Thursday, April 29, 2010

A tasty bit of irony...

At Costco I searched for a box with 4 tall sides so I could change the chicks box. It wasn't until I got home when I noticed what box I had grabbed. "El Pollo Loco!" Ha ha -- I laughed so hard! Notice the chicks are on the edge of the box. They liked to jump up there and roost. When they figured out they could jump down and wander around, that is when we decided that it was time for them to go. Keeping the chicks was a really fun experience for the kids and I am grateful that they had a good home to go to when they got bigger.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gospel discussions...

A couple of Sundays ago, Peyton was getting her church bag ready to go and gathering some copies of the Friend (church children's magazine) to take to church to "read". She brought the April magazine to show me the picture on the cover. The picture is from the perspective of Christ's empty tomb and shows his disciples at the entrance looking in the tomb, astonished. There is a woman there and Peyton decided that that must be Mary Magdalene. She told me how she was Jesus' friend and was the first person that He appeared to after His resurrection. I was impressed with all she knew. THEN she went on to tell me that there was another Mary and she was the mother of Jesus and that she was married to Joseph. I was amazed that she must have listened as we have tried to teach our children about the life of Jesus Christ. I was touched and had one of those moments when I thought, "as parents, we must be doing something right!" THEN Peyton proceeded to inform me that, "Mary also had a little lamb."

That is true too, I guess. :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Easter Chicks

I still remember the Easter morning in 1982 when we awoke to find a box with the cutest, fluffy, yellow chicks. We thought that was the best thing ever! We kept them a few weeks before letting them go live and grow up on my uncle Jeff's property.

This Easter we decided to do the same thing for our kiddos. I got four little chicks (two of two different kinds) at Murdoch's and hid them in our friends garage until the kids went to bed and then we got everything set up. They were soooooo surprised! We spent some time talking about how these new little chicks were just born and that they remind us of new life that we can have through the Atonement of Christ and of His glorious resurrection.

We are keeping them for two or three weeks before we give them to our friends, the Adamson's. It has been a fun experience and fun to watch them grow. The chicks now like to roost on the side of the box and know enough to start chirping when the kids come in the room . Not sure if they are excited or fearing for their lives. :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Growing up...

I was holding Cooper the other day and it was one of THOSE moments. I looked at my sweet baby and all of a sudden he looked older! I realized how quickly he is growing and changing. Maybe it is because he is my last baby, but I find myself wanting to hold on and slow time down so I can really enjoy these moments with him.

Day Cooper was born - 9/9/09

About one week old

About one month old (in his blessing outfit).

4 months old

Almost 7 months

Check out the new tooth (lower center right)!

A conversation overheard...

Recently, Peyton had several friends over to play. They were upstairs playing Sleeping Beauty and they soon came downstairs to ask if they could watch the movie. I was sorting laundry and wasn't noticed in the hall when I overheard Peyton say to her friends, "You don't need to be scared at the end of Sleeping Beauty, she comes alive again, just like Jesus. She is resurrected!"

Hearing that simple testimony of the Savior shared by my sweet daughter touched my heart. I thought to myself that Ken and I must be doing something right if our 4 year old knows about Jesus Christ and His glorious resurrection.

On this Easter Sunday, I bear you my testimony that He lives! On the third day He overcame death and rose from the tomb. I love Him! I am forever grateful for the love of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am so blessed to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach this truth to my children.

Happy Easter!