Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dear Morgan


I know that when you are old enough to read and understand this you won't be exactly the same as you are now but I want to write to you and tell you some things.

You have been doing really well in school but there was an incident a couple of weeks ago that has been bothering you.  You're too young to really explain it to us.  Apparently your class was gluing sunflower seeds to a paper and you ate one of the shells.  I don't know if it scratched your throat and hurt you or if you got in trouble/were told not to do it but you started crying and felt really sad.  Your teacher told me about it after class and I didn't think it was a problem.  Now I think there is something bothering you.  You don't want to go to school and you cry telling me that you don't want to go.  The other day I promised you that I wouldn't leave until you wanted me to.

When we got to school I stayed in your classroom with you and watched you write your name.  You are doing so well.  You are one of the youngest in your class so some kids are more experienced but I'm not concerned at all.  You'll catch up soon enough.  You were excited to show me your work.  I love that you take pride in your school work.

I had to feed Sophie so I left the room for about fifteen minutes (you were okay with that) and when I got back you were crying because you thought I left you.  I would never do that because I promised you I would stay.  I don't break my promises.  I went back in and you were so happy to see me.

I watched you for a while longer and you were never ready for me to leave.  You participated in group songs, marching, the Hokey Pokey, and activities to learn about the letter "b."  Every couple of minutes you would look at me and smile and wave because you were happy to see me and proud that I am your mommy.    I am so proud of you.  I am proud to be your mommy and my heart smiles when you do.

You still weren't ready for me to go but Sophie was starting to cry so it was okay with you that I took her out to the foyer and got her to go to sleep.  I waited out there until class was over and went back to get you. You were happy to see me again.  You yelled, "mommy!" like you always do and ran to me.  I gave you a hug and told you to go say bye to Mrs. Evans and get some hand sanitizer (like I always do).  When you came back to me I reminded you that we were going to play at the McDonald's play place with Brinklee and Bristol and you were so excited you had to run back and tell Mrs Evans.  I love that excitement.  I love that you tell people things that are exciting to you.

You are my joy, Mo.  You are the best thing that I have ever been a part of and I am so thankful for that and for you.  Thank you for being my little girl.



Tonight we were putting Morgan to bed and it was her turn to say the prayer.  We asked her to pray for Jax, newborn that our ward is fasting for tomorrow.  Here's how the conversation went:

M: Jackson? (My brother)
me: No, a little baby that is sick.
she prays for him to be better.
me: And ask for his parents to not be scared.
M: They're scared of ghosts (and did a little finger dance that she does every time she talks about ghosts).
me: (laughing) No, they're scared that Jax will never get better.
Tom: They're scared that he'll always be sick so we're going to ask Heavenly Father to make him better.
M: Cause when Heavenly Father grows up He's going to be a doctor.

And we couldn't help but laugh.

In other Morgan news:

We made snow angels in our back yard.
Photo: Snow Angels

Photo: Morgan walking on the canal.
We spent a couple of days in Lynndyl and went to the farm to help Grandpa.  This is on the canal where he had to break ice for the cows to drink.
Here's our city girl in the country.

Morgan LOVES to hold Sophie. 
Photo: Happy birthday dinner with Nana.
We took Nana and Papa to dinner at The Bombay House for Nana's birthday.  I love that Sophie is smiling in this one.
Photo: Tom is sick and can't breathe through his nose so Morgan put a Band Aid on it. She's going to be a doctor.
Tom has been sick and couldn't breathe through his nose so Morgan made him all better by putting a Band Aid on it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sophie: 2 Months

I haven't really posted much about Sophie yet.  I love her.  Oh my gosh, I didn't know you could love two kids so much.  She is two months old today and she got her first round of immunizations.  She cried for like three seconds and was all better when I held her.

Here are her two month stats:

  • Length: 22 1/4 inches, 46%
  • Weight: 9 lbs 13.5 oz, 24%
  • Head Circ: 15 1/4 inches, 51%

She is smiling, cooing, turning her head, and all the other two month milestones.

Morgan is such a good helper.  Once when Sophie cried while Mo was sleeping she semi woke up and said, "Sophie meeds me."  She'll often say, "Sophie meeds milk" when she starts crying.  Mo loves talking to her and telling her she is the best baby in the world.  It's so cute.  I hope they are best friends when they get bigger.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

We were so happy to have Tom's sister and her family here for New Year's Eve.  We did Fondue, veggie plate, fruit plate, cheese and crackers.  It was so yummy.  We watched the Youtube video of Sydney, Australia ringing in the new year at about 7 pm.  Then the kids watched a movie, the men played PS3 games, and Mari and I watched two chick flicks.  The men did come up just before midnight to kiss their wives though.