Thursday, January 24, 2008

Well, it's been a while since I've updated everyone as to the antics of my kids. So, here you go!
This is my favorite face that Arwen makes. She has done it since she was a little girl...and now I see Joshua making it sometimes! Arwen is 5 now! She gets to start school this year. How fun for her! She just moved into her brand new yellow bedroom that she shares with her new sister. She keeps her room very clean and even makes her bed every day...not because I ask, but because she wants to! She is doing tap and ballet lessons this year and LOVES it! She will be doing a ballet dance in our Primary's talent show next Friday. We are so excited! She loves to draw. Mostly, she draws cute pictures of our family. She gets pretty fancy...eyelashes, fingers, clothes. She is a huge help for me. She is always willing to help me out. We sure love our Arwen!
So, Noah pretty much needs a haircut. Mostly I only notice on Sundays when we are at church. Some old man there told him he would look like a girl soon if he didn't get a hair cut! True enough! Noah has been very difficult lately. We think mostly because he doesn't get as much cuddling and attention as he used to before Larkin arrived. He's going through a "kill everything" phase. Everything is a weapon and no one is ever on his safe list. He spends a good portion of his time in time-out. He is still my sweetest, most compassionate child when he wants to be. His "I love you's" could melt anyone's heart. He loves to hold his baby Larkin. We can't wait till he gets done with his mean phase, but we of course love our Noah! Joshua!! There is so much to say about this darling! He is always happy and SMILING!! We are extremely blessed to have all of our kids, but especially our sweet Joshua! He is definitely the peace maker here! He loves to give big, wet, loud kisses lately...mostly to Larkin. Did you know my Josha is left-handed? Neat...just like Grandpa Willy. Josh is really learning to talk these days. The BEST is when we read scriptures . We always have each kid repeat a couple of verses and the only way we can get Josh to do it is if we say each word in a high-pitched voice. He repeats what we say in his cute high voice! He loves to sing and dance...watch out when we turn the music on. He jams!! Joshua is the best eater I have. He never tells me it is gross and eats nearly everything! He LOVES shoes. But not his...just everyone else's! He is such a doll with the brightest, best SMILE ever! We love our Josha! Larkin is what we call a "ladien" (rhymes with alien...it's actually how Noah says alien!!). I can't figure out who she looks like. I see bits and pieces of the others in her, but not too much. She's going through her "teenage" baby phase right now...zits!! She just started smiling last week. That and opening her eyes for more than a few fleeting seconds. They are a deep blue. We thought they were going to be brown like Josh's but now we're not quite so sure. It will be fun to find out! She is doing a little better at sleeping in the night time...yea!! Larkin loves her bath time. She is a really good eater, though I think she is the smallest of all my babies. She hasn't chunked out like the others did at this point. I'm sure she'll get there any day now, though! We can't wait to see what Larkin's personality will be like. We love our little "Ladien!!"



9 comments:

Memory said...

This was such a fun, fun post to read. Arwen's face is crazy! I can't wait to see her dance at the talent show. That is going to be SOOO cute! Poor Noah, bitten by the mean bug. Ha! This too shall pass, right? Just not soon enough, I'm sure. As for Joshua, he is too cute. Don't we all need a Joshua in our lives? And I can't believe Larkin is smiling. She is a total beauty.

jen said...

Such a cute picture of Larkin! All your kids, really, it's just the first time I've really seen Larkin...you know, newborn pics it's hard to tell, still being swollen, and asleep all the time! She's so cute! Can't wait to see her in real life! And, if Noah's ANYTHING like Jake, I'm warning you...it just gets worse! ;) Second child syndrome...

The Thomas Family said...

Arwen's picture cracks me up. She is too funny.
Love this post. It was fun to read about each of your kids. What cutie pies.

Pricilla said...

I love your kids. I think that face that Larkin is making reminds me of Arwen a lot. Noey is so funny, make sure he gets lots of hugs to get him through his phase. I bet Arwen is becoming quite a dancer by now.

SFNielsens said...

Great pictures. All a snapshot of their personalities. I love Laliens outfit (wink-wink). We are so excited to play with you crazy kids!

Meredith said...

oh my heck, sarah! your kids are sooo cute and funny. you make me excited to have four kids, and really...you make it look easy!

grandma marshmallow said...

Lalien has a slight resemblance to the others but she came here wanting to be an original and not a copy of one of the others. So she's her own beautiful person. An original is the only way to come! Way to go Larkin!

Family of Five said...

What a fun post-to get to see a little about each of your kids. I might have to copy you and do that on my blog! You guys really seem like such a fun family. You seem to really enjoy parenthood and really seize opportunities for fun! OK, I am totally jealous that you have a little girl to put in ballet and tap! Someday I need one of those!

Family of Five said...

BTW, that was me-Amber-The Family of Five person. I changed the name of my blog so I didn't want you to be confused.