Monday, September 08, 2008

More Catching Up!

Again, I am trying to catch up on the last several weeks since August was such a busy month for us. I have taken some really cute pictures of the kids, and I wanted to start off with the cutest ones; I just couldn't decide which one to put up first. Here is William. He looks like one of the people on those cheesy commercials when they say, "Call now, operators are standing by." This was a new toy that Emma won with her tickets at her and Aaron's latest "daddy-daughter day" at Chuck E. Cheese. I love it...he looks so...official! The boys recently started rolling over. And they are still in the same crib. And adding those two factors together results in situations like this. Jonathan with his feet in William's face. Apparently he wasn't really kicking too hard, or William would have been crying instead of smiling! This is the stuff that mommy dreams are made of! All my babies asleep together in the same bed. All quiet, all playing nice. And then they woke up. We only have the one tv in our house, and sometimes I don't want to watch Cinderella, Dora, or Curious George. So, when I am watching the Food Network, and Emma wants a show, I let her watch one on Aaron's laptop. Well, on this day, she turned the sound down too low, and so she needed to get closer to hear better. I think she was sleepy, too. This is our resident princess with our resident prince. Emma loves to wear the dress-ups that Sadi let her borrow. I found some really snazzy dress up shoes at a consignment sale that are perfect for the princess dresses. Emma loves to re-enact scenes from her favorite movie, Cinderella. She makes us dance with her, and she loves to run away from "the ball" leaving her "glass slipper" on the step, all the while making Aaron run after her saying, "Wait! Stop! But I don't even know your name!" He is such a good sport-uh, I mean, prince! This is my latest craft project. It is a fabric board that I made for my sister, Katherine, as a birthday present. It was fun and really easy to make. My friend, Marci, helped the Young Women make them for an activity and she let me borrow her board as a pattern and her staple gun so I could make one for Kat. Purple is Kat's favorite color (I think), and I loved that the fabric looked like scrapbook paper. And this is my gardenia. The blooms on it are so pretty and they smell wonderful. Emma doesn't really like the way they smell, but who cares-it is my plant! We had a storm a couple weeks ago that lasted several days and we got 3 1/2 inches of rain. Everything was so green and pretty for a few days, and a lot of my plants that I thought were dead or dying have started putting on some new growth. Yay!

I also got a chance to substitute for the early morning seminary teacher while he was out of town for a week. It was so much fun! I finally see why my dad liked teaching seminary so much. And I also realized how much effort it takes to be a seminary teacher. So, on Monday morning, after teaching my first class, I called him to apologize for being such a punk teenager during my seminary years. I really liked the class, and the kids were a lot of fun.

Anyway, that is what we have been doing. I am going up to Tennessee sometime this week to let Emma get her first taste of the Warren County Fair. My mom is also taking her (Emma) to Nashville to see "Disney Princesses on Ice." Emma is so excited! There will definitely be pictures from this trip!

Have a great week!

12 comments:

Laura Judd said...

When are you going to TN? I am thinking of going to Memphis and might make an overnighter in McMinnville if time allows.

Mark & Lindsey said...

I would also like to apologize to your dad for being a punk teenager in his seminary class--Wait a minute, technically I was never really in his class long enough to be a punk! Apology withdrawn ;) j/k

jules said...

A few comments...

a) I love how you have Jonathan swaddled in the crib pics. I'm going to try that with C. She just might not get too hot like that. I'm hopeful!

b) Love all the sleeping pictures. Precious!

c) I want to make a fabric board. It turned out so pretty! Do you have instructions you can share?

d) I used to have a gardenia, and your picture makes me want to go buy another one.

e) Seminary! Even as a sub and even for just a week! Are you kidding me?!? What a woman! (BTW, Dan's teaching this year, too).

Lexie and Jeff said...

I can't believe how much the boys look like Emma and how big they are getting! You are so on top of things...it seems like you are always doing something new even now that you are a super busy mother of three! We miss you guys!

Marci said...

Your sisters board turned out so CUTE! I love the ribbons you used to hang it up with, I never would have thought of that. When are you coming back for a late night adjustment? (aka girl time?)

Tammy said...

Haley--I have to say, you have a pretty great life! Your blog always makes me smile!

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Jenny said...

Such cuties! The boys for some reason remind me of your brothers. I have thought that since I first saw a picture of them a couple months ago. I love the crib pictures. I loved it when I would walk in on the girls when they were little holding hands or sleeping the same way or right on top of each other...those are sweet moments that make you smile and all the work with them so worth it! Beautiful family!

Mylie and Me said...

O.k. So, I think that you totally need to video Aaron "playing prince" and put it on your blog. I bet that would get a lot of hits on youtube!! Hope you all are doing well. Also, are you all going to the reunion?

dennishannah said...

haley i love the pictures. the best ones are emma passed out on aaron's laptop and the infomercial baby standing by to take your call. good stuff. we miss you guys!

Carterista said...

What a gorgeous family! We had a gardenia bush when I was growing up. LOVE IT! It's still one of my favorite scents. And what are the uses for a fabric board. I've seen pics. What else?

Jordan and Laura said...

It was so fun to Aaron this weekend, but it made me miss you all the more!!How are things going with your "prince" on the road? I loved the picture of Emma with her head sandwiched in the laptop. I love that girl!