Saturday, November 28, 2009

6 months

I know I recently did an updated picture of Brixton but I just honestly can't understand how the last 6 months have gone by so quickly. It doesn't seem real to me. We sure do love this kid and can't believe what an amazing little guy he is. We love his gigantic smile - even if it isn't the most photogenic look, we love his big big blue eyes, his sweet giggle, the way he's always trying to talk to us, and we even love his lack of interest in moving around! He's a wonderful boy and we are so lucky that he's ours.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Always Check the Oven

Lesson learned the hard way......So as my oven was pre-heating I started to smell something funny....I looked around my stove burners (which were being used cooking the rest of the dinner) - but nothing looked odd...I then noticed a little bit of smoke coming out of a small vent on top of my oven... I open the oven..and wah - lah....yes, those were two of my plastic bowls, which were put into the oven by my 4 year old the day before, without our knowledge. After a little chat about it, I think I will still be checking my oven before ever pre-heating it.

Thanks so our awesome friends, Andrew and Aly who cooked the rest of my food in their oven, and allowed us, and the people we were having over for dinner (the missionaries) - to eat at their house instead of our own due to the smell of burnt plastic. Also, a thanks to my husband for cleaning up the plastic mess.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Follow the Gospel"

This past Sunday the General Primary President visited our Primary meetings. Our Stake President also joined her. Our Stake President wrote her an email to thank her for coming out to Washington DC to make a long story short...our Primary President and our Bishop's wife both sent me the email that he wrote to show me a little bit of what he said.

"And, I was so touched by the young 4 yr old boy, Damon, dressed in a pressed shirt and tie on the front row. Whenever there was a Q/A session, he would raise his hand and if called on, no matter what the question, he would respond, “Follow the Gospel”. Perfect. We all should be so simple, yet so precise in our approach to life."

I thought it was so sweet and to read this put a big smile on my face. Although he seems like such a crazy little kid sometimes, and might drive me nuts most of the time....It was nice to read this and be reminded of how important it is for us to be like little children.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Growing Up...

Someone is growing up wwaayyyy too fast.

8 days old

check out the difference in those thighs/ankles

5 months old

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Batman and The Penguin

So once again...October was crazy fun with Halloween parties. Church, School, and a fun little friend party that Damon was invited to kept us very much in the spirit of Halloween. Damon insisted in being Batman - lucky for me I found a costume for cheap. My mom called after finding an adorable little penguin costume for our little Brixton. I didn't even put two and two together until after the fact, that my little boys are going to be rivals for Halloween!

Damon, Brixton, Sienna and Gavin, Halloween Night

Damon inviting sweet Sienna to join him under his umbrella. They just love each other so much

party at the church

my own little Batman, one of the only times he actually put the mask on

aawhh...he doesn't look so mean, right?

his sweet little friend Laura had a Halloween party. The kids made little lanterns and went for a walk into the woods and down to a river. They had so much fun walking through the mud.

A shot from the pre-school program.

Happy Halloween!