Brick just said he was going on a fruit diet so he was going to eat fruit every night. I may send shorter emails more frequently when I hear funny quotes. Brick seems to have the most these days. On Sunday Brick and Arnold were walking down the hall at church, and they were behind one of the young men, and in his high pitched voice Brick said, "My feet are sweating like crazy in these boots." Samantha says that she saw the young man's shoulders shaking with laughter.
Last night we had a tremendous fiesta for mom's cousin and his fiance who are getting married on Thursday. There was a mariachi band, and Brick took it upon himself to join the band. He stood right in line with them and shook his maraca. He has so much self confidence. Arnold is still in Peru. She is returning on Friday. Looks like she is working very hard. Tank is a great mechanic. Whenever I ask him to fix things, he can always do it. For instance the bubble machine we use in nursery was not working, and he got it working again. He and Rock went with Oopa to the Leonardo center in SL where there was a demonstration of the 101 most important inventions in history. I think most of it was positive. Loaf asked me if she was pretty today, and then she told me that Heavenly Father gave her beautiful eyes.
The kids are kicking mom and me out on Thursday for an overnighter. As Loaf says: "Mom, and dad are leaving? We're going to have a party. Whoo hoo." They are great kids and a whole lot of fun. Rock was in a Constitution Bowl on Friday, and he did great. He really studied hard and knew all the facts. It was fun to watch. He and you are definitely in the top two as far as stress goes among our children. Sometimes he reminds me of you when you were younger and had something going on that you would agonize over. Either you handle it better now or your stress level has lessened. I can say the same thing in my life: Seventh grade, for instance, almost killed me, but it made me stronger. Arnold went to Morp last night and had a lot of fun. She also came up with the idea of having a dance for old people in the ward that will occur in April. She and another young woman announced it in priesthood opening exercises and said that we have to ask our wives in some creative way, and then if they don't like how we ask they can do something like give us a football with "I'll pass" written on it. Any suggestions for how I should ask mom? We were talking also about how it would be cool if we got some of the more mature priests to ask sisters some of the widows and escort them to the dance. There will be a punch bowl, wall flower chairs, a balloon arch, an opportunity to take dance pictures, etc. I am excited. Hopefully mom will say yes.