I have been overwhelmed by the blessings of our Heavenly Father this weekend. My cousin was hiking in Moab with a bunch of college friends and fell when rocks on a cliff gave way. He fell 70 feet and landed in a tree. Because of the tree he didn't have any internal injuries, the branch missed his eye, and he was able to get life-flighted pretty quickly to the hospital. He had one broken vertebrae that they were able to do surgery on and say that next year he can get the hardware taken out. He's able to stand. To me it's amazing how much protection we can be afforded. I know his family is counting their blessings, because I am and I'm only a cousin.
Monday, March 19, 2018
I was so glad to get my cast off last week that I celebrated by going grocery shopping all by myself. Of course Seth helped me. It was nice to be able to be independent. My foot got tired of walking around very quickly. I can tell I have some recovery time ahead of me.
We've lived in our house for about 11 years now. We never had problems with anything in our neighborhood until last year. Last year, a lot of things kept getting taken off of people's lawns. This year there have been several trailers stolen and cars broken into. Both of our cars were gone through. They stole Jers gym bag out of the back of his car thinking it was something important. I took a walk later that day and found that they have gone through his bag and dumped out all of his stuff on the lawn of a neighbor's house. The only thing that they actually really took was Jers running shoes.
I have noticed that Ada and Evelyn love friends. Sam not so much. He loves the activities that go along with having friends around, but he never asks to play with his friends. That being said when I tell him to go play with friends he usually asks to go play with Milo. This is my Lowe's birthday party and all the boys in our neighborhood that are their same age. Sam is friends with them more or less. I love seeing them play together.
Last week they were checking all the fire hydrants in our area. They went around the neighborhood and opened each of them up. Ada, Evelyn, Laurel and a couple boys from the neighborhood follow them around. The girls got a little wet, but it was still kind of cold so they didn't want to get soaking.
This little girl has lost 2 teeth this week. I love when the front two teeth are missing I think it's adorable. The first one fell out because she was running around with Seth and ran into his head. The second one was pulled out because it was so loose that it was pointing straight out. She didn't like that very much but she recovered quickly. She really likes that she got a dollar from the Tooth Fairy. She keeps asking me to go to the store with her.
On Saturday we got to go to our neighbors St Patrick's Day celebration. She's from Ireland so she made real Irish snacks and had pillows and pictures of Shamrocks all over the place. The kids got to see their Bronley friends, and we got to visit with neighbors. Afterwards we invited people to our house to play board games and eat dinner. I made split pea soup and Jeremy made green cookies.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Evelyn was another kid this week that was super silly. She's always super funny.... One day, I heard her and Seth playing in the kitchen. They had pulled out a recipe book and were playing 'restaurant'. I could hear Evelyn saying, "Isn't that right Seth.... isn't that right Seth...." Seth would just nod. Then they pulled out the play dough and they made 'ice cream' for their restaurant. AND best part.... after all their cuteness, I told them to put it away.... and they did. Evelyn focuses and works better with music. Her mp3 player that was given to her two Christmases ago have paid for themselves by now. She walks around and sings at the top of her lungs. Her current favorites are Adele's 'Hello', the Beatles and anything by Mindy Gledhill. She even has figured out how to plug her mp3 player right into my elliptical machine and will workout on it to her music. Because of me not being able to drive, Jer has been taking Evelyn to and from dance with the help of my sister, Janelle, and mother in law, Judy. One of the days, she put 'Hello' on repeat and sang it at the top of her lungs the whole way home. Jer said it was so adorable.
Seth likes to sing. In the middle of dinner yesterday, he said, "Mom watch this, ABCDEFGHIJKDLAFLP." The kids tried to correct him, but he didn't care. I don't either.... for a 3 year old that I haven't taught the alphabet to, he did really well. At church on Sunday, he was sitting on Jer's lap and very seriously joined in singing the sacrament song with gusto. It was adorable because he didn't know any of the words.
Ada's a little upset that she's not included in the youth group going on trek this year. She's talked to me several times about how fun it would be. On Sunday, she drew a picture of a handcart being pushed by two people with a little kid on top saying, "Weeeeee!" I'm not sure that she understands the work that handcarts would take.... but she did get to pull one for a while at the This is the Place State Park.
Yesterday, we got to have my sister and brother for dinner. That was so fun. The kids decided to start wrestling. They started with them laying on the floor biggest to smallest, then the older two were horses and shuttled kids between the couch and Aunt Nella.... then Ada started giving each kid piggy back rides. She's a good kid and a fun big sister.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Friday I went in for a surgery. They were going to clean out all the scar tissue in my foot and it put in stem cells so that my foot would heal completely. I was a very first one scheduled for the morning. We were there at 5:15 a.m. . Not even the receptionist to gotten there yet.