Thursday, November 19, 2009

Where's Lucas

Do you remember those books called "Where's Waldo?" Well today Lucas and I were raking leaves and he kept saying "mom come find me" and I would go over to see him covered in leaves. He absolutely loved doing this. Isn't it so nice to see such little things keep kids happy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Family Prayer

I usually don't blog so close but I thought this was definitely blog worthy. Last night after family home evening we all knelt down for family prayer. Jesson usually sits on one of our laps or just roams the room until we are done, but last night was definitely something new. After Lucas was done saying the prayer we looked over to see Jesson laying by us. So I had everybody stay in their spots so I could take a picture but by the time I got back Jesson had moved, so I said " lets have prayer" and immediately he went back to his spot and laid down. It was so cute to see him actually trying to be part of us during prayer and not squirming and fighting us when we try to make him sit and be still. As you can see in the picture he has two older siblings and a dad who are great examples for him.... At least in kneeling during family prayer:)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our little Gobblins

Okay so we had no little goblins this year for Halloween but we did have a Sports Dude (Jake Roberts) Pig (Parker Sandstrom) Witch (Gracie) Devil (Jesson) and Alligator (Lucas.) We had a great time this year with the Sandstrom family for Halloween. We spent Halloween with them last year also, during a very sad time with the funeral of our 16 year old niece Lindsay Sandstrom the day before Halloween in 2008. The kids remembered Halloween as a good memory during that hard time so we decided it was good to keep that happy memory going. So we ate soup and made homemade spudnuts (doughnuts) and watched a great video of John and Jude Sandstrom (who are in Nauvoo on their mission) singing and dancing. The kids stayed warm and came home with buckets full of candy. What else could you ask for?