Monday, February 28, 2011
I get stopped all the time by people who want to tell me how beautiful baby girl is. And she is. She is such a beautiful, delicate girl. She has a lot of personality, too. She is completely a Momma's girl, but she loves to flirt (as long as Mommy is holding her!) She already had a porcelain doll look to her, but since we got her ears pierced, she is the epitome of girly. I love it!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Today the boy gave a talk for the first time ever. Of course, Mommy wrote it, but the boy did an awesome job giving it! He was not nervous or shy, he spoke loudly and clearly, and he enjoyed himself. Here is his talk;
" We show love for Heavenly Father by following His plan of happiness. Last week we were in Seattle and we saw a man holding up a sign with mean things written on it. I asked my Momma why Heavenly Father didn't take that sign away from the man. My Momma told me that Heavenly Father shows us love by letting us make choices. It is a part of His plan. Even when we make bad choices, Heavenly Father loves us. We have to accept the consequences of our choices, whether they are good or bad choices. I hope all of us will always make good choices as we follow HEavenly Father's plan. It is not always easy to make the right choice, but I know that it will make me happy. And it will make Heavenly Father happy when I make right choices and follow His plan. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Daddy left for Korea early this morning, so to keep us occupied, our good buddies took us "bowling ball." The boy always calls it "bowling ball." As in, "We had fun bowling ball today," or "We went to bowling ball." It was a lot of fun, and even though he had bumpers, the boy did really well. He did not always bump the bumpers, and was able to throw the "bowling ball" straight down the lane often. It was really a fun day!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
We have had a white winter! This is the most snow we've ever had in a winter. The snow is so pretty, it makes everything look so clean and pure. It's a great equalizer. No matter how ugly your house, yard, car may be...when there is a snowfall, it all looks beautiful and soft. Kind of a metaphor for repentance...no matter how ugly your sins may be, when you have asked the Lord for forgiveness, the sin looses it's shape and becomes a beautiful and soft part of a bigger landscape.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The boy LOVES to feed the birds at the Woodland Park Zoo. He always manages to get a bird or two to come rest on his food stick. I have several pictures just like this one over the past few years. It's a joy to see his face light up when a bird comes to him.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
It's always great to see kids get excited about learning things. The boy loves all the things he can see, touch, play with, and learn about at the Pacific Science Center. There is an amazing butterfly exhibit where you get to walk around and see butterflies all around you. Of course Stanley was invited!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
We decided to take a family trip to Seattle to do a lot of fun stuff as a family before Daddy goes TDY to Korea. Stanley came along for the ride, and we had fun showing him all the sites. Baby girl was more impressed with her toes than with the fish at the aquarium!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
When the boy woke up this morning, the first thing he said was "It's my birthday party!" He was so stoked to have his party. I was hoping not everyone who was invited showed up. I know that sounds terrible, but usually I have an 11 kids invited limit so that we have 12 with the boy, and I can manage that just fine. But, since the boy goes to two different preschools, I had to invite 18 kids to this party. I don't have room or management skills for that many kids! Luckily, we had 12 show up so it was manageable. The boy had a lot of fun, the kids had fun, and the boy got some presents he LOVES. A friend of mine made the cake and cupcakes, and I made the "pin the antennae on the robot" game. It was a good day!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The boy's birthday party is on Saturday, and he could not stand it anymore, he HAD to decorate. So we put up streamers and robot swirly thingys. We also got the goody boxes all filled and ready. The boy is quite excited for his robot party!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
We got a little flurry of snow today and baby girl was not thrilled about it. The flakes kept sticking to her "nose and eyelashes" so to speak, and she did not like it. I was trying to get a picture of the little snowflakes caught in her hair, but she kept chasing snowflakes like a cat with a string. It was pretty funny, but the more Daddy and I laughed, the more agitated she got, and boy did she let us know. She is definitely not the demure shy type!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The boy adores CandyLand. He was so in to the game, that when I called his name and told him to look at me, he gave me this face. All I wanted was a picture of him playing his new game (he got it for his birthday,) but this face cracked me up so I kept it!
Monday, February 14, 2011
These kids scarfed their Valentine's day cupcakes. You would think that they had never had cupcakes before. Especially baby girl, though I think she ended up wearing about half of hers. I love baking treats for my sweet hearts.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
The boy got this puppy dog from one of the older sisters in our ward yesterday, and he has carried it around since. I even had to let him take it to church, though he stayed in my purse. I love how sweet and sensitive that boy is. He is such a cutie.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The boy always wants to hold baby sister. She usually is quite agreeable to that scenario, but today she was not at all interested in smooching. Big brother wasn't taking no for an answer, and planted one on her anyway. It is so amazing to see how they interact. The boy is such a good big brother, always wanting to help Momma with baby, and always making sure to talk to baby, play with her and love on her. What a lucky girl!
Friday, February 11, 2011
The boy was being silly, and said that Stanley was trying to flatten him so that we would mail the boy off and Stanley could live with us forever. Very imaginative, but should I be worried that my 4 year old is making up sinister plots?!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Yesterday's preschool got robot cake pops, today's got mini robot cupcakes. The boy was very excited to share his robots with his friends. He is having a robot themed birthday party this year, and has been obsessed with robots for the past few months. Happy birthday big boy!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The boy goes to two different preschools, and he got to celebrate his birthday at one of them today. I made robot cake pops and the kids had a lot of fun picking the candy faces off and devouring them. The boy got to wear a "Happy Birthday" crown, and he just LOVES being the center of attention!
Monday, February 7, 2011
Today is my little guy's birthday. He celebrated all day, and had a lot of fun with the family. His party is not until next week, but he got to open his family presents today and have a cupcake with dinner. Happy birthday sweetie!!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
The boy turns 4 tomorrow and he is so excited about it. He got dressed for church today and told me he could do it himself because he is a long kid. (He means tall.) He wanted to show me how he knows how old he is, and he told me "big kids go to Kindergarten." He is such a precocious little man. Every day he brings us such joy and laughter. I can't believe he is already 4 years old. My first born is no longer a baby, and it makes me so happy... and sad!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Our town has a game farm, where you can go drive through several acres, feeding bread to the animals that come up to the car. They stick their heads right in and visit. We saw llamas, yaks, zebras, buffalo, elk, reindeer, goats, horses, peacocks, rhinos, bears, and all sorts of birds. They also have tigers, lions, wolves, cougars and other big cats in cages. It is a lot of fun and always an adventure. A buffalo licked my hand and sneezed all over us. Yuck!