So, the kids were so excited for St. Patrick's day. Isabelle wanted to make a leprechan trap too, since Robert got to make one. So, I let she and Clara make one the day before St. Patrick's day.For St.Patrick's I served a green meal of green pizza (the dough, and meat (thanks to Robert)), green jello salad, and broccoli. Oh, and I colored the milk green too. The kids loved it:) I have been so impressed with Austin lately. He is starting to accurately point out colors (like green and pink anyways). He will talk in full sentences sometimes. He has even engaged in some word play games. Today he said to me, "Mommy, you Sleeping Beauty". To which I replied, "Austin, you are Thomas the Train." Austin-"No, you Thomas!" I just love this little guy! He is so fun! Also, after night after night of telling him to stop getting out of his bed, I am no longer giving him a nap, and lo and behold it is working! (Thanks Kim!) Robert is doing so well in school. Before it would take a while to pass a reading level, and he is passing them one a week now! He seems so much more happy and confident:) He has friends at school and is learning to do so many things on his own (he poured his own milk this week). We are proud of this guy. Oh, and by the way, yes, we let our kids climb up on the counters if they are willing to do things for themselves! So, Rob and I have talked about bleaching our hair together for a while. We thought it would be fun. We used to have hair as light as the kids and wanted to get the same shade. Boy did we go wrong! I am totally looking like a punk rock girl now! All I need is to dye the bottom of my hair black and it would complete the look huh! Oh well, I have decided to still go out in public with my fake hair, and just make fun of myself. So, now you can too!Lastly, we found a mouse in our house this week! It was just a little baby, I sure hope we don't find more!
So, it was nice to have an easier week this week, without two birthdays and an anniversary.
I decided to take a picture of Austin praying because I think it is SO cute how he does it.I love how he tucks his hands under his little chin, and he is so good about saying prayers (with our help) when he is not sneaking food in his mouth!
Also, at Robert's school this week, Beaches restaurant served a "Green Eggs and Ham breakfast to all of the first graders and their parents." It was so cute. All of the kids got these fun Dr. Seuss hats too. Lastly, I have just been so grateful for the temple this week. I have been really upset lately about things going on in the government and the economy. Rob and I went to the temple on Friday and I couldn't believe the peace and contentment that I felt being there. The outside worries I had really did stay outside! (That's pretty hard to let go of my worries sometimes). I am so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It helps me feel so much peace!