Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day 2010

Today was Father's Day. It gave us reason to remember why we love the great man that is our Dad. This year each of the kids wrote their dad a note to tell him what they loved about him. Chad was thankful for all his Dad's support with scouts. They are currently making a canoe together to use at a 50 mile canoe trip this summer. Abby loves to do woodworking with her dad. She also loves to go out on the boat with him. Kaleb wants to be able to help his dad more with the animals and loves to boat with his dad too. The little girls said he was the best dad ever. Gotta love all the love! We made him some little "burgers" out of cupcakes and brownies. They were cute and yummy. We liked them best without all the frosting.
I love Brian for being such a good dad to my kids. He really does love them and wants the best for them. He is a good example in the gospel, and I appreciate him for upholding his priesthood in our home. Brian is also a good husband to me, and is always mindful of my needs.
I also want to remember my dad, who was a good friend and example to me. I always knew he loved me and wanted what was best for me. I send all my love heavenward to him, as he left me years ago to be my guardian from heaven. I love you Dad!

Kaleb's 10th birthday

We have had yet another birthday in our home. Kaleb turned the grand old age of 10 this year. As usual, his birthday fell on a day we were traveling. Every year I ask myself what I was thinking, having a baby in June, the month of all things traveling in our family. And the answer is always - you weren't ;) Poor Kaleb has had a birthday in Canada, Idaho Falls, and Helena, just to name a few. I have always tried really hard to make sure his birthday is a fun one, no matter where we are, but this year I failed - I am nominated for "not mom of the year". We drove all day the day before from Las Vegas, and got home at the great hour of 5am. So, I promised him he would have a better birthday if he could wait for Mom to recover from the weekend. I also had to work a few days, so three days late, we had a fun birthday with cake, and his dinner of choice. He asked for a fish cake, we had seen one like this in a magazine, and we had hawaiian haystacks for dinner. We had some friends over too, so that was fun too. Also, in keeping up my goal for this year, I have my little list of 10 reasons I love this boy soooo much.

1. Kaleb is always telling me thank you for things I do for him. I love this, as I feel appreciated once in a while.

2. Kaleb loves babies. It is so funny to see him volunteer or ask to hold a baby. He just loves to talk to and love on them.

3. Kaleb is a good example to his friends. He has some good friends that aren't members of the church, and he is good to remind them of things that aren't good to do, and helps them find things that are better options.

4. I love to talk to Kaleb - he uses these great big words that you wouldn't expect to hear from a kids, but he is fun to talk to, and be surprised.

5. Kaleb has an infectious laugh, and is fun to have fun with.

6. I love Kaleb, because he hasn't forgotten his sister Em, and still talks about her and remembers her birthday every year.

7. Kaleb always has an idea for something fun we can do as a family. He never runs out of fun ideas.

8. I love that Kaleb loves to read - it is so fun to hear all my kids having a discussion about some book they have all read.

9. Kaleb is great to read to his little sisters. They love it when he sits with them after school and reads their pile of books they have saved for him.

10. Kaleb is a great friend to me - he always asks how I am doing. I love that boy!

Hope you had a great birthday Kaleb!

My Beautiful Sister Got Married!

On June 12 my baby sis got married. She had a beautiful wedding and was a beautiful bride. We had an eventful trip to Las Vegas, as with every trip, there were many things forgotten. This included Rachel's dress for the wedding, which I had slaved for months over these little dresses, and almost would have rather not gone than not have that dress. My sweet friend Paula overnighted ( at least what you call overnight from Gillette to Las Vegas ) the dress, so that was one fire put out. Our animals decided to play escape artists while we were gone too, so after all our nice neighbors chased them back to their homes, our mule found a new home with someone he hasn't tried to escape from yet. Brian flew into Vegas from a work meeting, and the airport lost his luggage. Luckily, all were dressed and present for the wedding so what more can I ask? All in all, the wedding was wonderful, and I was so glad to see my sister so happy. We also welcome Brian (yes another one) into our family - remember for better or worse. Our family is alot to adjust to, when you come from a small family, but we are glad to have him. All in all, it all makes for great memories.
These were all the little dresses and Abby's skirt that were made for the wedding.