Sunday, January 24, 2010

6 months old

I can't believe it. Adalyn is already 6 months old. It has gone by so fast for me. I have loved every single minute of being her mommy. She is such a good baby. I have given her the nickname Smiley. She is always smiling. She has such a sweet disposition about her.

Her accomplishments in this amount of time are rolling from front to back and from back to front. She can almost sit up by herself. She loves people food. Her first taste of food was around Thanksgiving. She had sweet potatoes and loved them. I guess she takes after her mommy there. She is about 16.5 lbs but not sure on height. I have to take her in for her check-up to get that.

She LOVES to jump. You will find her jumping anytime she is in a standing position. It feels like she has springs in her legs. She is a quiet baby though. The only time you will really here her is when she is upset about something.
I cherish so much this time I have with her. The only thing I would change is to slow it down. It is going by to fast for me.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Devin has had a busy last few months. He decided to try his hand at wrestling.This was a great time commitment for him as they have 2 1/2 hours of practice every weekday and tournaments on Tuesday and Saturdays. He has really loved it and has learned a lot. It sure is an intense sport though, different from most other sports because it is just one on one. Sometimes I find it hard to watch him because it is so intense.
This is him placing 2nd in his weight division for a tournament in Delta.

He also is refereeing 5th and 6th grade basketball again. He really enjoys this and can make some money also.He is trying to decide what he wants to do for high school next year. He was thinking about going to UCAS which is an accelerated high school on the campus of UVU. He would have his associate degree by the time he graduated from high school and have 2 more years of education paid for to get his bachelors degree. But, this would mean leaving his friends and really having to buckle down and concentrate on his studies, not much time for anything else.

He was also just made President of the Teachers Quorum for our ward. He takes this calling seriously and attends all his meetings that are required of him without much complaining either. He is a good boy and I can truly say he is such a joy for me to raise. I know having teenagers has its hard times but, I am okay with that because it sure has its good times too.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

All she wanted for Christmas.

I must say that some of the cutest pictures of my kids is when they have lost their 2 front teeth and Haylee did it just in time for Christmas. She did say she thought it would be gross to ask Santa for 2 front teeth. In her words " where would he get them from and what kid would want to find teeth in their stocking? That's just gross. " She is so funny.
On another note, she turned 7 on the 31st. She is my New Years baby. We always have such a HUGE celebration for her birthday. Well, the whole country does or atleast she thinks so. Oh! to be 7 again. I love my Haylee bug..

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hello again

So I have been gone for awhile. I thought I would do a few catch up posts this weekend. But, I had to share this poem that Jerin, my 11 year old wrote. We had Parent Teacher Conferences and he read this aloud to me.
Here is his poem he wrote in school.

If I were in charge of the World

if i were in charge of the world I'd cancel- dramatic vampire movies, awkward moments on the phone,
naked good luck trolls on pencils,
excruciating headaches and boring typing classes.
If i were in charge of the world, There'd be cheap sushi,
free stuff for every A you get on your report card,
santa would come more than once a year,
pomegranates are a lot cheaper,
and sugar is a fruit.

if i were in charge of the world
you wouldnt have drugs.
you wouldnt have alcohol.
you wouldnt have burnt toast.
or " you didnt put a bag in the trash can"
you wouldnt even have crooked teeth.
If i were in charge of the world, reading would be a sport.
All hairs would be a little straighter.
and a person who sometimes forgot to go to bed,
and sometimes forgot to write down the homework,
would still be allowed to be in charge of the world.
-Jerin Bond

I got all teary eyed when he was done because first of all, it made me realize that he is growing up so fast and also that he is very expressive in his writing. What a great kid he is. He brings me so much joy. I love being a Mom.