Monday, April 13, 2015

a very full Spring Break


 First we celebrated Easter while listening to Conference.  Having Easter during General Conference was special. Sitting with my family on the couch listening to a Prophet's voice kinda pulled the picture all together for me.  Because of my Savior I can be with my sweet little family forever.  Listening and obeying the Prophets is what helps us get there.  Even though it was loud and distracting at times, it still loved the spirit in our home.

Myer then made these eggs and it doesn't really surprise me that he put silly faces on each of them.  He had an Easter Egg hunt up at Mimi's house and shared an Easter brunch with his cousins.
But sadly, this guy didn't get to enjoy the rest of Easter fun because he got really sick with a bad cough.  He wasn't breathing well so we took him to the hospital Monday morning for some Chest Xray's.  But there wasn't any signs of Pneumonia or Asthma so I guess just a really bad cold or allergies.  (Oh, and he had a double ear infection so we started him on the meds.) 
He started feeling better right away and was able to enjoy the rest of Spring Break.  Which included bike rides with dad, playing in the park, blanket forts, playing with his sister, and kicking the ball in the backyard.  I love seeing Myer back to himself.
And then of course Lennon is getting bigger.  She likes to be just like her brother.  Each time I ask Myer to go "potty", I find Lennon going on her own potty.  I think potty training is in her near future...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Myer's letter birthday party

Four years old!!! And just look at him-- he looks like a four year old.  No more baby fat, tall skinny legs, and a great big personality.  But he was so ready to turn 4.  He loves learning and growing.  We thought it would be fun to have a "Letter Party" since he eats up anything having to do with letters and the alphabet. We even had custom made "M" donuts for the big shin dig. 
Another successful party complete with family and friends.  Myer was spoiled with all the love and presents.  Now we are coming down from our party and sugar high.  Those donuts were delicious!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Alison's Candy Shop Dance Party


When Alison throws a dance party you jump at the tickets, go, and grab your best dance pal (aka my sister)  We drank free Sodalicious, snacked on candies, snapped photos in photo booth, and danced the night away.  It was only for a few hours just to let loose and shake out all our mommy troubles away.  Thanks Alison for another great night! You sure know how to throw a "sweet" party.

Monday, March 16, 2015

a letter {to lennon} 18 months!

This photo was taken when you just turned one.  Now we are already 6 months later onto 18 months!  And not to mention, you finally grew!  Therefore you are finally out of your 6 month clothes.  Finally.  There is so so much that you are doing.  Here is the list:

-You talk so clearly.  Right now it's just one word phrases but you won't say it unless it's perfect.  You even separate syllables like "Pa Pa"
-You are also signing lots which always makes me happy
-You like throwing and kicking balls
-The best giggles come out when you're playing chase with Myer
-You say all the names in our family and our extended family and you repeat it over and over
-You love love books and could sit on my lap and read all day
-I upset you when I get ready in the morning and you try to move my legs back to the floor so you can sit on my lap and suck your thumb
-"Huck" or hug is your favorite word and you smother Myer all day long with your big hugs that take him to the floor
-You just started eating with a fork and it excites you at mealtime.  You squeal each time
-Aside from eating, you love walks outside. "Out-sigh?" and "bike?"
-If you want a snack you try to get me stand up and then you watch me to make sure I follow you to the kitchen
-You like figuring stuff out--how lids go on, how to open and close things, what fits into cups, etc. and you keep at it until you figure it out
-First Sunday at Nursery went too well.  You ran right into the toys and after the two hours you were kinda sad to see me
-"Hi!!" to everyone you see, especially kids, also followed by a "bye bye" with a big wave of your hand
-You are just as active as Myer at this age which was a big surprise-- always climbing, moving, and walking
-I would describe your personality as determined, focused, observant, playful, and tender (so kinda like me)

This sweet little thing that born 18 months ago changed into a busy beautiful toddler girl that I just can't keep up with.  You want to be just like Myer and play what he is playing, wear what he is wearing, and do what he is doing.  It gets my mommy heart right in the mushy center.  And your sweet tender side that wants to cuddle right after naps, and stroke my hair, and kiss my lips gets all the rest of my heart.  I sure love you Lenni,

xoxo
mom


Friday, March 13, 2015

another hike cause why not?

This time we went up Hog Hollow.

Hiking seems to be the only thing to do with 2 kiddos under the age of 4.
And we're getting ready for Trek.
Killing two birds with one stone essentially.
Booyah!

Monday, March 9, 2015

a hike in march

 On Saturday we decided to take it to the hills and take a family hike.  But silly us, from that random snow storm on Tuesday, the trail was a little (a lot) muddy.  But we loved the warm weather on our backs and the smell of fresh of air.  There's totally a smell. 
We loved our Saturday that was finally free for all of us.  I hope Spring weather decides to stay.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lennon and Myer: you two

You two: have shared all kinds of germs lately. 2 1/2 months worth.
You two: love to hug
You two: like to play chase
You two: like the exact same bear. And it causes problems.
You two: play soccer together outside.  I die.
You two: like to greet each other after the afternoon nap
You two: share your toast
You two: have a race to the door to greet Daddy from work
You two: wrestle on the bed
You two: last 5 minutes in the bathtub.  Bummer.
You two: demand a walk each afternoon
You two: are best buddies
You two: couldn't look more different and act different, but you love each other so much

I love you two!