Saturday, May 22, 2010

so ready for summer vaca!!

The afternoons that Ains doesn't take a nap are near unbearable. She has been so tired lately. We are all ready for summer vacation and a more relaxed schedule. Brodyn has patio rash on his nose and top lip. He's biffed it twice in the past three days. Pictures to come. OK, now he's hurt his knee . . .

Sunday, May 16, 2010

i love this crazy life!

We made it through recital week, but it will be a while before I post about the recital - I had a photo shoot yesterday and have been working on those (I took 271 photos in 1.5 hours, have to narrow it down a bit :). And tomorrow we have big plans to do our garden and I am definitely ready to plant some flowers!
But I had to share some pics of Ainsli in her jazz costume. I got her to do the "OK" pose, because she was too fast during recital for me to catch it. I love her attitude and the enjoyment she gets out of life. She makes me smile and we all need that.
I think Brei is really ready for summer - homework is becoming almost painful for us all. Having her nights so busy with dance this past week has made it hard to keep up, but she did her best and I am so proud of her. She did so good in the recitals. Her smile lights up the stage and its just fun to watch her. I'm proud of all the work she did this past year.
Brodyn was a trooper, being farmed out all week or stuck in a theatre. I love having a little boy who needs his mom and likes to snuggle. (sorry Ry - he doesn't snore:) I am so very blessed and loving this time in our crazy life!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's hoping that all Moms get to have a happy day today. It makes me smile that I have a little boy who adores flowers - he's so happy - I love it.
My semi-sweeties :) (I do have a preteen after all) surprised me with a patio chair, a corsage and some Wonderful artwork by my 3 favorite artists!
Mother's Day is a truly important holiday - So many women have truly touched my life and made it so much better. My mom has taught me so much and I love her with my whole heart. I remember special women who helped me get through our infertility by letting me "mother" their kids once in a while. Those women who helped me through my crazy teenage years. And women who helped me as I grew into my own role of mommy. Now I have my own little girls who dream of being mommies themselves someday. We are so blessed to have such an important role given us by our Heavenly Father. I am thankful to be a Mom.

Aubrei did so great at her competition yesterday - we didn't get home until midnight though - so I was thankful everyone slept in. I even got breakfast in bed (score one for Daddy)!
Happy Mother's Day!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Trying to Keep up . . .

Lately that has been a big part of my life. Trying to keep up with my family. But this past weekend I realized I'm also trying to keep up with the changes in our kids. They are all going through growth spurts (I'm so thankful its almost summer - shorts are more forgiving). But there are so many more changes in their little lives. While change and new horizons are exciting, its hard not to wish time would slow down a bit.
I wanted to share a recent scrapbook page. I love how fast digital scrapbooking is. Definitely thankful that I can at least record our special memories so these times aren't forgotten.