Friday, May 29, 2009

Life is Just Peachy
Today the boys and I went out to Schnepf farms to pick peaches. I have been craving these Delicious babies for a few weeks now. I decided I better hurry if I wanted to grab fresh Az peaches, since peach season will be ending at the the end of the month. I was a little disappointed in the size of these peaches, (I guess I was expecting Dr. Brog's Utah peaches) but after eating a couple my disappointment disappeared. These little babies are so juicy and sweet. It was worth the long drive to get them. I will definitely pick me fresh peaches again next year.

Tyler and Jack sampled them while we picked, I think Tyler probably ate 3-4 peaches while we were picking them.

The trip tired Jack out, this picture was taken at 9:20am. (see the peach juice on his lips)

We finished off our trip out west with a visit with our new cousin Sam. Sam is so sweet and tiny, it makes me want another baby (well almost).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yesterday we went to the zoo, the boys had a blast. I was getting a little tired of going to the zoo, so we hadn't been in a while. Jack has grown up since the last time we went, he had so much fun, and really enjoyed looking at all the animals. I asked jack what his favorite animal was, and he told me the elephant was his favorite, Tyler told me his favorite was the snakes. It's too bad its getting so hot, because I think I enjoyed going to the zoo.

I think I am spoiled. I often get caught up in what I don't have, and forget, overlook how incredibly blessed I am. Recently I have been doing a little self reflecting, and have realized that I need to do better at improving myself, and my spirituality. It seems like it is always a matter of getting back to the basics, prayer, scripture study, etc.. I have recently started reading my scripture more consistently, I am amazed at the difference this is making, and the insights I am getting into my own life and the things I can do, and need to do to improve it. I guess life is just better when we try to focus more on the spiritual and less on the worldly. A scripture I read the other day is 2 Nephi 10: 24 it reads: Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and of the flesh; and remember after you are recoiled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that you are saved. I don't know I guess what I'm saying is that I am grateful for the ability we all have to improve our lives, and do better no matter where we are spiritually.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Nothing too exciting to report. Here are some pictures.

I turned our fire pit into a sand box for the boys. Tyler and Jack have spent hours in it. The bath tub has been sandy ever since.
We went to the Mesa Children's Museum with Jessica and Nate, it was a great way to spend the morning. I learned some things about Nate, he is quiet, and he loves blueberries. Tyler and Jack had tons of fun running around and playing with their cousin. Tyler even took a nap when we came home.

I love it when dad reads to the boys, so cute and sweet.Jack hates to swim. When you put him in the water he cries and makes his body as stiff as a board.Tyler finished preschool last week. The class sang some songs for the parents it was cute. Tyler sang pretty loud, on one song they would yell bang, Tyler yelled so loud his teacher kept telling him to keep it down. He had a lot of fun at preschool, we will both miss it. My kid is the short one imagine that.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy mother's day to all the wonderful moms in my life. I love you! Thanks for your example of how to be a great mom. Thanks for all you do for me and my little family. Being a mom can be hard at times, but I have been blessed enough to have great women in my life who are always helping and inspiring me to do my best. Thanks Thanks Thanks to all you wonderful mothers.

Only one day left of Preschool. I'm very sad, Tyler has enjoyed his class so much. I created a little scrap book for his two teachers, it turned out cute. Each child in his class colored a picture, and said why he/she liked their teacher. I hope his teacher will like it.

Tuesday was hat day at preschool. Mike was nice enough to let Tyler wear one of his golf visors. Tyler thought he was hot stuff. I think he looks pretty cute, a little mini Mike.

Sunday was a nice day for flying a kite, just enough breeze, unfortunately our kite was cheep and only made it in the air one time. The boys thought it was fun, and really cool. Since then Mike bought us a better kite, now we need a cool breeze.
The following picture is very nerdy but I like it, it makes me smile and laugh. Tyler is such a happy child, I love his sweet content spirit. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago, our pool is still cold, but that doesn't stop Tyler from jumping in.This is as far a Jack wanted to get in the water. Maybe in time he will learn to love the water like Tyler. As for now the only water he wants to get in is bath tub water, and even that can be a fight at times.