Under the plan of heaven, the husband and the wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Naughty, naughty! Silly kids . . .

Cade LOVES to sit in the sink and turn on the water. It's going to tough to potty train him when the only thing I want right now is to keep him OUT of the bathroom. Little stinker!

Emerson has been trying to be such a "big boy". He wants to do everything by himself, and most things he's pretty good at. He is such a help to me around the house. I am so lucky to have him. BUT, he hasn't quite mastered the art of buttering his bread . . .


Monday, May 9, 2011

Spirit Week

Okay, so I have to admit, I was not a huge fan of "spirit" week at school. Kind of a pain because they themes were pretty tough. (Hawaii, twin, crazy hair, sport and nerd day.) To tell the truth, Emerson didn't know what a nerd even was. It turned out cute, though. Only took pictures of a few of the days, though.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hiking with Grandma and Grandpa

Look at that sky!

Dad pushing Cade (notice Capri riding on the umbrella)

Grandma holding Eleri

While my mom and dad were here for Cade's birthday, I wanted to go somewhere different. It was beautiful weather, so I thought it would be fun to go hiking. We drove to the San Tan mountains and had a great hike. The kids were troopers and it was so much fun to hike around the dessert. Cade rode in the jogging stoller and I forgot the carrier for Eleri - so she got carried the whole time. (She LOVED that.) Then when we got to the car, I discovered that I had really brought the carrier - it had just slid under the seat. Oops. The sky was GORGEOUS! It was perfect weather. We will have to do it again. The kids have been asking to go again.

Cade turns 2!

Of course Grandma Boren came to celebrate with us. We love her! (Grandpa Boren came to this time! It was soooo much fun to have him celebrate with us as well. That was a special treat.)

Cade blowing out the Candles.

Playing with his Noah's ark from Mommy.

Reading book from Nana. Thank you Nana!

Emerson and Capri helping Cade open presents.


I couldn't believe that my little boy turned 2! It is always bitter sweet on my kid's birthdays. I'm always super happy to see how much they've grown, but sad that their childhood seems to be FLYING by. We had a wonderful little party for our little Cade. Cade has been such a blessing in our home. We have had some problems with him as far as "catching up" goes, but he has taught me so much. It has forced me to be more patient and to learn to cherish every minute. He amazes me every day with the things he has accomplished. His therapist say he is amazing and should be completely caught up by the time he starts school. Keep it up Cade, we are so proud of you!

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl this year was super exciting (since I come from the most STEELER obsessed family in the world - maybe a close second would be my awesome neighbors. . . ) We didn't do to much. We had great cookie cake, fun food and watched the game. To bad we lost. My friend Anna brought her kids over and we had a great time. I really thought in the second half that we were going to recover, but no such luck. Maybe next year . . . The worst part was missing my family who I knew was having an AWESOME Super Bowl party. I wanted to be there so much with them. It's so hard to be so far from family.

Cade was not having any part of the picture taking.

Ella Bean in her Steeler outfit.

Capri outside in front of the sign we made for our car.

Handsome Emerson - he was actually really excited to watch the game.