Monday, March 2, 2009

February 2009

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd start with a little walk down memory lane. I'm so grateful for Mike--we make an incredible, happy, perfectly matched team...if I do say so myself.
I created a slide show for the girls in our church youth group using silhoettes we traced of their shadows. I also created a couple of silhouettes of the Savior and interspersed them. I really loved the message we were teaching, which was that when we choose to be like Christ, others can see His image in our lives.
Our nephew Preston James was born. His birth was a miracle! He brings the Lamoreaux grandkids to a bakers' dozen!
#5 has discovered that he loves "riding" his "goggies" (which refers to every kind of animal excepting only fish and horses, which are both "sheshes").
Amy works with the youth group in our ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's a lot of time, energy, and effort. The very best part of it is seeing a glimpse of effort paying off--someone learning something new or feeling at home for the first time. This little sweetness is a close second--someone thought of me.
This month #4 had rodeo day at preschool. The belt buckle and boots are my favorite parts!
#2 got head gear. He spent an afternoon trying to figure out whether his lips should go in front of or behind the metal. He couldn't wait to show his friends!

It turns out that loving Martial Arts is contagious. Here #5 is feelin' the luv.
#5 got his first haircut. Mom followed him around for days with scissors trying to fix the little spots she missed working on our busiest 2 year old ever. Maybe that's why he's learned to love martial arts? Could be he needed a little security in his life?
#4 is learning to write. We're grateful he chose a washable car instead of the wall, things at church, or frosting of a special cake mom's making. Isn't it great having things to compare to?
#4 is our giddily happy child. Even when he wants to be mad with all his heart, it proves a little difficult for him.

Quote of the month: #4, during family prayer, "And thank Thee that we could have a baby sister." That's not an announcement; it's a mom and dad head scratcher! For more quotes, click here or here or here or here or here or...yeah, they were really chatty this month.