Friday, November 27, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Family Journal Time!

Brock still isn't walking, but he will stand up by himself, walk holing on to something, and take a step from one object to another. He says, "uh-oh" which is too adorable, and he will point to the light and say, "IGHT". That's pretty much it except mama dada and ba.
The other day in the card Aaron told Grandma that my moms dad, my grandpa "passed away" the other day. Bos pipes up from the backseat, "ya, dead!! D-E-D!" It was so funny.
At dinner last night I kept getting annoyed with Boston because he practially sits on my lap when I sit by him eating dinner, so I have to keep pushing his hands and arms aways and putting him back all the way on his own seat and he says "Mom you're like not the best mom ever!" I thought he said I was 'like the best mom ever' but I heard wrong and he says "because you won't let me touch you" Everyone at the dinner table gave me grief, but I am sorry, I need my space!
But! Another day we were watching tv and hes says "mom, I love you never-ending" So I guess that makes up for not being the best mom ever.
Brock loves to watch Dancing With the Stars, he laughs and crawls toward the Tv and claps and dances like nobody's business! So cute and funny. And I love how babies just have this innate sense to move to music, they know it instinctively. So awesome!
Last Sunday in church I had an amazing experience. A close friend had lost his baby recently after being born premature and living only 2 weeks. well, I was sitting by him and got to watch him hold and play with and love on my little guy, tears came to my eyes because I was so grateful that I had a living breathing baby, and I also cried at seeing this man so good with kids with such love and understanding and faith that he will see his baby again. My heart was so full!
We had a dinner celebrating Visiting Teaching and the bishop talked about the friendships you will make with the women you visit. How Heavenly Father puts them in our path for a reason and He has a hand in the whole process. One of my closest friends is my friend because of the Visiting Teaching program, I know God directed her to my life and it has been a blessing and I love her and I am thankful for my Father in Heaven's mindfulness of me.
Boston just informed me that he has "had the swine flu for like two weeks mom!"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Much needed motivational quote of the moment

"Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize
and repeat, over and over, is, 'what is the most
valuable use of my time right now?'"

Ya, I pretty much LOVE him

Well...not HIM, so much, but definatley his art. Who is he, you ask? Rodney White. Check it out! I want it all! Or at least 2 to put above my bed or something...
Its like positive quotes, which of course I am all about, but in a cool vintagey design, which of course I am also all about.

November Visiting Teaching Message

For this months handout: Cut an apron shape out of fall scrapbook paper and put a ribbon at the top. Make the back attach so there is a puch. Put a label on the front that reads: Add the words of the prophets to your Thanksgiving Menu.

Fill the back pouch with a yummy candy and a Thanksgiving Menu tucked inside with quotes from General Conference. So it says Thanksgiving Menu Feast upon the words of the prophets (food for thought from the 2009 October General Conference)
"Allow virtue to garnish thy thoughts unceasingly." Bishop Burton
"Preperation removes fear" Elder L Tom Perry
Side Dishes
"Spirituality yields two fruits...the first is inspiration to know what to do, the second is power or the capacity to do it." Elder Richard G Scott
"If we heed his work and live the comandments, we will survive this time of wickedness." Pres. Monson
Main Course
"Because the spirit is often described as a still small voice, it is important to have a time of quiet in our allow the spirit time to whisper sweet guidance." Vicki F Matsumori
"What we love, determines what we seek. What we seek, determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are and who we will become." Pres. Uchtdorf
"You need to know that nothing can seperate you from the love of Christ." Barbara Thompson
"We are invited to 'get a grip' on the iron rod and never let go!" Sister Ann Dibb
And of course, pumpkin pie!
All menu items free of charge...Considered priceless for those guests who are willing to "Come Unto Him"

Thanks you PP&G! and I hope all of you that have access to one, take time to read your Ensign this month. I always LOVE everything Pres. Uchtdorf says, so good!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Haunting!

I learned this year a lesson as a mom. Boston wore his "dress up" Darth Vader costume to our neighborhood "trunk-or-treat" Well, this wasn't his costume, he has had it for a year and uses it to play star wars, and the mask is the real big voice changer toy one not just a "costume" peice and he has tons of Light sabers that he plays with of course, so anyway, at preschool the next day was his Halloween party and he wanted to wear his Darth Vader costume and I had bought him this cute dead pirate one that I wanted him to wear because he couldn't wear his mask for Darth Vader at school anyways, and I wanted him to look cute or cool or whatver. Even earlier in the season, he had wanted to be Jango Fett or someone and I wouldn't let him because his friend from preschool was being that and I didn't want them being the same. Seriously, why do I as a parent even care, the kids in his class wouldn't care what he was and would think anything was "cool", it's not like any other moms are sitting there judging me so WHY do I push it so hard. He also went though a phase of wanting to be a dinosaur that was my little brothers from when we were kids and I thought it looked "babyish" and not as "cool" as superheros or whatever else his friends were being so I told him no he could just wear that for playtime dress up. Seriously? Again, even if he did wear the dino costume, none of the $ year ols are going to care! So I sent a kid off to school practically dragging him kicking and screaming to carpool to go to school for the Halloween Party. He was not a happy camper and neither was I. Was this worth it? Well...actually it turned out fine, he had fun and wore his costume for Halloween only a little bit grudgingly. BUT, I guess my job as a mom is to pick my battles, and if it is about my kids happiness and what is important to him, that should for sure come before my pride or opportunity for a cute photo. It was still a fun holiday and I am glad it is over!