Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tys: "We are thankful"
Tys: "for the beauty"
Josh: "for da be-uty"
Tys: "of the Earth"
After the prayer Josh immediatly looks up at me and says "Mama, you a be-uty."
How cute is he? His Daddy raised him right. :)
Summer '06: actual honeymoon
Oma and Pop Hardy sent Halloween cups and plates and cute Duplo toys that the boys love.
So happy birthday little Caleb! You are still so cute and tiny and squeezable. I am so glad you are feeling better because we sure missed the happy Caleb. :) Hooray for being one and thanks for giving us this wonderful year!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
It is far too often that I complain about life and how tired I am or how much I have to do. There is so little I recognize the Lord for, when really He is blessing me immeasurably each second. So I am writing this to praise the Lord. I know He has given me everything I have, and I am so thankful for Him. It is hard to write what exactly I am feeling, but I just had to say this to as many people as I could and this was the best way I could think of. I love the Lord, I know He is real and He loves each of us more than we can even believe. So, look around you, and praise the Lord.
Monday, October 18, 2010
When Tyson and I met back up with the kids, Josh had a sticker on that said "Junior Missionary." It was so cute and he was and is so proud of that sticker. I asked him where he got it and he said,
"Tommy, my friend, and I sit, watch Jesus, he talk to us, then we got a ticker." I was pretty confused until Emilie, Tommy's mom, explained they sat and listened to a recording in front of the statue of Christ in the Visitor's Center. Then the missionaries gave Josh and Tommy these stickers.
I cannot help but be amazed by children, especially my own son. It is so mind boggling when I know there is so little I teach Josh, but he still knows more than I feel I do. That statue was a statue of Christ, and Josh knew that, he completely believed that Christ was talking to him. Maybe his little heart is still so pure, he does remember Christ and it is just a matter of recognizing pictures and statues of Him. I love that he knows Christ is real and loves him. My faith is ever stregthened through my little boys.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
But as of 42 minutes ago, it is Caleb's birthday. I can't believe it was an entire year ago that I was laying in a hospital bed, so thankful for epidurals and watching my mom almost freeze as she slept sitting up and Tyson laying on such an uncomfortable couchish thing. I kept thinking about Josh and wondering if he missed me, worried that he would feel lonely or hurt that I wasn't there and wondering who the little creature was when I brought the other kid home. I was so worried about having another c-section, just thinking thinking thinking, and not sleeping like I should have.
But that little guy came, and we were both fine, and of course Josh didn't even notice I was gone he was having so much fun with his Grandma and Aunts and of course, Kelso. And now my little boys are just getting bigger which means I am older which I don't feel that way. Maybe someday it will catch up, but I hope not. Caleb is not a baby anymore. He is a toddler, with lots of little teeth, and a happy grin, and he plays peek-a-boo and eats all kinds of foods, and loves to dance, mimic words and watch Josh do whatever he is doing at that given moment.
I love that song "Don't Blink," I think it is called. It is true, you blink and you might miss something huge like a first step or rolling over, or falling off the couch or the bed or drawing on the couch or on the bed. :) I love my kids.
I am so excited that in a few hours I will wake up and "wake up" Caleb, although I know he will already be awake, poopy and crying because Josh is throwing toys on him or screaming in his ear or something horrible. I am still so excited. I can't wait to celebrate the little guy all day. I am so grateful he made it here, that he came to my little family, that he shares his little grin with me everyday. I am so thankful for birthdays. It is a day that says, "I pick this day to celebrate all the days of this year that I got to spend with you and gotten to know you and I just want you to know, I'm glad you are here for this birthday."
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Josh used to be terrified of the rain, now he loves it. He discovered the wonder of walking around in it and soaking up the water and the wonder of rain. Funny part of this video is I am filming him and then I realize he has run out into the lawn, where Tyson has just seeded it and no one is suppose to walk on it. So that is why it stops short, but I just love watching him shuffle in the rain. I remember my old days when the rain was fun, I miss being a kid sometimes.
And little Eleanore too. We have been unusually social lately, I think it has been really good for the boys, and for me. Eleanore is so cute, I hope she picks one of my boys. Hehe
I don't know what face this is, but it is great.
Tyson had extra receipt paper from calculators that they no longer use, so Josh and Caleb had great fun with unwinding them. Then Caleb was terrified of them, so Josh would chase him around with it, poor little Caleb. That is Jack in the background, just so you know. Like I'm saying, unusually social.
Monday, October 4, 2010
-that Josh hasn't thrown up this morning.
-that so far, Caleb hasn't gotten sick with this flu bug, that would break my heart.
-that I feel much better this morning.
-that by some miracle, Josh didn't get sick until about 3 o'clock on Friday, leaving only a few hours until Tyson came home for the whole weekend so I didn't have to deal with the throwing up by myself.
-that of all the weekends we got the plague, it was Conference weekend so we didn't have to go anywhere.
-that our couch cushions have covers that come off so I could wash them after being so pleasantly puked upon.
-that I'm not pregnant and therefore the throw up smell that still permiates our home doesn't make me too sick.
-that even though Josh has been the most sick, he has the most energy and is still super happy. Almost annoyingly so, but I am still thankful.
-that Tyson was so helpful and sweet and kept pretending that I was actually helping him in some way. He is such a gem of a man.
-that Heavenly Father blessed me with some insane sort of love so when I got puked all over, I didn't get mad or grossed out, I just wanted Josh to feel better.
-that I am a mom.
-that I have a body and almost all the time I am really healthy.
-that Heavenly Father listens to my prayers and loves me.