It has been a fun exciting week. Lots of field trips, we went to the botanical gardens and to the wild life zoo. I took a million pictures as usual, but this one is my favorite one of the week. I love it when Mike reads to the boys it is so sweet. I think Jack loves it too.
Perhaps I'm not the only mother and wife who feels like life and all I do is for them. I sometimes wonder what the real purpose of being in these relationships is. I often feel like I have lost myself in the constant need of others, it is exhausting. There so much to learn so much to go through. Perhaps the real meaning in life, is to learn from our families how to be more like Christ, learn to see others as he sees them, learn to love regardless of other choices, learn to be unselfish. I have a lot to figure out, just feel like I need to catch my breath and take a moment. I'm thankful for the constance of the gospel in my life, for the guidance and solid foundation it gives me. If nothing else I know God lives that I am his child and he loves me and has a plan for me.
It has been a fun filled week Tyler is on spring break so we have been playing hard this week. We headed for the mountains on Tuesday and Wednesday. Melinda was kind enough to let us stay with her up in Crown King. The weather was perfect the company wonderful and location fantastic. The boys had a great time playing with their buddy Cara, they played in the creek and explored around the house. I enjoyed being out in nature it was nice to just relax and listen to the wind blow through the trees. I need to get out in nature more. Anyways here are some pics I took of the boys I'll post the more artsy nature ones on my photo blog. (I have more to edit so here is what I have for now.)
Last week Andrew turned one year old. I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. Andrew has been such a joy to have in our family. He has a cute sweet personality. Andrew loves to get into things, pots and pans the laundry, clothes drawers, dishwasher....pulling everything out and making a mess is one of his favorite things to do. Andrew also loves to climb, he loves the stairs and cruises up them as fast as he can so I can't catch him. A few weeks ago Andrew even climbed up on his brothers bunk bed ladder. Andrew loves the toilet and any water he can get into, splashing seems to be a fun thing to do. Toilet paper is another fun thing for Andrew he unrolls it as fast as he can and then eats it. I found him in a pile of wipes one day, he had pulled the entire box of wipes out, and just sat in the middle of them playing. Tyler and Jack are definitely Andrews favorite people, he loves his brothers and gets so excited when they give him attention. He loves wrestling with them, and playing peekaboo. Andrew is cautious when it comes to food (must be a Lauricella) he puts things in his mouth and then spits them out, I don't know how he is still alive (picky thing), I guess it is because he loves his bottle. Andrew is a pro crawler, and cruiser, he has taken a few steps on his own and was proud of himself. We love our little trouble maker, and are so glad he is part of our family, he keeps things exciting.