mom of four, wife to one, life is good

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stitches Round 2

Ella got stitches for the 2nd time in her life over Memorial weekend. It was Friday evening and we were waiting for Steve to get home from work so we could leave for Glenwood. Steve got home and so I said "okay guys, lets go in and get ready". Ella ran ahead of me into the garage and the next thing I know she is screaming bloody murder. I grabbed her and notice the big gash on her forehead. She tripped and hit her head on the tile step going into the house. So it was off to Urgent Care for us. 2 hours and 13 stitches later we finally hit the road for Glenwood. That Ella girl is a bit clumsy I'm afraid but man is she brave!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ella Rose Graduates

Last month Ella graduated from preschool. It was a cute program where she had a part that was 4 lines long. She memorized it and then when it was her turn to say it she spoke so quietly no one could understand what she said. Oh well, I knew she knew it and did great. Before the program I took pictures of her and her friends and I had this feeling that before long I would be taking the same pictures but she would be 18 in them. Time goes by fast I am realizing and I am hoping that I can take in all the moments I have with my kids now. I love Ella and I am proud of her. I keep thinking of her as my little girl but I need to let her grow up. Andrew came home from school with a form in his backpack for all new kindergartners to fill out. I threw it away thinking I didn't have anyone going to kindergarten.... hello?! I had to laugh at myself when I realized that duh, I do, her name is Ella. So in the fall she will be walking to school with her brother and I will probably cry a little. But it's a good thing. I love my kids.

Monday, June 21, 2010


While Ivy was lying in my bed this morning she looked up on the wall at a picture of Steve and I and said "Daddy is so cute". She is a daddy's girl for sure.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

He Said What?

Andrew "Step on it Woman"
Mom "Who are you? And Where did you come from?!"
Andrew "I'm a man! and from your belly!"

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baseball, Orioles to be exact

Andrew played his 2nd season with coach Bo this spring, this time they were the Orioles. So for a month and a half we were at practices and games 2 days a week. I am so proud of Andrew. He is a good little player. This year they were finally allowed to get kids out and he was excited to do so. He played great and helped the team out by hitting the ball almost always. Steve thinks, and so do I, that he was the most consistent hitter on the team. He learned a lot this year and is already asking about next year. I love to cheer him on and hope he doesn't mind have the loudest mother on the planet.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

my girls

This post is mostly for me, so I can have this memory documented somewhere. I am in the young womens in my ward and I LOVE it. My girls are the beehives and I have been with them for almost 2 years. I have had a few leave me, sigh, and a few come in and I love them all. I honestly am excited to have our activities and to see them at church. I think about them all the time. I want them to be happy, feel loved, learn the gospel and choose what's right. They are so much fun to be around and keep me feeling young. Steve teases that sometimes I do act like I'm 13, but whatever. So here are my girls at the moment, minus one named Brooke. I have Rachel, Megan, Ellie, Danielle, Eliza and Corrin. They honestly fill me with love, I know cheesy but it's true.