Monday, May 19, 2008

Savana and Luke

First off we'll go with Luke. Wow, this kid is going to give me a run for my money. I don't know if I can rank him even with Scottie at this point or if I should say he may surpass him. He has figured out how to open the sliding glass door. No matter if I lock it or not. We're going to have to get another one of those child-proof locks. I think we're probably what keeps those companies afloat. He doesn't want to keep on a diaper anymore. In fact, he doesn't want to keep on any clothes anymore. So, all Sunday he kept opening and closing opening and closing the sliding door. He'd play around for awhile in the backyard naked all the meanwhile. Finally, he discovered the coolers on the back patio. They're empty so he decided to jump in and have a little fun inside. What an imagination. They don't need toys or bikes. Give them an empty box(or cooler in this case), pots and pans and they'll find all kinds of things to do with them!!
On to Savana, my little beauty queen. Poor thing woke up first thing Sunday morning and had a stomach ache. We weren't sure what it was from and then she had to throw up. It's the WORST feeling. So, she slept a lot and ate little, but she was such a trooper and let me shoot a few candids of her. Being sick with the 24hr bug she still looked gorgeous, I'm afraid to say I wouldn't be able to say the same for myself.

Scottie's Play "Lemonade"

Scottie got to perform in two plays in the last week. The biggest perfomance of the two was called "Lemonade." It's about all the nursery rhymes and the bad luck they fall upon. The moral of the story is.....When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. He got to play the role of the Spider from "Little Miss Muffet." In his character description it called for him to state his lines in a sinister voice. He did a great job!! He had no trouble memorizing his lines and he got into his character very well. He was paid a few compliments after the performance. The second play was a bit smaller. It was a "Pirate Play." I actually can't tell you much about that one now, I'll need to watch the video first. Luke starting crying and being loud so I had to take him out of the classroom. Luckily, one of the other moms came out after me and asked if I wanted her to record it for me. That was sooo nice of her. I was a little sad that I wasn't going to be able to watch it. So, amongst all of his other talents, we've found another area he's pretty good at......performing. Well, I guess we all kind of knew that already.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Turn your Blog Page into a hard-bound book!

When I went to my photo workshop this last Saturday, I discovered that you can have your blog page printed into a book. So, for those of you who may think this is a waste of time you can totally justify it now by printing yours into a book and making it a journal!! So cool!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

My Mother's Day actually started off on Saturday morning. I went to a photo workshop that was ALL day long. From 9am to 8pm, but I had to leave my house by 7:45because it was in Mesa. So, the night before Scott took Scottie AND Luke(yes, it's true, Luke too) on the Father and Son camp-out. Savana and I had a girls night out. We went to Olive Garden and then Sweet and Sassy where she received a mini-mani. She loved it!
Saturday after the workshop,I got home about 9pm and on the kitchen counter was a card and a vase with roses. Scott was in the living room watching some sports. So, you know what that means, he was not in tune at all with what I was saying. As I walked in the kitchen and saw my surprise I said "Oh, how sweet. Is this card for me to open and read or do you want me to wait until tomorrow?" Well, I received no response and amongst the chaos I went ahead and read it anyway. When I started to thank him and the kids for the wonderful card it sank into him that I had just read it. So he says to me "Hey, is it Mother's Day? No, it's not. So why are you reading your card tonight?" FUNNY could've sworn that I just asked him if he wanted me to read it or not. So he says later on "I didn't think you would go into the kitchen when you got home, that's why I put it out tonight." When does a woman and mother not go in her kitchen? The next morning I was greeted with a plate of crepe's for breakfast. Everyone knows Daddy makes the best crepe's. So, that was wonderful. Next, I got treated by being able to sit up on the stand(I'm the new ward chorister) while he got to wrestle with the kids for half of sacrament. And finally, I got to hear him speak in sacrament. It was great, a very nice Mother's Day treat. He had also planned a nice dinner for me. He went out the night before, filled the propane tank, and bought some steaks to grill. The steaks were awesome!! Very yummy! You wouldn't believe it though, dinner did not include any vegetables. No.....Scott??> ;) That's my man.
All in all it was a really great day. Scott made sure to make it a special day and it was. He did a great job. It's the little things that count, just to show you care and let us know you appreciate us. Love you Scott!!!

After a long day of picking up toys and changing dirty diapers, how can you not look in those eyes and be thankful for EVERY moment you have with them? That's what motherhood IS about.....moments. I am sooo thankful for my children. They are truly a blessing in my life and I couldn't imagine life without them.