Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hard Lesson

Today was a lesson for me. One that I'm not really sure I've learned from yet. I guess I'm learning still.
I took Claire to her acting workshop in Salt Lake today. It was awful. In a nutshell- she hated it. Cried, wouldn't walk, and when I took Bella to Kenny's she ran away from the class and was lost for 20 minutes.
On the way home I was so angry with her I couldn't even talk. I thought this would be so good for her since she nails auditions and it was a class of kids.
BUt after much thought and talking to her I think I will try things differently next week. My dad said he would watch the twins. So I think I will take Bella and we'll both go in and sit with her during her class. Then she can kind of show off to Bella and have the security of having me there.
Being a parent is tough. I'm trying to do what I feel is best, and hoping that I'm making her feel loved and cared for. But at the end of most days I find myself doubting everything and feeling guilty for not doing enough.
Then tonight I went visiting teaching to an older woman (in her 70's) and she talked about her regrets as a parent and how fast time really goes. I just hope I can enjoy each stage with the kids and that they will still want to come around when I'm older. I want to feel needed by them. Maybe that's dumb, but that's what this lady was most sad about; feeling like she doesn't have a place in life and that no one needs her.
At least tomorrow's a new day and I can try harder.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Utah games

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Summer of Lagoon

2013 has been the summer of Lagoon for us. As of today we've been 22 times! And we still have September and October for Freightmares. 
 There were many days we just went for a few hours to either Lagoon or Lagoon a beach. We'd pack a lunch or dinner (when Seth got off work) and just ride some rides for a little bit. Seth and Claire loved the rock and roll shows. One night we actually went just to watch a show and have a treat. Cheap entertainment! We also went on a night date with Rich and Alison; that was great! 
And one day we met Marianne and Amber and their kids for a day. Another day we met Chad and Beth for a few hours.
So I'd say we defiantly got our moneys worth!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Birthday Party For The Twins!

Yesterday the twins had a birthday with all their cousins and family. We decorated all morning and had everything ready but then it started to rain. Luckily we were able to move the party to the church and still use the bounce house.
Sweet Linda Summsion made two rainbow cake and they were a hit! She is so thoughtful!
We didn't get to do presents and breakfast in bed since Scott and Jamie blessed their baby. So Bella planned that the girls could still eat something in bed and she would serve them. So that's what she did.
They had a great day with family and were ready for another party today with friends. Since we still had the bounce house we had the Sorenson's over for left over cake and ice cream.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Breanna!

Dear Bre,

You're now 4 years old! How did that happen?
I'm so proud of you. You are so considerate of other peoples feelings and you are such a big helper.
It amazes me how fast you learn new things. Like puzzles, letters and memorizing your part for the primary program.
I feel so blessed to have you in our home. You always bring a calm feeling where ever you go.
I love being your mom and watching you grow.



Happy Birthday Sydney!

Dear Sydeny,

Where did the last 4 years go? I really can't believe another year has gone by.
You've learned so much! I'm so proud of you! You know your numbers and letters and you're so good at coloring and making new friends. And you've learned how to dribble a basketball and do jumping jacks all by yourself.
I love how sweet you are. Telling me you love unicorns, rainbows and butterflies.
I feel so blessed to be your mom!
Our family wouldn't be the same without you!