Wednesday, March 16, 2011

{my sweet life}














4 months 12 days! that's how old my sweet West-wee is!!! my happy little guy is officially 17.1 lbs (81st percentile) and 26.4 inches (88th percentile). i know he looks chubby but he really is just a big kid all around! i can't believe how happy he is! his smile lights up my life!!!! his little giggles too! i can't get through the day without feeling so incredibly blessed in my life.
i recently taught a lesson about eternal families to my young women (my last lesson i might add) in the process of preparing i learned so much! which i have throughout my entire time in young womens. marcel and i have had a hard time fitting in in this ward and have never really felt part of it. we hardly know anyone and no one really attempts to get to know us. kinda sad, but i feel having my calling helped a little bit as far as helping me understand my purpose in being in this ward. anyway, back to what i was saying. in preparing this lesson i learned a lot about what is necessary for us to accomplish in this life in order to able to reach our highest potential in the next. some of which i didn't know. it put a lot into perspective. i realized i am NOT celestial material at this very moment and in order for me to be with my husband and babies forever.... i need to be! it made me recognize i need to step it up. be a little (or a lot!) better, honest, more vigilant with my tithing, kinder and much less set upon the things of this world. the last is probably my biggest struggle. i like to shop and have nice things around me. i'm not a big spender and am always on a budget so i usually bargain shop and look for sales, but nonetheless, it's still stuff... stuff that won't get me where i more than anything want to be, with my Father in Heaven and my family. i know its something that i can't really measure as far as my progress but will be more of a change of heart. it will take time, prayer, faith and discipline but i hope to get to a much better place. like i was when i first joined the church. so willing to sacrifice EVERYTHING for what i believed. that's what this life is all about right? being tested and growing through those experiences.... anyway, i didn't intend for this post to become what it has...it just did. but i'm glad i shared it.

Friday, March 11, 2011

ABC's & Santa Twaus

I need to remember the cute things cohen is doing lately! just now as we were doing our bedtime routine of stories, songs and prayer, Cohen did what he normally does which is he asks to sing the ABC's...over and over. he even says "mom, yast time". i' quite impressed because tonight i'm pretty sure he said every letter of the alphabet! i think he smushed a couple together with the tune of the song but still!!!! then as we said prayer he actually took over and did it all on his own! he said something along the lines of "thank you for this day" then mumbled something "santa twaus tome home shoon... jesus tome home too" and then he paused awhile and said "done". i was so proud of him!!!! its funny how one day they wake up and seem so much smarter!!! i have been feeling guilty that i have to share time between both kids. i have been making more effort to hold west because he gets left out so much while he's playing on his activity mat. he is such a happy easy baby we almost forget he's there! he get so happy when he sees us (or himself in a mirror) i feel so incredibly blessed!!!! they make me so happy! happier than anything in this whole world. (well them and my husband) it took me some time to get back to church after west and i was feeling a little spiritually distant and this month i have put forth extra effort to draw nearer to Heavenly Father and I have felt such a difference. I'm so thankful that with the small steps we take he recognizes those efforts and definitely blesses us for it! anyway, i wanted this to be a quick post about little Toe-ee (who is beginning to call himself Tohen :( he is getting to close to saying it correctly!!! he is growing up and i love him and west so so very much!

just pics!












... in case you didn't notice the last 3 were a trick!!!! those are Cohen as a baby! He and west kinda look alike, huh?!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

West-Wee!







My sweet widdle West-wee is 4 months old TODAY! craziness. at the beginning of his little life i thought he was going to be a handful and super hi-may...BUT actually he's the sweetest happiest little guy EVER! hi whole body stiffens with excitement when he smiles and giggles! i just can't get enough. when he is laying on his back he loves when we take both his arms and raise them up over his head and say WOO! he laughs like crazy.he already loves being up in the air over our heads too! gutsy little man. he gets so happy when i try to eat his fat neck too! ah i just love him!!! his has such happy eyes which remind me of marcel. marcel has happy eyes and i always tell him how much i love them! my dear sweet husband has been taking many pre season selling trips later... its been sucky. we miss him A LOT! when he is home and even attempts to walk out the door cohen runs to it crying and saying "daddy wait. no doe! i mits you!" melts your heart right? this last week marcel had plans to leave on monday after being home for only a day but we guilted... um i mean convinced him to stay :) we had a fun week just enjoying our boys and even squeezed in a date night to Tucano's! mmmmm. we had a family movie night and watched Megamind which everyone needs to see if you can even find it in Redbox! we searched all over orem/provo trying to find it!!! after our 6th attempt we found it!

time for a milestone update...
west is sorta rolling over from his tummy to his back. he's a chunk give him a break. i love it. those cheeks and scrumptious thighs!!!! we def make some chubby wubby babies marcel and i... about 2 weeks ago west went in to get this bubble thing checked out on his eye...still not sure what it is. while we were there they weighed and measured him. 3.5 months he is 16.6 LB's (YIKES!) and 25.5 inches (i think) he grew like 3 inches in a little over a month. he really is growing like a weed! he is wearing mostly 6-9 month clothes! in the last couple of weeks he has started grabbing at his toys and holding his hands! he's a little sweetheart and we are loving having him around! can't imagine life without him! Heavenly Father really knows what is best for us!!!

onto toe-ee bub!
he is quite a handful these days. we are in the heart of the "terrific" two's! sometimes he does some pretty naughty things and i have to do everything in my power to not let him see me laugh. sometimes i just don't know where he come up with this stuff! the other day he had his friend Ari over and i think his mom was having a stern talk with him and cohen comes up and grabs his cheeks and while looking him in the eyes very firmly but quietly says "shut...up" pretty sure he got that from me in a moment of frustration. oops! overall he is still our sweet little toe-ee. he loves attention and gets super excited when other people or kids are around. he almost can't contain himself.

well i'm going to wrap this up because i can hear cohen in the bathroom getting into the "potty training" treats!!!