Friday, March 28, 2008

Vanessa in is a corner in mommies bedroom showering baby powder all over her singing showie ( shower), showie, showie....giggle giggle...showie.. giggle giggle. Then she gallops around the house leaving her beautiful scent wafting in the breeze. OH...what would the world be like if everyone could have a

Mr. Dreamy Eyes is in Elise's bedroom where he is supposed to be getting a litle shut-eye, (well a least thats what mommy think he's doing). But no.......... He has decided to try Elises swimming suit on and play with the doll house. Ohhh....Marcus please grow up so you and your brother can play BOY games.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

... to feed himself...need I say more?

We had fun at our neighbrhood hunt. This year everyone hid eggs in their front yards and we went around as a group and hunted. At the first house we took picures and then off they went. Well, apparently Luke thought that"Easter Egg Hunt" means "Whatever you find you can have" He ended up grabbing the neighbors trucks instead of the eggs. He grabbed a BIG toy tractor and ran it over to his wagon (it wouldnt fit in his basket). Then he jumped in the wagon and protecting his new found toy and stayed there while the rest of the kids hunted. It wasnt until the hunt was over that he really understood NO EGGS....NO CANDY. Good thing he has sisters that share.

Luke would not sit on the couch unless he got to hold Jesus.

Notice the haircut? We actually went to the Barber and he would not sit in the chair. So, I gave in and came home. I may be good a lot of things but cutting boys hair is not one of them so don't look close. Hopefully in the future we will be able to get at least one professional cut in.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I suprised Nate by planning an overnighter to SLC. (thanks mom and dad for watching the kids)We had a great time. We mainly visited the Church museum and just hung out. It was fun to have a break from kids jumping on the end of our bed at 6:00 in the morning. We took Marcus with us so we weren't completly kid-free. But 3/4 kids free is fine by me.
...My thoughts on 8 years....
I asked Nate if he thought that we would be where we are 8 years earlier. He looked at me with sort of a blank stare and said ... "has it really been that long? It sure doesn't feel like 8 years." Time flies when your having fun huh? The truth is that we thought we would be exactly where we are...raising-crazy.

When I look back at the time Nathan and I have had together, its the quiet moment's amidst all the chaos that keeps it all together. Like you know... the moment that one of your children is born and everything going on around you is blocked out except this intense spritual feeling and a complete love between you and your spouse. Or the moment that disaster strikes and its the look that you give one another knowing that you will prevail. It's the moment that your looking down from the pulpit when giving a talk and you lose all concentration because..."Is that really OUR family ...and count 1..2..3.4....yes, I guess those are all ours, WOW how did we get here so fast?" Yes, I would have to say that it is in these moments that true love is found.
8 years feels like 8 minutes


Elise started taking piano and has mastered a handfull of songs. Not difficult ones but that doesn't matter. She played at her first piano festival and she did great. I was so proud of my little girl up there to be judged. She even did a litle curtsie (sp?) when she got done.

Teeth. Or should I say tooth.
Yes, I am talking about Marcus. He got his first tooth on Monday. Finally! We have been waiting for that little puppy to grow in for quite some time. He is back to his rolly polly self and he has mastered the crawl and follows the "crowd" around the house. He actually can pull himself up too and walk around things. Mind you, he is not even 9 months.

I NOT!!!

Luke is such a tease! If you ask him to do anything he replies "I NOT" as in "I am not gonna do it". Then he gives a little smile and runs off. That's when Vanessa's cheetah instincts come in and she runs after him pulling his shirt, hair ,pants...whatever yelling at him ..."YOOK...Non't (don't) I NOT to mommy!" OH...the joys of "I NOT!"
One of these mornings I am just going to say I NOT getting up to feed Marcus. I NOT gonna do the laundry. I NOT gonna change one more wet bed. I NOT going to exercise today..I get the idea. I think moms need about one "I NOT" day per least per month.


I am stumped!
Who the heck am I gonna vote for? You tell me which one is the lesser of all evil? They all seem up to no good. Please enlighten me if you will and tell me who has your vote. I think I will need some persuading.

Hello Sunshine!
Spring is here. I can smell it! The kids are out in the crisp air and I am loving the windows open and the sound of birds outside. AHHHHHH!

American Idol
Brooke White.I would buy her CD today. Love her style of music and her "raspy"voice.