Sunday, May 30, 2010

Home Depot

Our kiddos love going to Home Depot and making the projects. It's so fun to see how capable they are becoming! What a cute bunch of little builders we have here!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Earning $$$

Brayden's friend Peter asked him to help him sale Soda in his front yard... Brayden had a blast and since then he's been thinking of ways that he can earn some money...any good ideas out there of how a 8 year old can earn some $?
Here's to the summer!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Understanding Women....Funny!!!

LeGrand showed me this and I thought it was too funny to pass up.....enjoy!!!

"And thus, dear students, we have arrived at the formula for understanding women."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I love my Mother because...

My cute, hilarious and amazing cousin Megan asked me to write something short explaining why I love my Mom. She posted it on her blog.
Here it is... Happy Mother's Day Mom!!
My Mom is my Hero because...
She has a firm testimony of Jesus Christ and his restored Church and her example shows through to all who know her.
She Loves Unconditionally.
She Loves everyone around her especially her Family.
She is kind, thoughtful and patient.
She's a Saint, seriously, she put up with raising me...that says a lot!! ;)
She's always been there for me when I need her, even now I know she's only a phone call away. She's supportive...Sometimes I wish she would actually give some advice instead of saying, "pray about it and I know you will make the right decision" if I just knew what she would do it would speed up my decision making process a little...
She knows how to laugh and have a good time.
She has many talents.
Her life revolves around the Gospel and her Family.
She has always and continues to be supportive and interested in my life, my triumphs, my blessings, my family, callings, kids, bad days, talents and interests...
She's constantly serving those around her, and doing it with a smile.
She is always Teaching, Loving and Serving.
She is the best Mother and Grandmother we could ask for!!!
I hope I can become more like my mom with every passing day!!!
I love you Mom!!!! Happy Mother's Day!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Raised the Bar

Sunday Morning is usually quite exciting in our home. Trying to get everyone ready and to be on time to church usually takes some major effort. A few Sunday's ago I jumped into the shower while the kids were playing. When I got out I could hear bustling around and excited whispers, as I tried to come out of the bathroom they all yelled, "Mom, Don't come out. Don't come out until we tell you!!!" After I found out that everyone and everything was OK and that they weren't making a mess I stayed in the bathroom and fixed my hair and did my makeup... I was smiling to myself, wondering what they were all up to... Then I heard, "OK lets line up in order from Oldest to Youngest..OK ready?!?! OK MOM, YOU CAN COME OUT NOW!!!" I opened the door to hear a big "TaDa" and to see this!!!!

Adelyn and Brayden decided to get everyone ready for church to surprise me. I couldn't believe it. They had all got dressed, put their pajamas away, changed Kolby's diaper, put their shoes on and combed their hair (the girls thought that their hair looked good, but I did help them fix it a little better before we left.) They were all sooo excited to surprise me. They thought it was funny that I was the Last one ready for Church...they said that has never happened before.

I was sooo touched by their kindness and thoughtfulness that I was almost moved to tears. I also couldn't believe that our kiddos are getting sooooo big. Where have the years gone???

The kids always want to do a silly here it is. It's fun to see that Kolby really gets into it too.

Here is the final bow...well the boys are bowing and the girls are doing their curtsies...too cute!!

I love being a mother....I'm amazed at these little ones that my Father in Heaven send down to be in our family! Since they "Raised the Bar" and showed me what they are capable of, hopefully we'll be seeing lots more of this...Sunday mornings might not be so hectic around here....I can dream can't I??!?!