Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Much Fun !!

Typically where we live snow does not happen. We had 5 inches of snow !! For us that is a blizzard. The boys have made more memories these past 2 days than they have in a very long time. I love to hear the excitement as they look out the window waiting for the 1st glimmer of snow. The rush of whose is going to get all their winter stuff on 1st. The giggles and squeals as they hear the snow crunch beneath their shoes.
The older 2 boys have seen snow like this before but it has been a very long time, so this was their 1st time all over again . They immediately starting making snowballs to throw at each other. They run and fall into the snow to make snow angels. There is such joy in those sweet faces that make my heart just swell up with love.
The younger 2 boys learn just how much the cold can be when snow is involved. Simon being 5 ran and joined the older 2 but Andrew who is only 2 started to make a snowman. It was just absolutely precious watching him make it. He is soo proud of his final creation as am I.

Once everything was done and every inch of them were frozen to the bone we came in made snow ice cream. That was a 1st time for everyone including me. ican see Gods glory soo much in my boys. I am soo blessed.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Simon Says !!

My sweet Simon is the one God has blessed me with to keep me on my toes. He says things that just make you smile. His older brother is named Phillip so one day he was helping pick up some tools he handed me a screwdriver and said "mom this is a phillip's screwdriver " I said yes you are right good job" then he handed me a flat head screwdriver and said " mom this is a Simon screwdriver" Love that !! A few weeks ago at church we had some missionaries come talk to the kids . Simon came home and told me that he talk to some mysteries. He also reminds me of the little things I think my boys don't notice such as getting frustrated in traffic, he tells me to be patient.
Let me give you a little back ground on my sweet Simon. When I was about 23wks pregnant I was told I was having a girl. Six weeks till my due date I went into labor and out came a 5lb little boy. Right then and there I knew I was going to have my hands full with him. He started physical therapy at 6 months and didn't walk to 2. He has has 5 surgeries in 5 years. That child brings me soo much joy. My life wouldn't be complete without him.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Potty Time !!

OK I haven't posted in a very long time , I know this. I am going to strive to post much more often.

My sweet Andrew will be 3 next month and I have decided that he needs to learn to use the potty. Now I know he could have learned this before now but part of me was wanting me to hold on to the little bit of baby that was left in him. I have only really been trying for about 3 days now and it is going really well. Which just proves that he could have learned this way before now. He has the pee part down just not the poo. Part of is very sad that this is the last Lil one I will be training but then again NO MORE DIAPERS !!
My hope is that by the end of 2 weeks he will be completely trained. Sad to say but I don't really remember what potty training was like with the others. It has become a blur. I do remember that the 1st on and the 3rd one were very stubborn but I don't think it took very long once i started.Most of the problem is with me committing myself to finishing this with him. I am going to it is what is best for the both of us.