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

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mother's Day

The cake the kids made me.

Also, please notice the bow in Capri's piggy's "hair" and the diaper. . .

Mother's Day was wonderful. We mostly celebrated on Saturday. The kids made me a WONDERFUL cake. (Daddy took them to Bashas.) On Sunday I was able to sleep in and relax while Isaac got the kids ready for church. I have to admit this wasn't much of a change since I am lucky enough to have an amazing husband who usually lets me sleep in on weekends and helps get the kids ready for church every Sunday. I am so blessed to have my wonderful children. I remember always wanting a bunch of kids. I was always the kid who wanted to hold every baby I saw. Motherhood has been amazing. While at the store the other day, I was pulling 2 kids in one cart and pushing the other 2 in another cart. (I find this to be the easiest way to get around a store.) 3 out of the 4 were screaming because I didn't buy them a toy that they wanted. A man came up to me and said "Can I ask you a question?" I have to admit I was a little worried about what that question was going to be. Then he asked "My wife really wants kids and I'm not sure about it. Answer me, right now, is it worth it?" My reply. "100 percent!" I honestly feel that way. The good moments definitely out way the bad.

I love how smart Emerson is. I love the way he is always looking for little ways to serve me. He loves to make my bed or fold the laundry while I am in the shower. He is super helpful with the babies and never hesitates to go get me a diaper or help get kids ready to go out. He has such a tender spirit and truly LOVES people deep down. He'll be any one's best friend. He loves to write letters to people, draw people pictures, or talk on the phone.

I love Capri sweet spirit! Holy cow is that girl a hoot! She is usually pretty good natured. Her best friend is a little girl who has down syndrome. She is so gentle around her and so understanding if she is rough with her. We've never even told her that her friend is "special" - she just knew. She loves to take care of the babies. She will randomly come up to me about 10 times a day and just tell me she loves me. She truly makes me grateful for the day to day.

Cade has always been my little buddy. That kid is so mellow, compared to the others! He is so easy to please and is so easy to talk out of a fit. He loves to just be around you and help out. He already helps me unload the dishwasher and put the laundry away. He will run up and give me 10 hugs a day for no reason at all. He seems to just know if I need to snuggle and will just sit on my lap with his head playing on my shoulder. I love you Cade!

Eleri is my little firecracker! She wants to be held all day long and I'm okay with that. She has been such a fun baby. She has reminded me how to be patient and returns my efforts with the most beautiful smiles you have ever seen. Her first word was Mama (all the others were "dada!") She is a total mama's girl and I love that. She will push her forehead up against my lips and wait for me to kiss it. Oh, baby girl, slow down so mommy doesn't miss any moments!

Sorry this post dragged on, just wanted to remember all the wonderful things about being a mommy on mother's day!!!!


Debbie said...

I love reading your thoughts about motherhood. You are enjoying every minute! I remember watching you grow up and look forward to being a mom and here you are loving it. Just like you thought you would. I'm glad you are so happy! Your kids are happy too!