Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Matching Dresses...

I love that Sophie still wants to match me!

Baby- Week 20

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Last Swim of the Season!

Baby Bump- week 20

Relief Society Broadcast

The girls eight years old and up are invited to the bi-annual Relief Society Broadcast.  We went to dinner with Kayla and Katy before and Larissa and Jade joined us for Culver's ice cream afterwards.  Such great friends!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ethan helps out...

Cute Ethan has learned how to make my bed, and he loves to show his love for me by helping me out with this chore! He is so proud of his good work!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gerbil Funeral...

So many tears late into the night with the passing of Sophie's gerbil.  We buried it in the back yard by the lemon bush.  Unfortunately, it will take another year for her second gerbil to die.  But Mom will hold strong and will not be talked into purchasing another one!  She will rejoice when the gerbil phase of their lives is finally over.  It probably wouldn't be so bad if the cage was cleaned regularly... But as it stood, Sophie's room was always kind of stinky. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ready for a rainy day !

Luke loves his boots!

And they both love to play in the puddles!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Ethan really enjoys primary.  In fact, at the end of last year, for what ever reason, he refused to go to nursery any more.  But he would sit in primary.  Since he was so close to being in primary anyways, we decided not to fight the nursery battle, and just sat with him in primary.  He sings all the songs, he listens with rapt attention.  He remembers what he learns and bring up things during the week that I knew he must have talked about on Sunday in his class.  His favorite spot to sit is in the front row, on the inner isle seat, that way he doesn't miss a thing. Some of the lessons that have made an especially significant impact are:

"I am special."

Families are forever mom... They are!" He told me this one as we were driving, and he got very animated and full of expression.  He sensed the importance and weight of this topic, and wanted to make sure I understood it too.  He was asking me about death and resurrection, and wanted to make sure that I knew that death was not the end of us being a forever family."

"I like the primary Program practice."


Monday, September 15, 2014

Ethan Raises His Hand

Ethan raises his hand all the time... even in FHE, or at the dinner table, when he wants to be heard... he's got it figured out! School should be a piece of cake!

Sleep tight ...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Making bread- ingenious!

One of Ethan's favorite things to do is to make (and eat) homemade bread.  He loves to help me roll it out.  As we were rolling it out last time, he wanted to do the whole thing himself, but he isn't quite big enough to reach the far end of the bread... So as we rolled, he would work on one side, then get off his chair, and push it to the other side of the island, and roll out the next side. Then he would roll it up as far as he could, get off his chair, push his chair back to the original side, and finish rolling the dough so it would be in loaf form.  It was darling and so ingenious!

When I make whole wheat bread I use my Bosch mixer (Doug surprised me with the mixer and the wheat grinder several years ago as a combination Mother's Day/Birthday present- Love It!) I make eight loaves at a time, and freeze them.  It works like a charm, and we can enjoy healthy, homemade bread

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Rainforest Cafe- Ethan's B-day


After a trip to the Children's Museum (Ethan's Choice) we dined at the Rainforest Café. He has seemed fascinated with this place when he has seen it before, so we thought it would be fun to take him here for his birthday.

The Children's Museum

For Ethan's birthday we let him pick the activity.  We even offered the beach... but he chose the Children's Museum instead.  He had a delightful time! And it was fun to have dad there for a change!

Happy Birthday Ethan

Ethan always knows exactly what he wants for his gifts...

Ethan's 4 year stats

Height- 3 ft 4 1/2 in ( 56th %)

Weight- 38 lbs 1 oz ( 69th %)

Bmi- 16.31 (71%)

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ethan's Birthday Party-

Cupcakes at the park with friends! My favorite kind of party!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014

Luke's Birthday

Luke's 2 year stats

Height- 34 1/4 inches (53rd %)

Weight - 28 lbs 9 oz ( 57th %)

Head - 19.88 in (90th)

Bmi- 17 (66th%)