Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Asleep, Asleep...

I believe that everyone of our kids has at one time or another fallen asleep in the highchair. It was a long day... May be I need a high chair to get a nap in too... haha : )

Ana gets a creative spell...

I tell you, things always happen when I am on the computer, in the bathroom, etc... This time Ana was quietly drawing with a pen on a pad of paper, when I happened to look down to see Hugh and the colorful face ink looking up at me! : ) I really wanted to get angry! So after I told Ana that she is not supposed to write on anything but paper, I took these pictures. Besides the face ink, I found lovely drawings on the wood floor in the kitchen... Ahhh, the joys of motherhood... Ha! Ha! At least I know that laughing sends good endorphins to the brain! : )

Hugh turns 1!

I can't believe how fast this past year has flown by. Hugh has been such a sweet baby. He hardly ever cries. In fact, just recently, I was at a friends when I heard a child crying. I didn't know who it was so I went to check it out. It was Hugh! I felt sheepish that I didn't even know his cry. My sweet friend said, "that's because he never cries." And it's true! Unless he doesn't feel good or gets hurt, he doesn't ever cry. He's been such a good baby. He's not demanding unless he sees ice cream or sees the kids go outside and he wants to go to. And even then, he can easily be distracted. We have been so blessed with his sweet disposition. While he doesn't say much, he does give out little peeps here and there when he tries to get our attention. He's very subtle. In fact, just today, Eric was doing the dishes, while Hugh was playing with a doll. Then Eric heard a sound like a mouse and looked up. It was Hugh. He was so quiet and yet, trying to get Eric's attention. When Eric went over, he found Hugh looking down the stairs. The doll had fallen down there and he wanted Eric to get it. It was too cute and funny! What a sweet little baby he is! : ) I wish I could have his whole first year to live all over again. It has been a real treat!

Happy 34th Birthday Eric!

This was an inspiration from the Boston Creme Pie. Easy recipe from Kraft Magazine and oh, so delicious!!!

Ana behind the camera

Apparently, Ana found it fun to take the camera when I was busy in the kitchen. She's so cute!

Hugh and the swing

Tonight we were hanging out in the backyard just enjoying the weather. Hugh can't get enough of being outdoors. He looooves being outside especially in the swing. He does not care much for the grass and tends to crawl like a monkey to avoid touching the grass with his legs. It's pretty cute.

Survivor Ward Campout

Grace Richards, Emma Holmes, Ana, & Julia

Our ward had the best planned camp out ever! It was the 6th Ward Survivor service activity. We were divided into different groups, had to come up with a chant, wore colored bandannas, played games to earn different things... we won the "sandals of peace." It all began on Friday at noon and ended Saturday evening. We had a blast. Eric stayed over night at Mutual Dell with Nicholas, Julia, and Ana while Hugh and I went home. Hugh and I came back the next morning to play relays, eat some more, ride the zip line, and Eric even won the cake eating contest!

It was the perfect weekend. The kids had so much fun just being out in the mountains with no worry about keeping themselves clean. It was so relaxing for all of us. The girls literally lived in the sand. On the way home, Julia decided to take off her tennis shoes and sand poured out like a waterfall. Ugh!!! The kids had a good time vacuuming out the van. : )

Our neighbors: Lanae Clark, John & Mary McDaniel