Sunday, June 2, 2013

Brenna's preschool graduation and Ammon's birthday!

Busy week!

Kid stuff 

Sunday after church, we baked the cakes for the upcoming birthdays and put them in the freezer. We LOVE baking together!

Brenna's preschool graduation party was on Monday. It was Memorial day, so Kaylee was off school. most parents prefer their children in school because of the extra chaos that comes when they are home, but with Kaylee, it's a totally different story. She is my extra set of hands. She gathers in Brenna and Ammon and reads to them. She takes the lead with clean up. she can make breakfast and lunch for all 3 of them. I LOVE having Kaylee home!

Back to Brenna. She wore the new dress from Cami, and we spent a good 45 minutes curling her hair just right. She looked adorable, as always. She kept saying, "I am so excited for my party!" There were 4 families total. We had a little commencement ceremony where the children sang some songs and tossed their caps. It was adorable.

On a side note, Brenna has become quite the fashionista. At the beginning of the week, I went into her room to find that she had meticulously laid out about 6-7 outfits that were "for the rest of the week." These outfits had tops, bottoms, vests/sweaters/jackets, belts, and other coordinating accessories. What was impressive to me was that these outfits had contrasting and complimentary coordinating colors instead of matches (ex: tan, purple, and blue vs purple with purple, blue with blue, etc.) She had even picked out her Sunday dresses for the next 7 weeks. Her outfit was SO cute yesterday, and she had matching jewelry on. I grabbed the camera to take a picture, but unfortunately she had already changed into her next masterpiece. Yes, she changes at LEAST 3 times a day, sometimes 4 or 5. 

On Friday, Kaylee had her big school field trip to the zoo! She was SO excited! The night before, she was bouncing around like a bunny. I made her a special sack lunch. The morning of, she woke up spontaneously at 5:30 AM (and woke me up to, making sure we weren't going to be late). She was giggly and silly all morning, and was so excited she couldn't eat her breakfast!

Today, Sunday, we decided to celebrate Ammon's birthday, even though it is really June 3rd. Nate and I have to work tomorrow, also it is convenient for skype with family, etc. We made Ammon a 'Thomas' cake and he ate cocoa pebbles for breakfast (he picked it out at the store). We decorated with orange crepe paper. 
He got some (used) CARS toys, which he was of course thrilled about. He also got 3 puzzles. He works on puzzles every single day, so this was a must. One of the presents he generously gave to daddy, saying, "Here's your present, Dad." After opening all the other presents, he said, "Here Dad, let me open your present." So cute.

He was up early because he was so excited for his party.


 Here's the cake that was really fun to make.
 Ammon also got SEVERAL packages in the mail from his adoring fans. He opened those after church and then we had cake and ice cream! He got very spoiled. Lots of toys, PJs, clothes, and more! His mommy really really appreciated all the size 3 clothes! It was so fun to Skype with Grandmas and Grandpas!

He got to blow out the candles 3 times!

He was up very late with his Daddy partying. They watched Cars, ate popcorn, and wore matching shorts. He sure loves his Daddy!

Sarah's life

I worked an 11 hour shift on Tuesday. I work 3 different departments, this week was PACU and pain clinic. One of my patients was a retired Steeler! He is still buff and he is like 60.

On Friday I completed my recertify cation for basic life support. I already completed advanced two weeks ago. The hospital is in downtown Pittsburgh and is a very old Catholic hospital, but it's all brand new on the inside. It reminds me a lot of IHC.

They were great about having us practice a lot, which they haven't always done in the past. I went away thinking that I really need to check the defibrillator in the church to make sure the batteries are working, and that I really need some sort of face mask I can carry with me in case I have to do CPR in the community. I have only done CPR in the comfort of the hospital.

Nate's life

Our car now has a new ignition thingy, a new radiator, new fan thingy, and oil is changed, all by Nate. However, he has more to deal with now that I (accidentally) ran over a HUGE pot hole (that I am telling you was NOT visible at all) and the car now makes a really bad noise when turning left. Also, I got pulled over because our registration was expired (neither of us were even aware) and now we have a big ticket. UGH. He claims he still loves me though, which is good.

Miracle of the week:

On Tuesday night we got our family pictures taken professionally for FREE! I won a free photo shoot at our relief society auction with a sister in our ward. I had no idea she had her own business and everything. Such a fun, unexpected blessing! She did such an amazing job...I have only seen a handful of the pictures, but they were incredible. Her name is Nicole and her business is called A Dash of Sass (for those of you who want to hire her for your next family photo shoot.

Scripture of the week:

There were LOTS of favorites this week. I posted this talk by Elder Holland already on Facebook. I was SO inspired by it! Also 3 Nephi is just like the best ever, so it's hard to pinpoint one favorite.
But one of my favorites was 3 Nephi 18: 12-25:

"And I give unto you a commandment that ye shall do these things. And if ye shall always do these things blessed are ye, for ye are built upon my rock.
 But whoso among you shall do more or less than these are not built upon my rock, but are built upon a sandy foundation; and when the rain descends, and the floods come, and the winds blow, and beat upon them, they shall fall, and the gates of hell are ready open to receive them.

 Therefore blessed are ye if ye shall keep my commandments, which the Father hath commanded me that I should give unto you.

 Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always, lest ye be tempted by the devil, and ye be led away captive by him.

And as I have prayed among you even so shall ye pray in my church, among my people who do repent and are baptized in my name. Behold I am the light; I have set an example for you...

Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always lest ye enter into temptation; for  
Satan desireth to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.

 Therefore ye must always pray unto the Father in my name;

 And  whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you.

Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed.

 And behold, ye shall meet together oft; and ye shall not forbid any man from coming unto you when ye shall meet together, but suffer them that they may come unto you and forbid them not;

But ye shall pray for them, and shall not cast them out; and if it so be that they come unto you oft ye shall pray for them unto the Father, in my name.

Therefore, hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up—that which ye have seen me do. Behold ye see that I have prayed unto the Father, and ye all have witnessed.

 And ye see that I have commanded  that none of you should go away, but rather have commanded that ye should come unto me, that ye might feel and see; even so shall ye do unto the world; and whosoever breaketh this commandment suffereth himself to be led into temptation."


Cindy/Mom/Grandma said...

Thanks for that post, Sarah. I can't get enough. It's nice to see them flourishing and healthly and happy. Love all of you
( I couldn't see the picts though...I don't know if it's my computer or not)

Kaylee said...

How fun! I can't see the pictures either, just links? We sure miss you guys but are glad to hear you're doing so well. Xoxo :)

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