Soccer!! It has begun! Kyle is coach once again! Here is her star moment! She was so thrilled.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Searching for the baskets...
Breakfast of french toast & mango smoothies
The easter egg hunt anticipation.
all ready for church
My sister helping Halie :)
Darling Miss Emma
My cherished Emma and Cherished Halie, searching for candy.. ah childhood!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
So i can't believe its been so long since I have written on here. Its been a crazy little while!
Heres what we've been up too...
we repainted and refloored our downstairs! yay! I love our new digs.
sorry about the weird orientation. whoops
Playing with Chop Sticks!
A Piano Bench!!
My little brother made it, now I just need to stain. I LOVE IT.
Sewing Easter Dresses...
And One Broken arm :( Sadness. Poor little Halie. She was getting a piggy back ride from her fabulous big sis. They decided that wasn't good enough and so using a chair, Halie climbed onto Emma's shoulders. They staggared a few steps and Halie came tumbling down and CRACK went both of the bones in Halie's forearm. She was a trooper. So that was yesterday, I am sooooo glad its not swimming season yet. SOOOOO GLAD.
And I have been building a KeyHole Garden. Wish me luck, I really want to be a successful gardener one of these years.
Monday, February 11, 2013
My little Emma cherishes her leisure time.... who doesn't?
She likes to .... paint.... make things..... play ponies.....make forts......make more things...... draw..... write stories..... make up puppet shows.... Winter... It brings out the creativity!
And right now she loves spending some quality time with her uncle. Poor guy tore his knee skiing and just had surgery to put it all back together. So he is living with THE Mom & Dad to heal up. But that is a bonus for all his neices and nephews because they get to sit and hang out with their "cool" uncle. Here he is teaching Emma a few chords on the guitar.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Emma at her very first piano lesson. She has now been doing piano for 3 weeks and loving it. We are supposed to sit at the piano together. We do, and I love it. Its such a fabulous time to praise and build her. I am so excited that it is going well, I was concerned.
Funny Moment- we were leaving and Emma turned to me, eye shinning, "I didn't think that was going to be fun and it was! I thought I was going to be terrible and I'm terrific!"
She even asks me to practice, and at times i have to say all firm like, "Stop Practicing Piano And Come For Dinner." As if I actually want her to stop practicing. HAH. I love it.
Next big moment.... She lost her 6 tooth. She said, "I didn't know pickles could be that hard!"
She was so thrilled and surprised she wanted me to text this photo to grandmas and aunts. Another cute thing she said was, "I guess when you don't wiggle it, you forget that its loose!"
A big moment that we have been having in our home is the cute new way Emma is interacting with me. Halie is just starting to learn how to read. She is learning words like "and" and "the". At times when Emma is there, Emma turns to me constantly with a "knowing twinkle" in her eye and a knowing little smile. Like, "isnt my younger sister so cute, learning things WE know." Like the two of us are on a team, helping her little sister join the team too.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Yesterday I made a huge sign for my bedroom wall. I thought I made it with the thought of Kyle and I in mind. I am so blessed to be married to him. But I woke up with a different meaning in mind.
You know how when you have been working and planning and hoping for some HUGE thing for a VERY LONG TIME ...and it doesn't happen... yet... and it becomes this far away dream.
Almost like it is not real?
I have been feeling that way.
I want a big family.
I love with my whole being my two daughters. We have been promised through a blessing with more Children. So I know that dream of a large family will happen. Its just hard to wait. :)
We are ready. We have enough space in the car, and a crib, empty, just waiting happily to be filled.
Last night, I had the most amazing dream. It was fabulous.
We had 4 children. My sweet Emma and My darling Halie. We were at church and I was holding our son Kase. I wasn't really listening to the lesson. Just admiring the way my son was snug in my lap. I enjoyed his toes and his eyes and his adorable suit. The sister over the nursery came and told me that my daughter needed me. It was so exciting. I picked up our precious Kase and walked into where Annabelle waited for me. She was struggling in nursery. A new place. I took her by the hand.
We went out and sat in the green grass. We played a game to help calm her. The sun was so bright and my heart was so full. I love these children. Annabelle came and sat on my lap. We sat happily in the sunshine. It was perfect.
I woke up with the sweetest joy in my heart. Peace.
My Father has a plan for me, for Kyle, for my Children.
Then I looked up my lesson for my tiny sunbeams that I teach at church. Do you know what it was titled? Heavenly Father Has a Plan for Me.
Then I happened upon this talk.... The Lord really is talking this morning. I am so grateful.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Miss H is in LOVE with dance.
She thought she was a teapot in her dance recital, but actually, she was a daisy. It didn't matter, she was adorable. And as always she stole the show. My girls are always the ones in the dance that stand out. Always for funny reasons. This time Miss H's tutu was too big, and I didn't pin it because.... Well, I just forgot. And so throughout the entire 3 minute dance, her tutu kept falling down. It was adorable and funny and oh so charming. She steals my heart every day.
3 funnies relating to the recital...
1. Day before the recital...
Miss E and I are clapping the rhythm to her piano song. Miss H sighed, "Tomorrow, everyone will be clapping for me."
2. Directly afterward, the first thing she said to me (not hi mom, or yay! flowers) ...
Miss, H says, "Did you see my tutu fall?!"
Miss H, "Did you laugh?!"
Me, cringing, "yes."
Miss H, "Oh Good! It was SO FUNNY!"
3. Two days later...
Miss E, "Are you going to ever do something other than dance?"
Miss H, "Like what?"
Miss E, "Karate, or gymnastic..?"
Miss H, "but I love dance! So nope, well I will do music too."
I think the girl likes music. I like her.
oh and do you see that hair bow, i have lost it, if I don't find it by tomorrow, I have to pay 25$. hmm.
Monday, December 31, 2012
We have had an interesting yet still very fun week at the cabin...
Day 1 - Powder day, Kyle skied, I was wiped out from our 17 night long drive
Day 2 - Powder Day, Kyle and I skied. (Powder is not a good kid ski day)
Day 3 - Kyle and girls skied - I wasn't feeling good :(
DAY 4- We all SKIED!!! YAY! Had too much fun to take a picture!
Day 5 - Sunday
Day 6 (today) - Girls had the flu :(
So, I only skied with my darlings 1 day and I only skied 2 days. BUT those 2 days were FABULOUS!!!! The rest of the time we did puzzles and made some quilts, read by the fire, played card games, watched movies, and cooked. Nice and relaxing!
Always, always, always love cabin time.