Thursday, October 01, 2015
I don't think Mabel had ever seen a book before coming home with us. She's still not quite sure what the hype is all about and mostly tries to close the books or rip the pages when we are reading to her, but every once in awhile I catch her flipping through board books on her own. Even better is when she's babbling to herself as she turns the pages. I'm determined to make up for the last two years without reading material!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Storey is starting to learn that she can't be in Mabel's face as much as she'd like and Mabel is learning to tolerate the extra, sometimes unwanted, attention.
Mabel was not a huge fan of sitting in the grass at first, but Storey built her a "fort" and played peek a boo, which distracted Mabel just enough to help her forget about the itchy grass. By the time she remembered, it apparently no longer bothered her.
Storey has been a great therapist for Jakson for the past seven years and is on track to be the same for Mabel.
Good thing we've got Storey.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Having Zak work from home has been such a blessing. I especially like the days that we get to have a lunch date. Things have changed a bit in the past couple of months though with the addition of a toddler. If I ever can't find Mabel, I know the first place to look. Hard to get a lot of work done with a little cutie "helping out."
Saturday, September 26, 2015
We were sealed in the temple today. Vermillion party of five, officially and forever. Being in the temple together was simply amazing.
So grateful for the Gospel that teaches us that families can be together forever. I know that is true and feel so blessed to have this little clan, even if we do drive each other nuts sometimes. Vermillion rules!
Thursday, September 24, 2015
A lot of family is coming into town for this weekend-we are going to be sealed as a forever family! It's a much anticipated event and we are so lucky to have many friends and family members traveling to join us in the temple.
Mabel was able to meet my Grandma (her Great Grandma) today. Mabel enjoyed teaching Grandma how to play peek a boo for a really really long time.
Grandpa showed everyone how Mabel likes to flap all of her extremities (including her head, kind of like a dolphin) when you hold her up and exclaim "SWIM!" It's hilarious.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
It's off! Hallelujah! I'm praying the ability to get more comfortable without a large cast in the way will result in more sleep. One can hope. After the doctor cut the cast off, the first thing we did was scrub her arm with a lot of soap (it STANK!). Then we headed home, blew up the baby pool I bought the day before she broke her arm, and let her play. Perfect celebration.