Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Catching Up - February 2011

There have been so many wonderful things in our everyday life together since I last posted.
One of my dilemmas when I get behind in blogging is trying to catch up on everything I have missed. I don't think that is even remotely possible after this, my longest hiatus.

So, here's a quick summary.

February 2011
- Jaden's 3rd Birthday
blueberry pancakes with a candle for birthday breakfast
how old are you?

happy birthday Jaden
make a wish
our family
- A play kitchen built by mommy & grandpa K
in progress, getting close
Jaden finds his "unfinished" play kitchen.
We decided part of the birthday fun could be letting him help finish the assembly.
helping grandpa drill holes for the oven knobs
assembling the oven door
nailing on the back
all put together (still missing the sink)
when you're 3 you can get away with cooking a cake on the stove top burner
- Alivia's baptism
wearing her baptismal gown made from Grandma K's wedding dress

baptized by grandpa H
as good a family photo as you're going to get after church and 100 pictures already taken
- Valentines Day
window clings are our favorite type of decoration to put up these days
a heart candy sorting game
- Trip to see family in AZ
fun with keely, mali & kellan at the zoo

petting the goats
sharing the tractor with kellan
riding the train at the train park
the best frozen yogurt EVER! at Yogurtopia
March & April to come after finding some photos from Grandma's camera!

Time Flies

I can't BELIEVE I haven't posted anything since February! There are a million excuses I could use - some of which include a computer that, for awhile, decided to turn itself off whenever it felt like it making any real progress on any work impossible. Another being continually "mis"placing my camera and having to remember to look for it for 3 days before finding it again (always in one of 3 places - just usually takes me 3 days to remember to look in each of them). Also, we've been trying to get our house in order and CLEAN and figure out life with two amazing kiddos. Grandma K has stayed and Daddy has been working and studying like crazy. I'm downloading pictures from my camera that have been on there since FEBRUARY so, if I get caught up in my little bit of free time today I might actually post something interesting!

One thing I've been thinking lately....
I am never one to wish time away.
I believe there is much to be enjoyed every single day of life God gives us.
I already think my kids are growing TOO fast so I don't want to hope for days to come when I want to just enjoy their smiles of today.
In some ways.....
I'm really, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY ready for it to be 17 days from now when all homework must be done, all classes over, and we have a daddy/hubby who doesn't have SO MUCH HOMEWORK to do anymore!