Friday, May 1, 2015

Heard in the home

N: I have to get ready and go to my school. 
Mom: No way, silly! You are not old enough to go to school! That would make me so sad.
N: oh don't be so sad mom! You can watch Star Wars and we go to school! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Heard in the home

The sun's awake, so we have to get pizza! -N

"Nash, did you go to the bathroom?" -Me
"No, I died! I very died!" -Nash (hiding from me)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Princesses Dance with their Princes

The boys equate wearing a pretty dress with being a princess. Yesterday, I was going to go do initiatory at the temple before I remembered that my recommend was in the wallet that I lost a few weeks ago. Still, I was all ready to go and had my dress on. Since the boys had seen me ready to go to the temple, they wanted to go to the temple too. Nash was crying, "don't go anywhere! I go with you!" He was thrilled when I didn't leave. But that night when I tucked him into bed, he asked if we could go to the temple. I told him we could go tomorrow after church. And then he said the sweetest things to me! "Mom, you a princess? And daddy spin you?" "Do you like it when daddy dances with me?" "Yes, I like that." I like that too, sweet boy! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I'm a bird!

Last night after bathtime, Granger was wrapped in a towel. I walked into the bathroom where Cameron was helping Nash brush his teeth. I had been downstairs installing a blog design and came up to finish our bedtime routine. As soon as I turned the corner, Granger whipped his towel open, arms spread wide, "I'm a bird, mom!" And he was. A very naked, very enthusiastic little bird. That boy cracks me up. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

3 Years Old! (And Tenley because I can't help myself)

I feel like Nash and Granger flipped a switch a few months ago that has channeled an unending supply of energy into their little bodies. They are always moving. Combine that with the snow and ice and rain we've been experiencing and it makes for a crazy mom and even crazier kiddos! The weather was finally warm enough to be at the park today! Was it warm enough for short sleeves and shorts? No. But when you're three that doesn't matter too much. It was so nice to finally be out of the house! We went to the Duck Park. We've been there a bunch of times, but never fully explored the climbing wall's potential. This time, they were all about it! I can't believe these gorgeous, capable, strong, charming, polite boys are THREE. They are so grown up. And I absolutely love being their mom.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Heard in the home

NG: La la. LA LA! LALALALA!!! 
Me: that is too loud! 
G: no. I'm saying la la, mom. (Nice and quiet) 

Cam is in the bathroom. 
N+G: where are you, sweetheart? 
At least I know I'm talking nicely part of the time! 

Me: Gray! It's time for bed! 
G: No! I have to go potty! Stop! Go right away! 
(Daniel Tiger sings "if you need to go potty, stop and go right away.") 

G: Hey! That's Jesus, right there!
Me: yeah, it is! Is he nice?
G: yeah. He's nice. He has big hair. I have little hair. It's so cute, mom! 

Me: do you love Tenley?
G: yes, I LOVE her! She is my Tenley. 
Hi Tenley-belle! She's cute! 
No one has called her that before. I love it. He adores her. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Tenley bug is getting so big, so fast! Before conference started on Sunday, we took the kids to the park to burn off some energy. We had the whole park to ourselves, so we put Tenley in a swing, just to see what she'd do. She absolutely loved it! She grinned and shrieked, waved her arms, kicked her legs, and laughed and laughed. One of my favorite parts of being a parent is watching my kids experience and discover the world around them. And watching their amazing daddy take delight in the same thing.