Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Josephs 7th birthday

Well, my little Joseph turned 7 this month! I can hardly believe it... He is growing up so fast and is so smart. Joseph is the stable one in our house and love schedules, math, rules, timers, mechanical things, and anything predictable... this year he had a pokemon ball cake and it was pretty cute (I made it of course) Anyway, I am so glad we have this handsome boy in our family!

Sunday, May 16, 2010



Last night Jacob fell asleep at around 10:00pm (which is early for him), I wasn't expecting him to go to bed yet so I didn't get in bed until around 11:00... Well, at 4:30am I woke up and looked at the clock and thought "that can't be right." I looked again and thought "oh no, he must be dead (from sids-my biggest fear)". Anyway, I get up to check him and Shawn says, " I just checked on him, he's okay" So I got back in bed and counted the hours out and thought, "FIVE hours! I just got five hours of sleep, and all consecutively!" That is more than the amount of sleep I have gotten most nights total. I'm sure that he will not do it again, since none of my kids have ever slept that long before almost a year old. But, I got some sleep for the first time in 8 weeks!!! Of course our talking woke him up, but that's okay because I was REALLY FULL... :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

me as a baby

joe with his missing front teeth, then me with mine...

Well, my sister called and wanted some pictures of me for my mom. I am not good at scanning as you can tell, but I thought since I had them I would post for all of you to see how much my boys look like me.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I am so lucky to be a mom!

As some of you know, our cute little Jacob is not a very happy baby... He cries A LOT and he sleeps very little because of his discomfort. I find myself getting about 4-5 hours of interupted seep each night only to get up to 4 other chidren in need of feeding, teaching, and loving (all while almost constantly holding Jacob). This last week I have found it so hard to be happy about motherhood... But after watching a clip from LDS clips I realized how lucky I am to be a mom and to have 5 beautiful children, a healthy body, an amazing husband, a great family, and the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. It is such an honor that God would allow me to raise so many of his precious chidren and to let me love so deaply in this life. I decided that i need to find a way to slow down and enjoy what my Heavenly Father has blessed me with.