Friday, November 26, 2010

My baby turned two on the twenty-third of October!! I can't believe that he's two already!! He is such a joy to have in our house but he sure gives us a run for our money!!! Between pulling him off of the counter, off the oven or the dishwasher door, out of the toilet or the bathroom sink, off of the window sills, off of his dresser, or off the TV stand, he keeps us pretty busy. He is such a sweet fun kid though. He is always happy and consequently I'm always laughing at the things he's doing. I'm so glad that Heavenly Father blessed us with this little boy because he is a very important part of our family. He actually opened his own gifts this year instead of me doing it for him. He had a lot of fun with that and his new toys.
Josh did most of the decorations on his cake this year. I love that he was a part of something that I normally do. I think he did a great job!!
Who needs to take just one bite when you can have the whole cake!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Emma is Six!!!

Yes this should have been blogged forever ago but I guess it's better late than never right. Emma turned six on October first and I can't believe that she's grown so much. She is such an energetic wonderful girl and I'm grateful she's my daughter. There have been many times that I don't think I could handle having the boys so close in age without her help. I have been thinking this week about her life and what she was like when she was little and how much she's grown since then and I thank Heavenly Father that He sent her to me. She is truly a blessing and I love her.She is a fantastic big sister and her brothers just LOVE playing with her!!
We had a family birthday party for her on her birthday and then her party with her friends a week or two later. We gave her our gifts at the family party and she even got to go to the store a pick out a cake. I'm such a pushover. I should have just had her get cupcakes because I was going to make her a cake at her friend birthday party but she got one for both.
I think she enjoyed the gifts that she got this year. Now if we can only teach her to be thankful for them and say thank you without us telling her too. She is getting better at that though.
It was a really good cake but I think I ended up throwing away half of it. It was just too big.

THE FRIEND PARTY: Emma really wanted a "flower" party this year which was a big challenge for me because that theme is hard to do in the fall. We decorated with paper flowers all over the walls and I cut the last of our cosmos and other flowers and put them around the room. It actually turned out pretty cute even though our Halloween decorations were mixed in with the flower decor.
Sadly I didn't get many pictures taken during the party. We played pin the butterfly on the flower, which is why the big flower is on the wall. We also adapted the game musical chairs to musical flowers which turned out fun. I think the kids had fun and it actually turned out better than I thought it would.
I had fun making Emma's cake this year and finally I made a cake that I didn't feel like throwing against the wall in the middle of decorating it. Isaac liked it to and wanted to add a few more candles to liven up the party.
A little note: Emma has decided that she is now old enough to do her own hair. And she does it about half the time now. It's kinda sad that I don't get to do something anymore that I've done her whole life for her. I know she has to grow up sometime but I just don't want to let go of the little things like doing her hair for her. These are pictures of the first time she did her hair by herself.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shower Notes

Is it a surprise that I'm behind on my blog again?!! Not really. I feel like I'm behind on pretty much everything these days. Some day I'll get my act together. I do want to start blogging more though so to start out a new period of blogging (who knows how long it will last) I wanted to post this because it made me laugh.
Josh and I have some bath crayons in our shower because we think it's fun to leave notes to each other and it seems Emma likes to leave notes for us as well. If you don't understand this cute kindergarten writing it says. "Mom, I want a dog. Signed by Emma." and of course " I love you mom and dad." I love how she is getting old enough to try to express herself through writing but I honestly wonder where the time has gone. All of a sudden she is a six year old with a mind of her own. Actually she has had a mind of her own since she was a toddler but you know what I mean. It makes me realize how precious each moment is with our kids because it doesn't last very long. I hope you are all enjoying your kids!! What a gift they are.