We had our mid-winter break this week and it has been nice to just spend time together and have no where that we have to be.
We went to Wenatchee for a quick trip to visit with Eric's sister and her family. Our kids enjoyed the time with their cousins they don't get to see very often.
Jared has been wearing any hat he can find (he especially likes cowboy hat) and climbing onto everything.
Jared is getting busier everyday. He loves to get into the pantry and get into whatever he can open. It is getting harder to keep him out of stuff now that he can open all our doors...
Tanner cracks me up. He loves to make people laugh and most of the things he says, he says to get a reaction. He and Travis are always trying to get the other to laugh.
We have played a lot of blocks this week. Jared is getting good at building his towers.
It has been nice to have an extra playroom out in our garage. The kids will entertain themselves for hours with the dress up and play food in their little world. Aubree is always the mom, Travis is the Dad, Tanner is the baby, Jared is the big brother, and if Eric or I get involved, we get to be Grandpa and Grandma.
"Mom and Dad/Tiger"
We had some good friends from Spokane come and stay with us for a few days. The kids had so much fun playing David and Lucy.
Not just one, but two pictures of me in this post. Lucky... Aubree told me this week that Sara dresses better than me in her scrubs, because I always dress like a boy. I haven't been the best at getting dressed up and wearing make-up since Jared was born, then Andrew dying, and then getting pregnant again in there. I have big goals after this guy is born.
Travis found Aubree's face paints and the kids have had fun painting their whole entire bodies. Sara painted Travis' face this time, but all the rest was he or Aubree.
Jared is growing up too fast. I love watching him toddle all over the house. He has the cutest/thickest little body. Sare put some of Tanner's shorts on him and he thought he was so cool.
Travy on day 2 of painting himself. His favorite part was painting his paws (hands and feet).
Tanner wanted his face like a vampire, so Aubree helped him out.
We have been having fun playing outside.
Jared loves the bubble blower.
Tanner painted his face to look like a tiger, too.
Travis thought his face looked exactly like a tiger.
Travis has been getting better and better at his drawing. He draws all day long. Tigger is on the left and Special Agent Oso on the right. We have hundreds of tigers scattered around our house too.
Miss this boy so much...
"Each of us will have our own Fridays-those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death-Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come."
--Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Sunday Will Come", Ensign, Nov. 2006, 2