Monday, May 29, 2006

Joshua Aaron Alan
12:43 PM, 7lbs 5oz, 19.5in

Sarah and Joshua are doing great.

This one pretty much sums up Noahs reaction to Joshua.

But Arwen couldn't get enough of being a little mommy.

Friday, May 26, 2006 gets better. Noah wanted to join the badness!!
Charming isn't it!!

I don't you laugh or cry when you have a day like this? I did a lot of both! If you know of anyone who wants some kids, I know of two that I will pay to get rid of...maybe the gypsies are looking for some kids...or the circus?? They were being so good--really QUIET, but good. They have been playing together so well latley. Today, they were in their room and I should have gone up. I really did notice that it was unusually quiet. Maybe next time I will trust my instincts! Then Arwen came down--followed by Noah. All she said was, "Noah painted me." So I fought back whacking her and laughed and took pictures. Then I had a bad thought...their room. I asked if there was any in the room. "Oh no, I don't you laugh or cry when you have a day like this? I did a lot of both! If you know of anyone who wants some kids, I know of two that I will pay to get rid of...maybe the gypsiesmom." I almost died when I walked in. I cried and laughed--depending on what I saw was "painted." Oh man. The carpet is ruined forever. Anyways--KIDS FOR FREE!! I'm just starting over with Joshua on monday. Aaron keeps teasing me that I will have a weeks worth of vacation next week. After today, all the pain and agony really will be a vacation!! Oh, by the way--the "paint" is mascara!!
Love, JAS

Monday, May 22, 2006

We had an entire week of hot sunshine!! The kids had a blast playing out in the backyard. I got them a pool that has a blow up giraffe hooked to it that sprays water out of its mouth. Arwen loves the "camel" she named Kyle and Noah is afraid of him when he sprays. They had lots of fun putting all kinds of flowers and grass, and garbage in the pool. We are wondering if maybe that's why Noah looks like he's covered in chicken pox right now. Thursday Arwen woke up with a rash on her face and back and chest--everywhere I put sunscreen. Good old Noah had it all over his legs--everywhere I didn't put sunscreen. Now it's on his belly and arms. I don't know--maybe it is chicken pox, but he's not sick and doesn't scratch them!
Noah has gone to nursury for the last two weeks. We've taken him in asleep both times. There is an older couple in there and the husband loves to hold the sleeping kids. Yesterday, Noah woke up when Aaron was transfering him and dove out of his arms and said, "play!!" I talked with the wife when I went to pick him up and she told me that they bonded and she just loves Noah! Who couldn't love a rashy little kid with a million teeth who loves to cuddle!
We had a huge thunderstorm last night. It even down poured! It was so fun and smelled so good. Aaron was in the middle of it walking home from a fireside. Lucky!

We were talking about moms and dads and grandmas and grandpas and then about Heavenly Father. She told me that she really wanted to give Heavenly Father a hug. I told her that when we say prayers and go to church we feel His spirit and that is like a hug. She didn't like that answer, but it was a fun conversation.

Aaron made the kids a movie. He scanned all the pages of "Where the Wild Things Are," and animated it and added cool sounds and music. Noah adores it and begs for it all day long. He is always saying, "Animals," or "Max!" It's cute, but gets obnoxious pretty quick!
Noah sometimes will talk in this really hig pitch voice when he is talking about something little or cute like babies or kitties. It's so sweet!!

Amy, I finally got to use my gift certificate from you. I ended up doing the Mother to Be package and got a massage and a foot treatment. It was so great and so much fun! Thank you so much!!

Have a great week! Happy Birthday Bethany!!


Saturday, May 13, 2006

The kids have had a great time playing outside when it has been nice. It's great-I can just send them out by themselves and sometimes they stay out there for up to a half hour without coming to pester, or beg for food. Speaking of begging for food, Noah won't eat again--unless it's candy or chocolate. He begs for those every day when he wakes up. He's so naughty. Then there is Arwen-she begs for food of any kind all day!! What silly kids.

Arwenisms : She likes this show called "Bob The Builder." There is this character named Spud who is sooo bad and does bad things every episode. So she asks me, "Mom, what we gonna do with Spud?" I said, "Should we sell him to the gypsies, or put him in the circus?" (Those are our standard answers.) She says, "No. Mom, we just need to teach him." It was pretty cute!
The other night her and Aaron were playing with the food from her kitchen set. Aaron was getting bored of it and told Arwen that he didn't want any more food. Arwen said, "Dad, just tell me you want more and I'll tell you that you can't!" So she asked again and Aaron told her sure he'll have more food so she said, "Okay, just wait right here." What a little naughty thing.

Noahisms: He is talking like crazy. He says, "Hold you, " all day long. He has a little baby turtle and I caught him making turtle noises the other night. What's a turtle noise you ask? Well it sounds like, "Walk, walk!!" I think he's trying to quack, and it is sooo funny! He loves to dance and sing. He can sing the whole first line of Mary's Lullaby. Noah is a biter--at least he bites me all the time. I now have this scar on my arm from where he bit through my shirt a few weeks ago. What a little punk!

We hope all is well and that everyone has a nice Mother's Day!!