Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tristin will be 12 in 2 months and boy has he grown up this past year. He is offically taller than I am, currently has more leg hair than I do ( I just shaved! Yahoo!!) has armpit hair, a mustash, mood swings and a D in 1 class. He has mostly A's, so we were a little concerned about that one. I wrote a letter, have emailed back and forth with his writing teacher and he brought home an assignment yesterday to complete. It was nice to hear that he isn't rude or disrespectful, that he is very smart and verbalizes it well, but when it comes to completing his writing assignments, he slacks off and goes into his own world at times. Sounds like Travs report card, every single time! Anyway, we pulled him out of his after school club until he gets his assignments done and we've had lots of talks- so hopefully things improve. I just hate these years of wild change. I just want to fast forward these next several years!!!
Posted by Emily at 7:36 AM
I'm on my third week of going to the chiropractor, he's a guy from church too and he's just down the street which is HEAVEN! I'm feeling a lot better in the spot I pulled last time, I have more neck movement and he says I'm improving, so thats nice. I feel some of the pressure off of my lower neck too- I just wish he could take away every pain, but I'm so thankful I'm at least feeling better. The first week was Thurs & Friday. Last week was Mon & Thurs and this week I've gone MOn and will go Thurs (just for my record, because I'll forget!)Yeah for improvement!
Posted by Emily at 7:24 AM
We took a friend to the airport yesterday and on the way home I just had a feeling to go walk around the temple. It was cold, but Willow and Roman had so much fun walking around, playing at the fountain, looking at flowers and stopping a 100 times to get their picture taken. Im glad I stopped. I love the temple and I am so grateful it is so close and I can go in, or walk around outside whenever I make the time to do it.
Posted by Emily at 7:20 AM
The kids didnt have school on Friday so we took our lunch to the park and played for awhile. I don't know why I hate the park like I do. Is it because it's just 1 more thing? Because the playground is filled with nasty germs and I watch my kids rolling all over the slides and steps and other equiptment? Is it that I am a mean MOm and I'm selfish and secretly wish I was home taking a nap? I mean I love getting them outside, I love to see them running, and giggling and playing like they should, but there is something about it lately that is slightly annoying. Is it because they always want to go feed the ducks and it's by the 3 feet of water I think they are going to drown in? Or the duck poop they will inevitably walk in? Or the garbage cans that are ALWAYS full and have something sticky on the outside that you try really hard not to touch as you smoosh your trash in the opening? I don't know, but the park drives me nuts sometimes.
Posted by Emily at 7:13 AM
I know most people are partial to their own husbands and think they are the best, but mine is truly a rock star. His heart is so good and I am thankful for his countless examples. He reads scriptures, he reads books, he helps with homework, watches the kids if I need a break, helps around the house when I haven't tackled everything during the day, and is just awesome. I adore him. Our kids are very lucky!
Posted by Emily at 7:03 AM
I love my sweet Willow, and I love our fun days together with just Roman while the big kids are at school. We play games, go for walks, cuddle and watch movies, read books , run a hundred errands, eat ice cream together, play in the back yard and have fun. I am SOOO glad I have 1 more year with her too before she starts school. I am in no hurry to send her off although she is ready now and would do fantastic! She's really smart, loves to do art projects, is so helpful and can be quite hilarious at times. She has even found a moody side which she likes to show when G-pa Arthur is around! I love her, and I especially love the picture of her in the van where she is filling out a Valentine to take to the firemen (but they never answered the door when we went last month. we were sad, but we left their treat and card that said Willow heart Mom. adorable)
Posted by Emily at 6:57 AM