Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What you all have been waiting for, I know :)

I found this on my bed.  Josh had written his name, cut it out and put it like a note for me.  Hilarious and adorable.
 Logan, Matthew and Joshua. (I love Josh's alfalfa spike in his hair.  The poor kid, his hair is permanently like that.)
 Blondie and Brownie.
 Love Matthew in the mornings.  So cute.
 The next two pictures explain why Caleb reminds me so much of my brother KJ.  Anyone who knows KJ, will understand.

 Thanksgiving turkey oreos with Cassie and Dallin!

 I have no words.

 Thanksgiving outfits from preschool.

 What Josh is thankful for: Jesus, Friends, My Mommy and Daddy, My Brothers, and Teeth.  :)
 Rowing.  Of course, in the dining room.

 Josh's second birthday celebration.  He had SO much fun all those days.  Cupcakes with Oma at her office, a small cake to celebrate his real day of birth, and his rocket cake with his friend party.
Cute chubby Matthew in the sunlight.
 Josh, Logan and Caleb watching Kipper.  I LOVE their faces.
 Rocket cake.  Josh doesn't think it looks like one, but it does, right?
 And my crazies.  I think we are all a little crazy from spending so much time together, but who better to spend time with?  Just some more time with Tyson and my life would be perfect.  :)

What a Beautiful Mess

Have you ever cleaned up a mess like this?

And then turned around to see this?

That happens all the time with me, especially with this kid.  Gotta love 'em.

More Like Him

I think we have already decided I don't write enough.  I am finally writing pretty consistently in my journal after 6 1/2 years of marriage, so that is good.  :)

I was just on Facebook and reading so many posts about the kindness of others.  How awesome people are.  I click on Internet Explorer nigh unto everyday and am bombarded with stories like "man identified from shooting," "man murders wife," and "beware hurricane is coming right at you," headlines.  It is just really depressing, even if it is just a glance at them.  It kind of makes me start to think that the world is a horrible place full of murders, adulterers, liars, cheats, theifs, basically horrible people.  Then I got on Facebook real quick and read things like "Thank you for the bag of presents someone left for us, what a kind surprise," and "this kind nurse sang a song to my little baby in the hospital."  Stuff like that.

So people really are good.  There is kindness and love all around us.  I just want to hug all the people that are being so nice.  It makes me so happy.

I think I am okay nice person, but being generous doesn't come naturally to me.  Ask my sisters.  If Kenni ever even thought about borrowing my clothes, I would scream at her and punch her when we were kids.  I didn't like sharing.  I hated people eating my food or wanting to spend time with me unless it was the people I wanted to share it with.  Tyson is much better at wanting to be nice to people.  He comes up with ideas of how to give to people all the time, especially at this time of year.  I am just lucky and get to help and usually end up with the credit of everything even though I do only a little. 

In the class I teach at church, the 14-15 year old girls, we have been learning about the Savior.  It seems like I am always just beginning to see how incredible His sacrifice was and is.  I can't fathom how hard it must have been for Heavenly Father and Mother to send their Son to Earth and then to see so many be cruel to Him and then to hurt Him and then kill Him.  How much they must love us to let us treat Him so poorly.  And They did it all so we had hope of returning to Them.  That is like talking about eternity with me, I just can't wrap my brain around it.  I just know it is incredible.

So thank you everyone that is following our Savior's example and helping others.  I hope I can be more like you in the coming weeks and years.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Gotta Love This Age

So I posted some pictures of Caleb's preschool kiddos, but none of Josh's.  Caleb's preschool meets at the mom's houses, every few weeks we switch off.  It works really great for that age.  But Josh is a lot older (2 years makes a big difference right now).  So thankfully several other moms and I got together and we found a guy that lets us use part of his building for us to have preschool in.  The kids love it, having a "school" to go to and these kids are a riot.  Last year, Josh was the youngest in his class, this year he is the oldest.  And I'm pretty sure he is thriving.  He loves the girls especially.  Like father like son I guess.  :)  These pictures are priceless.  I love these kids.

I mean, the age is just so awesome.  Everything is funny, especially stuff like "death" and "killing" and "boogers."  So gross.  Especially boys.  But I love it.  I helped in Josh's church class on Sunday and I about died I was trying so hard not to laugh.  Their teacher is awesome and was telling them all about Jesus and how he was resurrected for us.  The kids you could tell were listening, but in their own special way. 

Teacher: "And when Jesus died-"
One boy pretends to slit his throat.
Another slowly slinks to the floor making a horrible groaning noise.
Another (not saying this child was mine) stretches his arms out and asks if Jesus died on the cross "like this."
One girl is busy scribbling away on paper.  Who knows what she is drawing.
Another little boy climbs up on the window sill and curls up to take a nap.

Hilarious.  Seriously.  I love kids.  There is nothing as amusing as watching them.  Wouldn't you agree?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Clown faces

Josh came home from church last week and showed me what he learned about.  It was very precious how he gave each one of face, but a little creepy.  Gotta love child artwork.


This is how easy my life would be if I had an iphone.  :)

What a Hoot

For Caleb's preschool, I had the kids make little owls.  It was super easy, just an empty toilet paper roll, folding over on top and taped.  They cut cupcake liners glued on, with some construction paper eyes and beak.  The kids loved it and I loved their different eyes.  So precious!

October Part 2

Haunted Houses, they did it all by themselves, it was so cute!
 Matthew and blueberries and milk.  He eats SOOO much and always makes a huge mess.
 Caleb's haunted house.
 While Mom and Dad Cooper were here, Tyson and Dad rebuilt the carport.  The boys had WAY too much fun "helping" and it was so much fun seeing Tyson working doing manly things.  He is just so stinking attractive.

 Caleb and Dad Cooper napping.
 Josh and Logan playing.

 After a long day of "helping" with the carport, Caleb passed right out.
 Caleb got a new big wheel for his birthday, but Matthew has totally claimed it as his own.  He just stared at it with his mouth wide open for the first five minutes and hasn't left it alone since.  :)
 Carport progress.
 3 generations of hard workers.
 Mmmmm.  See what I mean?

 Halloween.  Caleb was Woody.
 Josh was Captain America with a cool homemade shield by Grandma.

 Josh hanging out with Andrew, Logan's older brother.  Josh adores him.
 Halloween, Matthew was a chicken.  Hilarious and totally adorable.
 And Logan was a clown.  They were so cute!!  And I totally love the parent candy tax.
 Halloween crash.  We found Josh behind his dresser asleep.
 View from the carport.  I am so lucky, we live in such a perfect place.  I have such a perfect life.  I was sitting up here with Tyson as he finished roofing and I thought to myself, this is the view the angels have of our place.  It just gave me a different perspective and it made me ever more thankful for the life I have.  Gorgeous part of the world we live in.  Like that song though "the best view in from my front porch looking in."  :)