Sunday, November 17, 2013

W's first primary program

Dear Winston,
Today you sang and spoke in your first Primary program. You were magnificent! For weeks you learned and practiced your speaking part: "Family prayer strengthens my family." You became confident in your words and were sure to let the primary leaders know you didn't need their help. And since you were old enough to sing, you've been practicing and learning the primary songs. Yesterday you sang them with gusto, vigor, conviction (maybe?) and some serious personality. I could hear you louder than any other child, and I couldn't be prouder. You threw a few elbow jabs at your neighbor and made a few funny faces, but all in all, you made me want to stand up and cheer. I was so proud of you for knowing every word to every song, for memorizing your part, for being brave. But most of all, I was so proud of you for what you were singing and speaking about. Music (and children) seems to be the purest teacher of the gospel. You were doing just that. You were teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. I realize your being a full time missionary is a distant goal. But I want you to remember that this day, you were a teacher of the gospel.

I love you, W.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Henry: Two months

Height: 23 1/4 inches -- 70%
Weight: 11lb 11.5oz -- 55%
Somethings about Henry:
  • Starting to push with his legs.  
  • First smile:  11.17.13
  • Loves to look at Lizzie...puts up with her too.  :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween 2013

We were so lucky to have aunt Liz here for Halloween this year.  Originally, I didn't think I'd be doing much Halloweening this year with a brand new baby at home.  However, I got to join in on the festivities with baby Henry in tow.

The mean pumpkin

Lizzie's kitty cat pumpkin and Winston's mean pumpkin.  Thank goodness Liz was here; she's a much better, more creative carver than I.

St. John's Preschool Halloween Parade

Winston and Owen

Lizzie the Lion

A big rain storm came through, and we were worried our trick or treating would be washed out.  But we went to a neighborhood in South City; it was a hit.  Lots of homes all decorated.  Plenty of candy.  Plenty of fellow trick-or-treaters. The kids were delighted. 

In true Liz fashion, she created our snail costumes.  So talented.   

"Susan" the snail