Monday, July 23, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Oh, the days when nothing mattered and there was not a care in the world. I remember as a kid going bare foot playing make believe as we used our bikes as cars, making pretend food out of mud pies, playing house, going anywhere that my two feet, or my bike would take me. It has been fun to watch my kids create fun memories of their own. The biggest thing of the summer has been the swing set that we got in the beginning of June. We are out there almost every night as they want us to push them again and again. We also have set up the pool that they both have had fun taking turns for the most part drenching each other.
It feels like forever since I have posted on my blog. It just seems life as taken over with the many projects that I have done over the last couple months. I am excited to say that my Kitchen cabinets are all most done and I am excited to reveal what they look like here in the next couple of days.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
A lost boy at the Zoo
I was at the Zoo on Thursday with a couple of families from my stake. Bailey really seemed to like looking at the animals while Carter just wanted to wander and had no particular interest in the animals. I let them play on the Giraffe slide at the Zoo and had turned my head for a couple seconds and looked back and he was gone. I did not get too panicked at first because I did not think he could get that far, but after a couple of minutes of not being able to find him, I started thinking of all the different possiblites of what could happen to a toddler at the Zoo. I immediately went up and let the personnel know that I had lost my little boy and they started searching for him and after ten minutes of not being able to find him they called the cops and then announced over the PA his description so we could have everyone looking for him. It felt like forever before they found him even though it was only 30 minutes. He had gone into one of their sheds and closed it and none of the workers at the Zoo thought to look there. I actually had a lady that was not working there bring him up to me. I really felt like my prayers and those praying on my behalf had been answered. I am so grateful that my little boy was okay and was able to celebrate his second birthday the following day.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Bailey loves to go and see Kim the student that works with her and Molly the puppet. She learned a song where Molly gets dirty and has to put her clothes in the washer so she is clean again. She can mostly sing the first two sentences without any help. This will actually help her so she cannot only differentiate between being dirty and clean, but so she can eventually help me with Laundry.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
I may sometimes feel like a broken record but she is catching on so fast. I am always amazed to see what she picks when I think she is not getting it, or is not listening. When we got up this morning she said, "Carter is awake." and then she said, "Carter is crying." As the day progressed she told me as she was playing with the her dolls that they needed a nap because they were tired. She also was playing with her Barbie and asked where her glasses were. And when we were in the car on the way to school she said, "I am tired." I am so thrilled to see the progress she has made even within a day or even a week, especially since a couple of months ago she was babbling.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
I had my cousin Reed make this sofa table from a blog I saw off of Pinterest. I am sure you would have never guessed this came from my favorite site. I really thought that this would be a piece of cake. All I would have to do is sand it down and then stain it to the particular color of my liking. Yeah, a project that I thought would last a couple days extended into a three week project as I was unprepared I would have to redo the top and legs several times either because it was blotchier in some areas than others, or it did not stain evenly, which can happen with certain woods.I have since learned that you have to sand it really well and put a wood conditioner on it so it will stain evenly. I would have been able to put the wood conditioner on, but I already had put a gel stain on after doing the regular staining to try to help minimize the contrast in color. I did not want have to redo everything to make sure it all turned out right, which the table top and legs did turn out well once sanded really well. I love how it turned out and have had fun decorating it. I will show more pictures of it once I am finished decorating it.
You can't have Easter without the Easter baskets. I gave Bailey her first Barbie, a cute book, and a water pitcher. I gave Carter a couple of Dr. Seuss books and a water pitcher. They really loved being read to and Bailey had fun playing with the water pitchers,but was not sure of the Barbie even though she liked putting the glasses on and taking them off.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I remember from a young girl on having these fun Easter gatherings with my mom's side of the family. It was the one time that we all got together and were able to enjoy each others company as we did our traditional Easter get hunt in search of the many yummy eggs that were filled with an assortment of Easter candy and the one golden egg prized with money inside for that one lucky recipient who was able to find it. We have still been able to gather, but as time has gone on and schedules have gotten busy and we have all grown with families of our own we still have carried on this wonderful tradition just on a smaller scale with our own children and those close by. Oh, the memories that I will always cherish and hold close to my heart.
It was fun to watch Bailey and Carter collect eggs to put in their baskets even though they were not fully aware of what was going on they had a really good time and would have collected all the eggs if they could have, Carter especially.This was followed with a nice lunch at our old Lansing Building and then an adult Easter egg hunt for those that put in 10 dollars for some fun prizes of our own. I guess you are never to old for a little fun and some good chocolate.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I decided to start taking the kids to the Library on Thursdays when I am able to. It was fun to go and hear the cute little Easter stories and hunt for eggs. I am not sure if they understood what was going on, but I think over time they will.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
They really enjoy playing together and one of the things they like to do is wrestle. It was fun watching them hug and then tackle the other to the ground as they laughed in unison and then get back up and want to do it all over again. What it would be like to be a child without a worry in the world and an imagination of endless possibilities and dreams.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
It was nice to have my dad come for close to a week. I have really enjoyed how our relationship as revolved into a friendship. Bailey and Carter really loved having Grandpa around especially since he took them to the Boise Aquarium and the Zoo. I hope to have some pictures of the Zoo soon to come.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
They informed us that Bailey has a severe Receptive and Expressive Language delay so the information that she takes in does not always process correctly and comes out differently.She has a hard time expressing herself, because she is only using one or two words and is not able to get her point across. I have always know that she as seemed a little behind her peers, but I did not know the extent of how far behind she was or how to best help her. I have had a mixture of emotions of sadness because you never want anything to be wrong with your child. You want them to be like any other normal child and advance and do whatever they set their minds to.It is a relief to know she is getting the proper help she needs and her prognosis is good for developing normal speech and vocabulary. I am so grateful for my sweet Bailey that has come into our lives and has blessed us richly with her sunny dispostion and sweet spirit. I am so grateful that we live in a time where she can get the help she needs. My little angel!