Thursday, April 7, 2011
He is getting ready to read the Harry Potter books in first grade, he is amazing at math, yet, he needed to have a note pinned to him at the beginning of the school year telling his teacher that his lunch was in his backpack—so when he told her that he had forgot it, she would look in his bag
He is just a very literal, deep thinker and can not have his mind cluttered with menial details (he is his daddy’s boy).
So, his mind also works in a very different way when it comes to jokes--We asked Jackson if he played any April Fools tricks on his friends at school. He said, I tried, but no one would believe me. Then he said, I was the only person who’s jokes they wouldn’t fall for and they all kept tricking me…
He is so cute, I love how his brain works just a bit differently…it makes him unique, although susceptible to those tricksters on April Fools.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Madie turned 2 on March 7, 2011. We took her to build-a-bear, as is our 2 year birthday family tradition. She wasn’t very interested, so mom got to build it for her (I had a ton of fun!). On her actual bday we stopped in Vegas on our way home from Utah and had cupcakes with Uncle Buck, Aunt Elise, Grandma and Grandpa. We love you Madie—thanks for filling our days with giggles, mischief, and tons of love!
We went to Utah in the beginning of March to see my brother bless his little baby girl, Natalie. While we were up there I got to see family I haven’t seen in a few years.
Lincoln and my grandma
My new little niece, Natalie, born the day before my birthday.
My aunt Jan and Lincoln
Natalie’s brother, Carson.
Reagan and my grandpa
Lincoln and my aunt Sharon
The girls in their new swimming suits (yes it was snowing, and yes the pool was indoors—I guess that was fairly obvious).
Love this picture of Madie—she turned two the next Monday, March 7th, 2011.
Baseball season is here again! Jackson is on the Nationals. When he is not chasing butterflies, playing in the dirt, or blowing dandelions, he is a great little player . He loves to play catcher and he can hit the ball without the tee. He sure looks handsome in his uniform!
We have a tradition (since last year ) to go beach camping with good friends from our old ward during Easter Break. This year it poured rain. On our way down there, the wind and rain was so bad that we couldn’t even see the road and our trailer and truck kept weaving all over the place—scared me to death! But, it only rained Sunday night and Monday morning and the rest of the time the kids had a blast.
Madie loved this puddle! At one point she was laying down on her belly, swimming through it (and it was freezing cold!). I had to draw the line when she tried to drink it…
To all who know Ray, she loves to spend hours telling stories and she has to always have a wand, straw, stick, in her hand to help her concentrate—
Here are the kids at the tidepools.
Lincoln was blessed by Matt on February 6, 2011. He screamed all the way up to the minute of the blessing and when I walked him up to the front and handed him to his daddy, he immediately stopped and was quiet until Matt handed him back to me—such a daddy’s boy! We had a family dinner afterward. Here are some pictures:
Lincoln, Grandma and Grandpa Sage
Lincoln, Grandma and Grandpa Burnett
Lincoln, Mom and Dad