Sunday, May 30, 2010

I can't believe she is 3...Going on 16

Today Brynlee turned 3, she was so excited yesterday she said, "I have my birthday morrow".. I said "Yes it is your birthday tomorrow." I had a long busy day at church, but had started dinner earlier in the afternoon so it would be ready after church. We had family over to share dinner and cupcakes with her. Brynlee is full of energy and spunk. She loves to be the little mommy to her brothers. She loves having her toes and nails painted. I am scared for what is to come she is so independent. My mom told me pay back will come back and haunt me.
Happy Birthday to our Princess Brynlee!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

End of the Year Performance..

Brayden had special shirts made for this performance. Brayden sang very well, he made all the motions that went to the songs. I am so proud of my Kindergartner! Brayden passed his 1st year in school. He has learned so much. He is reading so well and loves to write. He writes so cute everything is spelled the he sounds it out. His teacher said he is so kind and helpful.
He will be missed.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Updating.... Trying to catch up

I have been so busy this last month, that I am so behind. I have posted new posts but you may have to go back to see them. I am trying to post them around the time they happend. I have more coming..

Friday, May 21, 2010

All I want for Christmas is my two bottom teeth!!

Brayden lost his two bottom teeth in a two week period about a month ago. He had been complaining to me a month before how everyone in his class had lost teeth. Brayden said,"I am six years old and the other kids are five and they have lost their first tooth". I told him I could knock them out if he wanted me too. But I have no control on when he loses his teeth. WELL the day finally came and he was a happy boy!! The tooth fairy came and he got a dollar a tooth.
Now he keeps asking me when are my new teeth going to grow in?..
For now I will enjoy this sweet smile with his two teeth missing....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Brynlee's Cute bangs..

So about a month or two ago, I was tired of having Brynlee's hair in her face all the time. So my sister was kind enough to cute some bangs for Brynlee. It changed her face so much with just cutting some bangs. Isn't she so adorable?? She sure know how to test our patience but we sure this sweet smile.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fathers N Sons Campout!!

A Great Bonding Experience!!!

Brayden was so excited to get his stuff ready for this special camp out! Matt went last year with brayden and loved it so he took Friday off from work so that they could arrive early. Matt was excited to tell me that he built this fire all of his own. Matt loves camp fires and the way they smell.(yuck, I don't care for it at all)

Brayden sure loved that the Schads drove up with them.
Brayden loves his friends Jaden and Dallas!! They did a lot of fun activites but brayden's favorite was making rockets and launching them.
Next year I told Matt he needs to take Brody too. Matt thought he was a little to young to take him this year. So next year and will be just be girls at home!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day!!

I feel so humbled to be a mother on this mother's day. I remember when I was a little girl, I love to play house with my siblings and cousins. I always wanted to be the Mommy. I have enjoyed being the oldest girl in my family to 6 younger siblings. At times I felt like I was the second mom in my family because I was always helping my mother do something for one of my siblings. As I got older I pushed those responsibilities to my younger sister. But I am truly grateful for these experiences in my life, I know that I wasn't always grateful for the chores and responsibilities that I had at a young age. I do know that they have shaped me to be the mother that I am today. My Mother never had the strongest parents in the gospel, but she was always the peacemaker in our home. She has more patience then I ever will have. She always found the positive thing in any situations. She attended church on her own a lot thanks to members that would pick her up to take her to church. She has made sure that when raising her children that the gospel was the center of our home. She taught me at young age to serve others in all that we can. I remember numerous times that I would baby sit my siblings so that she could go and serve others. We didn't have much growing up but my mother made sure she gave of what we had. I continue to learn from my mother. I am so blessed to have a mother like her.

I am also so lucky to be a Mother. It took years of fasting and praying when my prayers were answered that it was time for me to be a mother. I know that Heavenly Father knows what is best for us. He is always watching over us and will help us through our struggles. I have friends and family that struggle with being a mother. I know it is hard but just have faith. The lord has a plan and it isn't always the plan that we have in mind. Being a mother isn't easy, but it is well worth it. I know at times I feel like pulling my hair out, or I find myself crying in secret when I am having a rough day. The smiles on my children's faces or the silly things they say make it all better. I love my three munchkins.

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mother's out there!!

Love you Mom!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bryant Phillip McNeil's Blessing

The 1st weekend in May we had a special Family weekend, Bryant was blessed.
My sister in law Kristi and Brother in law Justin had a wonderful lunch for us and we all had fun visiting and enjoy each others company.
We were lucky to have great grandma Jenkins come and visit us from California. Brynlee sure loved showing her how to use the cell phone. Kids are amazing with these types of things these days.

Brody and Landon
They had fun playing with each other.

Brayden enjoyed playing outside with cousins and friends. He loves getting dirty.

We are so lucky to have a great family. Family sure keeps us busy. The kids love being spoiled by all of them!!