Friday, April 22, 2011

My Sweet Girl


Zoe is developing quite the little personality....not to mention an attitude as well! She is so very VERY different than her brother. She is not afraid to let you know what she thinks. And she is getting very good in the dirty look department. I'm afraid to admit that she probably inherited that from her mother. Zoe's favorite place to be right now is outside. But unfortunately, will all of the wet weather we have been having here in Utah we haven't spent long periods of time outside. But she will bring us her shoes and jacket, wait by the door, and grunt or yell at us until we can take her out. Silly girl! She seems to be growing up much faster than it seemed with Zachary. I just want her to slow down...but she just doesn't listen!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Button Egg

I been bitten by the crafting bug is a little number I did a couple of weeks ago. I found this button egg here. It looked easy enough so I did it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Face Plant

It was nice enough outside yesterday that I let the kids run around the yard for a bit. All was good and then Miss Zoe took a face plant on the driveway. Awesome! Can you tell she is really upset over it? The funny thing is yesterday morning I was looking at this picture of Zachary soon after he had his first face plant and then Zoe fell later in the day. Gotta love those scuffed up noses!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dino Park

Thankfully, Joe had a Saturday off. First time in months! We almost forgot how fun he was to play with...until I'm able to snap off a picture like the one above. We went to the Dinosaur Park in Ogden. Zachary loved it!

The weather was nice enough to enjoy their play area.

Now that Zoe is walking all over the place I should probably invest in some shoes for the poor girl. I've been holding off for as long as possible. So grateful for the swings...that way she could play without running around in her socks.

We loved our time with Daddy! It was so much fun!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

El Destructo Baby

This photo was taken just before my strong arm of a little girl broke one of the doors in half. And the funny part is that she knew she did wrong. Her bottom lip stuck out and immediately the tears started coming. LOL!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Courageous Parenting

One of the Conference talks that we will be discussing in our 4th Sunday lesson this month is Courageous Parenting by Elder Larry R. Lawrence. I've listened to this talk several times this morning. Some of the things he said that caught my attention were:

  • ...parents are responsible for the protection of their children. That means spiritually as well as physically.
  • ...parents who love their children cannot afford to be intimidated by them.
  • Parenting is not a popularity contest.
  • Sometimes we are afraid of our children-afraid to counsel them for fear of offending them.
  • It is important for husbands and wives to be united when making parenting decisions.

I know that both of my children are still quite young. But Zachary specifically is a little sponge right now. It is a scary world out there with tons of unrighteous influences. And I pray that our children are never affected by Satan's tactics. I hope that Joe and I are never afraid to counsel him. I want him to know what the Spirit feels like and to be able to recognize it. I love to listen to him pray at night and say the things he does in his prayers. I want him to know that Joe and I are his parents...parents who love and care for him deeply. I know that as we counsel with the Lord as a couple regarding our children we will always do what is right. One more thing that Elder Lawrence said is the following:

"Our Church leaders have counseled us to establish righteous patterns in our homes. Consider five fundamental practices that have the power to fortify our youth: family prayer, family scripture study, family home evening, family dinner together, and regular one-on-one interviews with each child."

I know that there are some of these things that we can improve upon in our home. I am grateful for this talk. And grateful for technology that allows me to listen to it over and over. I am grateful to have been blessed with my children and pray that I can raise them to be a righteous son and daughter of our Father in Heaven.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Summer Where Are You?

Summer where are you? We want to run around in our bare feet eating lots of watermelon!