One of the best parts of having a little lady is going on regular pedicure dates!
Soaking up the last weeks of popsicle weather,
Obligatory Thanksgiving Point picture.
Luke art from the month. Picture of Mom with baby belly, BYU perler bead dinosaur, and a Halloween picture that always included a BYU with a green check mark & red U with a red X. Can’t make this stuff up!
27 weeks pregnant. Its a real life challenge to take pregnancy selfies.
You’re looking at the 2nd place winner from this years Pinewood Derby. Thanks Grandpa for helping with car.
Why was the 3 year old the most reverent and best behaved during General Conference? He sat there almost the entire first session. He’s a dream.
I can’t even believe that I almost have a child in the double digits. I still remember those slow, simple days when it was just me and him. Life is cruel to go by so quickly. Jack is still just as fun-loving as he was from the very beginning. He is great at making other people laugh (although now it involves a few more potty words than it should). He has matured a lot in the last year. He is starting to really enjoy watching football, basketball and baseball games with us. He was super into the Dodgers this post season which was fun. He is still the smartest kid around, moving through the multiplication tables with ease and understanding concepts that I barely remember. He loves to wrestle and tackle Luke at all times. He says they’re playing but it almost always leads to tears. He is enjoying having his own room and usually spends the early mornings reading books in bed. He still loves video games. But most of all he loves playing with his friends. On any given day we have up to 5 boys here which can be a tad crazy. He loves to play outside, ride his bike or scooter and hike around wherever he can.
For Jack’s birthday he wanted to go to Tucanos (expensive taste with this one…last year was sushi!). And then we came home for presents and apple pie. He is a great kid. He tries hard to do what is right and to be a good example for his friends. I love my big kid! 9 year old stats: 68.2 lbs. (70%), 55 inches tall (90%).
My sweet lady turned 7 this year. She is so mature for her age that it seems that she could be much older. She is my biggest helper around here. She cares for Luke with whatever he needs…getting him breakfast in the morning, helping him pick out his clothes, reminding him to wash his hands, etc. She also knows how to push his buttons but for the most part they are best friends. She is creative. Almost everyday she creates a new book on her own complete with illustrations and a story. We go through a lot of paper around here! She is super health conscience only allowing herself 2 pieces of candy a day, only drinking water, packing a fruit and a vegetable in her lunch. She is very responsible too. She always remembers to bring home her paperwork each day, has never forgotten her coat or lunch box at school, and somehow remembers every Wednesday afternoon to put her library book in her backpack for the next day. I love her and appreciate her so much in our house.
This year we had a small family party for each of the kids. Sophie’s birthday fell on a Sunday this year and Grandpa organized a family dinner that day so she got to be with cousins too that day. She planned her own game and made it herself, Pin the Tail on the Pony. On Monday night we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner, her choice. 7 year old stats: 52.4 lbs (75%), 49.25 inches tall (90%).