Monday, September 01, 2014
Monday, August 04, 2014
summer fun in Utah!
What a fun Utah summer vacation. Some highlights include...swimming and playing at the Canyons resort, the Living Planet Aquarium with Papa Parma, the museums and farm at Thanksgiving point, Temple Square, a gourmet Parma family dinner, visiting with Grandma Blanchet (feeding apricots to the mule and playing with dolls), enjoying timeat Snowbird with Grandma Michelle and Grandpa Don [and cousins, uncles, aunties, and more] with morning hikes and playing (including alpine slides, toboggan coasters, chair lifts and bounce houses), eating banana creamies and seeing deer and moose!
collecting snails at a wedding reception
fell asleep holding hands
the Alpine slides
Monday, July 07, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Sunday, June 08, 2014
It's official: Cali is a kindergartener!! She has enjoyed two full, learning and fun-filled years at Ms Michelle's house. She especially enjoyed cooking days, practicing her letters, and playing with friends (especially her "boyfriend," Roman).
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Cali's first lost tooth
How I love being a mother.
When I first became a mother, I was so scared. Anxious. Overwhelmed. It was something I had to learn by doing. I grew into a mother. Now I find my identity and purpose so wrapped up in my little ones, I can hardly imagine life without them.
My favorite things about being a mother? Sweet hugs and word like, "Yor da best best mom in da wood mom." Questions like, "Are there bugs in heaven?" And moments like finding all the kids sound asleep together in a twin bed. I love reading to them while they cuddle close. I love teaching them a principle and seeing their faces light up with understanding. I love making up answers to ridiculous questions or listening to their responses when I ask, "What do you think?" I also love enforced "quiet time" and the hours of 5-6 am and 7-9 pm!
This Mother's day the kids were so excited they had a countdown and to-do list! I was lovingly celebrated by gluten-free oatmeal pancakes, homemade cards and gifts (a picture frame, a personalized picture tile, and a heart magnet), dinner by daddy, and snuggling to Mary Poppins together.