Monday, August 27, 2012

alone with my thoughts

i know what you're really thinking. is she really alone? and you'd be right. I have 4 boys within 5 feet of me at the moment, but while i was alone in san diego, as well as a few moments everyday while 1-3 are at school,  i think about them, think about what they need and wonder who they'll become.

i think about cooper. cooper is dependable and always willing to help with the baby (just like his dad :) i love that he loves to read, maybe even more than his mom ::gasp:: i hope that his co-dependency doesn't hold him back. but, he'll make a superb husband and dad someday.


i think about sean and his sharp mind. he knows the most random facts. he's charming and reads the dictionary at night. he's comfortable with himself and embraces his inner-nerd. i just hope he learns to trust people and learn from the mistakes of others. not there yet.... not even close...


i think about mason. he's a little displaced with the birth of rand. he is goofy, loves water in many forms, the ocean, swimming, drinking water and water fights. i also might mention that he lost a tooth today. mason, i feel is still trying to find his niche. hopefully we can steer him the right way :)


and i think about rand. he's so eager to grow up and play with the big boys. his eyes tell me that he's eager to learn and grow in his new body. i think he'll be an olympian at the rate he's going. not quite 6 months and already crawling like he's headed for candy and pulling himself to stand!! no joke, pictures coming. crazy baby!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

san diego temple trip

thanks Leigh for the excuse to take a mini-vacay! we loved every minute of it... well except for getting rear ended in the cube by some snotty girl from La Jolla.
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a little peace of quiet

so yes, it's quiet around here. Rand is constantly scanning the rooms looking for his brothers. his misses them. mom worries about them. mom wonders sometimes if she does enough to protect them and give them enough tools to make good decisions.

before they went back to school, we had a "end of summer bash."

we burned the summer workbooks (don't worry, we had a little chat beforehand about how we don't normally burn books and fire safety) but I think mom was happier to see those books burn more than they were.... we wont be doing THOSE again! what a pain. home school is NOT for us.
we smoked up some kabobs.
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we had banana splits.
mentos and diet coke fun!
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Rand tried peas and gagged so much that he puked them up
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such a fun day! let the scheduled, organized and learning times begin!