Sunday, February 22, 2009

So much for equal football rights...

Ever since our children have learned to sit on their own, Brent has tackled each one and they have loved it. Now things are different. Mara has been sitting on her own for a month and Brent won't tackle her. I'm not really upset about it, but the more differences I see in his relationships with our sons and our daughter just tickles me. Today I teased him to the point where he said he was going to do it. He sat her up, did the 'hutting', and charged. Then he collapsed to the floor just before he reached her. Hilarious. He just can't bring himself to do it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Poem

The endless black branches reach high into the gray sky.
Makes me feel like I’m in a black and white photo.
I wish I could capture this moment
but a picture could never capture the layers and depth of what I see
or the warm and cool breeze on my skin.
The stirring in the air is heightened by my rhythmic swing
in an old hammock tied between two trees too close together.
A picture can’t capture the sound of my children laughing
as they play with their dad, my love, out in this breezy atmosphere
or the peaceful rest of our baby just inside our home.
I swing, desperately trying to drink it in
and taste that bit of fresh moisture in the air
before I have to finish dinner.
Life is wonderful because Heavenly Father just told me he loved me
And I felt it, saw it, heard it, and tasted it all around.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Let's compare shall we?

I hear different reports as to who Mara girl resembles most.
Is it brother number 1
brother number 2
or brother number 3?
You decide by leaving your comments below. The brother who she resembles most will win a trip to Disney World! Well no not really. It was just starting to feel like a game show and I got carried away. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sam transforms to Six!

Happy Birthday Sam!
We had a blast at Sam's Transformers Party. He can't get enough of those robots in disguise! He's very into superheros at the moment.

It took a few tries but we got those candles out.

Whack that Optimus Prime!

Thanks for the gifts everyone!
I can't believe Sam is six. Although he is the most serious, his laugh is still the most contagious. He is a great reader, and he really loves school. He's so good at helping others and he is trying so hard to think about other people. Sweet and passionate are 2 of his strongest traits. We love you so much Sam Man! Happy birthday!

The Amazing Mara!

Oh my daddy loves me!

I have learned to sit on my own, and daddy is so proud! I've been doing this for a little while and I'm a little early. Having 3 big brothers makes me want to get in on the action. It's a lot easier to reach things now. I really like paper! Mommy lets me play with it before she recycles it. She's so nice (squeal!). I love to talk too. I can babble mamamama and dadadada now. I'm getting so big!

"What's that, daddy?"