Monday, March 31, 2008

Let there be peace on Earth...and let it begin with somebody else

Tonight, for FHE we talked a little about being peacemakers in our home. We role played a true-to-life scenario and had what we thought was some measure of success in comprehension.

After closing our family powwow Emma and Abbie had some minor disagreement. We gently reminded them..."Oh remember, we can choose to be a peacemaker in our home". Their response to each other..."I'm not gonna be the peacemaker - YOU be the peacemaker! - No YOU" and so on.

Ben and I couldn't help ducking down behind the couch and having a hearty chuckle. And hey, on the bright side - We don't have to plan a new lesson for next week!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Oh Boy

Dallin is six months old! With age comes ability.
This little man has mastered holding his own bottle. Now, before you are appalled at my mothering - I still cuddle him and feed him his bottles. But, I must admit a baby with a
few "skills" makes a mother proud and comes in handy on occasion.

Dallin also cut his first tooth this morning. Poor little guy -his gums are red and swollen on top and bottom. He's gnawing on everything he can get his hands on and there's a pool of drool wherever he is. It's lovely.

We love this boy to pieces and feel so blessed to have him in our family.
Love you Dallin!

Spring! + Snow?

Now that Winter is officially over, I'm celebrating by playing in the snow. Part 1: I went snowboarding twice this week. Yes! Part 2: We made the most of some good packing snow and put up a 7 foot snowman.

Emma & Abbie also built their own separate Snowgirls. Each was taller than its creator too. They made their Daddy proud. When we were done Emma told me it was the best day of her life. Up to that point I was pretty pleased with our creations, but that comment made my day. Thanks Emma.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Easter

Easter Sunday at G & G Stewart's was a bit chilly but a lot of fun.

Cute kids - Don't you think?

Monday, March 17, 2008

I Knew Tinkerbell was Real

Saturday afternoon, we took the whole family to Disney Princess on Ice. It was truly magical. Emma whispered in my ear at the very beginning. "I knew Tinkerbell was real mom! Dreams really do come true!" Abbie and Emma swooned over each princess and her prince. Young and old we are all in love with being in love.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Hill AFB museum

It's Ben here checking in for my quarterly blog entry...
I took the girls to the Hill Air Force Base Museum today with my brother-in-law Jean. The museum has two hangers full of airplanes plus several more outside (probably close to 100 in total), and it's free.
The girls were really into the whole airplane experience (see their smiles above) until they'd seen about 50 or so, that's when Jet Fighters could no longer capture their attention -- not when there was lip gloss to be shared.
Oh well, I can't promise that I'd have been too captivated by 2 hours of looking at parked aircraft at the ages of 3 or 5. I sure enjoyed it though (and Emma & Abbie did as well, before and after their cosmetics break).
The End