Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lots Of Catching Up

We celebrated my beautiful Mother's birthday last month. We had all my siblings over to our house for dinner and cake and ice cream.

She is such an amazing and talented woman! Here are a few things that I love about her:

-She is such a good listener. It doesn't matter when, she is always there when you need her.

- She is the most amazing seamstress! Blessing dresses, Easter dresses, Christmas dresses, baptism dresses, flower girl dresses, and everything-else dresses. My girls have had the most gorgeous dresses EVER because of my mom. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
Here are some matching pajamas she made for the girls and their American Girl dolls for Christmas. They were in heaven but this is nothing compared to her heirloom dresses she makes.

-She is one of the most forgiving people I know.

-She is such a great example to me. I hope I can be half the mother, grandmother, friend, and daughter she is.

-Through all her health problems, she still loves life, loves the Lord, and is happy and positive.

-We share a love for chocolate, Elvis movies, Neil Diamond music and so much more!

-She is one of my dearest and closest friends! We have been through a lot together. We always have each others backs.


Silly LePrEcHaUnS!!!!

On St. Patrick's day, the kids woke up to quite a site! The Leprechauns had visited and had caused some mischief around the house while we were sleeping. They had turned the water in the toilets green! The milk was green and the kitchen and great room was all messed up! Stools were tipped over and on the counters, and table. The throw pillows and blanket were strewn all over. The kids got a big kick out of it! I had also written fun messages on the bathroom mirrors in green about how LUcKY I was to be their mom and wife.

The leprechauns made up for it though by leaving them some Lucky Charms for breakfast and each of them a "pot of gold"

I also made these cute Shamrock waffles

We had a fun festive dinner that night. It consisted of Shepherd's Pie, green jello, green punch, and key lime bars.

We watched the Lord of the Dance dvd (Irish dancing), read a LePrEcHaUn story, and played some fun St. Patty's Day games

Fun was had by all. Lily didn't stop talking about those silly LePrEcHaUn's for weeks!

General Conference and Easter Weekend
We had a wonderful holiday weekend. I decided to start a new tradition this year. I saw it on a blog. They had made Conference Baskets for each one of their kids. This is what I came up with:
I just got some cheap baskets at the dollar store, bought some Twistable crayons on sale, a new sharpened pencil, I downloaded Conference Packets from http://www.sugardoodle.net/ (I mixed and matched different ones to accomodate the ages of my kids), I printed off Conference Bingo for each one, made a cute baggie filled with m&m's, marshmellows, and jelly beans for their markers, and filled the baskets with lots of snacks and goodies. I told them that the snacks had to last thru all four sessions. I also put in a bag of instant oatmeal and a package of Easy Mac for breakfast and lunch on Saturday. This made for a very relaxing day for me and the kids did so AWESOME! They were very content working on their packets and snacking. Even my 4 year old did amazing. They sat thru both sessions of conference on Saturday. This is a tradition that we will keep in our family! As always, the talks for conference were wonderful and uplifting, and just what I needed to hear. The kids really enjoyed Pres. Eyring's talk.

In between sessions we colored Easter eggs

My dad came down to go to the Priesthood session with Paul. Afterwards, we had ice cream and played a whole bunch of card games and board games before the kids went to bed. My brother came over too and my dad ended up sleeping over.

Easter morning was filled with excitement as the kids hunted for their baskets.

I am so thankful for my Savior, and for His sacrifice. I know that He lives and loves each one of us. I am so thankful for this Easter day.

1 comment:

Hillary Luke said...

I wish we got together more. It's fun seeing your kids. I'm started to blog again and look at blogs. Hopefully I'll do better this next year. Your kids are darling.