play lots of games. He also set the goal of reading the whole Book of Mormon before his eighth birthday. Right now we are getting through the introduction and the testimonies of the witnesses. Since he set this goal, we are all going to be reading this year. We read before ET goes to school and before bed.

Thumbelina's goals include learning to read well and not being afraid to sound words out. She is working on not crying at school and friends' houses. Oh yeah--and growing out her hair. She loves helping in the kitchen and I need to work on my patience when she is helping cook. Yesterday we made sugar cookies and after I would roll out the dough, she would cut a cookie right in the middle, then laugh and say, "Oh, I forgot to start at the side!" 7 times!

Munchkin's goals are to dress-up more: knee-hi socks and Thumbelina's boots or costumes--whatever!

Munchkin also wants to go to school really badly! So I think she will be our first kid in Pre-school.

Squirt's goals are a mystery. But if I had to guess, I would go with crawling, walking, talking and a big girl bed. And growing out her hair, of course.
Maybe those are just my goals for her.

Hubby just wants to make it through this semester. And lose weight too. I was looking through old pictures last night and found our "fat" pictures from when we joined a gym when we lived in Spokane (2001-2002). We would both trade places with our former"fat" selves. You know, back when we only had 15 or 20 pounds to lose. Oh well, live and learn.

1 comment:

The Strickland Gang said...

Those are great goals! I hope to keep up on my house cleaning too...we will see how that goes;)