Sunday, April 22, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
We had Easter dinner at Steve and Karin Farrar's with all of the family. Dinner was delicious and it was fun being together with the family. Of course one of the highlights of the day was spending time with Leah. I can't seem to get enough of that girl.
Easter with Leah was so much fun. I helped the Easter Bunny with Leah's basket and she got it on the Saturday before Easter at my parents house. We had the basket covered when she came into the room. Dad was holding her when I uncovered it, she got so excited. I don't know if she knew it was for her, but she for sure knew that she wanted it. She practically jumped on to the floor and crawled over to her Easter basket. It was fun reliving our favorite things about Easter through Leah.
So, I want to be a quilter; the only problem is that it is so hard for me. However, one thing I know how to do are rag quilts. They are easier than "piecing" and still cute. My friends Byron and Monique had a baby boy, they named him Bentley. Since it was Conference weekend and more time than usual just hanging out watching TV I thought making a quilt for Bentley would be a fun project. It took one extra weekend, but it was fun to do and I love the final product. Now I just have to get over to Wenatchee to meet the little guy and give him his blanket.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Yikes, sorry for the scary picture. There were other ugly ones, but I was too shy to put them on the world wide web. These little boys are who I hang out with every day. Connor is 4 years old and quite the character. He has his moments where I would rather he not be by me, but for the most part I love to talk with him and watch him grow. He loves dinosaurs, art projects and listening to stories. Nolan will be 2 in August (sorry you just get to see his eyes). He is a sweet little guy with a 2-year-old attitude already. He knows what he wants and is quite persistent. I often say to him "you will be the death of me." We spend a lot of time together just the two of us and it is fun. Last week he learned how to say Connor's name and it is so funny. It is exciting to see him change and become a little boy, no longer a baby. I love getting to be with these boys, to teach them and also learn from them. I once heard a woman speak about being a mother. She said that her children are constantly teaching her how be more like Christ, more like the person she capable of becoming. Because of them she learns patience, forgiveness, etc. She said it so much better, but I totally agree. Even though I did not birth these children, I am their "mom" 40 hours a week. I am grateful for that.....
Most of the family spent Sunday at Mom and Dad's watching General Conference (Dad was in Switzerland and of course Monicorn is at BYU-I). Leah a.k.a. the life of the party was there and that is all we really needed. She has so many tricks now, she is so much fun. I am clearly her favorite, other than her Mom, and who blames her. She had a little cold so was kind of snotty, but even that doesn't stop all our attention from being on her.