Thursday, April 30, 2015
Bedtime to Violet is when the other kids go to bed so that she can do what she wants until Mom and Dad come upstairs.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Don't get me wrong, my girls got into trouble, and lots of it. But when they got caught getting into said trouble, they had the decency to stop and look at least slightly ashamed.
Not Luca. When he gets caught doing something he shouldn't be (which is about every 15 minutes) he rushes furiously to finish what he started. And then he throws it, if possible. For example, this morning he was playing with someone's cup of water they left on the table (both of which are strictly forbidden) and I walked around the corner. He saw me and frantically started spreading the water as much as he could, laughing as he did. Or, how about when I found him pre-dinner trying to eat from a glass bowl on the table. Luckily I caught the bowl before it hit the ground. I didn't make it in time for the dinner plate the night before- it shattered into many smaller pieces. The dog food is thrown at least once a day, as well as phones, pens, controllers, and his sister's toys. I often have to change his pants mid morning due to him being wet from a water adventures in the dog's bowl. And he's never sorry; not one bit. Unless you count the trouble he's sorry he didn't get to finish.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go clean up a board game he just dumped as I wrote this.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
At least for most of them it was. For Violet and Luca this is all they will know. It will be so natural to them. And that makes me so happy- makes me happy that we made the decision to move away from the "big city" and raise our kids here.
So here's a picture of the two littles discovering one of our big rocks. I'm so lucky.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
I love my nieces and nephews. I never expected it to be like that with my siblings kids, but it is- total unconditional love. They fought over who would give me the first hug. They told me all about their friends and classes, and I loved it. We went to the Phoenix Zoo, which someone I had never visited before, right from the airport.
Then things got exciting when we went to lunch and Emma fell and split her forehead open. The poor people at Chick Fil A probably thought we were gonna sue them. We cleaned her up and had to take her for stitches. No temple visit, but I got to eat some pizza with the other kids.
It's interesting how playful I get when I don't have anything to do- the kids got me to jump on the trampoline quite a bit (great exercise). Of course I also got to spend time with my sister and we had the boys over at various times on Saturday. Quite relaxing.
Before I left on Sunday Ang took me to see Mom's grave for the first time since the funeral. The grass is coming in nicely and she's gotten some neighbors recently- one of them a friend who also lost a fight to cancer. I should have taken the picture closer, but I forgot till we got back to the truck.
Course poor Kaylon got stuck with a weekend of vomit- I guess no good deed goes unpunished, right? But that also meant he got lots of snuggles from the little dude. I'm grateful he is willing to do things like this for me.