Things I Loved This Winter
hello world!! my family journal is so behind. what will all of my future great grandchildren read off of their ipads installed in their eyeballs?
I loved realizing that my third child, that for in a phase of my life would never happen, wore this dress. During the years of trying to have kids and it not happening I bought baby stuff. All of the boy things my four nephews I see wearing around. All of the girls things I have put to use. This dress I bought in tears, it was the last baby thing I bought before finding out I was pregnant. Miss Abby finally wore it on this day. And Miss Cameron on this day. My heart hurts for anyone who is going through this 10 seconds longer than I had to or 30 million seconds shorter than I had to deal with it. Also Shae is an angel. One day her and I will go on a long trip together and I will do nothing but pay attention to her.
Tyler and I realized before going on our first TRIP WITHOUT KIDS (ahhh!! can’t wait to show you where we went) that Reagan was fun! She is still busy, tiring, high energy, and a lot of work. But she does not scream all day like she did for the first at least 18 months of her life. She cut that out! And then leaving her messed all of that up but she will phase back out of it. Do we look alike at all? Someone say yes.
Shae is a sunbeam! She did not have any stress about going to sunbeams. Shae wanted (why do all my girls feel the need to sign up for every talk they possible can?) to give a talk in Primary. For FHE when Grandpa Brown was in town we all gave her a line for her talk. She practiced it throughout the week into a spatula. She was not nervous to go up and give it but also gave it in the tiniest whisper.
Speaking of Grandpa BRown we now get to see him once in a month because of his new job. The girls love spending time with him. We even got him on his birthday!
Christmas jammies all winter long make me smile. It also makes Shae think her stocking will be full when she wakes up every time she wears them.
11 am church is not something I am loving this year. Reagan had such a meltdown this past Sunday that Tyler recorded it out on the church lawn. 30 minutes of video. Her diaper was full of dry leaves from throwing her body all over the place in the grass.
Shae’s baking obsession has been contained. I put stars two times of the month on the calendar and those are the only days we bake her treats. When she can bake without help I will weigh 457 pounds, I am pretty sure of it.
The girls for New Years Eve all got to pick a treat to make for the family. It was….it was quite a bit of sugar.
The girls worked really hard on their aprons with their Grandma. And by that I mean my mom worked really hard on dealing with super silly girls getting them to sew their aprons.
Abby’s skills in dance have really soared. This year has been a huge one of growth and hard work. She dances & stretches all day every day. If we are on a walk, grocery shopping, in the library, in line, it is crazy. And quite impressive.
We had a sweet & simple Valentines day. If I can remember what happened…oh we went and bought ourselves chocolates like every year. Because my girls can learn that if they want something they deserve it and to buy it for themselves. I stayed home on Vday so Tyler could take the girls to a magic show and a fancy restaurant. I put the babies to bed and watched hours of Gilmore Girls. Which was my MASTER PLAN!!
CAMERON LIKES THINGS! Listen this a big deal, she is very particular girl. From the texture, flavor, and temperature of her food to the textiles of her clothes. Shoes…oh my don’t get me started on shoes. I have a system that to other moms looks quite heartless. On most occasions I throw her into new things and turn my back. She cannot be bribed, talked into, coddled into, whatever you want to say, into anything. It has to come all from her. So I proud to say she adores her dance team, I mean ADORES it. Still don’t ask her about her Monday tech class that poor Grandma drives them to and I am sure gets an earful. But ask her about her dance team classes and watch her in them. Oh that girl is beaming. Also she found more books she likes. She loves to read but all books must be all of her picking and approval. Library trips lots of times end in fights and someone acting like a baby. Which is me, I’m the tizzy throwing fit baby.
Lastly what I have loved this winter and now am very fearful of from this winter is the warmth. Maybe all of April can just be rain? Even May, take both of those months to rain, I support that. I like to buy the girls all SPRING dresses on the first Sunday it is warm enough to wear them. The first Sunday this year was I think February 15th. Which is crazy. And nice. And I guilty for saying it is nice because I know it is only causing problems.