Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Family Night

Liam had a great day at school and daycare. Very proud of him for doing what is right.

When we got home, Dad had dinner all ready for us. We ate our yummy meatloaf then went to Sonic for ice cream on our way to the park. Liam and Dad did some batting practice and then Liam got his Spiderman kite out and started running all over the place to keep it up. It wasn't a windy evening... and he wished it was. It was good he got all that energy out though. Ian and I threw the baseball back and forth while we watched Liam dart all over the ball field with his funny kite flying skills.

We were there an hour and Liam didn't believe that when it was time to go home and hit he showers. It's funny lately he says to me pretty regularly, "Why does time have to go so fast when I'm having fun and so slow when I am bored?"

I sure wish time would stand still when I was having fun too!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tears of Joy

So Liam was in his first Primary Program yesterday at church! The past couple years he's never had the guts to get up there and be with the other children.

He did his part by singing loudly and giving a little talk on the scriptures. It was the sweetest thing! I loved seeing him so enthused to participate and I was so proud of him for practicing so hard on all the songs, especially Praise to the Man. That is his favorite song! He's been singing it over and over all summer long! To see him perform that with the other children was such a treat!

Each year the Primary Program brings tears to my eyes. Those children are so brave and tender-hearted! They teach us the gospel better than most adults can. This time I not only had tears in my eyes, but I had a huge smile plastered on my face the entire meeting! Gosh, I love that little boy and his darling spirit!

A BIG THANKS to the Primary Presidency for putting in so much time and effort to get the children excited about the scriptures this year! These women are so patient and loving towards Liam, I cannot express enough gratitude I have for the work they do.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday Family Fun Night

Friday Ian took the day off. He picked Liam up from Kim's at 3pm so he could go to the Primary activity at 3:30pm. They practiced the Primary Program that had planned for Sunday.

When I got home from work, they were both there waiting for me.

It's rare we get a Friday night together.

Liam had called me on my way home to report he finally saved up enough money to buy another Beyblade! So we went to Wal-mart to pick out his new toy.

Then we went to Sweet Tomatoes for dinner.

Then we went to a miniature golf course down the road in Sandy. We pulled up and it looked closed. So I jumped out of the car to go check it out. I went inside the club house and asked if the mini putt was open. They said it was functional, but no Boondocks! I said, "My 5 year old will love it no matter what!"

So we paid our $8 for the whole family and went on an adventure on a 20+ year old course that had never been updated. It was awesome reliving memories of my teenage years and going to similar dumpy places with my friends on the weekends. Even more awesome was seeing Liam have so much fun doing this mini sport for the first time. We went through the course once as a family and then while the parents put their feet up, Liam did the course one more time.

Simple pleasures!

It was a fun night!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Labor Day - AI revisited

We took Daddy and Uncle Drew back to Antelope Island with us on Monday. It was a very overcast day and a storm started rolling in a bit later. You can see the gusts of rain in the seagull photos.

When the storm started coming towards us, we packed everything up and headed to the car. After everyone was rinsed of sand, we got in and drove around the Island. We ended up at the ranch and the boys had a good time with the lasso!

We did some more exploring and found some old farm vehicles to play on.

And last but not least, we saw a creeping thing that I was totally fine with saying good-bye to.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Conversation with a 5.75 year old

So Ian is working tonight, so I went to lay down in our bed after shutting the house down just after 8pm. Liam was still in his room after brushing his teeth. I called to him to just come to bed and sleep on Daddy's side. He started to get into bed, then I asked him to go back and turn his bedroom light off.

He said he didn't want to because he was afraid of it being that dark and if I could come with him. I asked why he was scared. He said it felt like something was there when it was that dark.

I told him that I felt that way when I was a kid too.

Liam: So when did you stop feeling that way?

Me: Ohhhhh, when I was about.... oh um... maybe about.... 18 or so?


Me: {Laughing too}

Liam: I thought you were going to say like.... 7.... or maybe 9.... {HEARTY BELLY LAUGHS}

This conversation went on -- because there had to be an explanation of why the age of 18 was a shift for me. I moved in with roommates - for some reason I wasn't scared of the dark anymore. Liam was so curious about me living with people that weren't Daddy. His perspective is that I've always lived with Daddy. I laughed because I've never thought of that before - his perspective on how WE came to be.

So Liam went on to ask, "So how did you find each other? Did you drive around calling out each other's names?" I laughed so hard on this idea!!!!

So I briefly explained the dating process and how I came to meet Daddy. Dated, dated, dated... how he eventually asked me to marry him, dated, dated, dated, how and where we got married, dated, dated, dated, bought our first house, dated, dated, dated, thought about having a baby, dated, dated, dated, baby in my belly for 9 months, dated, dated, dated, Liam came to live with us... and then we stopped dating so much and how happy we've been since then because we have a sweet little boy to keep us busy.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Antelope Island Stampede Festival and More

Self portrait

And to think the lazy side of me wanted to stay in bed yesterday morning. Left town at 8:20am, arrived to the island at 9:30am. The festival was nice, but that beach was just serene and worth any lack of sleep I thought I had that morning. We didn't leave the island until 4pm. And we really really want to go back!

Bonus note: As we were driving in, you could see the mountains' reflections on the Great Salt Lake. I said to Liam, "Isn't that reflection on the water beautiful?" He replied, "Yeah, those mountains get to look at 'theirselves' all day long!" I laughed a lot! Such a witty and clever lad I have.