Monday, April 27, 2009
I have been really watching my kids lately and how they grow so fast!!! It is exciting and makes me sad all at the same time! Isn't the range of emoitions that you have as a parent strange?? I am thrilled to see them grow and change and become themselves!! I am so proud of their accomplishments and I feel sad when they sorrow over something!!! Over all, I want what is best for them.... but, I don't always know what that is. I often tell people that it is so weird that you, as a young couple, can be sent home from the hospital just a few days after having a baby. How do you know what to do??? I think that, really, the only way that we learn and survive is the emmense love that we have for our kids! That is what teaches us how to take care of them (along with a few wiser loved ones and some awesome magazines)!!! I really have been thinking of this because I see what some of the struggles are going to be in their future, and I would like them to grow because of these things instead of be crushed by them! I am always reminded of my kids every time I hear Ryan Shupes song: Dream Big.
When you cry be sure to dry your eyes, cause better days are sure to come!
When you smile, smile wide and don't let them know that they have won!
When you walk, walk with pride! Don't show the hurt inside because the pain will soon be gone!
When you pray, pray for strength to help you carry on when the troubles come your way!
When you laugh, laugh out laoud cause it will carry all your cares away!
And when you dream, DREAM BIG! as big as the ocean blue!!
Cause when you dream it might come true... so when you dream, DREAM BIG!!!
Aren't these words so perfect for the things we want for our children!?! I hope that our children will always follow their dreams and know that they can achieve anything that they want! And we, as parents, will be here cheering them on and helping them whenever possible!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Papa had to help Draycin go down because Talmage is a bit bigger than Draycin. I am so glad that they had Fun together!!! What a great day we had!!!
Allie sitting pretty while she wait her turn to get a prize!! The kids got all kinds of nice things and clothes and were spoiled rotten!! We had a great time and appreciate both our families making accommodations for us to celebrate together!!! WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!
Draycin and daddy! Does this picture of Josh look as painful to you as it does to me?? ha ha!!
Cael wouldn't let go of the fence and was squealing at the goat!!Brenton was hoisted atop of this huge contraption by his mother for this picture!! The funny thing is that the strapping man to the left also tries to schmoose Dina into getting on it!! How the heck is that possible??? it was like 6 feet tall!!
We all had such a great day and we even made it home in time for Draycin to catch some of a nap before we dashed over to the Easter dance in Bear River where Josh's parent's live!!