Saturday, July 31, 2010
We all scream for Ice Cream!!!
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Friday, July 30, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
We really had a great time...
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Monday, July 26, 2010
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
We are tired...
They really aren't very bad...but it is hard to give them all the attention they need, in a reverent way.
Thank goodness I was asked to sub Elsie's class today...or maybe I wouldn't have gone.
But...it is always nice to be at church.
I know that the people who sit right behind us are laughing at me, and feeling sorry for me, all at the same time.
People try to entertain Porter or Elsie by smiling or playing peek-a-boo...and they love that.
I do love the people in my ward...they understand how hard it is to keep little ones reverent...at least I hope so.
All I get at church is smiles...all the time.
Pitty smiles, or happy smiles...I am not sure.
But I can always use a smile.
Things are always bound to go wrong to, when I am left alone with the kids.
Madi and Cassi were not getting along.
Porter was not being very nice either...
Elsie hit her tongue on her sippy cup and bit right through her tongue.
So as I take Elsie out, with her mouth bleeding, I am wondering how things are gonna go as I leave Madi, Cassi, and Porter on the bench alone.
I got the bleeding to stop, but she wants to suck her paper towel as I go back in the chapel.
And guess what?
They are all sitting there.
I was so proud of my girls.
They know when it is time to step up and do what needs to be done.
Then after sitting a little bit, Porter wanted me to hold him, but Elsie wouldn't let me put her down.
So Madi Bell took Porter out in the hall and calmed him down.
She was only out there for a little bit when she brought back my happy little boy.
That Bell really is so much help.
The rest of the day wasn't too bad.
I even had enough lesson to fill the whole allotted time slot.
I was pretty proud of myself.
At night, when the kids are in bed, I always wish I was nicer to them.
I wasn't mean today...
Just, you know, tired.
And you know what...
I love it.
Tonight when it was getting close to bed time...the kiddos needed some winding down...
So I sat in my new yellow chair...(check out Elsie's opening presents pictures...that is my new 'old' chair.)
And we read books.
When we started, they were all restless...
But I kept going.
Porter laid his head down on my chest.
I was a little surprised...I didn't dare turn the page in case he moved...but he stayed.
Each of the girls lay on the floor, each of them grabbing blankets and pillows.
And slowly, things calmed down.
We were enjoying it.
It was calming and restful.
I do enjoy Motherhood.
You know what...if I had a super easy day at church, and super easy day at home alone with the kids...I may not have taken the time to sit and read to them, trying to calm things down.
And then I would have missed that opportunity to have my little girlies around my feet, and my baby boy in my lap.
Because quiet moments like that do not happen often.
So I am thankful for my rough day this morning...
And I am thankful for the nice calm way they all fell asleep as I read to them.
I sure love my kids.
But I do miss their Daddy....
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Saturday, July 24, 2010
And this is how she feels about squash!
It would be more rewarding to grow a garden if my family would eat out of it!
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Friday, July 23, 2010
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Slip and slide...
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Happy 100th to Grandma Beardall...
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It was Brent's idea to make Elsie her very own 'brand'.
I think it is very clever what we came up with.
Notice the L and the C.
First of all...when we sign Elsie...we usually do a "L" and a "C".
Then the L overlapping the C makes an E...for Elsie...of course...
All very cool.
Now the last cool little tidbit...when Elsie was a baby, She looked like a cricket.
Big eyes and the way she held her mouth...she was like a little cricket...and that is what we called her...
Ha ha ha...how cool is that!
This is the horse that I could find that looked the most similar to Strip...Elsie loves her.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Party at the station.
Okay...not all of us.
Little bug didn't want to get inside the BIG truck.
So we waited behind while the others went for a ride.
(I know...such a sad picture...but also so ADORABLE, right?)
They came back, and she must have gotten a little less freaked out when she realized that everyone came back okay...so she sat in the truck and showed her 'Strip' around.
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Happy Birthday Elsie Rose!!!
My baby girl is my hero.
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