Friday, November 21, 2008

lincoln, the protector

yesterday lincoln (4 yrs) thought courtney "hit" christopher (both 9 mths). lincoln tried to hit her back. i asked why he was trying to hit courtney and he told me she hit chris. i explained that the babies are too young to try to be mean and if someone hits he should tell mommy instead of hitting back. i asked if he would like to tell courtney sorry to make her feel better. he said "no. i want to talk to courtney." (okay....????) he said: "courtney, don't hit chris or i will tell mommy." he did tell her sorry and then he turned to christopher. "chris, if courtney tries to hit you, you come to me."

twins, or so they say

i think when the word twins is used people in general think of two boys or girls with matching faces and outfits. i have to say i was relieved to find out that my twins were different sexes, but i didn't expect quite what i got. there is not a similar feature on their faces. beside this, christopher has olive skin, gray eyes and brown hair (like landon) while courtney is very fair with blue eyes and blonde hair (like lincoln). as if this weren't enough to say to the world "we are two seperate and distinct people!" their personalities are on opposite ends of the spectrum as well. christopher is so laid back and calm. he has a light in his eyes that i and, i dare say, others are taken with. we call him our little charmer for he can relate his feelings of joy to us through his eyes. he has a very special and sweet spirit. courtney, on the other hand (or should i say IN my other hand?), is very outgoing. she wants to meet everyone and has a smile ready for them so big and cheesy it takes over her entire face. it's hard to not meet her smile with a laugh. she is so happy and wants to share her enthusiasm with all.
although i am now sure why Heavenly Father usually sends one baby at a time (the pain and risk of pregnancy, the very hard work that seems never ending and the occasional guilt that your baby either has to share attention or wait their turn) i am very grateful that HF blessed us with our twins.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I often give the kids choices. "You can walk inside like a big boy, or i'll carry you and you can sit in time out. You choose." The other day Lincoln wanted to go outside to play, so he said to me,"You can let me play out side or I will pick my nose. You choose."

Friday, October 10, 2008


Landon was apparently too close to the TV and Lincoln said, "Landon! Do you want to get radiated?!" (It sounds so cute coming from a 4 year old.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

scripture power

I was reading in the scriptures from Alma to the kids. I told them that the people got their friends and family back because they did what Heavenly Father told them to. Lincoln's mouth dropped open and he came over to me and gave me hugs and kisses. . .my sweet little guy.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

7 years!

this sunday is our 7th anniversary! that's right, i've lasted through erin's messes and he's lasted through my wit and charm ;)


erin is working, working, working hard and waiting to hear back from the border patrol. he got clearance for his shoulder and now we're playing the waiting game. pictured: landon & erin


my mom came over the other day. she asked if there was something she could do to help me. i told her to put the kids in a box with a sign that read: "free to a good home"

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

landon's neighbor

landon was blessing the food and ended with "neighbor" Jesus Christ amen (instead of "in the name of Jesus Christ")

lincoln's spoon

i gave linc a bowl for cereal and he asked,"can i get a spoon, by chance?"

Saturday, September 6, 2008

13 pound baby

the twins are 6 months old. christopher weighs 14 1/2 lbs & courtney weighs 13 lbs. a girl in our ward has three boys- her third son was 13 lbs when he was born. imagine carrying that baby around.

motherhood is funny

i was talking to a friend about taking children to other peoples houses (don't touch that. don't touch that! how are y-stop!) she was laughing hysterically and said i should do stand up[comedy]. i asked her if she was sleep deprived because that always makes everything ten times funnier than it actually is...usually i'm the one who finds myself funny.

Friday, September 5, 2008


i used to think that you could judge a parent by their child, but i don't remember walking into nursery and announcing my arrival by saying, "guys, give me a break". (they say landon says it every sunday)

funny lincoln moment

lincoln is "reading" my scriptures then shuts the book and declares: "JESUS IS BACK IN BUSINESS!"