Friday, March 30, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.