I have been a slacker, not posting every day. I am going to start posting every day again, and attempt to go back and catch us up ! Thanks for sharing in my miracles every day!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Making sparkly cards

The boy decided to make Mother's day cards. He had very specific criteria. 1) They must be sparkly. Bring on the glitter glue! 2) they must have the person's name written on the front. 3) They must have pink and red hearts. It was a fun project to do together.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

You hoshkosh Daddy?

The boy loves to hopscotch. He always wants two drawn, so that Daddy or Momma can play with him. He is very particular about the colors, the direction it is drawn, and how the numbers are written. (Notice Daddy's has a "P" at the top....by order of the boy.) It's so cute to see him throw his rock and then hop from square to square. He hasn't quite gotten the hang of hopping on one foot, so it's fun to watch. He loves to "hoshkosh."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Who was that masked man?

The boy is big time into playing super hero. His cape says "Super Big Brother" on the back, and he takes the responsibility seriously. He was running around with that mask over his eyes which was hilarious, because he can't really see anything but his feet when he is wearing it. You can relax, citizens, the world is once again safe from naughty-doers and yucky stuff!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Brotherly Love

The boy was laying on the couch and asked to hold baby sister. They laid there and snuggled for about 30 minutes. I heard the boy whisper to her "I love you so much," "Please not cry baby, I'm your big brudder," and "I'm so proud of you." He is such a sweet guy.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Circus FHE night

Daddy to Boy: "What was your favorite part of the circus?"
Boy: "The elephants."
Daddy:"What did the elephants do?"
Daddy:"I know. Wasn't it stinky?"
Boy:"No. It smelled like hotdogs and two pickles."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

...to teach and preach and PLAY as missionaries do!

The boy had so much fun with the missionaries tonight. They came over for dinner and then played with him, sword fighting, spinning till they all got dizzy, and playing pirates. It is obvious that the Elders have a love for my son, which warms my heart. The boy started calling the elders "Blanket" and "Pickle." I don't have any idea why, but they responded to those names, calling the boy "Fridge." It was fun and sweet.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


The boy and baby girl were both snuggled up in my lap, watching a movie and just being cute. It is amazing to be their mother. There is nothing I'd rather be doing than snuggling with my babies.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Porcelain doll

Today baby girl was taking a nap and resting her head on her fist. It was so stinkin' cute! She looked just like a porcelain doll. I "antiqued" the picture and I think it turned out really pretty.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Today I took the kids on a walk through the park. It was a beautiful day, and the boy really enjoyed looking at all the flowers. He told me he loves nature. Tomorrow we are going to plant some veggies and herbs.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Beauty queen

Baby girl is a month old! I can't believe how time flies. She is such a sweet happy baby.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I marvel frequently over the beauty of the area where we live. I love that I can get this picture by standing in my backyard. It is miraculous to me that I can witness such beauty just by opening my door. "I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world, Heavenly Father created for me."

Monday, April 19, 2010

Reading time

Today was baby girl's first reading time at First Teacher. First Teacher is a local program for preschoolers and their parents. Big brother was so excited to show her off. They each got a free book, and a top made by today's reader!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mommy Love

It's great to be a Mommy. The boy told me he wanted to take a picture of me. This is what he got, and when he was looking at it on the screen, he said "Mommy I want to always remember you." It was really sweet. I want him to always remember me as the Mommy who played with him, read to him, taught him the gospel, taught him his letters and numbers, snuggled with him on the couch, made him dinner, taught him how to treat other people. Hopefully he won't remember the Mommy who sometimes got frustrated or chastised him. I am truly in love with my kids. They make me want to be better every day. They make me so happy, and I am so glad they love me unconditionally.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A family is forever

The boy has always loved the temple. He was able to go inside and be sealed to our family two years ago, when Mommy and Daddy were sealed. We got the opportunity to take our boy and our baby girl to see the Vancouver BC temple open house. It was amazing to me that in the Celestial room, the boy was calm and relaxed (he wanted to take a nap!) and baby girl was cooing and smiling in her sleep. What joy it must bring their young souls to again feel the presence of their Heavenly Father so strongly, as if they were in their Heavenly home. I am so thankful for the opportunity we had to take this trip as a family, with the youth of our ward.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Baby's day out!

This is a big week end for baby girl. Her first road trip, first trip on the ferry, first time out of the United States, first trip to a temple. Our ward decided to take the youth to the open house of the Vancouver BC temple for Youth Conference. Since the hubby is the Young Men's president, our whole family got to go. Here, we are on the ferry, just about an hour into the trip, but we are so excited!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


One thing I LOVE about my children is that they both have the ability to fall asleep practically anywhere. And, once they are asleep, they stay that way. The boy was asleep on the couch when Daddy opened the curtains. Instead of rolling away from the light, or waking up (which was the intended goal,) the boy came up with this solution. Love it!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It will make me happy

The boy has started saying "It will make me happy..." when he wants something. For example "Momma can you paint my fingernails?" Me "No, only girls paint their nails." Boy "Pleeeeease. It will make me happy." So today I was looking for a blanket to put on baby girl, and the boy handed me his Superman blanket. Before I could say anything he said "Momma it will make me happy to share with baby sister."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Angel Babies

My sweet babies. Looking at them I know what I was supposed to "do" with my life. Being their mother makes me happier than anything else ever has or will. I've had some rough times, but a smile or a kiss from one of my kids makes me feel better instantly. I LOVE these kids!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Let me tell you 'bout my best friend...

The boy has taken to calling us his "best fwends." It is so cute and sweet to hear him say "Momma you're my best fwend." It melts my heart every time. He tells us at various times that we are all his best fwend, even baby sister. It makes me happy that though he may not completely understand the concept, he has chosen his family to be his best friend(s.)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Learning everyday

The boy is so stinkin' smart. He pulled out this Kindergarden workbook someone bought him at the dollar store and wanted to write the numbers. He wrote this 3,4,and 5 all by himself!!! (Using the instruction arrows.) Pretty darn good for a just turned 3 year old!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hide and seek

The boy is getting good at hide and seek! He loves to play, and he always tells us where to hide. I told him he looks like E.T. in this picture. He said "I'm not itty I'm a big brother!"

Friday, April 9, 2010

How cute is that?

Baby girl is exhausted from being the cutest baby in town! (And Mommy is pretty tired too...)

Thursday, April 8, 2010


The boy learned a new trick today. He saw a little boy on tv hanging a spoon from his nose and just had to try it. It was so cute. I once said in a talk on service that my son gives me service everyday in the only way he knows how. He brings me joy. That is still true. I love this boy!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Piano Man

My son LOVES to make music. He is always singing or drumming, and he's never met a piano he didn't like. He was at church tonight and wanted to play a song "for Jesus."He then proceeded to "play" and sing "Happy Birthday." Too cute!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Egg hunt

The boy and some of his little buddies had an Easter egg hunt today. The boy was quite excited, running around faster than I could get good pictures. Later, I found a pink plastic egg in baby girl's car seat. What a sweet brother, sharing with his baby sister!

Monday, April 5, 2010

For the beauty of the earth, we thank thee...

This is the view from my living room window...
Thou hast led us here in safety
Where the mountain bulwark stands
As the guardian of the loved ones
Thou hast brought from many lands.
For the rock and for the river,
The valley's fertile sod,
For the strength of the hills we bless thee,
Our God, our fathers' God.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

For you Momma

The boy was outside with Daddy looking at the wind bending the trees. Suddenly,he came running into the house and thrust a handful of dandelions at me. "For you Momma," he said and just as suddenly ran back outside. I followed a few minutes later, and found him with another fistful, and when he looked up for this picture, he said "I want to pick you all the flowers in the world!"

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I'm sure that most families have the same tradition, but we dye eggs together. The boy was the "cruise director" so to speak, telling us what color to make each egg, what to write on it in crayon first, etc. We made a LOT of eggs, so we will be having egg salad for the next several days. Baby sister is obviously too little to help, but the boy made her a special pink egg. We had a really good afternoon, watching General Conference all together (admittedly the kids slept) then making eggs. What a special fun day.

Friday, April 2, 2010


One thing I love about my boy is that he finds joy in simple everyday things. And, he shares that joy with everyone around him. He was playing in the bubbles, and said "hold on!" He ran into the house and got his pirate swords to "protect Mommy and Baby sister from the bubbles." It was so sweet. He brings a smile to my face every day.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My miracle children

I was told I would never have children. We tried for the boy for 5 years. We tried for the girl for 3 years. My children are miracles in every sense of the word.