Life in the Wight House

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Marshmallow Experiment

The kids watched this Mormon Message today on the computer: Continue in Patience and wanted to try the experiment. They both said they could wait patiently for 15 minutes with a marshmallow in front of them and not eat it. So we let them try it.

I first put RJ at the kitchen table his back to the kitchen and a marshmallow sitting in front of him. I tried to remove all the distractions as possible and then we all went downstairs leaving him with his marshmallow. I was able to sneak a peek at him every once in a while and he stayed in his chair, layed his head on the table, and tried his hardest not to eat the tempting marshmallow. After 15 minutes I entered the kitchen and the marshmallow was still there. He succeeded and so I gave him another marshmallow as a reward. It wasn't till later that he told us that he did nibble a few tiny pieces off it during his 15 minute minutes of silence. So, I guess it really wasn't a complete success after all.

Savannah then wanted a turn so we let her try. She lasted 7 minutes. She couldn't take it any longer. I first saw her nibbling a little bit of her marshmallow. Then I saw her out of the chair playing with some stuff on the counter. I told her to sit back down and that is when she said, "This is too hard, I can't do it" and she picked her marshmallow up and ate it.

And there we have it, our own marshmallow experiment. Patience is definitely a hard virtue to master. I know personally, this is an area I need to work on. Having patience is hard, in our society we seek immediate gratification, things are so much easier to obtain in this day of age. It isn't always a bad thing but in some areas of our life patience will give off wonderful blessings and rewards. Especially when patience is asked of us from the Lord.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Camping with the Mace's

The last weekend of September we went camping with some good friends of ours. Josh and his family like to camp in the most remote places they can find. So we followed them out in the middle of no where to go camping. I couldn't tell you where the heck we were at. We did a lot of gravel road driving before we got to our destination. But it was a gorgeous spot and we had a blast camping with them.

Once we set up camp and got a fire going the first request from the kids were s'mores.

All 6 kiddos enjoy breakfast.

We camped by a dried out creek bed. The kids had a blast being one with nature. They "created" Kid's World and the only access to this world and the camp site was by the this tree log. They were well entertained with their imaginations.

After a short hike we stopped by this bridge and let the kids play in the creek water.

Zachery isn't so happy that he has to watch the older kids instead of joining in the fun.




Logan and RJ

Kim & Josh, Thanks for the fun weekend.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

First Dentist Appointment

Savannah had her very first dentist appointment last month. She was very excited to go. She loves doing things like a big girl and has no fear of trying something new. She always surprises me with how willing and fearless she is. I worry sometimes about her future but also look forward to her "Let's Do It" attitude.

Wish our dentist appointments were this cool when I was a kid. They gave her sunglasses so the bright lights wouldn't bother her eyes and she got to watch cartoons on a TV above her head. How cool is that?!

No cavities and a bran new Princess Dora tooth brush, Way to go!

Staying true to our colors

We had a ward party back in September with a high school theme. We were asked to wear our high school school colors to the event and dress as you did in High School. Considering it wasn't that long ago, we didn't have to stretch to find outfits. But it was fun to sport our colors and share a little of our past with the kids.

Fairfield High (Red & Black)

Armijo (Purple & Gold) of course Savannah wanted to sport my colors, cause there the best!

RJ said forget your schools, I want to want to wear my school colors (Yellow & Blue).
Already has school pride, gotta love it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Letter B

We unfortunately don't have the finances to send Savannah to preschool. It is much more expensive here in Virgina then it was in Idaho. She really really wishes she could go and looks forward to kindergarten next year. We really really wish we could send her to a preschool like so many of her friends. However we have been enjoying the quit afternoons during Zachery's naps together, having Mommy and Me Preschool with just the two of us. We have been working on learning a letter a week. When we talked about the letter B we learned about bakers and Savannah baked up a batch of yummy brownies that we all enjoyed.

Puzzle Girl

Savannah's new favorite activity is puzzles. She loves putting them together. We have been doing 24 piece and 64 piece puzzles like crazy lately. She has been doing this wooden United States puzzle since she was three and I have been amazed at how well she can put the United States together.

Zachery loves following Savannah around and doing what she does. He couldn't pass on the puzzle fun and had to give it a try as well.

Package from Papa Wight

Thanks for the pretty dress and AWESOME vests. The kids love them!

Day in the Park

September 11, 2010

Lynchburg has an annual fun Day in the Park full of free rides, games, and lots of community vendor booths. I took the kids and met up with our neighbor and had a good afternoon.
RJ also was able to help out at the Super Kicks booth and do some Karate demos.

Charlie and RJ