What a good friend I have...Alex is always encouraging me to get my pictures taken, whether it is family pictures, maternity pictures, newborn pictures of my daughter...it doesn't matter she is on me to get them done. I am so blessed to have a friend like that because to tell you the truth I would probably not do it if it were left up to me. I know I can't believe I am admitting that.
So after much encouraging Alex got me to pose with my little girl. I am so glad that she did. I know she will only be 11 months old one time and I am so glad that I was able to capture us together at this age!
On September 18th Dave and the boys went to their second annual Fishing Derby. Mason was old enough this year to fish and was so excited to get to go. Makayla and I stayed home but from the report that we got from the boys it was a great time. Each boy caught a fish!
On August 19th, 2010 Matthew started the 5th grade and Mason started the 1st grade. Matthew's teacher is Mrs. Wright and Mason has Ms. Rossie. I am excited for this year, the boys weren't so much. Here are a couple of pics of that morning, we walked to school with the neighbors.
For the last day of summer I gave in and took the boys Ice Skating! Matthew had gone last year on a field trip with his 4th grade class, he came home black and blue from head to toe with bruises from falling. It seriously looked like someone took a baseball bat to his legs! But he was positive that he was awesome at it, I took one look at the bruises and begged to differ. "Matthew how could you be good and fall so many times that you would be so black and blue?" He assured me that everyone falls but that the falling didn't mean that he was bad. So I let it go...well all summer long Matthew has been begging me to take him Ice Skating again, I admit I was not up for it. After seeing his legs the last time he went, I was secretly convinced that, he thought he was good but in fact he was awful and this trip to the ice rink would prove to be just as painful as the last. But I gave in and we went.
We got there and the boys got skates and headed out to the ice...I was holding my breath, I was so hoping that Matthew was right and I was wrong. Let me just add a little side note...Matthew continually surprises me, I should have learned my lesson by now to believe him till I prove him wrong, cause so many times I have nearly fallen off my chair in awe of him. HE WAS RIGHT...that kid was right, he was good. He was amazing. This was the second time on the ice and he was really good. I was so proud of him. He did fall, but he was a natural. I was so proud of him, I think we may have an Ice Hockey kid on our hands!
Matthew you turned 10 years old on July 21st, 2010. I am way too young to have a 10 year old, or at least that is what I am trying to convince myself...ha! Matthew you continue to be such a joy to our family, you continue to make me laugh, you are there to help me with your brother and sister when I need you, you always surprise me with what you know (you are super smart) and I am so proud to call you my son! For your birthday I offered to give you the money we would otherwise spend on a party, you were in heaven. You took my offer and we went shopping. You got a new DSi from Dad and I...what a lucky kid you are. Here is you on your 10th birthday...
I am a believer in Jesus Christ, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend.
I love Disneyland, sushi, a good drama, the mountains and being surrounded by my family.
I have been extremely blessed in so many ways and for that I am truly GRATEFUL!