Friday, February 22, 2008

Valentine's Day

Collin and Alexis were so excited about Valentines Day this year. Every time we went to the store Collin would look through all the Valentine's and pick out actual presents for his friends. I kept trying to explain to him that we just needed to pick out a box of cards, but he didn't think that was good enough for his friends. He was especially particular with a very special present for his favorite person Rilee Warner. Rilee babysits for us sometimes and on a few occassions Collin has told us he is in love with her. I told him that he can't be in love with her but he can like her and no kissing until after he gets home from his mission. He said, "Oh yeah mom, I forgot." Anyway, he was still very excited to get her something and so we picked out a box of Spiderman Chocolates that he liked. He did try to convince me though that the biggest heart box of chocolate would be better and maybe he should get her the Dancing Princesses because he knew she liked them the most. Anyway we delivered them on Valentines Day and when her brother opened the door he handed him the box and ran away. When I asked where Rilee was he said he didn't know that he just gave them to her brother and ran away. So basically he is shy about it.
Well, for dinner we went to my mom's for he usual Valentine's Day spaghetti (she makes it every because it is red-I didn't remember the tradition, but I guess my sister did). When we came home that night there was a special Valentine from Rilee left on the doorstep. It was a tin heart box that said "Hot 4 U" with red hots in it and a cute note. Collin was thrilled to say the least. Alexis was also very generous to the family. Mama took her shopping for Valentine's and she gave us all a heart box of chocolates and Slade a little teddy bear. She wrote us notes and thank you notes and drew us pictures too. Anything reason to be crafty is a good thing right?

Monday, February 4, 2008

About Time

So I keep telling myself I will start my blog tomorrow. That I will have more time after I finish the laundry and mop the floor.....Well, if that were the case I don't think I would ever get anywhere so I guess I might as well get started.
When I was trying to think of a cute log in, all I could think of is something "sparkly". I am always telling Alexis that "Life is Better With Sparkle" since she is opposed to wearing anything that doesn't have some form of "bling" on it. Oh the life of a girl! I of course am the one at fault for it since I am always trying to find a way to decorate things. Alexis is such a girly girl and loves to get dressed up. Even to go out and ride her bike, rollerblade or practice her Heeley's. Alexis loves to dance and is in the Dynamite Express dance team at Dance Connection II. She especially loves to tap and tumble! She seems a little reserved at first, but loves to perform! She also loves her friends. All 500 of them. She never wants to leave anyone out and after the birthday party list from last year I am hoping we can shorten it a little this time!
Collin is also growing up so fast. He is such a character! He is going to be 5 next month and I can't believe he will be off to Kindergarten. He LOVES to go to preschool where he is learning so much. Ms. Stacey is wonderful with him and he loves being around all of his friends. For the boy who screamed every time I tried to take him to the gym as a baby and then screamed for the first 6 months of nursery (literally at the top of his lungs the whole time), he is so outgoing and loves to hang out with his friends and make new ones at the park.
Now my precious Logan. He's 2! Need I say more, except that he is such a handful. He always thinks it's his way or else. Don't take his toys or look at his toys or do something that he doesn't approve of. If only I had all the time in the world to spend with him he would be unbelievable! He loves to read and can practically recite all of "Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo" by himself. We could read all day! He just wants someone around to give him constant attention. He is also my early bird. He is up about 6 and if you don't catch him quick enough he is off to wake everyone else up too since he doesn't want to be alone. (I keep thinking I might get lucky enough to sleep when I am dead-ha ha!) Right now is my struggle with him, but I know in a couple of years he will be amazing!
And then I have my little Slade. What a precious gift from heaven! He is the happiest most loveable, curious thing. At all of 8 months he is so far ahead of the others. When is started scooting at 5-1/2 months I thought there is no way he should be movings around this early. He would even get up on his knees and rock back and forth and I though yeah right. Then, by 6 months he was actually starting to move is skinny little twigs. Of course now at 8+ months there is no stopping him. He is constantly on the run looking for the other kids.
Well, here is the on with life!