Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Break 2011

Spring Break is awesome! Monday Noah and I went to Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. It was so much fun. They had a baby elephant too. And we were super lucky to have such great weather.

Then on Tuesday we went to Lehi to the indoor water park. We went with Sarah and her kids, Mason, Taryn, Kylie, and Reina. We had a blast. It was very loud but so much fun. The rest of the week turned out to be really nice too, but we didn't go anywhere. Noah just played outside all day long. Boy did he sleep good that week. Now school is back in and we have about 6 weeks left of school then Noah and I are off to Virginia for the summer.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday Noah!

Noah was born Tuesday April 10th 2001 at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Virginia. He was born at 11:58am and weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long.
As a baby Noah loved to be read to, take baths, and play with all his toys. Noah has always been a very happy kid. As a baby he always was smiling and laughing. He has brought so much joy into our lives and we just love him.
Some of Noah's favorite things to do now are ride bikes, ride his scooter, play legos, remote control cars, and video games. His favorite food is still the same........Pizza, mac n cheese, Spaghetti, and he loves ice cream. He always has his own personal ice cream container in the freezer.
Noah is almost done with the 4th grade. We will be spending the summer in Virginia with our families which we are really excited about. Noah has enjoyed riding his bike to and from school this year. He is in the chess club at school, cub scouts, he is taking piano lessons, and has played several sports again this year. Noah is a fun kid to be around and is really funny. We love him so much and are so thankful for his sweet spirit in our home. We love you Noah!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Friday was such a sad day............

I visit teach a lady from church who just had her 3rd child in January. On Friday I got a call a little after 2pm to inform me that her baby had died around noon. It was such a shock because the baby had not been sick. I had just seen Megumi and Sunao at church the Sunday before. Megumi is such a great mother and has always had a hard time getting pregnant so she was so happy to have another little miracle. Me and my visiting teaching companion and my friend Sarah went to see her once they got home from the hospital on Friday. How sad to see a mother grieving over the loss of one of her children. I am not sure there is any pain that is greater than that. We all sat together and cried. Her 9 year old daughter was also having a very hard time and seeing her so upset was devastating. They are such a great family and this is just so upsetting. Tomorrow is the funeral for Sunao. Megumi has asked that I give the opening prayer. Of course I said yes, but I am so nervous. It's hard enough giving a prayer at a funeral, but a funeral for a baby? I am trying to put some thoughts together and get so upset each time I think about it. I know I am not going to be able to do it without crying, but if that is what Megumi and Hito want I will do it.

This whole experience really is hard but I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father and for the opportunity we all have to be families forever. I feel so much comfort just knowing that there is life after death. I am grateful for my family and friends. I am not sure what I would do in this situation but what I do know is that I will try to be the best friend and visiting teacher to Megumi during this difficult time.

A new way to clean the Bathroom!

So I asked Noah to clean the bathroom and this is what I found. A new way to clean the bathroom. Whatever works! I don't care if he uses this method cause it is still clean when he is done. Maybe he will want to clean the bathroom more often if I let him use his water guns.

Family Bowling Night!

Friday night we went to the Wilkinson Building on campus and had a family bowling night. It was so much fun but Chris won both games. Next time just me and Noah are going so I can win. LOL I love spending time with my two favorite guys! I always have so much fun.

Spring is in the air..........

This past Saturday was 75 degrees. It was great. Noah and his friends wanted to have a picnic outside, so we made pizza and they had a picnic. They then had a water gun fight and were just running around all day. Noah went outside about 1030am and come in at around 6pm. Then I get a call from my friend Sarah who asked if we were really have a Teen Choice Award party at my house. Thanks to Noah for inviting the neighborhood over without telling me. I really didn't mind and they all seemed to have a good time. I am so grateful that Noah has such a good group of friends.

Pinewood Derby

Noah was so excited for the pinewood derby this year. Noah and I painted his car and put the wheels on the night before. It was so much fun!
On the way to the church we picked Chris up from work. He then had to drop us off and go to class so he had to miss the pinewood derby. On the way I asked him to fix one of the wheels that was bent a little. When he did that it broke a piece of wood off that made it so that wheel couldn't go back on.
Chris had to go to class so I was on my own to fix it. We went in to the church and our cub master hammered the wheels in the front on so that it would run, but it ended up dragging on the track and his car was super slow. Noah was kind of upset because he didn't want his car to lose.
Then one of the men in our ward Brother Scoles asked if he could help. He was able to fix the wheel and Noah's car ended up winning 3rd place. He was so excited. He even thanked Chris when we got home for breaking his wheel. LOL