Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Playing Catch Up...

The last few weeks have been hectic to say the least and blogging has been way down on the list of things to do. So, here are the top ten from the last month:
10-Ty finished his reading class and is on his way to being a super reader. He has been helping me out a lot lately by reading stories to K and C.
9-I pinched that ridiculous spot in my back (AGAIN!). It has taken about three weeks, one trip to the ER, T taking three days off work, and one really nice physical therapist neighbor (Thanks again Jeremy!), but I am finally starting to feel better. It probably wouldn't have taken this long, but you know me, I'm a klutz. I have fallen twice and re injured myself (once while battling weeds in the backyard, and once over my cute little neighbor (sorry Kira!)).
8-Speaking of the backyard, someday soon, we're getting grass....REALLY. Next weekend! Pray for nice weather!
7-T and the deacons have been all over the place: scout camp, bike rides, and even a few runs. T is loving it. He gets his runs and rides in and does YM all the the same time; what a multitasker!
6-Kids all got to do swim lessons this year. The boys loved it. K and I did a mom and tot class. It took almost the entire two weeks for her to get over her fear of the other parents and kids in the class.
5-We had some very good experiences teaching our kids about fasting and praying for others.
4-T and I spoke for the first time in about five years in Sacrament meeting. We did it with our usual flair. I rambled for way too long and the fire alarm went off about two minutes into T's talk!
3-C brought the total ER visits to 12 (or 13, I've lost count). Four stitches in his chin when he tried to get marshmallows out of the pantry. He didn't want to ask Mom because he knew what the answer would be.
2-Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House with the Robinsons and Hursts (see pic).
1-K is 2! Our baby is an official toddler. How did that happen so fast?!
It's nearly over....

Not So Terrible Twos

I can't believe my baby girl is two years old! She has been a little firecracker from the very beginning. We can't believe how fast she has grown and how much she is learning every day.
She's big enough to know how to blow out her own candles!
K picked out this doll that crawls and giggles months ago. Saturday, T wrapped it and put it up on the mantle, and every time we walked by it, it would giggle despite the layers of paper around it. Each time it went off, K would get excited and say, "OOO, baby!" and point to the package. No fooling this little girl!
Tea time with Aunt L. K is thrilled to finally have some certifiable "girl toys" around here. For the last few days her favorite thing is to wrap up her new baby in her new blanket, put on her fancy smanchy shoes, and push the baby around in the stroller.
Has anyone discovered a way to keep these kids from growing up so fast?!? Anyone?