Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Can I have your attention please...

Last Sunday Jace gave his first talk in church. I had been rehearsing with him for a couple days b4 it and we talked about the temple alot to get him prepared. I was ready to whisper in his ear what to say....he didn't need that. When they said it was his turn, he walked right up to the microphone and said "Because of the temple, I know my family can be together forever. The temple is a house of God." I was so proud! It's amazing to see him saying what we've been teaching for years. I guess he has no fear of speaking infront of people. hmm...I think I knew that...mr. walk up to any stranger and start a conversation. :)

First Day

Jace had his first day of preschool. He's actually been in a school setting for a while now. My dear friend, Maren let him go to preschool when he was not even 3 bc I was still working. Then, last year, he was in preschool for half a year bc of our move. Now, this will be his first full year of preschool!! Can't believe he's getting so big. I love that kid so much. Just tonight I was watching him brush his teeth and I got choked up. How come time goes so fast and these sweet babies grow up on us and become so independent. He rarely lets me hold his hand but he likes to snuggle at night still. Tonight, I was putting the boys to bed again. (without Daddy most nights bc school until 11 p.m.) I was rocking Camden, and Jace came over to sit with us. Camden leaned over and fell asleep on Jace's chest. Again, teary eyed. Camden ADORES Jace. He can do no wrong.

Day One

So today is my first official day of the blogging promise. I have to say, over the last couple days, I've had doubts. How come I said I would do this. I never have any time as it is. Maybe if I don't do it, no one will care and I'll be off the hook. But... I would know and that means more to me than anyone else. It's really not even about writing about certain topics, it's more about being able to just take 5 minutes out of my day to do something that has to do with me. Although my blogs revolve around my two boys, I will try to venture out.

Today, I took the boys swimming at our complex pool. We met a woman and her son, (Jace's age) there last week and are going with them again today. It's funny because usually when I force myself to get out and do something fun with the kids (even though it can be hassle getting there), the event is well worth it and I usually get more out of it than expected. Like this last time, a new friend....for me and for Jace. Sure, it's easy to just sit inside and play or just relax (what's that?), but that doesn't stretch you. I have found everyone is happier when we do something out of the house. If you know anything about me, it's that I'm a people person. I enjoy getting out, inviting people over, meeting new friends and starting conversations. Whether it's going to the grocery store or the park, going out is good for everyone. :)