Thursday, May 28, 2009

A night out with the Rockies

We got some tickets to the Rockies game and decided to get a babysitter for the younger two. We had a lot of fun hanging with the older boys. I can't believe how much they have grown up!

The last time we came, we didn't expect to stay the whole time, due to attention spans, and to not be able to watch the whole game due to run-aways. The boys did great! It was nice to get away and relax with our kids.

It was pretty cold near the end of it. That's what I get for getting tickets in April in Colorado! Below is our view from our seats.... Not too bad! We were right in home run zone.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ammon, the missionary

Have you ever met someone that has been give the perfect name? Our eldest has such a name. Ammon was a great missionary in the Book of Mormon.

Our Ammon has always lived up to his great name. Here is the most recent example. We were at a going away party for one of Martin's work friends. The first thing that Ammon does when he walks into the house is ask of the guests of the party if they went to our church. She said, "No." He said, "Would you like to?". She responded with a smile, "No sweetie, I am Catholic." Her 4 year old daughter heard this conversation and said, "No you're not! You are Mommy!".

What I love about Ammon is the fact that he is not afraid to open his mouth. He takes no offense when people say no, and really would like to see people come to church with him. He is a fantastic example to me.

Sometimes I think we don't open our eyes for opportunities to share what is so precious to our hearts. My goal is to be more like my child.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Yes, yes, I know....

I know I haven't updated in quite a while which would probably give you a pretty good indication about my life lately. Today we got the pool out, again, since we have been enjoying incredible weather. Usually when the pool is out and Ammon and Tyler arrive home from school, the first thing Tyler does is completely strip down find the nearest swim suit and jump on in with a huge boyish yell and childlike giggle as he goes down into the cold water. I always look forward to it.

Well yesterday, he came home, smiled at the younger kids, went inside and did his normal thing. Today, it was much of the same. I smiled as he walked out the door and felt a twinge of sadness that perhaps my little boy is growing up. In my mind flashed all those times he jumped in, even fully clothed at times. I filed away those memories and got ready for what was to come. But then, you know, we ARE talking about Tyler.

I am so grateful that I still get to enjoy these moments. Thank you for not growing up too fast Tyler!