Saturday, March 19, 2011

Christian's room

Christian has always wanted someone in his room with him. He doesn't like to be alone. A few weeks ago Scott and I went out after the kids were in bed and when I got home I was checking on them but Soran wasn't in her bed. After freaking out for a couple seconds I looked in Christian's bed and there she was. They were so cute I had to get a picture. A couple days ago I was checking on the kids again and couldn't find Christian this time! I looked in Soran's bed (she's still sleeping in a playpen) and there he was! I don't know how Soran stayed asleep through all that but she did. Anyway, we're getting bunkbeds soon and I was going to give Christian his own room, but I think to save myself the trouble of having to track down children every night I will just put Amber in with him for awhile!

Amber turns 7

Wierdest-looking fairy cake ever
Alyssa's fairy house we decorated for mother-daughter book club (the blue one)

All the pretty little fairies

Amber with the fairy king

Using their best fairy manners

Amber wanted to do the fairy tea party for her birthday again this year, and I think the girls enjoyed it more than they did last year. They all acted more proper and watched the dancers with more interest. This year they got fairy charm necklaces and some fairy dust to take home with them. Then we came home and had pizza and cake (I forgot to freeze it before cutting it so there were crumbs all over and in the frosting and it looked terrible. But she didn't seem to mind). Then they opened presents and played.
I can't believe my little girl is already 7. The older she gets the more I see myself in her. She is my little mini-me. Things about Amber:
She has really cute freckles. The perfect amount sprinkled on her nose.
She loves to write notes and stories.
She is a very good student and reads well.
She is a natural mommy. She loves to help with the little girls--and I don't even have to ask.
She can figure things out by herself. Scott says she has a mechanical brain.
I love you, baby! Happy birthday!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Love month

I want to raise kids who are aware of other people and are able to see when they are in need. It doesn't help that Scott is always on failblog and showing them videos of people getting maimed and hurt and laughing his head off. Now all my kids think human suffering is the funniest thing ever. So in February we had a lesson on compassion and then dedicated the month to showing love to others.
We visited a nursing home and took some ugly homemade Valentines made by yours truly (the residents loved them anyway), went to the food bank and donated food and decorated goodie bags for the kids that come in, and took cookies around to our underappreciated primary teachers. I hope we were able to do a little good.
"Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves, the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others. By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves."
President Hinckley