Wednesday, May 30, 2012

{ Today you are 3 } ::


 Today my little bear you turned 3! 3! I almost can't believe it! Life sure changed for the best 3 years ago this day and we couldn't be happier! Oh how we love you! We love your spunky personality and your zest for life! We love how tender-hearted you are, and how sweet, loving and kind you are! You definitely have some spark plug in you as well! ;) Your heart is ginormous and exploding with love for everything around you daily! You never forget to tell us you love us daily and make sure we are smothered hugs and kisses! Life is so much sweeter seeing the world from your view! we definitely appreciate the little things more than ever! every stick, rock, pile of dirt, splashing in rain puddles, seeing trains and buses...we will always notice the joy these things bring to you and US! Even when I am in the car and I am alone and I see a garbage truck or fire truck my heart leaps with happiness for a few seconds wanting to point it out to you, it makes me so happy! oh how we love you!!


We love how your happiness is contagious! and we love how happy you make us and others that know you! you seriously are one funny kid! for instants just the other night your daddy accidentally said that something smelled like "dog crap"...but trying to hurry and cover up saying "crap" (because we don't say stuff like that ;) ) he said crumbs. And now you keep going around saying that things smell like "doggie crumbs". lovely. but it sure does give us a little chuckle! it may not sound funny to others, but you definitely know how to make up laugh! oh how we love you!


if you were given the chance you would ride in an airplane to Disneyland every. single. day! since our trip in February to the most magical place on earth, you PRAY daily and ask about 100 times a day to go back! i wish i could take you back daily too! your imagination is without a doubt one of my most favorite things about you! you are so creative and can come up with some of the most magical ideas! we have so much fun climbing snowing mountains and going camping on the beach and making forts with kitchens to bake cakes in, we swim in the ocean with dolphins and feed kola bears cotton candy! everyday is an adventure with you! if you could, you would probably want to live outside and run and run AND run! oh how we love you!!  


 you love to sing and dance! our nightly dance parties never get old and boy howdy you've got some moves that groove!! you love to sing and lately you will sing, but you've all the sudden started to whisper while you sing, silly boy. i am sure one of these days you will be belting all our songs from the top of your lungs. i look forward to it! :) we love that you love to learn! you somehow catch onto something new every day and some how we learn a new lesson in life too. sometimes we forget you've been just 2! and now you are 3! it's crazy amazing to think of all the things you've done and learned in such a short amount of time. you are incredibly amazing! oh how we love you!!


oh little boy. you are our lives! you are what brings up the most amazing happiness one could ever experience! how lucky and blessed we to have you! we feel grateful for you! I somehow scored the job of my dreams and get to be your mom. There are occasional not so cool moments, but there a lot of dreamy moments too. Temper tantrums & all, you send us over the moon. we cannot get enough of make our lives complete. This whole growing up thing is a good reminder to take it all in while we can. It goes fast, but I am happy I even get the opportunity to be with you every single day - it's the opportunity of a lifetime and I feel so lucky!! 
 we love you little bear! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

{ just call me MOM } ::


"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." — Marjorie Pay Hinckley 

this quote is among my favorites. it reminds me every time how much work motherhood really is and how it can truly mold you in all areas of your life, if you let it. there is a constant desire for mothers everywhere to do it all and look good doing it. i strive every day to just do my best and i know i have a long way to go. with my own mother as my role model, i take baby steps to where i hope to be. remembering the little things, and what's truly important will get me there. (with a lot of prayer). 

 i feel soooooo incredibly grateful and lucky to be this little guys mom. i am thankful for tyson who helped make me a mom and that i have him to help me be my best! i am so happy that i get to spend every single day with brody. i wouldn't change that for the world. i am so happy that i am the one who gets to teach him, have adventures with him, dance and laugh with him, wipe the tears, have hard times, and receive endless loves, hugs, and wet kisses every day! i'm happy that he's my little shadow that follows me around everywhere and wants to be where i am. i am happy that he is my little helper and loves to help me do the simple things. i love that i get to be the one to watch this little person grow and learn everyday and watch his personality sparkle and shine. i love you little boy more than you will ever know. you fill my soul with so much happiness and love that sometimes i think my heart could burst! there's nothing better than hearing you call my name "mom/mommy" a million times a day. i need you and you need me. it's perfect!

happy mother's day. xoxo.