Monday, August 22, 2011

The Second Grade

Today was Jacob's first day of the Second Grade. He was nervous yesterday. He said he was worried that no one would want to play with him, and that he would be bullied. My first thought was to just let it blow over: "Really? It's just the 2nd Grade" I thought. However, he seemed quite sincere in his worries. He asked Marty for a father's blessing. He also said a prayer last night, and prayed that he would have a fun year. When he woke this morning, he was all smiles and ready for a new school year. He said he felt good about his blessing and prayers. Wow! The faith of a seven year old. 

He was so excited this morning that he requested to ride his bike to school. I taught him how to use his bike lock last night. He was super excited about the lock and the key. I put on my running duds, grabbed my iPod, and left with Jacob on his bike and Ben on his scooter. And up the hill we went. And yes, it was uphill, and I am NOT exaggerating. Marty even came with us, but he walked. He said something about not wanting to sweat. Ha!

Jacob is in Miss Dixon's class. Miss Dixon is also in our ward. I taught her oldest daughter in YW. I am just tickled that Jacob is so happy for a new school year. 


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


The Pointer Sisters say it best: "Jump. For my love!"

Even though Ben flew off a trampoline four weeks ago and ended up with a concussion, Marty and I decided to buy the boys a tramp. We got a heavy duty one with a safety net. After a few frustrating hours of assembly, we have been all smiles! Notice the last picture. That picture alone makes it all worth it!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Discovery Gateway

I took my offspring to the Children's Museum, aka Discovery Gateway, a few weeks ago. We had never been before, and the boys loved it. I lost Ben twice. That turkey kept sneaking away to play in the "Road Construction" zone. That kid drives me crazy the way he will just meander off on his own. Oh well. I found him both times, and made a quick getaway after I found him the second time!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Jacob

Jacob is now seven. Wow. Time flies when you're having fun. And yes. I have had a blast these past seven years. It took a little work to get this gentle-heart here, but he is worth everything Marty and I have gone through.

Not a day goes by that my heart doesn't melt when I see my Jacob. He is such a joy in my life. He loves his little Ben. He watches over Ben and protects him. He is such a delight. I love to hug him and smell his head. Call me crazy; I love to sniff Jacob. I love to cuddle with him at night. I love Jacob. I must have done something right to deserve such a sweet, wonderful, smart, strong, delightful, happy, valiant son!

There are a few pictures of Ben opening gifts. He was very willing to help Jacob tear into the loot. Also, disregard the Christmas wrapping paper; I find it difficult to buy birthday wrapping paper when I have a closet full of Christmas wrap.

The Budding Photographers

I have a point and shoot camera. Nothing exciting. Nothing fancy. Or at least it's not very exciting as seen through the eyes of this 37 year old lady. However, it's quite fun and exciting when in the hands of Jacob and Ben. Budding photographers? I think not. But these pictures are how they see the world: all fun and smiles!