Is the day over yet?

Every morning Tayvin wakes up yelling either, "Can I come out yet?" or "Did Daddy go to work yet?" But this morning it was "Is the day over yet?" I was still asleep when he woke up this morning so it took me a minute to figure out what he was talking about. Let me explain. My cute sister-in-law made me some days of the week towels for Christmas. They have these cute girls on them doing different things like laundry, making cookies, picking apples, etc. Tayvin knows all of them by name as if they were some of his best friends. A few weeks ago when my dad stopped by, he and Tayvin were talking about when we would be going up for the weekend to visit. My dad told him that it was Wednesday and we wouldn't be going until Friday. So Tayvin makes a mad dash to my towels, takes Wednesday down, shoves her back in the drawer and is searching excitedly for Friday. Now this week, he gets to go have a sleepover at Grandma & Grandpa's house on Friday. So yesterday, all he wanted to do was change the towel so that Tuesday would be over and Friday would come.
Now I'm sitting here at 1:30 in the morning wasting time on the computer because when I go to bed, that means the day is over and I have to start all over again tomorrow. In all honesty, I was ready to go back to bed by about 3:45 this afternoon and give up on the day. But since that's not really an option for most of us, I dealt and now I'm dreading tomorrow. But then I ran across this quote tonight by N. Eldon Tanner,
"A mother has far greater influence on her children than anyone else, and she must realize that every word she speaks, every act, every response, her attitude, even her appearance and manner of dress affect the lives of her children and the whole family. It is while the child is in the home that he gains from his mother the contribution he will make to society."
So I think I'll go change my towel to Thursday, count the day as over, and look forward to tomorrow. Because I have so much opportunity to change the world through my one little angel who sees tomorrow as we all should, something to look forward to. Perhaps I can learn from his outlook on cookies too. "You can never have too many."


As if you couldn't already tell, Tayvin is going to have a Baby Brother! And now that's he's over not getting a baby sister, he really is pretty excited. I did have to convince him though that it would be more fun to play sports and dig in the dirt with a brother than a sister. Nate was a little dissapointed because he wants a girl but we're both glad that Tayvin will have a brother fairly close to his age. Not to mention the huge relief that we don't have to figure out where the money would come from for me to shop for a girl! So now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do with so many boys around... I HATE cleaning the bathroom!


Welcome back, Friend!

Oh how I missed my old friend-spring. I absolutely love summer and all the things that come with it- BBQs, rodeos, fresh cut grass, peas in the pod, fruit and fruit dip, capris, sandals, birds, green, the 4th of July, camp fires, sunglasses, I could go on forever, but spring welcomes you to summer so I'm always happiest to see spring! I was lucky enough not to be in Alaska this last winter but even here in Utah, spring couldn't decide if it was here or not. We had a week of 70 then snow storms. Buds on trees, then snowflakes. I tell you, this desert weather is a bit crazy. But now spring is here, my white legs are in capris, and we have so much going on!

-Tomorrow we find out if we are having a boy or girl! Nate and Tayvin have insisted the entire time that it is a girl and I keep having to remind them that it still may be a boy. Although, now, because of the way the baby moves, I'm kinda thinking it's a girl too. But whatever it is, I don't really care, I'm just so excited to have it! (Yes, for now, I'm calling my baby an it and there's nothing anybody can do about it.)
-We just got another calling, teaching primary. We now have 3 callings but it's been fun to actually get to work together in them.
-We went on our first hike last weekend with our scouts. Our goal is to do Mt. Olympus by the end of the summer with them so we're working up to it. I was trying to figure out how I was going to hike it at 8 1/2 months pregnant but as it turns out, summer lasts way through September here so I definitely won't be able to hike it 2 weeks after I have the baby. (I'm sure you can tell how brokenhearted I am being that I LOVE hiking so much-ya right.)
-We'll be heading to Arizona for Memorial Day weekend to see Mo & Julia. I'm so excited to go see their place, enjoy some sun, and spend some time with my boys. Not so excited about the swimming suit though since I'm sure Tayvin will HAVE to swim.
-On Friday, I go to the doctor and will officially be half way through my pregnancy. She'll be thrilled I finally gained some weight but I'll be kicking up the running a notch this next month!

That's about it for now but tune in tomorrow to find out what we're having! (Unless you consider it peeking, Autumn & Jess, we just may not tell you! :P )