John, Sara Beth, Callum, Haley, Kobe, and Samuel

John, Sara Beth, Callum, Haley, Kobe, and Samuel

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Really? Is it that time again?



Well, the end of summer nears and it is "that" time of year again. The time of year where I get older, and the time of year that I actually feel older. It is time for my birthday, time for school to start back, and class promotions at daycare. This week Samuel was moved up to the three year old class. He used to cry every morning and since he has moved up he no longer cries, he just gives me a quick hug and runs off yelling, "I love you Mommy!". Kobe attended football camp this week and of course he didn't want me to walk him in and he wanted me to drop him off at the gate. As if that weren't enough, my birthday is Friday. Not that it is a terrible thing but it just means that I am getting older and so are my babies. I have a lot to be thankful for though. I have a wonderful husband who loves me and does so much for me, just to make me happy! I have great kids who can bring a smile out of me through even the roughest of days. I have a Savior who loves me from one nail scarred hand to the other and forgives me and loves me unconditionally! It is really hard to watch them grow up. So far, Kobe is a great kid and enjoys learning and playing all sorts of games and sports. He loves to draw pictures and is pretty good at it too! Samuel is my little "wild man". He is the sweetest thing that I never even knew was missing from my little world and now he is right in the center of it. He is so funny and silly and I can barely get on to him for anything for laughing at him! When I tell him to do something he puts his hand to his forehead and salutes and says, "YES SIR!". It cracks me up everytime and he always avoids punishment somehow. We have just conquered potty training and I am so very proud of him! He loves getting his M&Ms as prizes for a job well done! My husband still works out with the guys and teaches MMA and is still the best thing since sliced bread (most days! ;) . I am busy working and helping out at church and just trying to be the best mommy and wife I know how to be. I have not done well keeping these posts coming, but I am making it my goal to post at least twice a week. I hope you all enjoy your last few days of summer before all the craziness begins with school activities, homework, and studying for tests. Until then, May God bless you, may he make his face to shine upon you and give you peace!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How can It Be?

When I had both of my little boys, I knew that I loved them both beyond words. I never dreamed that I could ever love someone so much, even before I had ever laid eyes upon them. I remember sitting in their nurseries with them, just holding them and loving them and kissing them ... and crying. I was crying tears of happiness. My love for both of these little boys was so intense that it brought me to tears at times. Even now, I can hear a song that I played as they were going to sleep or smell and certain smell and I get all teary-eyed all over again. I surely didn't believe that I would ever "love them both the very same". I had heard of parents talk about how you don't love one child greater, you love them the very same. I thought that there was just no way that could ever happen. But, it did. When I would ask how on Earth my heart could hold anymore love ( I felt as though it burst at the very seams with my love for Kobe) my friends would say, you heart can make room. But, I think I must have grown another heart. I am so proud of both of my sweet boys and I love them more than any words I could type. Today, Kobe brought home is 2nd grade Spring pictures. I cried when I looked at them. How can he be about to turn eight? Where did my time go? I want it back! ;) I used to ask "How could I love someone that much?" or "How will I know what to do?" But, there is just something about being a mother... it just comes naturally to most of us. I am sitting here reflecting on my day and the funny little things my babies have said to me today and even now, almost 8 (Kobe)and almost 3(Sam) years later I still sit and wonder... "How can it be? How could I love someone so much?"


Monday, March 15, 2010

Thankful Thinking...



I am sitting here beginning to plan the boys' birthday parties. I can not believe that I am planning Kobe's 8th birthday and Samuel's 3rd birthday parties! Where does the time go? As I sit here I am watching Kobe lay in his bed and sleep soundly. I hear Samuel saying Mommy Mommy in sweet little sing-song voice as he lays in his bed watching "Little Einsteins". He isn't adjusted to laying down for bed just yet. I am working on it but it is hard. I like rocking him and holding him but I know he needs to know that he can rest on his own as well. I have been working with Samuel on his potty training too. WOW! I forgot how hard this was. He loves his underwear and he does pretty well with it but I do wish that it was a tad bit easier. I am feeling overwhelmed with thankfulness tonight. I have many blessing to count. We are all inside a warm house and our bellies are full. We have all that we need and most of what we want and my husband has amazed me today. I like finding things to be thankful for... especially the little things.