Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Enjoying the Sunshine

It has been a beautiful week. A cold front came in brought up cooler weather and less humidity. Today we went outside and played on bikes, sidewalk chalk, and we had a picnic in the shade. Kareena and I also took the kids to a splash park last week and we went and had a good time letting the kids screem with joy as they ran from one spray to the next. It has really reminded me of what the Idaho summers are like. I can understand why older couples will travel south for the winter and spend the summers up north. I want to become a Nomad myself and travel with the good weather. I am definatly not looking forward to the hot weather coming up but I have definalty enjoyed the weather this past week.

This is a closer look of one of Mya's drawings. It is a sunflower.

This is the kids after we cleaned up all the sidewalk artwork. The kids wanted to help and they were both a little wet afterword.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

This morning Mya woke up and was very excited about a basket that Gerald had left on the counter. I tried to explain that it was Mother's Day and why we celebrate Mother's Day. This really got her to thinking and she asked when Father's Day was. I told her that Father's Day was next month. She was silent for a little while and took a couple more bite of her Marshmellow Maties and then asked.... "well, when is kids day then?" I thought to myself, isn't it kids day everyday?

It has been a great day today.... I have truly felt loved.

This is a creation of Mya's that they did in Primary during sharing time. She tags everything with her name and her newest thing that she learned how to draw is flowers.

In nursary they let the kids make hand paintings. Keegan's hands were still blue when we came home, but they didn't get any paint on his church clothes!

Thomas S. Monson says....
There is gratitude for our mothers.
Mother, who willingly made that personal journey into the valley of the shadow of death to give us birth, deserves our undying gratitude. One writer summed up our love for mother when he declared, “God could not be everywhere, and so He gave us mothers.”
While on the cruel cross of Calvary, suffering intense pain and anguish, Jesus “saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!” What a divine example of gratitude and love!