Sunday, March 19, 2017
I was beginning to wonder if Preston was ever going to start crawling. He is so much later than all my other kids. I mostly blame it on how much we hold him of course, but I guess I was thinking he would want to be running around with his siblings that he would crawl sooner than all of them to keep up. He finally has it down, so now I better keep everything off the ground! Bring on the vacuuming! And oh, look at those teeth! Looks painful...but he has been in good spirits for the most part.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Kate survived her first season EVER of basketball. She joined her cousin Brooke's team when they needed more players. I am so glad she made the choice to play. Her crazy height made her a very valuable player. I am so proud of her for trying new things and making new friends. She even scored a few baskets! Way to go Kate!
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Zach had a fantastic basketball season. His team "Team Swish" went undefeated! His coach, Andrew Stephenson, was an outstanding example and mentor to these boys and Zach. Zach enjoyed getting to know a lot of new friends from the West TV, now at Cedar Park, area and just had the best time! It is so rewarding to see my kids exceed and have a great time doing it.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Oh Ryan, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to sign you up for an activity. You have deserved something just for you for so long, and with having to juggle three other kids, and one being a baby, I struggled to put another activity on the calendar. But I am so glad I did this spring! You love swim lessons and pay attention to the teacher so well. Sometimes as a parent you wonder how your kids respond to other adults and situations. I know I have not given you the attention you so deserve and feel guilty for it daily. But to watch you listen to your teacher and do what she is asking, with excitement, warms this mom's heart of mine. You will be summer pool ready in no time!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Preston is loving meal time and looking oh so cute in his adorable bib! I have to put a plug in for this bib. How did we NOT have these silicone bibs for my previous three kids? Whoever created these is genius! Gone are the days of having to put yucky bibs through my washer and dryer. Now I just wash them like I would a dish and let it dry. Love it!
I also love that Preston is sitting up ALL by himself! He is so proud of himself and we are all proud of him. No if we can just get to the point where he can crawl and get himself to sitting on his own and then back to crawling, we will be in business!
Monday, February 20, 2017
Oh Zach's soccer team is going to play in a tournament in Vegas in February?...Where do I sign up? We left the middle two kids at home with Marissa Schnell and flew down with Preston in tow, because clearly Vegas is the place to take your baby for their first trip. While we were hoping to experience warmer weather we didn't, but we did have a great time watching he and his team play. They beat the #4 team in the nation(woot woot) and we saw some old friends(Casey and Tammy Waldren) from Justin's BYU Soccer days. Justin's parents and Aunt Jayne and Uncle Tyson and kids also came to cheer Zach on since we were close to them. We of course hit up our favorite, Cafe Rio, and had a wonderful time catching up. We are grateful to have such a supportive family! What a fun trip! I am sure the first of many to come...
Monday, February 13, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
The process of our move started 2 years ago when I got a county letter in the mail about the development of the lots one street over from our current house. As much as we loved our street and our current neighbors we knew with our growing kids and the possibility of a fourth child we would outgrow our house and have to move. But like I said we LOVE our neighbors and being so close to the park so the moment I realized they would be building new homes one street over I contacted my realtor friends and they did some investigating to find out who the developer was. From there I hunted him down and the rest is history...nearly two years its moving day. One street over and still next to the park...I think we are going to love it, minus the packing and unpacking, with a baby, oh and with having to sell our current house too!
This was quite the process, and not for the faint at heart I might add. If I had to do it all over again I think I would but yikes its a lot of work, decision making and meeting and decision making...did I mention decisions? I am grateful for a husband that trusts me and likes my taste. I hope I like it ten years from now too! What a blessing this house is for us. I am so grateful all the pieces of selling our current home and moving into this house fell into place the way they did. It is evident that our Heavenly Father is in the details of our life, because prayers have been answered.