Saturday, December 17, 2011

What happened to December

So it is Saturday and Emily woke up at 5:50 for a bottle. Will somebody please tell my children that on Saturday, Mommy and Daddy really really really would love to sleep until there is a peep of daylight seeping through the windows. I mean really, is that too much to ask? So as I was laying there trying to go back to sleep, I started to get super excited because we are only a week from Christmas! WHAT! The, oh I have plenty of time to finish up mindframe that has settled in to my brain for the last few weeks has now vanished and been replaced by a panicked you gotta get out there and finish up your shopping mindframe! Michael is keeping all three of the children on Tuesday for me to go and finish up and I ask that you pray for my husband as he has never had all three for any more that 2 or 3 hours by himself. Although they are little, my children can make a grown person cry if they want to! I now know that feeling that my parents had on Christmas morning as they watched us open our presents. It was like they were getting presents. I used to feel sorry for them because they never got eachother anything. Now I completely get it! Allie asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I told her that watching her and Joshua open there gifts was my present. She didn't get it. She will one day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Here I Am

I know I know. Here she goes again right. Well I do have a good excuse for not blogging this time. My precious father in law passed away, then my internet was down for about three weeks, then Michael's computer crashed, then...I could go on but I won't. I know what you want to hear about and see!
Emily now takes a bottle which she absolutely loves. She has gained two pounds in about three weeks and is finally looking like a seven month old! Can you believe that: SEVEN MONTHS! Oh my word time has flown! She sits up and copies us and lights up our world with her unmatched preciousness!

Allie is still homeschooling, has now lost another tooth, and is as sweet and down right sassy as ever! She is really a great kid. She tells on herself even when she knows she won't get caught cause she feels bad, she melts when she knows she has upset me or her daddy, and she tries her hardest to be little mommy to Emibear. Love her to death.

Joshua, well lets just say he is all all all boy. He never stops, ever. He is the one I have to follow around and say, okay what are you up to now? He is horrible in church, horrible in the grocery store, but the coolest kid you'll ever want to meet. He really is. We just have to get past these horrible 3's!

This past weekend we were blessed with a wonderful semi annual meeting. Elder Hugh Sanders was with us and let me tell you, if you have never had the good fortune of being with this man, you have missed out. He has such an awesome gift to preach and is quick to give God all of the glory. He has a tender heart towards everyone but especially children. Joshua calls his brother "Q" so that is now what we call him. We love brother "Q" and feel so blessed to have had him in our home and with our church!