Thursday, January 9, 2014
Braden has been such a joy. He is so full of life and animation.
About 6 months ago I gave a talk in church. As I stood there at the pulpit I could see my number one fan standing up on the bench in the way back. Braden was intently listening to every thing I said. As I closed my remarks and returned to my seat on the stand I heard a very loud, clear voice shout out "OK MOM". The congregation laughed as we all realized that at least one person liked what I had to say :)
Just recently Seth sang in the choir at church. Once again Braden stood there and intently watched his daddy on the stand. When the choir finished Seth came down the isle to return to sit with us. Braden took off up the isle at full speed into his fathers arms as he yelled "YEAH DAD", "GOOD JOB DAD". Once again the congregation knew Seth had a FAN:)
Braden on his own took a picture of himself on my phone (It looks very similar to this one). He then somehow replaced my backdrop with his picture. Now every time I open my phone I laugh. I have no idea how he figured out how to do that. He just figures things out.
Since this was Braden's first day of Primary we decided to take a picture of him as well.
He is holding his Daddy's picture (the above picture). He loves this picture. It sits in Seth's scriptures and Braden takes it out every Sunday and holds it.
Our first born is 3!!!!!
How quickly time goes by...
noah's ark and the animals. Braden loved it. I tried to get a picture of him hugging it but I was too late.
It was cute though.
My wonderful friend gave me this baby changing table. I was so excited to have it.
The kids love to play on it. They would pretend they were sleeping and make me cater to their needs :)
But then I realized I needed another dresser for the boys room and we needed to put the pack-and-play up. So.... their was no more room to keep this little table.
But... We desperately needed an Island for the kitchen. So I talked to my wonderful husband and he worked hard and fast to get it done for me by Christmas.
Joel and Cindy got some chocolates and some strop waffles (that's not how you spell it but I don't speak Dutch:) from the Netherlands (where Seth served his mission) and sent them to us. It made Seth's day. He loved eating them and remembering his mission:)
Seth made me this Island.
And Seth got some new clothes.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Our Bishop every year invites any one in his ward that has no family around or families that are struggling, over to a huge dinner. After dinner we all gathered in the family room and sang hymns. After the last hymn, Silent Night we were told that if we turned out the lights and were really quiet Santa might come. We sat silently for a few minutes and then quietly Santa snuck in and placed a gift for each child under the tree (parents were informed ahead of time). It was fun to see the excited looks on the kids faces as they watched him. The only lights on ewre the Christmas tree lights so you couldn't see Santa real well but just enough. Then he snuck out again. One he was gone we turned the lights on and the children ran to the tree to find their gift.
It was such a neat idea. We loved it.
We actually went to some friends for Christmas Eve, so we did this two nights before Christmas.