Sunday, February 21, 2010
Reese was ready for her first nap by the time we got to the church for my 10:00 meeting, but she kept herself entertained with the drawer full of metal spoons in the church kitchen (where we had our meetings today). Luckily, since it was ward conference, I found out during my first meeting that I didn't have to teach today afterall, one less stress, phew. Well, Reese made it through the morning meetings, sacrament meeting, and sunday school, but the last hour was pushing it much too far. As soon as Reese was in her car seat, she put her blanket over her face and fell right to sleep.
I kept finding myself feeling bad for myself and the overly sensitive child with me but then the words of a wise lady would come into my head.
The other day, while at my internship, one of the ladies we train was saying how stressed she was with all the time her church calling was using up, that it was just too much. Another lady, Sue, said, "but that's what we're here for. We aren't here for ourselves. We are here to serve our Savior." She went on to talk about how some things we are required to do seem unnessecary but that if the Lord wants them done we need to do them. I was very grateful for Sue today.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Reese LOVES going upstairs but is SUPER obedient. It is funny to me that she understands things so well and actually obeys. What a good kid! She attempts going up the stairs multiple times an hour but if she hears me say "Stay downstairs, don't go up" she will stay at the bottom of the stairs even if I'm not watching her. She will however debate with me for a long time why she should be able to go up. It is cute! She stares at me and talks and talks with tones that definitely sound like she is giving me reasons why she should go up. If I don't give in, she'll eventually crawl back down the stairs (an ability I've been trying to teach her but didn't know she actually picked up). If I say, "ok, you can go up now" she takes off up the stairs [typically saying "DADA" as she makes her way straight towards Eric's office to say hi to him.] We haven't been perfect with the 30 minutes a day outside playing goal but we've done pretty well. Eric tucked Reese's blankets in around her before I took her on a walk yesterday and she was out within 10 minutes.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Friends! (I know, I didn't make sure my face was visible to the photographer.)
Grandma Gwen wasn't too fond of the snow falling into her hair and having to be in the cold for so long to get pictures taken. Eric was having quite the dilemma - photographer telling Eric to wheel Grandma over to get pictures taken and Grandma saying, "No, just take me to the car." Photographer got her way.
I am so glad Micah and Rachel are now married! Now I can stop stressing over whether or not they will break up since they are now hooked forever!! And I'm excited for them to have little Micah and Rachels to play with our little Eric and Nakitas :) I see many family vacations together in the future!!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Oh, and that shirt reminds me of the task I still have not completed! CRAP! I have had all of Reese's Canadian citizenship papers filled out for a year now but I have to get like 10 notaries done, and it is a pain to find time when both Eric and I (since we both have to be there) can go get them notarized while the bank is open. My goal is to have it DONE this month. Hopefully I follow through, this month is a BUSY one!
I realized that since I no longer go snowmobiling with Eric every time he goes, we are on TOTALLY different levels. It was fun riding on the back with a pro!!
There were some sticky situations, Some crashes,Some girl talk,
Here is Reese out in the hospital waiting room, practicing her model moves for when she meets Ty. Congratulations Taylor and Liesl, he is such a handsome little guy!