Sunday, July 9, 2017

Brigham's First Cereal

 The month of February also brought Brigham trying rice cereal for the first time.  He was a little unsure of it at first, but soon came to LOVE his food. 

His eyes would get really big while he would take a bite. While we were feeding him for the first time, he would shake with excitement when the food came close!  He would then attack the spoon  

Of course the kids loved every minute of watching him eat his food! They were laughing so hard at everything that he would do. I think it is safe to say that he is loved!

Exersaucer Fun

Early in the month of February, we got out the exersaucer for Brigham to try for the first time.

He was a little unsure, but seemed to like it.   Of course, Lucy was there to make sure he was okay and to help play with the toys. 

Thank goodness Brigham has Lucy by his side to help him.

Briggy's First Night in His Crib

These pictures make my heart happy as I think back on this day! February 4th, was the first night for Brigham sleeping in his own room. Lucy was insistent to sleep by him so he wouldn't be alone. She was very worried about him. Brigham is loved so much by her.

Please note the book and flashlight by her. She reads one book at night before she goes to bed, with her flashlight.

Ben the Artist!

Ben worked so hard on this masterpiece! This picture had tiny little squares on the whole page. Ben had to figure out the answer to the math fact in the square, find the coordinating color to the answer, and color the square. It took him awhile to complete this work of art. He was so proud of his hard work! Love this boy!

65th, 85th, 90th,

 In the month of January, my family held a wonderful celebration in honor of my grandparents 65th wedding anniversary, my grandma turning 85 and my grandpa turning 90. 

To start the day off, all nine of my grandparents children and many grandchildren attended an endowment session together. It was wonderful. I loved every minute.  I remember looking over at my grandpa during the session and being impressed with the man that he was. 
 Shortly following the temple, we met up at a church and had a great family dinner.  On the walls in the room, they set up a couple of different stations that commemorated grandma and grandpa's life together. 

 A short program was held.As a family, we stood and recited the Living Christ. 
 The family gave grandma and grandpa two flags to hang at their new home in Blanding. I will always remember grandma sharing her thoughts on living in the United States. What a patriotic woman she is! She also shared her testimony of the gospel. What a faithful woman she is!
 We then ate a delicious meal.

 Grandma and grandpa with all nine of their children!

It was definitely a day to remember!

Grandma Hot Chocolate

 One of my kids favorite things to do when they go to Utah, is to go sledding on my grandparents' large hill.  The hill is the perfect sledding hill! Not only that, after you go sledding, grandma and grandpa's house is only a short walk away. 

When you arrive after sledding, grandma has a cup of warm hot chocolate waiting for you.  Hence the reason why my kids call her grandma Hot Chocolate.

 Grandma always makes the experience fun with fancy cups and treats! I hope my kids always remember this fun memory from their childhood of going sledding and their beloved grandma.

Trip to Utah- January 2017

Back in January, my family held a huge celebration celebrating my grandma's 85th birthday, my grandpa's 90th birthday and my grandparents' 65 wedding anniversary.

I decided that I wanted to be there for the grand celebration.  I pack up the kids and headed to Utah for the weekend.  We went half way one night and stayed at a hotel.  The kids absolutely loved swimming in the pool.
We kept our trip a surprise so we could surprise my grandparents and boy did we ever!

We did many fun things on our trip. The kids loved making bread with papa!
Brigham enjoyed reading books with grandma.

Briggy and McCall got to spend sometime bonding!
Even Millie was able to enjoy some Briggy loves!
I was able to go to the temple with my extended family members. We went to a fun dinner celebrating my grandparents.

We even went to a BYU basketball game.

We went to my grandparents' home on Sunday night, just like I did growing up, to enjoy our family. The kids absolutely loved playing games with family members. 

The girls absolutely loved the other girls that were found. 
Briggy was passed around and snuggled and loved by all.
Emmy was so proud of her bread she made and gave a loaf to grandma!

 Emmy loved her back scratches with grandma!

I am beyond grateful that the kids and I made the trip to Utah.  Little did I know that a few short months later my wonderful grandpa would pass away. If there is one thing I learned from that trip it would be to take time to do what matters most.