|Claire driving the truck|
|Will riding in the back|
|Claire listening to people in the front talk|
|Cutie pie peeking out|
|Just a little too big|
|Our group that day with the nice firemen|
And then after all that fun, we got to go to a super fun birthday party at place called My Gym in Rancho. The kids love "baby Caleb" (Danny's coworker's son) and I would recommend that place for a party to anyone. It was great!
All the while, the boys were having the time of their lives in Yosemite. Danny is in charge of his own post on that one although here is a beautiful picture of Carter boy because I realized I have hardly any of him from this month!
Claire and Danny got to attend a Father-Daughter disco dance at school. He said he's never heard (at least never paid attention to) the lyrics of Butterly Kisses and he is already getting emotional thinking about Berry Girl growing up.
William sustained a head injury in nursery with a Lego to the dome.
I am always searching for balance and have plenty of things I am not doing right or don't feel the best about but one thing that is working well right now is our Sunday Special time. Danny is gone for meetings for most of Sunday and has been for the last couple years. We have 1 pm church this year and we have a pretty good routine. Actually, things did change a bit lately because his calling at church was changed to be the first counselor to our new Bishop Naegle. We are good friends with the Naegle family and are happy to serve along with them. So our current routine is to relax a bit in the morning, eat breakfast togther and then say good-bye to Dad. Once the kids are all ready for church, we start our Special Time. I rotate who I am with and set a timer. For the alloted amount of time, I do whatever the child wants me to do with them. The other kids rotate through playing on friend.lds.org, sometimes I have an art project, playing quietly together, etc. This picture is from Special Time with Will. He requested Mr. Potato Head:). The great thing about spending time with each child is they feel loved and validated and I feel connected with them. In fact, I am looking forward to my game of Pokemon in the morning with Carter. It's been a busy week and he has been spending so much time reading Harry Potter (he's on book six) I feel like I never see him. After we all finish it is usually time for lunch and to pack up for church. Another Sunday thing we love to do is watch Adventures from the Book of Virtues . They teach life lessons through classical narratives and it is perfect for the Sabbath.
Happy Sabbath to y'all!