Sunday, May 25, 2014

18 months

 This little pumpkin went to her first day of nursery today. I am so excited for her as she is sooo ready. A couple of times over the past few weeks we have gone and stayed with her because honestly she was just so busy in class and I would rather be in the nursery with her than wondering the hallway. She was super cute as she played toys, sat at the table for snacks and tried to color. She followed the other kids and say by the wall for singing and loved the bubbles.
 Technically she won't be 18 months for another three days but somehow I messed that up and thought today was the first day. Close enough right? She is so spunky and full of attitude. She is sweet and caring and loves to help others.

She has started speaking a little more. Her favorite word is baby and just loves her dolls. She also says mama, dada, muma for Emma, up, uh-oh (she sticks her lips out when she says this, cutest thing ever and will let you know if anything is out of place or has fallen down), dah! for her brothers. If she can't see them or thinks they are too far away she calls out Dah! Dah! until they are back. She also can moo and say woof but pretty much for any animal she makes a quacking sound. Did I mention she loves ducks! She likes to blow raspberries and will make a 'ithck' sound if anything is gross like a stinky diaper or ritz crackers which she apparently doesn't like anymore. She loves her food and says 'nana' and more. She says muh for milk and does the sign to go along with it.

She is brave and likes to go down the slide at the park and climb as high as I will let her. She is ok with swings but would rather wander around, climb stairs and dig. She likes to rough house, be chased and play hide n seek. If you sit down and open your arms wide she runs into them giggling, gives a hug and then runs to the other side of the room to do it over again. She loves to be outside and to look for rocks. We went hiking the other day and tried a hiking back back for the first time. She was so excited! She kept hugging my neck and peeking around to see my face and saying 'hiya!' We go on lots of bike rides and she likes being in both the trailer and the bike seat. We planted some veggies a few weeks ago and she had a blast putting the starters into bigger pots.

Love you Ems! What a sweet and wonderful little one you are!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

Mothers day was wonderful! Quinn brought me breakfast in bed not just this morning but yesterday too. Raisin bran, OJ and three pink tulips which Quinn proudly said represented him, James and Emma. The boys sang in sacrament meeting and did a wonderful job. James kept telling me happy mothers day randomly throughout the day along with a hug and a kiss. I got to speak with my mum and visit with my mother in law. Truly a fabulous day. I am so grateful for my munchkins and for how much joy they bring into my life. I'm so grateful for a husband who is supportive of me as a mother and who is a fantastic father, I couldn't raise these little ones without him.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Right now...

Cooking: Zuppa Toscana. Yum!
Drinking: Orange and Pineapple juice, this is my coffee. I don't think I could make it through the morning without a shot of juice :-)
Reading: Uncle Tom's Cabin and My Promised Land.
Wanting: A nap
Looking: At a very messy house
Wishing: for trivial things
Enjoying: listening to Quinn play the piano
Liking: playing with the kids
Wondering: when we will be able to get outside and play
Loving: sweet snuggles from my baby
Hoping: to travel....Oregon, Austria, England, Thailand, Italy.....
Needing: something yummy to eat
Smelling: My favorite perfume (Amber Romance)
Wearing: yummy warm black sweater and jeans
Noticing: the wind is still blowing
Knowing: this summer is going to be fantastic!
Thinking: my to do list
Feeling: overwhelmed
Bookmarking: more books to read :-)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


 Love love love watching the kids play with Dad. They sure love him and he loves them right back and I can't get enough of it

 We got to go down to the BYU spring game. It was a blast!
 Love this girl!
And how cool is this little guy!