Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day! I feel so blessed and spoiled this weekend:) I rightfully should on Mother's Day, haha! Scott and the kids did a great job of making me feel special... I went to Women's Conference yesterday which was a nice way to start out the weekend...very uplifting and rejuvinating and a nice break for me. Then I came home and fully expected to be hounded when I walked in, but Scott was like...why don't you take a nice nap (um, ok!...don't have to say that twice!)... Then he got me beautiful flowers and a nice gift card from Kohls (he knows I'd rather go shopping and pick something out myself:) The boys were excited to give me their hot pads they made for me at pre-school and all their little cards and candy bars and things from pre-school and primary at church. What a fun day!

I feel like I appreciate Mother's Day so much because it wasn't too long ago that I had a few Mother's Days that were very hard for me. When Scott and I were trying to get pregnant and were having trouble, there were a few Mother's Days that I didn't want to even go to church. It was too hard seeing all the happy mothers and feeling dumb as they would pass out the flowers to the mothers and they would bring one to me even though I didn't have any kids. I remember one Mother's Day specifically where I just cried through the whole sacrament hard:( But as I look back, those Mother's Days in which I longed for children have made me more appreciative of the Mother's Days now in which I can celebrate and cherish being a mom.

Also, I feel so grateful to have such a wonderful mother myself. She is the most patient, kind, compassionate, righteous, selfless person I know (and I'm not just saying that!...she is!)...I love her soooo much! This mother's day, all of us siblings bought her a new she can communicate with us more through e-mail, pictures, etc. I wasn't able to be there when received it, but apparently she loves it:)

I am constantly in awe of so many mothers that have touched my life and that I try to emulate each grandmothers, mother, mother-in-law, aunts, sisters, friends, etc. To all of you...Happy Mother's Day!

(Here are a few pictures of me and the kiddos before church today:)

Monday, May 4, 2009

South Lyon Kite Festival

On Saturday we went to the South Lyon Kite Festival. It was a perfect day...lot of great wind. The boys got to decorate their own kite and learn how to fly it...they both got them up really high and were so proud of themselves.


We've joined the webkinz craze! The boys got their first webkinz on Saturday...we went to the webkinz extraveganza and they each picked out one. Tanner wanted the dinosaur (of course:), and Logan picked out the turtle. And since it was "buy two and get a third for $1" I got a little pink pig for Mallory:) Now we just have to figure out all the games and everything on the computer that goes with them:)

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Every first Saturday of the month Home Depot has a kids workshop where the kids can go and make a project. They get a certificate when they complete it and a pin to add to their apron...and it's free! So we took the boys there and Saturday and they really enjoyed it. They made Mother's Day was a fun Father/Son bonding activity:)

US States

Tanner and Logan are really into the US states right now, especially Tanner. And when Tanner is into something, he is REALLY into it! He can read all the states names and know where all of them are on the US map! It's fun to be able to show the boys where our family and friends live around the country... Now they always want me to tell them things about each, they keep me on my toes! So proud of my boys:)