Monday, April 27, 2009
Emily is now 18 months old and her new name is "Miss Independant!" She wants to do everything by herself now! Sometimes she gets so frustrated trying to do something herself that she is red in the face mad. Yesterday was her first day in Nursery at church. She has been a visitor to the Nursery with us two times recently when we substituted. She did fine with us in there with her. Yesterday she saw the toys when the nursery door was opened up and she headed off to the toys without even looking back to see if Steve was following her. The leaders said she did just fine! I can't believe 18 months has flown by so quickly. I have enjoyed having her with me in my meetings. I just enjoy having her with me anyway!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Emily loves to sit on Steve's lap and see whatever he is working on or watching on his laptop. If he has headphones on, she has to listen too. She is very considerate and puts the earphone back when she is done for the moment. This was just too cute not to take a shot of it!d
I found this quote a few days ago on another blog that I follow, Up On My Soapbox. I just had to add it to my quote book. For me it is thought provoking and a well needed reminder.
"Charity is, perhaps, in many ways a misunderstood word. We often equate charity with visiting the sick, taking in casseroles to those in need, or sharing our excess with those who are less fortunate. But really, true charity is much, much more.
Real charity is not something you give away; it is something that you acquire and make a part of yourself. And when the virtue of charity becomes implanted in your heart, you are never the same again...
Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other." --Marvin J. Ashton
One of Steve's friends told him about this road-side fossil bed just outside of Murphy, Idaho. So we loaded up the crew and headed out there last Saturday morning. ALL of the kids had fun, even Emily. We took Aunt Tami and Grandma Lockhart along. Everyone got into the dig. We all found our share of what look like fossils to us, but they are probably not that old. Who knows. Fun was had by all and that is what matters most!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The kids had fun this afternoon playing in the water at my sister's house while I got her sprinkler system started up for the season. I took these shots with my cell phone so the quality is awful, but you get the general idea. They are wet and they are having fun!
Emily loved playing the water too as long as she could get herself out of the way of the water when she was done!
Have you seen this "Where the heck is Matt?" on YouTube?
This guys does a jig in cities all around the world. It is kind of cool to see all the places he goes and has gone. He has been doing this for a few years now and I believe has sponsors now too.
Anyway, while out on our fossil dig this last weekend we stopped to plug coordinates into the GPS and Steve told the kids to get out and do a jig. Logan remembered this Matt video knew what to do right away. A couple siblings decided to join him rather reluctantly. We die laughing now when we watch this. At the time there were a few tears.
Monday, April 20, 2009
When we went shopping recently we put Emily into one of these fun carts. She couldn't have been more pleased! Now if I could just convince my kids that this is what they get to drive when they are 16 life would be good! Jon is 14 and counting down to his driving time.
The girls(Katie) have been begging for quite awhile to get their ears pierced. I finally gave in after Katie had continued, for about a month, showing me how responsible she was. I checked around on the prices of piercing ears and found that the cheapest way of doing it was buying self-piercing kits at the beauty supply store. How hard can it be right? When it came time to do it I marked their ears and then I chickened out. Luckily we were with my sister and she was more than willing to do it! What are Aunt's for anyway if they don't pierce their niece's ears right?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
A few years ago, at BYU Women's Conference, this pianist performed at the Thursday night concert. He was so incredible. Very talented pianist and funny too! He made an encore performance the next year too. He makes classical piano exciting! We were driving through Nampa yesterday and saw the LDS bookstore's sign advertising his concert coming in May! We stopped and bought tickets and I can hardly wait! He is so good!