Do our kids look like us at all? I found these pictures going through our photos (sorry about the quality—but these pictures are at least 25 yrs old).
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
How I spent a whole hour with Madie tonight—just her and I—playing peek a boo, pattie cake, her belly laugh when I tickled her, reading to her, and watching her trying to stick toys into her belly button (huh?)…
How she wanted to be on my lap or right next to me all night.
How she giggled and splashed in the bath and soaked her mama.
All the words we said together…woof, woof; mama; dada; Jackson (yes it sounds just like Jackson), all gone, thank you, please.
And how I bundled her all up in warm PJ’s while she sang to me I am a child of God (she is great with the melody, the words are yet to come:))
I want to Remember…
How Jackson, our grown-up six year old, still wants his mom to tuck him in every night, sing to him, and read him a scripture story.
How he loves silly bands, had a “Great” Day today, has 13 raffle tickets now in school, and is so good to his sisters (most days).
I want to Remember…
How Reagan must say I love you and Good Night to Matt and I every night at least 7 or 8 times, needs to have plenty of kisses and hugs, always wants me to be where ever she is, loves to lay her head in my lap, and is the best little helper when it comes to almost anything.
There are so many things I want to remember, and most of them I don’t take the time to write down…but tonight I will. Sorry for the sappy entry—next time I will post some pictures!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Reagan: “Mom, do your kids get hurt?”
Mom: “What are you talking about, Ray?”
Reagan: “Do your kids get hurt, when they fall from heaven?”
Reagan: “Mom, when I am grown up I don’t want to play soccer anymore.”
Mom: “You don’t have to. Why don’t you want to play soccer when you grow up, Ray?”
Reagan: “Because I don’t want to keep my eye on the ball, I want to watch you [and daddy, and grandma and grandpa and pretty much everyone she loves that comes to cheer for her].”
Jackson got the “Terrific Kid” Award today at school. I was so proud! He is very likable, easy-going, and has quite the quirky sense of humor (just like his dad :)). This, of course, is all coming from a very proud mom who is most proud in these little moments—when others recognize your child for the good person that you know he is. I would take this one “Good Citizen” award over fifty academic awards, any day (as most of you moms out there would). Congratulations, boogie, we are so proud of you!
Reagan turned 4 yesterday. Her birthday celebration began on Saturday evening at her BBQ birthday party—complete with a bounce house and snow cones (both very cheap—email me if you want the contact info!). She was surrounded by her family and friends and loved every minute of it (especially seeing her cousin Taylor who just returned from a month in NY). It was a whirlwind of kids and sugar and great times.
On her birthday she got to take cupcakes to preschool and had lunch at Chik Fil A with Mommy, Madie, and a few friends…She also got to go out to ice cream at Costco with her Grandpa….and then today at soccer practice she took more cupcakes…
We love you sweet, little Ray! You keep us all on your toes with your sugar and spice and we couldn’t imagine a day without you! We love you! (Sorry, no pictures, yet).
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We went camping the end of August with our friends the Sweets and McMullins at San Onofre. Our kids had a blast all playing together late into the night, playing in the ocean and sand, and getting super dirty. We can’t wait to do it again in October (our next beach camping trip). Here are a couple of pics:
On August 21st we had a primary water activity. The kids played water games, the park had water features, they had snow cones and the best part was that their cousins—Audrey and Kaden came and their Aunt Laura (who helped us watch Madie while Matt and I did the games and scooped ice for snow cones). It was a very fun activity!
Our little Ray is growing up and turning four this month! Here are some cute pictures from her first day of Preschool (August 10th). She was so excited to buy her own princess back pack! She loves preschool and wants to go every day. I wish I could keep them from growing up so fast!
For Jackson’s Sixth Birthday he had 5 or 6 of his friends over to slip and slide and make their own cupcakes at a cupcake bar (kind of). They had so much fun sliping and sliding—Matt and I were amazed at how brave they were, but I think they enjoyed making their own cupcakes the most—the hit topping? gummy worms, but they fit every topping on those little cakes—chocolate chips, m and ms, sprinkles, colored sugar, etc.
Here are some pics:
In early August, my parents took us to the Orange County Fair one night. The kids had a blast! They went on the huge ferris wheel with Matt, rode the kiddie roller coaster at least 6 or 7 times, we ate all kinds of interesting food and Madie loved seeing all the animals. Here are some pics:
Their favorite ride was the roller coaster—they used all their tickets on that ride.
Madie in the petting zoo.
Everyone on the ferris wheel.
Did I mention they loved that roller coaster—must have 30 pictures of just this ride…
Monday, September 13, 2010
The day before our 8 year anniversary (August 17), we found out that baby Sage #4 is a boy! That will give us an even 2 and 2! We can’t wait to welcome this little one in January! A little boy’s sweet prayers were answered for a baby brother. Jackson already wants to buy him his first computer and get bunk beds so they can sleep in the same room. The baby looks great and true to Sage form is big enough that they moved my due date up a few days—still won’t be quite in time to help us with our taxes--
Clear Lake this year was tough for me because I was so still so sick with this pregnancy, but the kids had an absolute blast (which makes it all worth it). This year we were so lucky to have my mom and dad and my brother AD, his sweet wife Heather, and their little one—Carson. It was also our first year with our trailer—wow what a blessing! It was heaven having air conditioning (thank you to all our wonderful family who spent all day trying to fix our generator so that I could get out of the heat).
Here are some pics:
Jackson celebrated his 6th birthday at Clear Lake. It seems like just yesterday we took him to his first Clear Lake—he was only one week old. How the time flies! He loves celebrating every year with his cousins.
Sleeping in our amazing trailer—the best $ we ever spent.
Tubing on the lake—Madie was crazy this year! She was into everything, always dirty, and tried to jump off both the boat and tube.
So, its been awhile since I have had a chance to blog. I need to update, mostly for my own memory and blog book. Here we go:
We have had two Sage family weddings (July and August) and one more is on the way in October. I put pictures up of Dan and Autumn, but we don’t have anything down loaded yet for Dave and Shelly’s. Stay Tuned.
Jackson and Ray both started school—Ray preschool two days a week and Jackson is a first grader and goes to school all day—he loves having three recesses and taking his lunch.
Jackson and Ray both had their first soccer games this year—Jackson is on Storm and Ray is on the Dolphins. Jackson did a great job as goalie—the ball only got by him once! Ray was all over the place and especially loved getting her treat after the game (pictures to come). I asked Ray the other day if she liked soccer and she said…”Well, they keep taking the ball away from me :).” I told her that is the whole point—she needs to go get it back from them.
Madie is everywhere!! She loves playing in water and dirt and loves throwing toys all over the house. Matt’s cousin gave her a little shopping cart for her birthday in March—it is her favorite thing to wheel around the house!
Jackson just finished memorizing all 13 articles of Faith! He got a candy necklace as a reward and wore it all day yesterday. He kept saying…” I am so proud of me” and he couldn’t wait to show his grandma and grandpa. We are so proud of him—he gets to stand up in the primary program and say #13.
So, lots of words, sorry no pictures, but this is mostly for our own family history. More updates and pictures to follow!