Friday, May 20, 2011

Goodbye Libs!

My sister Olivia has left on her mission. I'm so unbelievably proud of her. This was not an easy decision to make, but once she made it, she was committed. Her leaving is partly why I haven't posted in so long. I've been trying to get in as much time with her as possible. This may have to be in two posts because I haven't even uploaded my pics from Libby's farewell! Oops! (Look at my sweet boy.) For some reason, the last couple weeks have been exhausting. I couldn't really tell you why, but they have been. Ty usually lets me sleep in a couple minutes longer than him every day. But, one morning we took Madden into bed with us and he actually fell asleep! Fortunately I got a picture of my cuddlers. Whenever I get Madden and bring him to bed with us, he immediately shoves me away and turns to his daddy. He loves Ty. I can't say that it makes me feel that great! The kids spend a lot of time looking out the window since it has been raining so much lately. In fact, I've found many lost sippie cups behind the blinds! Madden and London still love eachother and have taken to dancing with one another at any available moment. The problem is that when Madden gets bored, he squeezes the crap out of London! It's quite funny. Madden and Gabe are best friends. When it's dinner time, they both eat. When one gets their diaper change, so does the other. They're really like twins...except Gabe can be photogenic whereas Madden refuses to cooperate...and London. My parents' cut down a ton of trees in their backyard and laid a new driveway through the side gate. We all thought it would be fun to get all of the grandkids handprints in the cement. We came right after the gym so I was still in work out clothes. Madden was terrified of the big cement truck and hid behind my legs. London was more fascinated with it than anything. We ended up having to wait a couple of hours for the cement to set a little before we could print our hands. Maddie and I decided to go running and Madden played outside with the snow shovel while the other kids ran around him. Finally, we got to the handprints. Mia wrote her own name. Luke was second and Ginger was third. London argued about doing it herself but, finally let me help. Madden did okay at best. Sam did great. Gabe did poorly on the first try so Mandy had the cement guy smooth it out. She redid it and it didn't go so well again. Poor Mandy. Ellie left her hand mostly in a fist but, that's to be expected of a newborn. I love these memories the kids are creating. Speaking of memories I have to remember what the kids have said this week. Madden called a sucker a "cucker". London screamed her head off at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (we won't be watching that for a while.) She asked me why the girl turned into a blue monster. Go figure. I'm totally pulling a blank right now, but I'll write down the funny stuff for the next post. Adieu!


whipplewife said...

What cute videos! I'd like to be dancing to Michael Buble, too! They are such cute kids! It is so fun to see how much they love each other! It is equally fun to hear you giggling with joy, Ty, as you watch and enjoy your kids! Hope you are all doing great! Love you all!