Sunday, May 16, 2010

Weekly update for the month of April

I'm playing catchup! Easter, various parks and my sweet kids.

We always go up to Mama's house in Rock Hill for Easter and get the best pictures with all of the flowers. Everyone's eyes are open and we're looking at the camera. It's a miracle. Really. An actual miracle. This has only happened like twice in our whole family's life.

Eli is so easy to take a good picture of. I love this guy. He's finishing up kindergarten and reading so well. He loves a good backscratch, especially when we're saying bedtime prayers and reading scriptures. He can do a flip on the tramp and land on his butt.
Isaac at the park, eyeing a caterpillar. Isaac is finishing up third grade and has been reading Percy Jackson etc. and Harry Potter, again. When we got home yesterday, Isaac gave me five or so hugs. He's such a sweet guy. He just read this and is hugging me again. Isaac wants me to tell you all that he is really close to beating Lego Star Wars on the XBOX. Awesome;)
Jojo and our cousin. They act like this most of the time, especially when they are apart and are asking for each other all of the time. And then there's the times when they both want to play with the same shovel. Not pretty. Jojo is finally potty trained and is proud of being a big boy. Yay! I now know that I can potty train while writing a book, which was a concern for a while;)

Easter morning: a time to remember the Atonement and to get a sugar buzz.
Nathan's Dad's side of the family, minus one brother and family and Mama. 
The kids waiting for the signal to start the Easter egg hunt.
Emma with her model hair. I, for one, am jealous. And she got her dad's metabolism. I'm happy for her, really I am, and yet...
Sasquatch hunting eggs. Amazing that he let us get so close.
See what I mean? Sigh. Too pretty. We're going to lock her in her room until she's 30. Emma is finishing up second grade and loves to draw and make jewelry. She finished a knotted bead knecklace and it was beautiful and every knot was right. I'm going to buy her some more beads and put her to work!
The boys and I at one of Nathan's triathalons, downtown Columbia. He won a silver picture frame. He says this means that his hobby is more rewarding than mine since I haven't gotten any prizes yet. One day he will eat those words;) 
Thanks for reading, and Mom, I hope this helps ou hold on until we see you in June.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, it's been a while since I've been on here. Way to go writing a book AND getting all the kids on the toilet. I'm checking my calendar for your Zions dates...I would love to see you guys (but honestly...Zions in July? Miserably hot. I can deal if I can swing the schedule).