Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Hadley really is such a wonderful baby, I've been so blessed to have her, especially after my little man Spencer. Spencer is lovely but he's been a lot of work, I don't know how people think boys are easier??? Anyway Hadley is really getting more of her own little personality. She's very cheeky and sneaky which is quite funny but last week she really showed us how silly she is. Steve and I started to hear some splashing in the bathroom which really isn't anything unusual because my kids love to play in the sink and make lots of mess. We went in the bathroom to find out what had happened and this is what we found!
She really is so lovely! Last night while we were having dinner she decided to pick the bowl up and shove it in her face. Then she started styling her hair, she looked wonderful!? She has the cheekiest smile and she just thinks everything is so funny. I love this little girl so much, she's the best. I've loved having another little girl, Maddie and Syd are getting so big so it's nice having a little girl again. My kids are the greatest, I'm so blessed!!!
Posted by Zoe at 10:24 AM
Thursday, January 14, 2010
These aren't the craziest places to fall asleep but it just amazes me how many times my kids can fall asleep in so may different places. The other night Spencer fell asleep under all the toys again, I don't know why but this happens quite often. This time though the bears weren't enough, he had to add some movies to the mix. I saw him gather them all up under the bears with him and the next thing I knew he was fast asleep, so funny!
Then today I came home from the store and I was downstairs for just a minute. I went back upstairs and couldn't hear Hadley so I went looking for her. She likes to lock herself in rooms so I thought maybe she had done that but I was wrong, I found her on the floor in my room. She had found a pile of her blankets I had just washed and folded and fell fast asleep. My crazy kids!!!
Posted by Zoe at 10:33 AM
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
My handsome little man turned 4 last week, I can't believe it! Time goes by so fast, I remember when I found out I was having a boy, I was so excited. I don't think Steve believed it until he was actually born though. He was so excited about having his birthday, he really wanted a party but I didn't want to do a friend one, he's still kind of small but we had lots of fun anyway.
Anyway back to Spencer's birthday. After bowling we went to a couple of stores and then we went to dinner to the "tomato place" which for everyone else is Fazoli's. We got Spencer a lemon ice and ate lots of yummy food. Then it was off to Sub Zero, none of us had been there before. It was pretty cool, the kids loved the smoke and how cold it was. All in all it was a wonderful day and we finished it off by going home and opening presents. He had a great day and loved all his presents. Even Hadley loved the presents. She kept getting cars for Spencer to put in his new dump truck, it was pretty cute.
Posted by Zoe at 3:54 PM
Monday, January 4, 2010
Today when I was on facebook I was looking through my friends status's when I came across one that made me so sad. It was one of our friends from college. Steve worked with her husband while he went to Ricks. We weren't best friends but we saw them abit and did a few things with them. Anyway she had written that her little boy didn't make it through surgery. Of course this is something that would make you sad anyway but I remember finding her on facebook a while ago and finding out she had lost her 2nd little boy to SIDS. So after reading this morning that her new little son who was about 14 months had passed away, I just couldn't believe it. I guess he fell and hit his head and had bleeding on his brain so that had to do a really BIG surgery.
Just this morning I was thinking how glad I was that my girls were back in school, not that they were bad over Christmas break but I was glad to be able to have some time with Spencer and Hadley and get some cleaning etc... done. I'm not the most patient person as I've said many times and I know I get too stressed at my kids but I love them sooo much. I would never change the craziness I have in my life, it's all worth it because I'm blessed to have 4 healthy kids.
I don't really know what to write but I just wanted to remember how I felt after reading such sad news. I really am thankful for the gospel in my life. It doesn't make trials less hard but it makes us understand them more and know there are reasons to everything we go through. We may not always see those reasons but if we stay strong and remember that as long as we endure and do what is right we will be blessed beyond measure one day. We will be able to live with our families forever, what an amazing blessing, to know we are not just going to be with our loved ones in this life but FOREVER!!! I'm so grateful to my parents for joining the church so I could have this wonderful knowledge in my life. I'm grateful for my testimony and for the faith I have and I hope I can teach my children all the amazing things my parents taught me. I love my family so much and I'm grateful that I KNOW that FAMILIES ARE FOREVER!!!
Posted by Zoe at 10:02 AM