February 26, 2010

Turning 5!

I can't believe my baby is 5 today!  We've had so much fun together.  We do everything together.  We run errands together, shop together, play together, read together, sing together, play the piano together, occasionally play the Wii together, color together, take naps together... I just love this little boy so much.

Ford has been mistaken for a kindergardener, lately.  Many people have asked, 'No school today?'  To which I reply, 'He's only 4.'  The jaws drop and they can't figure out why he's so tall.  He's not that tall.  And actually he can't wait to start kindergarden.  He loves preschool but he can't wait to be a big kid like his other siblings.

Ford is so funny.  He makes me laugh everyday.  And most nights when we tell him it's time for bed, he gives us a kiss, and heads off to bed.  Our bed!  Tuesday night, as I was reading in bed, he asked me to get him a water bottle.  I said, 'Today, I helped you make your lunch, tied your shoes, read books to you, drove you to preschool, let you play the Wii, did your hair, made you pancakes, made you dinner, gave you a hug, and let you eat some of my pretzels.  What did you do for me, today?'  He said, 'I helped you make my lunch, emptied the dishwasher, put my feet on your feet, got in your bed, gave you a kiss and a hug....'  I said, 'All those things are great, Ford.  But I did 10 things for you and I think you should get me a water bottle.'  He looked at me with those big hazel eyes and said, 'Mom, you're the best mom in the whole wide world.'  Tears came to my eyes and I said, 'I love you.  So I'll go get you a water bottle.'

Ford is kind and tender hearted.  He loves all sports, legos, Star Wars, and learning.  He is such a wonderful part of our family.  We love you so much, Ford.  Our family wouldn't be complete without you.

Happy Birthday!

February 22, 2010

The Articles of Faith

Tonight for FHE, we talked about the Articles of Faith.  The Articles of Faith are what we, Latter-Day Saints, believe...and if we know them...we can share them with our friends.  I remember a time in high school when a friend of mine asked me, ‘What do Mormons believe?’  I will admit that I hadn’t memorized all 13 Articles of Faith but I knew some of them.  I felt prepared to share the gospel simply by knowing my Articles of Faith.  
When girls and boys in our church turn 8, they are able to participate in the Faith in God program.  As part of the Faith in God program, these children are asked to memorize all 13 Articles of Faith.  Kennidy has already passed off her 13...but Adam still has some to memorize and Makinley will have to memorize her’s starting in July.

February 13, 2010

Best Job in the World

We've come to the end of our snowboarding season.  This time of year is so sad for Kennidy, Adam, and me.  When we have to come back to normal life and Friday responsibilities.  We had a great time this snowboarding season.  Adam's friend, Kobey, joined us on the slopes along with his mom, Jenni.  Kobey exceeded everyone's expectations for a first time skier!  He did awesome.  Adam conquered many blue square slopes as well as a couple black diamonds!  He and Kennidy learned to brave the trees this year and freaked me out with all they wanted to try.  I stuck to the green slopes to try and perfect my skills.  By the end of the season, I was on the blue squares and doing great!  I don't even mind going fast anymore.

On the last day of the season, Brandon, Wayne, Jenni, and Oakley joined us for a fun filled day on the slopes.  We had the best time.  All day skiing and boarding!  And how, do you ask, do I find time to do all these things?  Because I have the best job on the planet!  I am a stay at home mom!  I not only look after my children...but I get to snowboard with them, too!  It's awesome.  I am a multi-tasker (snowboard and watch my kids at the same time) who loves her job, her kids, and her amazingly handsome husband!  Life doesn't get any better than this.

February 04, 2010

P is for PIE

Preschoolers are on the letter 'P'. We thought of some great words that begin with 'P'.
and PIE!
What a fun letter! We used our air popper to pop popcorn. The kids loved it. And while they ate their yummy popcorn...I made PIE! And will admit that after they left, I ate some pie. It wasn't ready until 20 min. after they went home. And it was not intended for preschool. But it was intended to be perfectly delicious!

February 02, 2010

New Beginnings

Kennidy's first activity in YW's was New Beginnings.  She was really excited and a little nervous.  Our YW had a nice dinner with the girls and their moms.  The new Personal Progress was introduced a long with other recognition the girls may earn.  Kennidy is so excited for this.  My little over achiever!

Our YW's President had taken pictures of Kennidy and I a couple weeks ago at church and then asked for some baby/toddler pictures of each of us.  I had a hard time finding pictures of Kennidy without me in them.   

We had a great night. 

February 01, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kennidy!

12 years ago, our family was blessed with a beautiful baby girl.  We named her Kennidy.    Kennidy was just the beginning of our sweet family.  It was because of this sweet girl that we had more children.  She’s independent, smart, funny, kind, generous, helpful, hard working, talented in many different areas such as piano, snowboarding, soccer...she loves to read, write her own stories, be with her friends, ride bikes, and swim.  She enjoys cooking, making crafts, and listening to music.  Kennidy brings laughter and sunshine into our home.  She has a testimony that Jesus is the Christ, and that we have a Heavenly Father who loves her.  She has a testimony of modern prophets.  She knows that we can receive personal revelation and that the prophets receive revelation for us.  She has a testimony of Joseph Smith.  Kennidy knows that he was a prophet of God and that he restored God’s church on the earth in these last days.  Kennidy loves her family, friends, and teachers and I know this by the way she treats them.  We are honored to be her parents.  Kennidy has taught us so much in the 12 years she has been in our family and we love her so much.  We look forward to many more days with her.  Happy Birthday, Kennidy.  You are becoming a beautiful young lady.  And your Heavenly Father is pleased with the choices you are making at this time in your life.  He loves you...and so do we.  So much.