I watched my little nephew Owen last week over nap time. I set up a pack n play in the boys room so he could sleep. Well, unfortunately I forgot to take the pack n play down before Jake and Brayden went to bed. We put them to bed, and when we went up a few hours later they were both asleep, in the pack n play! I don't know how they even fit! Jake was practically folded in half. I had to smile at the two of them all cuddled u together. My "babies"!
Happy St. Patty's day! I look forward to the little holidays were we can have some family fun. It doesn't take much when you have little ones. Green shirts for all, and of course corned beef with cabbage and red potatoes for dinner. We were especially lucky to get a visit from some very nice leprechauns. They left green cupcakes and green juice! Yummy! I tried to get a few pictures. As you can see it didn't go so well. Squirming and yelling! Of course we were all smiles when it was time to eat cupcakes. I am just hoping my little ones will remember these silly but special times.
We lost our friend and dog Madison this past weekend. He was really Grammy and Grampie's dog, but my kids liked to think of him as their own. It was time for him to go, but it was still very sad. My boys had very tearful good byes. Jake had an especially hard time, as he is beginning to truly understand the finality of death. Although it was very sad, I am thankful for the teaching moment maddy's passing provided. We were able to talk about resurrection, and the plan that our Heavenly Father has for each of us. I am so thankful that when my children asked where we go after we die, I had an answer. I do know what will happen to us after this life, and I am so thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ that teaches us these things. I don't know how I would raise my children not knowing the plan that our Heavenly Father has for each of us. We love you Madison!
It is somuch fun having boys! I had to assure several people at church today that I don't beat them. Logan and Brayden seem to be constantly beat up. This time it wasn't even Brayden's fault. His female cousin, who shall remain nameless, ran into him with a length of pvc pipe. Logan fell on an outside stair, and he couldn't catch himself because he had to save the chocolate chip cookie he had in his hand. Even though they seem to be constantly injured, they really are a ton of fun. I love playing around and rough housing with them. One of our favorite times to play is just before bed. The boys are not allowed in mom and dads bed at night, but on occasion I do let them in to snuggle right before they go to bed. I love seeing the three of them so happy together. Some of my favorite moments are when we are all there together snuggling and enjoying a few precious moments of family time.