Thursday, November 14, 2013
Posted by Laura Howe at 10:26 PM
I admit that Halloween is a fun time had by all. But I will also admit that I think Halloween is so stupid. No offense. I do love to watch how excited the kids get and love to get dressed up and they do look pretty darn cute. I'm not into the scary things, that's all. :) That the part I don't get, why do people like to be scared? We watched that Ellen show video where she sent a couple people through a haunted house. It was so funny and I cried laughing so hard. But I am with the guy going through it, "why do people pay money for this?" Enjoy that little video. :)
Milas took the kids trick-or-treating and I stayed home with Shepherd and handed out candy.
Posted by Laura Howe at 10:16 PM
At the end of October we took a family outing to the local Fire station here in Kaysville. Track is really into Firetrucks so it was a night of awe for him. Little boys are so much fun.
Posted by Laura Howe at 9:46 PM
Thursday, August 29, 2013
The week before school started the girls were busy playing and informed me that they were planning a party and were making invitation and were wondering how many people they could invite. "10?, or maybe 12?, What do you think Mom?" My first thought was I do not want to have a party, but because I had just recently read a quote that said something about letting your kids be kids and whenever possible to say yes, I went with it, but only if they stayed outside. So they invited about 10 kids with their own hand-made cards. And they were off to deliver the cards.
They had thought up a "show" that they did for the kids and the played in the water and rode scooters and bikes around. They made a sign so that everyone knew where to park their vehicle of choice. See, very organized. It was cute, and I am glad I let them do it.
Posted by Laura Howe at 9:41 AM
Monday was the first day of school for Lydia and Liza. The excitement of the first day of school is always a fun time. The night before Liza was not only excited about school, but was mostly excited to wear her new shoes. I love watching all the little Kindergartners line up on the first day. They all look excited and nervous. Liza was ready to go, she doesn't seem to need Mom much. I love independent kids.
One of my favorite things about school starting is doing the Fathers blessings the night before. I love watching Milas place his hands on those little heads and talk to them as there father and give them a blessing with the priesthood from their Heavenly Father. It gives me that small glimpse of love that our Heavenly Father has for his children. It's going to be a good year.
Posted by Laura Howe at 9:28 AM
Sunday, August 18, 2013
A long time ago I used to blog. :)
I was recently looking at a blog of someone that I don't know, and enjoying her posts and advice. She was talking about how she loved blogging to document her families life. I looked back on my blog and spent an hour reading old posts and loving it. It was so fun to read and look at my kids when they were that much smaller. And I was also a little sad that I haven't documented any of Track's life so here's to hoping that I can be a better journal-er.
A couple months ago I was frustrated with myself because I have a horrible memory and couldn't remember some things about my kids or an activity that we had done that I couldn't really remember doing. Then I had the thought that if I would journal I would be able to remember things. So I started journaling better in my own journal and I have a journal for Lydia and Liza that I started when they were little and I started writing more in those. (I have yet to purchase one for the other three, baby steps) And this is my next little step to help me remember my kids better. Heres to hoping it works.
We have had a crazy summer and it seems like it has flown by. Milas has been out of town for quite a bit of it, we have had company, we have been out of town, we have celebrated birthdays, we've done swimming lessons, and sometimes we have done nothing and enjoyed just being home with no where to be.
Lydia's birthday was last week and she wanted a few little things, but mostly she wanted money so that she could go shopping. So Yesterday we went shopping. I really enjoyed her company. It is fun to watch he grow and become more and more independent. She is such a sweet girl. Liza came with us to go shopping and she was having a hard time with the fact that she only had $3 and there really isn't much you can buy with $3. We went into a store and she had put a quarter in one of those vending machines that gives you a little toy that is incredibly lame, and it ate her quarter. That really put her over the edge and she started crying. We left the store and she was empty handed. She was so sad and Lydia noticed and felt bad for her. Lydia was trying to comfort her and asked her if she wanted something of hers. So Lydia gave Liza her little giraffe beanie boo that she had just gotten for her birthday. I was so impressed with Lydia that she had compassion for Liza and was being so thoughtful. I was a proud Mom. We went to another store with two happy girls. It is so rewarding to try to teach your kids these things and then see them in action. I love it.
Posted by Laura Howe at 3:34 PM