"Do your best and be a little better then you are."
Pres. Gordon B. Hinkley

Sunday, January 23, 2011

If anyone was wondering....... I'm still obsessed!!!

DragonTree Ave

We live on the best street, I just love it. We have so many kids for John to play with. Everyday after school they all go outside & ride their bikes & have so much fun. Even JoJo loves to be outside with all the kids. Its fun for us adults too, we can watch our kids have a blast & visit at the same time. Every time I curse my stairs & wish we would have paid a little bit more for a one level I remember all the kids & my wonderful neighbors. I really do love this street!
John giving one of his million face expressions

Gracie loves to be out with the kids too
JoJo having fun
John & Bailey. Bailey lives across the street from us & comes over almost everyday to play. One day she was knocking on the door & John said, "Mom its my best friend Baily." My heart melted.
Bailey, Grace, & Ronni
Roni is Baileys sister & they love Gracie & love to help to care of her.

John & Ronni
This is the group of kids that are always out playing. They are the cutest & we are so grateful for such great kids to live by. We love them all. ( they are doing funny faces in this pic)
Now just sweet smiles!


John was sick this past week, he caught the 24 hour flu. He was throwing up all night but by morning he was feeling a little bit better, enough for him to love me spoiling him. When I was growing up my mom always spoiled me rotten when I was sick. She would go get me whatever I wanted. So I have passed down that tradition & I think John is all about it. He wanted a pop & a movie. So we went to sonic and got him a sprite & then Santa Paws for him to watch. Later that day he told me wanted more pop & pizza. Who knows why pizza when he was just throwing up but I heeded the call & got him pizza & more pop. He is really fun to spoil because he loves it so much. Later in the week we were headed to Disney on Ice with JoJo & John, & JoJo started throwing up in the car. (NOT SO FUN) Poor JoJo got the flu too, but he is harder to spoil, just kind of wants to be left alone.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dawson & JoJo

I had to document this story so I wouldn't forget it. It's the sweetest & has made such an impact on me. My neighbor that lives across the street Jan (who I LOVE) has such a sweet family, & this is her son Dawson. He is so incredibly sweet to JoJo, always making sure he is alright & having fun. One night Jan was over visiting & told me a story about Dawson. Dawson had asked his Mom if she could have anything in this world for Christmas with no stipulations what would it be. She couldn't really think of anything & then she asked him what he would want. He told her he would want JoJo to have a voice. ( Let the tears begin) I know, I can't believe a 10 year old boy would be so sweet to want JoJo to be able to talk. I am so grateful to live by such a wonderful boy who has a heart of gold. I can't wait for the day when JoJo will get his voice, what a celebration that will be.
JOJOJoJo is now 6 years old. I can hardly believe it. Next year he will be in senior primary. How do I have a 6 year old?!! He is my sweetheart. He loves to cuddle with me at anytime. He will sometimes pull my arm until I get up & then he will take me to my bed to cuddle. Every morning he comes into my room to cuddle, it's the best wake up call. He is doing so well & we are so proud of him.
He loves to watch TV, so this is pretty much his favorite spot in the house. We have a loft upstairs with a TV for him, but one day he brought down the DVD player to watch his shows downstairs. I think he wanted the better TV & to be around the family more. So now we get to watch JoJo's movies all the time!!! LUCKY US!!
You may of noticed in all of these pictures he has no clothes on. He hates to wear clothes, the minute he gets home from school he strips down. I don't blame him, I love to be comfortable too, but it's becoming a real problem! I've got to break him of this habit before he gets too much older.

Gracie Poo!
I'm a little obsessed, can you tell why? I can't get enough of her.
You will always find them playing with each other. Gracie loves her big brother & John loves his little sister (don't mind the snot face).
She has been out of control fast at everything. She started crawling just around 5 months & at 6 months was crawling up the stairs. You take your eye off her for 2 seconds & she is half way up. How can I stop her from growing up? I just want her to stay my baby girl forever.
She is our princess & we love her so much.

John is a SUNBEAM!

I still can't believe it, John is now a sunbeam in Primary. He loves every second of it & totally participates during sharing time. He is the cutest. Today he came home with this crown that said "my family loves me." So true, we love our John Bear. What would our family be like without him? He brings so much personality and he has a facial expression for everything. He definitely entertains us all. His baby sister is totally smitten with him, she thinks he's the coolest boy in the whole world. He is JoJo's protector he always makes sure his "brother" (that is what John calls JoJo) is doing what he is supposed to. John loves to play with JoJo even if he doesn't play back. JoJo loves John. The other day JoJo put his arm around John & I wish I had a camera to capture his face. He was so proud. John doesn't get a lot of affection or attention from JoJo so when he did John was ecstatic. He sure loves his brother & JoJo loves him. It makes me tear up a lot thinking of the love John has for JoJo & how he tries so hard to protect him. If I tell him we are going somewhere he will always ask me if "brother" is coming too. Like he can't say yes unless he is coming. I just love him & couldn't think of our family without him. John, your crown is right, your family LOVES you so much!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011!

Goal for this year......

"Do your best & be a little better then you are."
Gordon B. Hinckley

My Friend Jess posted this quote a while back & I can't get it out of my head. I love it. Todd & I decieded to make it our family motto for this year. I have lots of goals set & if I follow this motto I'm bound to have a good year.
This is my Mom's dog Rosco & my kids LOVE him, even Gracie. He really does think he is human & just one of the kids. Gracie loves to play with him.
The King!

Christmas 2010 was probably the best yet. It was so much fun with John being SO excited for Christmas. He came into my room so many times throughout the night ready to see what Santa brought him. I kept saying we can't go down until it's light outside. Finally it became somewhat light & he stormed into my room in John style & pointed to the window. He was READY. It was the cutest & so fun to have someone so excited for Christmas. I think JoJo was excited too, he just shows it differently. He even opened his own presents this year, what a blessing. Gracie even loved Christmas. She loved crawling, & eating as much wrapping paper as she could. After we opened all the presents, I got busy making a Christmas breakfast. We had my mom & Dad over for breakfast so they could see the boys with their new toys. It was the best Christmas to date.

My 2 excited little boys, well at least 1 very,very, excited boy. Ready to see what Santa had brought him.

This is what it looked like on Christmas morning, before the madness began.

JoJo had fun too, he even opened up this own presents this year & is already a pro on his new scooter. Still not very impressed but progress!!!
This was one HAPPY little boy Christmas day. He was shacking as he was opening his first present he was so excited. It really was the funnest to see him so excited. He loved everything about Christmas & we LOVED watching him.

Gracie girl slept through the festivities but loved her new little toy. What a pure blessing she is. We can't get enough of her.