Thursday, April 23, 2009

More reading

So I thought I'd update you on my most recent reads. Little Women was our book club book this month. For some reason I had put this book off for years. Even though I really like classic literature, I couldn't get past the first few chapters just because I felt like it was too hokey. I thought they all love each other and they all love their mom and blah. I decided to push through it for book club though. I LOVED THIS BOOK! I became passionate about it actually. I decided that, as a mother, I have to believe that family love that strong is possible. I feel like todays media will portray families as always fighting and selfish, that the parents are typically wrong, and that for some things you just can't ever forgive. It's not true. This book helped re-affirm what my experience has proven to be true: that families are strongest when they stick together, that parents often have wise counsel learned from experience, and that religion helps strengthen individuals and families.
The Memory Keepers Daughter I got from a friend at church. I don't read much modern adult fiction. It was a change for me. It was good in that in was .... clean. It was just like the opposite of little women. It's a story about a couple who had a baby with downs syndrome that the dad secretly gave away. It creates like a wedge in their family. I think it felt a little darker to me just because I read it after Little Women so I was thinking about the great potential of families but this was about a family making a lot of bad decisions. I think at a different time I probably wouldn't have felt it as strong.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm sure Scott loves him....some where really deep.

Sometimes it just a little awkward.
oh and rachel, this message is for you. I posted twice today. just so you know.


Here are Easter pictures. A little late because in the rush of Easter morning we forgot to take pictures of Jackson in a new suit. We debated what to put him in but finally agreed on this. It's way big on him but hopefully he'll be able to wear it a while. Then at Brent's parents house we had the Easter egg hunt.

He'd shout "another one!" every time he found one. It made it a lot of fun just because I think he's so darn cute.
So have y'all seen these? giant candy bunny teeth. we thought they were gross but funny.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

more nintendo

so after posting about our mario kart I got to thinking about our date night earlier this month. We downloaded mario brothers 3 to our wii. it was so much fun trying to remember the "secrets" that everybody knew. I thought I was good at this game but the whole night I never beat a level. In fact, we'd laugh because the first time I'd start a new level whatever the first possible thing was to kill me, would kill me. notice that they're all M's. I was obviously luigi.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

One step closer to being ready for Easter

I made Jackson's Easter basket or "purse" as he calls it. I just don't have a lot of room for storing things that don't fold into small baskets. Can I just say I LOVE it! I think he does too.

The best part is we don't even tell him to leave the room when we hide the eggs!
So sorry about the whole no pants thing. This was after Jackson dumped a whole jar of fish food into a friends fish tank creating a crimson paste covering his hands, face, hair and pants. We're still praying for Dragonwarrior's (the fish) survival.

Friday, April 3, 2009

messy boy

So it's been really rainy here. We decided to try finger painting. That might sound normal for any other 2 year old but I really didn't know if Jackson would enjoy it. He can't stand getting messy. He flipped out even as a baby when he got messy. He got frosting on his hand from his birthday cake (both of them) and freaked until he got cleaned up. There are dozens of stories I could tell but.... I suppose you can just trust me. Anyway, after like the 4th attempt at finger painting he actually enjoyed it.

When I went back looking at pictures I saw this one. I guess I was so eager about the painting I didn't notice how close he came to grabbing the camera. Dodged a bullet on that one.