Monday, May 19, 2008

Update

After Women's Conference I decided not to spend so much time blogging...can you tell? I'm still here though and all is well! We've had a lot going on so here's a quick run down.

I had a great Mother's Day. I spent two meals in bed (breakfast and lunch) and even got a nap. I was one happy mama. I'm certainly glad my children have character and all that, but it sure makes it hard to get a good picture. Sometimes it's tempting to wish they were boring little lumps. Here's a classic shot displaying the personalities we've got here.
The "big boys" got to go camping with Willie for the father-and-son camp out. They were so excited..all..day..long. They woke up ready to go. Here they are waiting as patiently as little boys can for their dad to get home.They were ready to camp. Josh was so anxious to roast a marshmallow. Jake wanted to use his flashlight and throw sticks into the fire. They came home with reports of seeing a "pony" toad and a "big, poisonous snake." They were also thrilled that they got to shoot the guns, and Willie won a gift card to Sports Authority for being the only one able to recite Doctrine and Covenants section 4. (That's my man!)
Poor baby got left in the dust. I kept reassuring him throughout the night that he could go next year. The rule here is you have to be able to walk to go on the father and son's. Willie came home and told me of another family whose rule was you had to be out of diapers to go...I like our rule better.

But Nathan and I had an enjoyable time dining on cold cereal and then really hitting the town with stops at Home Depot (for gardening goods) and Wal-Mart (to peruse at my own speed and not stop at the toys or to see the fish). I ended my night like this and I didn't even share with anyone! Being the mother of all boys does have perks...yeah for father and son's!

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

Yeah for an update! I was so excited to see your name pop up that you had blogged. Oh my gosh it has been too long since I have seen your boys. Man what does a mom with girls have to look forward to? They don't do camp outs with girls and dads, and my luck I will get called to serve as girls camp leader the year my girls both go!

Lindsay said...

How fun! I guess it's something I can look forward to as well! How old were Jake and Josh when they went for the first time?

Lindsay said...

How fun! I guess it's something I can look forward to as well! How old were Jake and Josh when they went for the first time?

traske.melissa said...

i tried to get traske to take the girls on father and sons but they wouldn't let him so he stayed home. we are leaving for the west around june 5th...let me know what your plans are and maybe we can meet up.

sarah said...

oh my gosh! The Walmart thing cracked me up because it is exactly what I have to do at Walmart! My kids always ask to see the fish! I always save it till the end so that i can bribe them to be good!

Tom & Rachel said...

I've been wondering where you've been little missy. I'm glad to hear all is well and that you had such a great Mother's Day. That's so nice that you got a break with the whole Father and Son's Campout. Yes, that will definitely always be a perk to having so many boys. Glad you're back.

Nat Lud said...

I have missed you! It's so great to hear what you've been up to. I think I'll go grab me some ice cream now. . .

angie said...

i'm glad you had a fabulous uplifting time at women's conference...BUT i hope the high wears off soon so you'll start blogging again!!! ha ha ha (i'm sure i speak for everyone who likes to read your blog.) on a serious note...i've always wanted to go to women's conference. it sounds amazing and sometimes a mom needs a break to refuel and recommit.