Friday, July 30, 2010

Cutie Girl

Sam never did this.  Ever.  But Will loved to eat standing in the high chair, and now Molly loves to do the same thing!

Look!  A peanut butter sandwich.  It still brings a tear to my eye.  One of my children actually eating what I made for lunch.  

She found her belly button!  It was so cute watching her grab at it trying to catch it.
And then she was so proud, she had to show me!

Yup, still there.

Okay, all done.

Will, never to be outdone by baby sister, had to show me his button too!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Will's Birthday

Will turned 3 on June 4th!  We had neighborhood kids Will's age (and if they had a sibling Sam's age, they came too), and ended up just shy of 2 dozen kids!  It was a little nuts, but we had fun celebrating our Monkey Boy's special day!

Molly wasn't sure what to make of it all.

Ryan, Sam, Jessie, Payton, & Lexie.  Jessie is Sam's girlfriend, and I've never seen a more compatible pair of 5 year olds.  They're both super smart, love to make up games together, and when Sam is sad Jessie will go up to him and give him a hug and a kiss on the cheek.  They talk all the time about getting married, and Sam is very concerned now about making friends with other girls because he doesn't want them (or Jessie) thinking he likes anyone but her!  Lisa (Jessie's mom) and I think it's adorable.  It would be so funny if they ended up getting married!

We had 3 sprinklers set up in the back yard, and the kids ran WILD.

We decorated cupcakes and had ice cream cones.  The kids loved it, and clean up was a snap!  My kind of party.

Will totally cleaned up on presents, he has the nicest friends!  Thanks to everyone for making it such a special day for Will!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cute Babies!

Molly and her lovie.  She can't go more than 5 minutes without that blanket.  When I go get her from bed, sometimes she's wearing it like hair.  She's so funny!

I still haven't posted about Will's birthday, but this was his big day!  We had 2 dozen kids over for sprinklers and cupcakes & ice cream cones.  I seriously can't believe he's 3, he has been SUCH an adventure!

Sam did so great at his preschool May!  He's growing up so fast, it makes me kind of sad that the "little kid" stage is starting to end.  He did such a great job with his part.  He has an amazing talent for public speaking.  He loves to give talks in Primary, and he had a cute reading part in the Father's Day program at church.  People commented on how well he did for weeks.  He just knows which words to emphasize, and his voice inflection is awesome.  He's such a smart kid!

Monday, July 5, 2010


I shared this yesterday as part of my Relief Society lesson on developing faith and trust in the Lord.

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.  The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.  The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.  And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."           ~Elie Wiesel (Holocaust Survivor)

Typical Will

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Father's Day

We had a very relaxed Father's Day this year.  As you can see, Molly relaxed more than the rest of us and had the bed head to prove it!

I love all these cute faces!

Since we live 2.5 miles from the mouth of the Little Cottonwood Canyon, we drove for 5 minutes and found a great hike that we've done a couple of times.  It's actually where Mike spent most of his senior year of high school...rock climbing!
Sam totally loved it.  He lead us everywhere we went, and was so excited to "make camp!"  He was an awesome hiker, which is probably inherited from Mike.  But all the other good stuff comes from me.  :)

Sam changed his clothes before we left, and he somehow managed to put one of Will's shirts on.  I mentioned it and he said, "I don't care."  So he hiked in a tiny shirt.  Sam and Will are giving a thumbs up because they were loving the hiking so much.  Oh, and I carried Molly the whole time.  You should see my arms.

We showed the boys some granite that still has drilling marks from when it was quarried for the Salt Lake Temple.  How cool is that?  An amazing piece of history, just sitting there right next to the trail.

Mike is such an amazing father.  The kids don't even know I exist when he's around (which isn't necessarily a bad thing...).  I'm so grateful to be married to such an incredible person!!