Posts Tagged "Stratton"

Yogurt mess

Someone got caught with...

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boys

Quality time in the crib!  The expressions are priceless.  One day they will cherish this. Trains Playing with yarn sidewalk chalk adorable in...

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To my children……

So, here you go, future versions of my children, in case you ever wonder: I check on you slumbering sweetly in your beds every single night before I go to bed. I can’t resist having a look at your slumbering beauty and making sure you are breathing steadily before I can sleep. I tell you how much I love your Dad to the point you get annoyed. But it’s true. As much as I adore you guys, I try to always put your Dad first, and I think you like seeing that. I love to read with you at night. It gets tougher and tougher each year because everyone is on such different levels, but I love it as much as you do…and you’ve realized that I’ll read for longer if you play with my hair as we read. I have a goal to play music each night after we tuck you in bed. Sometimes I’m good at it and sometimes I’m not. I hang maps all over the place in hopes that you will please love traveling and adventure as much as I do. I want us to travel the world together. I keep trying to get you to love Thai food as much as I do so I make it often. Even though you still turn your noses up at it I’m convinced that if I keep trying some day you’ll fall in love. Not much makes me happier than walking into your room and finding you kneeling in prayer or reading your scriptures…unasked. I try to somehow weave my testimony into all that I tell you. I want you to know, more than anything else, that I love my Savior and that I’m trying to be like Him. You never tire of begging for a dog and I hope you get one when you leave my house. I get very huffy when I’m mad. And I slam doors. I always tell you I’m sorry when I cool down after getting mad. And I really am. I love beauty. I point it out every chance I get. I hope some day you will love it as much as I do. I dance to music with you (especially when we’re trying to clean up dinner or do jobs on Saturdays) and you love it. I steal you away from school whenever I can and take you, individually, to lunch. I have no problem pulling you out of school for a trip, or lunch, or family stuff…I love the motto,”Don’t ever let schooling interfere with your education.” Having said that, your Dad and I totally stress doing your very best at school. Who knows maybe we will have a child go to college and I secretly hope its to BYU because I didn’t get to experience it. I have “Fasting Club” with you on Fast Sundays before dinner to try to get you more excited about Fast Sunday and I love to hear what spiritual things you’ve learned or noticed in the last month. I come to each of your classes and volunteer and I love to be in your classrooms with you. I used to have a goal to always come in and say prayers with each of you every single night. And I was good at it. But lately I’ve pulled back a little bit (at least on you older kids) because I want you to make it a habit on your own. It’s sad for me but I know it’s good for you. When we do say prayers together, though, we always link our arms together. I love hearing your prayers. I  get plenty of sleep....

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Convertible Carseat

The day has come when my youngest child has graduated to a convertible carseat.  No more infant carseats for us.

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Stratton and Ellis Park Date

Finally got to meet my friend Errin’s baby girl Ellis which is already 3months. Took me a while I’m a great friend, aren’t I? So the babies are about 6 weeks apart Stratton being older. As you can see by the pictures they are different in size. My boy is just a thin stick man which I’m not used to. Ellis on the other hand is so adorable and is just the cutest thing and has rolls that I wish Stratton had. Oh well what can I do. Stratton gets enough food but he sure gains weight very slowly. I am blessed to lose my baby weight while I nurse but this go round has taken longer and I think its cause this boy is so little. Darn it! I have finally reached a 6 day a week exercise plan and feel that my body is getting stronger so hopefully I will get down to size by...

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