Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Busy Saturday

This Saturday, Andrew and Emily had their piano recital.  They each played three songs and they did a great job!  Andrew has only been playing for about a month, and he was so happy to be there and so proud of himself.  I was very happy that they both practiced all week without any nagging from me!

The rest of our Saturday was spent working on essays and projects.  Emily, Nathaniel, and Daniel all had projects and papers to do.  I think Andrew felt a little left out of the "fun" so I said, "Andrew, if you need something to do why don't you go out front and pull the weeds."  So he did.  And then he got out the rake and push broom to clean up all of the pine needles.  By the time I went out there to check on him, he had already filled a bag with pine needles.  I told him we should use them to lay down a fresh layer in the front planter, so he did the side that faces the street and I did the other side.  Doesn't it look good?  He was so proud of himself for making me happy.  I was feeling stressed because the yard needed attention and Michael had been out of town, but just getting that little bit done made me feel much better.

When I went back inside, I found Nathaniel helping Emily with her project because he was already done with his essay.  I am a very blessed Mama!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Andrew's Baptism

Andrew is 8 now and he has chosen to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He was so excited!  The smile on his face as he came out of the water was priceless!
Here he is, waiting for his baptism.

Andrew and Mommy

We were also blessed that his grandparents, Jim and Carol May, could be there to share in the joy of the occasion.

Jonathan couldn't be bothered to be in this picture.  He was too busy talking to his "girlfriend" Annie Mae in the second row.

Thank you, Nathaniel.  That smile is much better!

Daniel and Grandma

Emily with Grandpa and Grandma

Daddy and Andrew

On Saturday night, Michael was ready to cheer on BYU.  Go Cougars!

Grandpa and Jonathan

We love you, Andrew, and we are so proud of you!!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Jonathan is 4!!! 

The thing he wanted most was a Mike Wazowski toy from Monsters University.

He also loved the Lego set he got.  In fact, all of the kids loved the Lego set he got.

Here is one of his many creations

Andrew is 8!!!!

He loved his cookie cake and Sully toy.  We saved the rest of his presents for his party at...

...Chuck E. Cheese's!

We had a combined party for Jonathan and Andrew.  They had so much fun!

So did Nathaniel and Emily

and Daniel

Jonathan was pretty excited about his Mike Wazowski cookie cake.  Andrew doesn't look too happy in this picture, but he really did have a fun time.

Meeting Chuck E. Cheese

Jonathan and his friend Annie Mae
Jonathan only wanted to invite girls, so his guests were Annie Mae and Valerie (above in the pink).  Andrew invited three friends--two friends from church (Jared and Travis) and a friend from school (Riley).   

Happy Birthday to my sweet boys!!!!