Love Makes Families

Love Makes Families
A family of 7 due to the blessing of adoption!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cute things to remember.....Alyssa

I love 2 year olds (well some parts of being 2) because they learn so much. Alyssa has always been a very goor talker. She has been using full sentences since she was just over a year old. She listens very closely to what we say and tries to repeat us. Sometimes she gets things a little mixed up.

One of her mix ups that is so cute.... When you ask her if she wants something or if she will do something she has 2 answers..... Yes Please and No Please. It is so cute when she says no please.
Alyssa do you want to take a nap? No please. It is just so sweet.

As I was typing this Brittany was laying on the floor. Alyssa went and found a blanket, put it over Brittany, kissed her on her forehead, then told her night night, love you. 

She can be so sweet.... when she wants to be!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Super Saturday... you are beginning to expect this right?

Another fun filled Saturday for my picked on children (well at least in their opinion). My kids complain that it is the "worst day ever" if they do not get to do like 10 activities.... come on this mom is tired! So this Saturday's line up goes something like this..... A Tee ball game, a birthday party, a visit with the great grandparents, home to pick up dad who went to work then helped his uncle move, then to the horses to ride, have fun load hay into the barn and much out the birthing pen.

Here are the pics from T- ball. We played 2 innings again, and the kids lost their patience not too far into the 2nd inning... 4 year old attention spans ;)

 Shane's 2nd birthday party... a little fun in the sun with the cousins 

 Back to the horses.... I am in love with them!! We took Emily, Ian and Troy with us this time.

 a little love for his horse ;)

 Ian liked patches

A great time with some friends at Temple Square

I know we all have them... internet friends. The people the comment on our blogs, we are friends with on facebook or some other internet forum. Well I have quite a few of these friends and about a year and a half ago one of those friends helped me out when none of my "real life" friends could. Alyssa was really sick, and none of her doctors had any answers. I made several posts on Facebook just begging for someone to help me.... Maybe just maybe someone out there was a doctor that had seen something like this before.... I was in luck. A friend of mine named Diane had a future daughter in law that was the head of pediatric ICU at a hospital. She got me in touch with her, and she soothed my soul from hundreds of miles away. My husband said that she made me liveable (I think I might have made that word up... meaning he could stand to be around me). She did not know what my daughter had, but she knew how to make me understand that it would be ok. She helped me. This dear friend of mine kept asking about my sweet daughter, and we had hundreds of conversations over the next year and a half. She happened to be traveling through my town, and we finally got to meet. They were as awesome in person as on the internet, and the treated my kids and me like royalty. They took us to lunch, bought the kids treats, and made us dinner.

Diane holding the hands of the 2 girls at Temple Square.
 I did not know this story before... Apparently once the members settled in the valley and planted their crops, crickets (or some insects) came and started eating all their crops. The church members prayed that they would not lose all their crops, and Heavenly Father answered their prayers by sending Seagulls. 

 So beautiful!

 The girls warmed up to them very quickly.
 looking at pictures.