Monday, May 23, 2011

Mondays with Mr. Miles #4

After my sister's graduation we went to a big celebration at a cousin's home and Miles went with us because we got to babysit him that evening. There were so many toys and little cousins all over the place. Miles joined right in on the tea party and the little princess girls didn't even seem to mind that a little boy was in their midst.




"A grandchild is a gift from above ... one to cherish and to love."
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"A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty."
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"Grandparents and grandchildren are God's gift to each other."
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"You Put the Grand in Grandma."
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"Whenever I see you I have an uncontrollable urge to fling open my arms, excitedly shout your name and scoop you up."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kareena's Graduation

This is my sister and she has worked a long time for this dream of hers of graduating from college. You see about 10 years ago she decided she wanted to go back to school and earn a degree to become a kindergarten teacher. She has known she has wanted to be a teacher for a very long time but didn't know how she could raise her family and work and go to school.
Through a lot of sweat and tears and many challenges in her life this dream has become a reality and I am so proud of her. She has sacrificed so much and she deserves this now so much.
She loves little children and has collected a whole room full of stuff over the years to use when she gets to teach. She is so ready for this new part of her journey and now just needs to get hired somewhere. She is going to be the best kindergarten teacher in the whole world!

I love you sister! ♥

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mondays with Mr. Miles #3

A little dirt never hurts. Miles loves to scoop it out of the flower beds and then smear it back and forth on the cement. When he's in a puddle of water he will bend over and smear it back and forth and then stand up and stomp stomp. I love watching this little guy play and have adventures.
"A grandchild is a gift from above ... one to cherish and to love."
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"A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty." 
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"Grandparents and grandchildren are God's gift to each other."
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"You Put the Grand in Grandma."
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"Whenever I see you I have an uncontrollable urge to fling open my arms, excitedly shout your name and scoop you up."

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mondays with Mr. Miles #2

Miles enjoys standing in the open doorway looking outside.  I can just imagine in his little mind some of the things he's contemplating going after:

A-Pebbles the cat lurking in the bushes
B-The slides and swings just around the fence and down the path to the park (which he knows how to get to all by himself)
C-Rocks to throw into the lawn
D-Dirt to grab by the handfuls and throw onto the sidewalk

Trust me, he can and will, go after all these things each time he has access out of this door.  He's such a busy boy and keeps me hopping every time he comes to visit.   
"A grandchild is a gift from above ... one to cherish and to love."
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"A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty." 
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"Grandparents and grandchildren are God's gift to each other."
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"You Put the Grand in Grandma."
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"Whenever I see you I have an uncontrollable urge to fling open my arms, excitedly shout your name and scoop you up."

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Easter 2011

I know today is Mother's Day and I'll probably post about that a couple weeks late. That's okay because that's how I'm rolling lately.   I did find it extremely interesting that not a single word was said about Easter at church.  It was a mission farewell and the two youth speakers were adult speakers and I honestly forgot what they talked about. (oops) The choir did sing an Easter number so that was nice. The Sunday School lesson I taught the 13-14 year olds was on Wilford Woodruff and then in Relief Society the lesson was on honesty.  
So during our dinner at home I had one of the boys read a few scriptures about the Savior and the Resurrection.  
After church we came home and started working on the Easter feast.  I was so grateful to Cooper, Brittany, and Jordan for jumping right in and helping me.  I thought the actual food prep time was more fun than the eating time.  It's so fun to watch adult children interact together while working in the kitchen.  Cooper was not wanting his picture taken with an apron on here so that's why he is scolding me out.  Funny Cooper!


Cooper and Brittany

I bought so much candy this year because I wanted all the big kids to Easter egg hunt along with little Miles.  I'm so glad the big kids were willing to fill the eggs then I could continue cooking.

Ok, this is a funny story about Jordan.  I had him set the table and somewhere along the road of life I have missed teaching him table-setting etiquette.  He didn't think it mattered where the silverware goes or the glasses or which way the knife pointed.  I had a little teaching moment with him but he wanted nothing to do with it.  He raised his hands in the air and said "I'm done. I can't do this."  He just didn't think anybody should or would care where their silverware was.  I tried to compare it to the way he installs car audio and where all the wires and parts go but then he thought I was really being a nut. 
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Little Miles was more interested in eating the candy than finding it.
Look really close at the hand around Wade's neck.  It looks like Miles has grown a really large hand :)
Even big kids still know how to Easter egg hunt.  They admitted it was a little too easy though.  Mark and I hid the eggs and really must try harder next year then to make it a little more difficult.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mondays with Mr. Miles #1

I definitely have a most inquisitive grandson.  He brings so much joy to my life in ways I didn't think were possible.  I thought it would be fun to add a weekly photo of just Mr. Miles to my blog.  Who knows what adventures are around the corner?  Mr. Miles will surely be creating many, you can bet on that! 
 "A grandchild is a gift from above ... one to cherish and to love."
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"A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty." 
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"Grandparents and grandchildren are God's gift to each other."
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"You Put the Grand in Grandma."
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"Whenever I see you I have an uncontrollable urge to fling open my arms, excitedly shout your name and scoop you up."