Friday, April 24, 2009

No More Tonsils

On Tuesday Sydney made her first visit to Primary Children's Hospital to have her tonsils and adnoids removed. She was very brave and clung tightly to her stuffed puppy, "Anabelle" which the Nielson's sent her. Anytime she had to be moved, they transported her in a red wagon. This definitely made saying goodbye to Mom, Dad and Grandma Joan a little easier. Sydney is recovering well and mom is trying to stay on top of the pain meds to keep her comfortable. Thank you to everyone for your phone calls and visits!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

She is on the move...

Camryn is changing so quickly. Our little girl who was once content to sit and watch the action around her is now on the move! She had been scooting around for quite some time, then one day she was crawling on all fours. That was not cool enough so the next day she decided that pulling herself to standing and cruising around furniture was pretty fun. Now, she has discovered that many treasures await her behind cabinet doors!

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Break-Through Moment: NOT

When we returned from the annual Easter egg hunt at Greg's Mom's house, we decided to spend some quality time with the kids before bed to emphasize the true meaning of the Easter holiday. After taking baths, changing to pajamas and brushing teeth, we gathered Sydney and Austin on our bed where Greg meticulously explained the crucifixion and why we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus's spirit and body coming back together. I supplemented the lesson with pictures from our Family Home Evening packet depicting Jesus on the cross and showing himself to Mary Magdalene at the Garden Tomb and to his Apostles.
When we were done, Sydney thoughtfully said, "Dad, I just have two questions. Did Jesus make the Easter Bunny a baby or did he start out as a big rabbit AND does the Easter Bunny go to the North Pole to give Santa a basket, too?" The look on Greg's face before he attempted to answer Sydney's questions was priceless. Not exactly the "Mormon Ad" moment we were expecting. . .

Friday, April 10, 2009

Coloring Easter Eggs

Today we colored Easter Eggs with our friends the Rick's. Everyone had a great time watching the "magic" happen right before their very eyes! Sydney, who is not a fan of eating eggs said, "So now what do we do with them?" To which both Katie and I responded, "We eat them!" "Oh, yuck, I don't like eggs, I just like to color them!" said Sydney. Perfect because they will make great deviled eggs for our Easter Dinner!


A few weeks ago we (along with the rest of Salt Lake) thought we would take advantage of a beautiful Saturday afternoon! Camryn was quite intrigued with the giraffe's, Sydney was thrilled to see her favorite zebras and Austin could not get enough of the big elephants!

Back Track to St. Patty's

The crazy leprechauns came to our house and left a shamrock trail which led to the disasterous kitchen and a treasure!