Friday, May 30, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
(Ok, so I'm an idiot...I took the video sideways and apparently we don't have the software to flip it the right way...oops! So just tip your head to the left and enjoy!)
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Wynnie is 4 and she is always making us smile. I told Jeremy since we don't have any sons Wynnie is stepping up to the role. She loves superman, burping, farting (the other day she was chasing Hannah-who is a complete girly girl-around and she would tackle her sit on her and fart. She must be learning this behavior from her dad.) But she also loves being a girl. She loves to help take care of Esther. She loves to dance and sing, she loves playing with her "High School Musical Star" dolls. She has a terrific imagination (if I could just be in her head for one day I don't think I would stop smiling!) She is also all about the drama-she is VERY theatrical. She might just be our little actress.
Sophie is almost 20 months and she is trying hard to keep up with her big sisters. She is Wynnie's little shadow. If Wynnie is doing something (it doesn't matter what) Sophie is not far behind trying to copy her every move! She is a very happy kid and very good natured (as long as we keep her fed and give her her naps.) She still isn't talking much (at least not English) but she has her own little vocabulary and does a pretty good job of communicating (she knows some sign language, I have pick up on a couple of her "words" and she is good at pantomiming.) She is at the copying phase so if you are doing something you can look over and Sophie will be trying to mimic your every move-it is VERY cute!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I am so grateful for my mother she is such a strength to me (I wish she could she this in herself more of the time, but that is another thing I admire about her--her humility.) She is quick to see the good in others and is always willing to help (however she is needed) even if it means putting others needs before her own. Often I think she fails to realize the good she has done and the good she continues to do--after all she has raised 4 wonderful kids (if I do say so myself) and this is QUITE the accomplishment (I can say that because I grew up with my sisters and brother--Mom did great things with us, we all turned out OK!) I am also amazed by her faith. I know taking all four of us kids to church every week by herself was NOT easy, but she did it! I'm sure I never told her while growing up so I'll take the opportunity now to say THANK YOU! Thank you for making sure we were taught the gospel, thank you for being a good example to us, thank you for helping all those you help-it has left lasting impressions, Thank You for having the courage and strength to fight your cancer because I am not ready to lose you! Thank you for being YOU!
My mother-in-law is also a great example to me. For starters she raised a wonderful son that I am madly in love with. I am so grateful that she took the time to be a mother. I'm so thankful she was involved in her children's lives. She raised Jeremy to become a man of character and faith. I have known Jeremy for almost 9 years now and I can't think of a time that I've been with Nancy that she hasn't had a smile on her face-she has an upbeat and positive attitude about life. She is also very caring and willing to give of her time and talents (which she has many!) Not only are these two women great mothers but they are terrific grandmothers. I am so thankful my daughters have such great examples to look up to.
The other day Hannah asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up (I tried explaining to her that most people would consider me a grown up already!) I told her all I want to be is her (and Wynnie, and Sophie, and Esther's) mom. She said "Oh, you mean you want to be a baby sitter." So then I got to explain to her that being a mom was SO much better than being a baby sitter! I am so glad that I get to have my family-not just now but for forever! They are the world to me!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
There was some good that came from our trip:
- We were one of the first people to ride FrontRunner. And the kids did have fun on the actual train ride (playing "I spy" and watching all the horses and cars go past.)
- Mechelle got to meet a "real" vagabond (although I still have my doubts as to his authenticity--he was WAY to clean and didn't have a smell to him.) She sat by him on the way down to SLC (it was way too crowded for us to sit together) and he told her of his adventures on the rails (I think he was mostly pulling her leg!)
- Hannah and Wynnie made a new friend. On our way back (Once again it was much too crowded for us to sit together--only this time it was like 50 times worse because people were on their way home from work--I really expected that the engine would give out on the train because we were over the maximum weight limit yet at every stop more people just kept getting on! The train, however, did just fine pulling us all (I guess they are really made for that kind of thing)) there was a nice man who was on his way home from work that entertained them practically the whole way home (they played rock paper scissors and had thumb wars!)
- Mechelle (and the back of my head) made it on Fox news at 9 as we waited to get on the train to come back home.
- and, of course, we got ICE CREAM!!
I guess the day wasn't a totally loss! I just need to be more careful when explaining things to children!
- Time-I'm not sure if I can spin another plate in my circus act of a life without letting something else come crashing down on my head. I've asked how people have time to blog-Jeremy assures me it doesn't take too much time (but I'm pretty sure he doesn't get sucked into reading everyone else's blogs--last night I spent WAY too much time doing that...I would just click on peoples links and I found myself reading about people I don't even know! I'm just going to have to keep it in check!) My friend Suzie told me that she blogs after she puts her kids to bed (since her Husband is away and she doesn't have T.V.) I got to thinking I don't have T.V. either and Jeremy is usually gone at night so maybe I can spare some time to blog then (because I'm not really sure what I do now!)
- Technology has gotten a little (o.k. A LOT) scary and overwhelming for me. I guess what I’m really saying is I’m getting old…all these “new fangled” contraptions. I don’t even have a cell phone. So last night as I was reading about twitters and widgets and all the other crazy blogging terms I seriously thought my head was going to explode! But as you probably noticed (because I am typing this today) it did not. Suzie has been very helpful in teaching Mechelle and I the ways of the blogger (she is our little Yoda—“do or die there is no try” right) So here I am doing. You can teach an old dog new tricks…right?
- Safety-How safe is this thing we call the web? There is a voice in the back of my head that keeps asking me this question (it is the same voice that tells me to shred all my junk mail, burn all my old bank statements, and not buy anything off the internet…it sounds a lot like my dad!) Hopefully my dad won’t be too upset…I’ve determined that it is probably OK to blog. I'll just make sure I only post things I want the world to know…besides everyone else is doing it (I saw so many cute blogs last night when I was lost in the “wonderful world of blogging!”) Now I hear my dad's voice saying “If everyone else jumped off a cliff would you jump too?” (answer: probably if it wasn’t too high.)
I won't bore you with the other reasons because as you can tell I have decided TO BLOG! If for no other reason than my kids are too cute not to! It will be nice to have a record of all their cuteness and now the family will be able to keep tabs on us. As my journey as a blogger begins I hope I have the determination to stick to it (and I hope Suzie doesn't get too tired of Mechelle and I calling her to help us understand the world of blogging a little better.)