Monday, March 31, 2008
We love our neighbors!! Don and Helen came over on Sunday to tell us their sheep had had their babies. They were less then 24 hours old and they thought Luke might want to see them. Now you need to understand that my husband wisely does everything in his power to keep me away from baby animals. So he was little alarmed when I started jumping up and down in excitement. But really how could we not take Luke over to see the little lambs ;) They were SO CUTE!!!! Can you tell how happy I was just holding one. As it turned out Luke would not even touch them but that certainly didn't stop me. They pretty much had to kick me out of the barn. You can see in the pictures that Luke liked to look at them but did not know quite what to make of them. And don't worry honey I know we don't have the right fencing yet so I have not run out and bought us sheep. (but I'm not promising anything for the future)
Luke and Drew loved playing on the air toys outside. Luke laughed and laughed going down the slide.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
After breakfast we drove down to Zions national Park. In Springdale (the town right before you get to Zions) there is this little Animal reserve. They have Elk, Buffalo and various other animals you can feed. Luke was loved it and didn't want to leave. As we were putting him in the car he kept saying "more, more elk". Then the rest of the day it was "bye bye Elk".
We did one of our favorite hikes, the Zion overlook. Check out Luke happy as can be riding on dads back. It occurred to me that once we bring Kolby home I will also need a backpack to carry one of the boys. Since they both weigh the same neither one is going to be easy. Hum.... note to self, always make sure to invite other people on our hike who are bigger and stronger then me. And who will let me talk them into carrying whichever child I am supposed to carry :)
The views are breathtaking when you reach the end of the hike. This picture was taken at the overview. Words just don't do it justice. This is the whole group from left to right, me, Dewey, Luke, Jordan, Gary, Liz and Haley. After our hike we drove to a picnic area and had lunch. It was a beautiful day, a wonderfu way to spend Easter. I love that we live so close to such an amazing place.
After the egg hunt we drove to St George and hiked around the "Narrows" park (I don't know the real name of the park, that's just what we call it). Luke loved it and had great time with "auntie" , Gary and the girls. We hiked all over the rocks. There were some places where we would pass Luke from person to person to get him down and he would laugh the whole time.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Check out Luke's grumpy face. I know I shouldn't, but even grumpy he just makes me smile. I'm sure he just loves it when I go even further by grabbing the camera to remember the moment. I don't recall what caused this particular grumpy moment but I'm sure it was something very bad. Possibly he was tired of our errands, or he wanted something that was at home and not in the car. Or more likely he wanted me to stop singing to whatever song was playing on the radio. Poor kid the way I make him suffer :)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
On Saturday we decided to go for a drive. We ended up in the "Virgin River Gorge". Its the canyon that you drive through just south of St.George to get to Las Vegas or Calif if you keep driving. We always stopped there when I was young. I even camped there a few times with my grandma and poppy. I just love sharing things like this with Luke. It was a little chilly when we were there, we can't wait to go back once it warms up so Luke can play in the sand and water.
Friday, March 14, 2008
An Easter basket from Luke's Great Grandma in Texas. Thank you G.G!!! He loves it!! Can you tell in the last picture he is singing with the bunny? Last year we had just got home from Kaz when it was time for Easter. I think it was a bit much for him, he didn't really grasp what was going on. So I was happy to see him VERY excited about his basket. He carried it all over the house yesterday. I can't wait to see him on an Easter egg hunt.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
One year ago today after being in Kazakhstan for 6 weeks we were able to pick up Luke from the Baby house and take him back to our hotel with us. He was in our arms forever. At the time he was just over two years old and wearing size nine month clothes. In the last 12 months he has grown almost one foot taller and gained 10 pounds. Then he was not talking at all, now he is speaking sentences. Then because he had never been around men he would not let Dewey hold him without crying, now he is a total daddies boy.
In a way it seems like yesterday, in another way it seems like he has been in our life forever. He is our love and joy, he has brought more happiness into our family then I can say. I feel honored to be given the opportunity to be his mother.
I thank god everyday for our son.
We love you Luke!!!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
We had a quiet weekend, nothing exciting. We had made plans on Sunday to go to a park and have a picnic with some friends. I thought it would be good for the kids to get out and run around. Last week the temperature got up to 65 degrees. So great idea right? We woke up Sunday to SNOW. It was cold, cold, cold and snowed off and on all day. So we changed the outside fun in the sun to inside sitting by the fire watching movies.