We had so much fun setting and talking with Jers sisters this last week. We got to play with Amy and her family, Emily and her family, Becca and her family, and John and good family. It was so fun. We were a little bummed about hour getting to hike with everyone but I thoroughly enjoyed my photo shoot and Jer very much enjoyed the dirty dash. We did get to go to the Chalk the Block party though. It was a blast. Basically, it was a farmers market with music and where you are allowed to decorate the sidewalks.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
My kids love parks. Our backyard looks like a park but they still like the novelty of other places. I love parks right after it rains. There are no people. And my kids love to play in the rain too. Today the only other thing at the park besides us was a fluffy white cat that decided that Ada was awesome and followed her around. It was the best when Sam had to pee and I could tell him to pee on the tree in the corner. Or when Ada had to go... I just sent her to the bathroom and watched the door while I stayed out with the others. If you've ever taken more than one mobile child to the park you'll know how novel it is to not have to pack the family up for a trek to the potty. I love lonely park days.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We did make it eventually... and we were all in one piece too. And we LOVED it. The minute we drove up the main streets the kids were jumping up and down and yelling that they could see it, they could see the temple. We parked, met Grandma and Grandpa Robertson, and John and Diane's families. Sammy kept telling me about the temple movie that they showed us and then how we got to go in the temple. I told them about when I was young and got to go to the Mt. Timp Temple dedication. My dad was in the bishopric so we had tickets for the sealing room where Elder Monson dedicated the temple. I remember him say, "You children that are here today, I want you to touch the walls of the temple and I want the temple to touch you. I want you to remember and come back." (not exact quote... but what stuck with me). So I told the kids to touch the temple and pay attention to how they felt inside. Ada told me that she felt warm in her heart and Sammy said, "Good." My favorite visual thing in this particular temple was the peach blossoms that they had painted around the chandeliers in the sealing rooms. I felt all Dr. Suessish saying, "My favorite is the ceiling in the sealing room." My favorite kid comment came from Sam. He saw the baptismal font on the back of the 12 oxen... "Mommy, they're squashed!"
It was a hard day, but a good end. I love the temple and the promises that we make with God there. I love that I now have a chance to show my kids what a temple is and tell them what we do inside. To understand temples visit here.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I have to tell you, I was not expecting this for at least another year or two. Wow, I almost started crying. My baby's losing her baby teeth.
Friday, September 7, 2012
So, I was lucky. I was born about 18 months apart from my sister, Janelle. We grew up doing a lot of the same things, had a lot of the same friends, and pretty much were inseparable until she turned 21. And now she's having a birthday. Ada asked how old she was going to be... 33... "So, you're 32 now?" Smartly pants. But here's my point, love you nella, we wouldn't be the same without you. From day one you were my friend and you still are. Happy birthday!
So neither of my other kiddos have been climbers...and Evelyn is. She just turned 15 months old and she's on top of tables, counters, stools, couches... Yesterday she put my mom's stool next to the tub so that she could climb into it. Today when I went to her out of her crib, opened the door and out waltzes the baby... Still trying to come to grips with the fact that my baby climbed out of her her on her own.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Visited my sister's quilt booth at the Highland City Farmer's Market...
Sent my kiddos to wish their cousins a happy birthday with Grandma...
And played with John and Diane's family.... we had a blast!