On our way home from our weekend trip to Cowabunga Bay in Las Vegas, Aaron and I exchanged "high 5s" because it actually felt like the pleasure received nearly outweighed the effort expent--a direction the scales rarely tip at this stage in our lives. We spent the next few minutes getting lost thinking about all the possibilities that are beginning to open up to our family as our babies gain a little more self-sufficience and ability. It's lovely to think that this is just the beginning of the family fun that lies ahead!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Even as I type it, I can hardly believe that my Benny is FIVE years old! My heart just fills to the brim with love and pride when I think back on the path we've travelled together in his five years. Ben is and will always be my inspiration and my living reminder of God's power and grace.
That face. I can't even. Joey has the sweetest, most angelic, cute-as-a-button little face....which is ironic because he can be quite mischievous! Joey is just the epitome of a little boy: he has a million and one questions to ask about everything ("but WHY, Mom?"), his goal in life is to keep up with his brothers, he skips over every crack in the sidewalk and stops to check out every bug, he doesn't have an "off" button and goes a mile a minute from morning until night, his curiousity gets him into lots of trouble exploring/destroying to figure out how things work, he's a daddy's boy, loves to play with anything that bounces or has wheels, and melts his mom's heart with his big puppy eyes. Joey is definitely a one in a million kid--he's bursting with personality. If I ever find myself getting too caught up in the rigors of daily life, all I have to do is stop and watch Joey for a minute and I'm reminded that life is for living! He is our precocious, outgoing, smart as a whip, playful, stubborn, and oh so darling little boy.
I love everything about Easter. I know that the Easter bunny and pastel dyed eggs really don't have anything to do with the actual celebration of Easter, but I like to think that we can have it all! We can sing Hosanas AND we can bite the ears right off the chocolate bunny. We can rejoice in His victory over the tomb and we can hunt for plastic eggs strewn about the yard. It doesn't have to make sense--it's just fun!
I call the first week in April our "Spring Mega-event." The week begins with two days of General Conference, overlapping with Easter Sunday. Then, we go straight into back-to-back birthdays for Ben and Joey, all taking place during Spring Break. Whew! It's a fun-filled, action-packed, quality family time week.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Great Hank-oudini amazed his third grade audience with his magic and allusions at his class talent show this morning. I know he was nervous about performing in front of his peers, but he nailed it! First, he used his telepathic powers to read the mind of a volunteer and guess the selected number. Then he used his magic wand to make a silk scarf disappear. Poof!