Sunday, September 29, 2013

Nori's Favorite Place

This is one of Eleanor's favorite places for several reasons:

1.  She is close to me.
2.  She is out of Alexander's reach.  (He is a bit dangerous with her)
3.  She feels like she is in on the action because she can look right over my shoulder.
4.  She can head-butt me anytime she has the urge. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Orange Glo Watermelon

Our garden has been full of delicious things to eat!  I should have taken pictures of more things.  I think the family favorite, though, was the Orange Glo watermelons.  They were big, crisp, juicy, sweet, and ORANGE.  This one wasn't the biggest one, but it was close.  These will definitely be on the list to plant next year!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thomas Turns 10

Thomas turned 10!!!  I can hardly believe it.  He is growing up so fast.  He requested german pancakes for breakfast, mac & cheese for lunch, and broccoli puff pancake for dinner.  I made an apple raspberry cobbler for dessert...yum!  After dinner we rode bikes to the park and broke in one of his presents (a fox tail).  I love you my sweet Tom-o!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nicholas is Baptized

Nicholas was very very ready to be baptized.  He had been preparing and planning for an entire year.  He was so happy when the day finally came.  Jackson baptized and confirmed him.  Nicholas and Jackson played a cello duet of "When I am Baptized" during the program.  It was beautiful.  Nicholas is full of faith in our Savior Jesus Christ.  When we learn gospel principles at home, they just seem to make sense to him.  It is like he is remembering them, not learning them for the first time.  He is a good and kind friend to the people around him.  I am so lucky to have him as my son.  I love you, Nicholas!
His siblings were all so excited for him that they all wanted to be touching and hugging him.

Alexander only had one shoe on.  I grabbed his shoes on the way out the door and threw them in the van.  Once we arrived at the church, I sat him on the edge of the van floor and started putting on his shoes.  He refused to let me put a shoe on one foot because his toe hurt.  I decided it wasn't worth worrying about and just carried him in with one shoe on.

I regret that I didn't get any pictures with he and Jackson or he and I.  We were there...I promise :)