Sunday, September 18, 2011

Paying Attention

Tonight while putting Dawson to bed I was talking to him about how he is just getting so big and that in 1 year he would be getting baptized. We started to talk about the covenants he would be making and how we renew those covenants every Sunday when we partake of the Sacrament. I asked him if he knew what those covenants were. He then recited the Sacrament prayer! I called in Bryan to listen. He then recited both Sacrament prayers. Bry had to help him a little with the water prayer. It was such a tender moment. Tears were rolling down my cheek and I can't really describe how I felt. I don't know why I am surprised, this is the kid that constantly surprises me. It shouldn't shock me that he really does pay attention even though it appears other wise. I am just in awe at the little young man he is! I am so grateful for him.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Today Bry and Dad went to the farm bright and early to pick and shuck the corn. So when they got back we cleaned, blanched, cut and packed to freeze! It was a whole family affair. I love that my kids love doing this and look forward to doing it together. I guess they may have ulterior motives, they get to eat the corn while doing it and then get to eat it all year long!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Today our little guy turned 7!!! He was so dang excited he didn't sleep last night! Seriously. Bryan got home at about 9. At 10:30 we were getting ready for bed and Dawson waltzes in with a big smile! (wished I could have taken a picture, it really was the cutest smile) We told him it was 10:30 at night and that it wasn't his birthday yet and he needed to go back to bed. His smile was gone and his head and shoulders slumped over and he slowly walked back to bed, totally BUMMED! Well about 30 minutes later while we were in bed reading, he came in again! Now he couldn't sleep. So he crawled in bed with us for a little while as we read. Then it was off to bed again. He then woke up at about 4 wanting to sleep on our floor. Then finally at 6:30 he was begging to go watch TV. So needless to say he was way beyond excited for his birthday!!
His birthday breakfast request......albelskievers!


We got to go to his class and bring treats. Dawson got to bring the class birthday bucket home. He got to put things in it that tell about him. He chose to bring his baseball gloves, football, tennis ball, soccer trophy, his Harry Potter wand and his sonic ds game case. His classmates then got to ask him questions. It was so fun! He then got to pass out his treats!
When he got off the bus, this is what he saw!

He has got the best buddies! Bubba and Cade had made him a birthday poster! A highlight of his day!

When he got home, Grandpa was there with a present! Skateboard! Dawson loved it!
Riding it with all his safety gear on!

His dinner request......Ninja!

After dinner it was off to get his present. A new metal baseball bat and some balls! This kid is all about sports! When we got home Dawson, Ky and Dad were off to hit some balls!
Happy Birthday Dawson! We love you and are so proud of the young little man you are becoming!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just because!

Tonight Bry got home and handed me these!
How sweet is that! He said he got them, "just because!" I love my hubby!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Preschool time!

Ky started preschool today! He has been so excited, he goes to school just like Addy and Dawson! Today I asked him what he wanted for lunch and he said,"a school lunch." So cute but I had to remind him that he doesn't eat lunch at school yet. Made me chuckle.
He told me on the way to preschool, "Mom I'm not gonna cry when you leave." I love his little independence! I told him that I wouldn't cry either! Not gonna lie though I did miss him!

So fun for them and me , but also just a huge realization that they grow up so fast! He has been looking forward to this all summer and to be honest so have I. It is good for them and selfishly I now have 2 whole hours all to myself! That hasn't happened for 9 years! I dropped him off and thought all about the things I could do, want to do, should do. I went home had lunch, ate by myself which is not typical. Then I wandered around my house aimlessly! I kind of felt a little lost! What do I do with my self now?? I couldn't wait to go get him!
When I did, he had a huge smile and came running. I loved the big hug! He told me all about the songs he sang and his new friends. He had a great first day of school! He can't wait to go back and neither can I. I think I am officially over feeling lost! Already have my to do list ready! It's going to be a good year!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tennis anyone??

Bryan and Jon like to go and play tennis. Tonight we got to witness the action!

Come on who wouldn't want to play with these dudes!?!