Saturday, April 23, 2011

Amanda's Baptism

Last Saturday was a big day for Amanda. Being 8 years old, she was now old enough to be baptized. We filled the room with family and friends. The service was very spiritual and special. Amanda has always been an incredible child - intuitive, intelligent and motivated. She took this step seriously and paid attention to the covenants she was making. She internalized the importance of both her baptism and her receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost. There aren't many times when you can check how you're doing as a parent but this was definitely one of those times and I must say that I am very proud of this child.

Time with Grandpa & Grandma

Troy's parents came out for a few days and we had such a nice visit with them. Living on opposite coasts from one another sure poses a challenge in being able to see each other. So we really have to make our time together count. The kids had a great time and you should've seen our incredible game of Pictionary. Thanks for flying out to California, Mom & Dad.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lady Liberty+

Can you tell what they've been studying in school?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Got your drink, Mom

While enjoying the Spring weather during piano lessons, I turned around and realized Max stole my drink. He was quite proud of himself for the sneaky snatch. Funny how he could care less about drinking it. Playing with the straw was much more entertaining. (And that's why we took pictures instead of grabbing it back)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Where's Max?....... Beek-A-Boo!

All we do is play around here. No work (except did you notice that the laundry basket is EMPTY? That means I truly was done with all the dirty clothes.... at least for the remaining 45 minutes of daylight.) I have to say it makes my heart happy to see my teenager playing with her 1 year old brother. Before he got out of the basket, all 4 girls were joining in the excitement.