Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wednesday was our family's Easter Egg Hunt at Grandma & Grandpa Gailey's house...

However, sweet little Landon was told by the doctor that he had a virus, 20 minutes before the hunt was to start :( We were heart broken that he didn't get to hunt eggs with his cousins. Grandma and Grandpa were nice to let him come hunt eggs before the rest of the cousins arrived though. At least he is still young enough to not know what he missed out on. And we had to remind ourselves that this bummer of a situation is only a tiny trial.


 Friday we went back to the doctor to make sure his fever wasn't due to an oncoming ear infection. Thankfully, no ear infections. And no more fever so the doctor cleared him of being contagious. This meant we got to go to the church Easter egg hunt! 
This was the first time I ventured out of the house with both kiddos without daddy, or car seats or a stroller to contain them. It was exhausting but Landon had a blast. And I had a blast watching him. Ps- Mad props to all you moms with more than one little kiddo that get out of the house on a regular basis. As fun as it was, it was equally, if not more, exhausting.

And today is Easter. What a special day, to remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ. How comforting it is to know He lives, and we too will be resurrected and be able to live with Him again someday. 

Today, along with attending church, the kids got their Easter bags and Landon got to smash confetti filled eggs! 

Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello 4 month old Cambria!

This month you:
-are rolling to your side
-are able to sit up in your bumbo
-have become a thumb sucker
-started laughing
-have a freckle on the inside of your right arm, mom discovered
-went to Talen Tremea's homecoming

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Today was Nate's day off and we took advantage of it by taking the kids and the dog to a new park Nate discovered: Castle Park. It is so neat and there is so much for the kids to play with. We all had a great time!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

This weekend was General Conference for our church. As always, Nate had to work on Saturday, but he got to attend the Priesthood session Saturday night with his dad, brothers and grandpa. The kids and I "watched" the two sessions together; it was Cam's first General Conference!

Sunday morning, while grandpa was singing in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, grandma came over for "conference crepes" with homemade peach jam and whipped cream. We watched conference together, enjoyed the talks and spent some time outside. My favorite talk was given by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf called Grateful in Any Circumstances. Just a couple of months before conference I was really struggling with my circumstances. Having an 18 month old toddler, a 1 month old newborn baby and a brand new, untrained, rambunctious puppy. I had several breakdowns and kept finding myself wishing my circumstances were different. "If only Landon was old enough to help more." "If only Cambria was a bit older." "If we would have waited to buy a puppy until the kids were old enough to train him and help out." We were also starting to go crazy being cooped up in the house but we only had a dirt yard and no fence to contain kids and this puppy. "If only we had a fence so Landon didn't run away from me." "If only we had grass so my wood floors weren't constantly covered in dirt." Man, it was a rough time for me. So when this talk came was given, I took a step back and realized how grateful I am that I have all of these "hardships." I am grateful I was blessed with two beautiful healthy babes. I am grateful we decided to have them close together so they can grow up being best friends. I am grateful we were able to buy a puppy that could grow with the kids and play with them. I am grateful we were able to build this home and actually have a yard. I often forget that so many others don't have some of the things we have and I need to be grateful for what we have. I am also grateful for leaders of the church that remind me of these things.