"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

"The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you." - Bruce C. Hafen

Archive for April, 2013

Buying Plants

On Friday night we bought lots of plants for our front yard. We were at the store for a loooong time. The kids did really well and Savannah loved to sit in the cart at home depot.

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Mischief

Jordan is always into mischief. He clogged two of our toilets recently. Eric fixed them the other night and in one of them we found a small plastic bottle, in the other one we found a tongue depressor that had been used in an art project at the Y. He also likes to try to color the floors or walls with crayons anytime he thinks we are not watching. He is keeping me very busy!!!

Healthy Kids Day

On Saturday the YMCA had a healthy kids day. The kids got do a lot of fun activities. I love our YMCA. Everyone is so friendly there and so many of the employees know my kids names and get so happy every time they see them. It was kind of cold outside, but I’m glad that we went. Their favorite things were the blowup climbing wall/slide and seeing the fire truck.

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Bug hunt

Jordan had fun at music makers on Thursday. This month everything was about bugs. At the end the kids got to go on a “bug hunt” outside. Inside the plastic bug there was some candy. Jordan was so happy!

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8 months

My little girl is 8 months today. She is such a happy girl and we all love her so much!

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Picnic at the beach

We had an absolutely gorgeous day yesterday. It was warm and sunny outside all day. Our playgroup that meets every Wednesday decided to have a picnic by the beach in our neighborhood. We stayed there for almost 3 hours and our faces got a little red from the sun. The kids played and had fun while all the mommies talked. When we came home we worked in the yard until it was time for the kids to go to bed. It makes me so happy to be outside with Eric and the kids and have fun working together.

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I love the water and the mountains

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Cute girls

Here is a cute picture of Savannah and her friend Kate. 🙂

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Boys room

I put this up in the boys room.

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Busy Saturday

We had a busy day today. In the morning we went and got a gift for one of my friends who just had a baby. A little later “Leikarringen” performed at a retirement home. The people there loved it, they all looked so happy. The kids did so great and were so cute! Today we also cleaned and donated a lot of things to one of our friends who is going to have a rummage sale next weekend to try to earn money to help with their little boys medical treatments. Our whole van was full of things. It felt good to get rid of toys and other things we don’t need anymore. For dinner we went out and tried a new hamburger place that opened,  but we were not very impressed. Tonight two of my friends and I went and saw our friends precious newborn at the hospital. It felt so nice to hold their little baby girl.  We are so happy for them! Afterward we went and had some dessert at DQ. Fun and busy day! I posted some videos of Nicci dancing. It’s so fun to watch. Please try NOT to notice that Nicci is the only one wearing black tights…hahaha, I completely forgot that they are supposed to wear white ones. lol! 🙂

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Tuesday

The kids are always begging me to let them have a picnic outside. So yesterday they got to eat their lunch outside. They loved it.

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I love this beautiful pink bush in our front yard.

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Some of our seeds that we planted have started to sprout and the kids love to watch them grow.

 

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Our Family

Beatrice and Eric

Nicolina

Lionel

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