Saturday, May 30, 2009

..a new soul...

...welcome to the world Baby H...
...all 6 lb 12 oz, 17.5 in of you...!!!

...soo loved...
" little children with a perfect love..." -Moroni 8:17 (Book of Mormon)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

play'n school... how the girls play together these days. We go to library story time weekly. At home, L called little M over the rug and told her to sit down, and proceeded to hold up a book and 'read' it to her just like the story time lady. Then L got some letter blocks and held them up:

L: M, what letter is this?
M: 'B'
L: what sound does a 'B' make?
M: Buzzzzzz

So smart, a bee does go buzzz.....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day...

...I was looking forward to our church Sacrament meeting today because I knew the children would be singing a song to the mothers. I had been practicing this song for a couple of weeks with the girls and they had it down. Then L got sick and couldn't make it to church. I was sad. I know it's a little thing, but I was sad. Well, we recorded the girls singing it for me this evening before bed. First they had to sing the "I love Daddy/Mommy" song, then the Mother's Day song:
"I often, go walking in meadows of clover. And I gather armfuls of blossoms of blue. I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over. Dear mother all flowers remind me of you." Thanks girls! (remember to pause my music to hear this well!)

Another great mother's day gift I recieved today was from L. Because she was sick, my sweet husband got up to comfort her in the night and ended up on the floor by her bed when she woke up this morning. He told me, she leaned out of bed first thing, looked at him and asked, "where's Mommy?" Then, my little girl who is just entering the world of personal pronouns and full sentences said, "Mommy makes me feel better." Awww.... Then continued without prompting: "Mommy makes dinner... Mommy makes cookies... Mommy makes cookies in the oven."

Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels.”

Thursday, May 7, 2009

watch your cart!

...had an interesting experience awhile ago at the Orem Costco. I was thinking about it again today and thought I would share, one to be aware, and two because it was so bizarre. So...I walked up to the shopping carts and chose one placed by itself to the side of all the other carts, it was all set up to load the kids. I put them both into the double cart. Little M started to complain about hers. I reached behind her thinking I was going to move one of the straps or something, but instead felt something sharp. I quickly pulled her out to find a pair of scissors! Not just ordinary scissors you would carry in your purse (too sharp and long for that), or not even the kind used by a Costco worker. These were the thin long handled kind with the small sharp scissor top, surgical scissors. And they were placed just right so that the handles were open hanging out the back of the seat and the open sharp points were sticking straight up angled towards baby's bottom, but too thin and matching in color to the cart to be noticeable. With the way they were placed, there was no way that a child could not have somehow been affected by them. I had been lucky enough that one, M was in a thick diaper and two, in putting M into the cart I pushed the points towards the back of the seat so they were just scratching her, otherwise...
I gave them to a Costco worker explained and then even placed a complaint with Costco...never heard a thing from your cart!