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Friday, April 17, 2015

Just another week in paradise

Its been a pretty normal week; some ups and downs, laughing and crying.  You know, the usual.
This morning I was cuddling with my son who wanted hot chocolate.  However, he did not want to stop cuddling.  When KayLynn offered to take over, he was most happy!

Science this season is in part growing a garden. KayLynn got to plant her pepper seeds this week in Mimi's green house. The seeds came from peppers that we ate, so she is pretty excited to see them start from the beginning. Watching them grow will be fun. We have also started strawberries and petunias.  More to come for the garden soon!

My happy boy.

My darling girl. She really is my joy.

Walking and running his hand on the fence. I remember doing this as a child,

My studious girl. She is leaning a great deal in school and really loves almost every part of it...Just not the writing!

Monday, April 6, 2015

He is Risen Indeed

What a glorious day to celebrate the risen Lord.  The sun shone, the baby cooed and the children laughed. Yesterday was not without its glitches. We forgot to set a time and to find out who all was really coming. But we were with family The rolls were just a bit darker than we would have liked. But we got to eat outside in the beautiful sun. The ham had to be reheated a couple times, but it tasted delicious. The jello salad got a little discombobulated but the smile on the children's face seeing the peeps on top made it all seem perfect.

This year we were at Grandma's with my sisters family.  Our friend Noah was also there and they kids enjoyed playing with him as well.  It was so much fun having a holiday with her and her kids.  It isn't often that we get to be together! Today we will be resting and recovering, but here are some pictures of the day!

 In our Sunday best!

 Blowing bubbles!

 Grandma graciously hosted for us.
 Our friend Noah!
 Baby Judah loves his Aunt Tina
 My lovely sister and handsome Judah.
 What a blessing having family you really enjoy being around!

 Hmmm... pretty eggs mommy!

 Jack and KayLynn were running so fast that it was hard to get any pictures of them. They were on a mission!

 Serenity and Ami joined us t=for the afternoon. It was fun having them with us.
Yeah, so as I was making this dessert for Easter I had this realization that chicks don't float...hmm.. That's ok though because Jack thinks that they are ducks!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mt Si

I got to climb Little Mt Si with my workout class. I was nervous but so proud of myself when I accomplished my task! Little Si is 4.7 Miles round trip. It is 1,576 feet high. it was hard, but doable. It certainly was a challenge for someone on the beginning of her journey to healthy living, but I am proud to say I made it in one piece. It took us an hour and 23 minutes to reach the top and less than that to get back down. Next month we are taking on Big Si which is 4 miles to the top.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Well, here we are.

Its been so long since I had a computer, that I have not been consistent on this blog.  I am hoping to get back into it, because I  really like it. Plus it helps me remember details later that my mommy brain just cant keep together.

KayLynn is becoming such a beautiful girl.  I can't believe it when I look at her.  She is tall and thin, with crazy long legs. She is in first grade this year and we are homeschooling.  She is doing very well even though it is pushing her in ways she was not expecting. We have promised her that if she works really hard this year on writing (the thing that makes her sit still and focus - everything else comes so easily for her), then Max and I will consider letting her join Classical Conversations next year.  She is pretty excited to be going to "real" school. And by real, of course, she means that other kids go there too. She still loves to dress up and play act. She plays pretty well with her brother, although they really know how to push one another's buttons.

Logan is a charming little man who just can't get enough of mommy.  He follows me around and 'chats' at me all the time.  He is learning more and more to finish his words with consonants, although he is still really hard to understand especially when he gets worked up about something. He is pretty brilliant at puzzles and that toy with the different shaped holes and blocks.  Cant remember what that is called. He is smart in totally different ways than KayLynn.

Even when they overwhelm me, it is a joy to watch them grow and develop.  They are sweet and loving.  They like to help with chores and work hard.  I cant imagine two better little gems in all the world.

Monday, June 16, 2014

My baby isn't a baby

Perhaps it's because of his tiny beginnings, or that he's our last. But I'm having hard time believing how fast he is growing. I sometimes forget to stop and look at my children and how big they are. My daughter had the longest legs on a five year old I have ever seen. She is such a little woman. I had my first real mini conversation with Logan this week. I asked him what he did at Mimi's and he said, 'A bath". It's the first time he has answered without a yes/no and we have understood him. Then on top of that he started Sunday school this week..  KayLynn seemed older when she started. In less than two weeks my baby will be two, and soon after KayLynn will be six. I'm having a hard time grasping this.