Thursday, October 30, 2008


Last week we carved pumpkins with Stan's sister Sarah and her friend. We had a great time. Emma is still afraid of the guts inside. She takes one look and won't go near the pumpkins until they are cleaned out.

Tyson was fascinated by the guts and everything. He wanted to touch the seeds but then thought about it and changed his mind. (Lately anytime you ask him something, he changes his mind!!!) The kids had a great time. With Aunt Sarah's help he got to do some carving.

Tyson was fascinated by the guts and everything. He wanted to touch the seed but then thought about it and changed his mind. (Lately anytime you ask him something, he changes his mind!!!)

The kids had a great time. Even us adults had fun. Sarah brought a huge pumpkin that Stan got to carve. He sure got a workout doing it. After Stan we done, we all thought his pumpkin looked familiar. It wasn't until later that I figured it out. Have you ever seen the movie Return to OZ? If so , doesn't this pumpkin look like the one Dorothy meets in the movie? If you haven't seen it I recommend it. Notice how thick the pumpkin is. Stan thought it was impossible to carve this but he did it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Funny Tyson

Sunday morning we were listening to the Children's hymns on CD and Tyson wanted to dance. He and Emma have fun dancing to music and today he decided he needed and dress. Not one dress but two on at the same time. He thought it was the greatest. Emma and I just laughed. Luckily, Stan was at a meeting to he did not see this happen. When Stan did come home he tried to get Tyson out of the dresses. It was not an easy task. Tyson wanted to wear them to church. Stan was not going to have anything to do with that!!!

"I'm not doing anything wrong, Dad."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Little Things

It is really funny the little things that get us moms excited. I took Lily in for her 2 month check up and she weight 11 lbs 13 oz. She is my fastest grower of my three kids. Emma and Tyson we not that big at 2 months. No wonder my arms are more sore these days from holding Lily. Then this morning when I woke up to feed Lily I looked at the clock and it said 6 am!!!!! That means she slept for 8 hours!!!! I got my first somewhat full nights sleep since before she came. It feels so good. I wonder what I shall do with all the energy I have. Perhaps I will go wake Stan up since I am done sleeping? No he would not like that.

Lily is getting to be so much fun. She is actually happy when she is awake now. Sunday night I was able to get her laughing! I had forgotten how cute baby laughs are. Lily has brought such a joyful spirit to our family that it is hard to remember life before her!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Primary Program

This past Sunday was our ward's Primary program. It was the first time Emma got to participate. She did GREAT! Emma was so excited, she had her part memorize and she knew all the songs. She loves to sing and would pester me until we would listen to the CD they gave us. There are times when she gets shy and doesn't want to draw attention to herself, so I thought she would get shy and not want to say her part at all. But I was wrong. She said her part without any help, sang all the songs and sat reasonable still for the duration of the program. I am so proud of her. Emma asked me this morning when she can do it again. I told her she has to wait until next year and she is kind of upset. If she could she would do it again next week!

I love the children's songs. They always touch my heart. It is so fun to hear Emma and sometimes Tyson singing different church songs. Their faith is so pure and innocent and trusting, I know why we are taught to me like little children. i know I am going to try a little harder to be like them.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


When we found out we were pregnant, Stan and I debated on what we were going to do with the sleeping arrangements in the house. We finally decided to do bunk beds. I found some I liked and they we waited to get them until they went on sale and then waited another month after purchaseing them to put them together. I was not sure how Tyson would do in a big boy bed. I love having him in the crib and not able to get out. We have been talking it up and getting him prepared for the change. Friday Tyson asked Stan if he would put together his big boy bed. So Saturday he took on the task of assembling their bunk beds.
Emma loves her bed. She loves being able to climb up and down. And the fact that Tyson is not allowed on her bed is an added perk. Tyson loves his bed. He acually stays in it. Once he is in bed he has not come out of his room. I think he has gotten up to get some toys but he has not come out of his room. Sunday morning he wanted more water for his sippie, so Stan when to get him some and Tyson decided to follow dad and was not going to go back to be. Then Monday morning at 6:45 Tyson stood at the top of the stairs and announced that he was done sleeping. Today was better. He accually waited until he heard us up to get out of bed. We just have to get him to remember to stay in bed in the morning. Other than that the new beds are a great hit.

Lily's Blessing

We were able to bless Lily the Sunday before Conference and it was wonderful. I love baby blessings. For all of my kids they have helped to give a little insight to their lives. Stan blessed Lily that she would be a peace maker. I guess there is just a little contention in our house for Lily to have been blessed with this. I think it is great. Every family needs one. Lily is so special. She brings such a great spirit into our house. With every thing that is going on and the impressions Stan had while he blessed Lily makes me really wonder what these children are going to have to do and live through here on earth. It makes me want to be the best parent I can and give my kids a strong foundation in the Gospel and a love of the Savior.

I love baby blessings for other reasons too. It is a great excuse for all the family to get together. It also helped me to be motivated to get the house in order too. Thanks to the help of my cousin, we finally hung frames on the wall and decorated the dining and baby room. It is great to see my house finally starting to come together. It has only taken a year and a half to get it done.