Archive for June, 2009
we decided to build, so we’ll be shackin’ up with my sister and in-laws until our house is done (this is the model of the home we’re building). we’re going to miss all our lewisville friends, but we won’t be too far away so you better keep in touch! (both of our cell phones will be the same)
wish us luck!
since van’s birthday was the same weekend as our anniversary, we postponed our date night til the week after…
(Jasmine) This was the car ride up to camp. Emily, Jenna, and Kaylin
This was our cabin and the lake. The other picture is of poison ivy, some of the fourth years got stung.
This was the sky on wednesday right before the tornadoes. We took shelter in the bathrooms until the storm passed. The storm hit everywhere, but passed by our camp! The other pictures are of skits and singing by the lake.
That was me (obviously)
This is the view from the top of the hill that we hiked up. Its the highest point in east texas. we put our virtue flags up there.
This is a picture of all the girls that were at camp. We all got a chance to bear our testimonies during testimony meeting. I was the third one to get up.
The food was great,there was archery,canoeing,hiking,swimming,crafts and bonfries. I had so much fun, it was very spiritual!
he woke up to the traditional “happy birthday sign”, b-day donuts, and presents. we kept saying, “van, there’s something different about you today, you look bigger or something”. he liked all the attention:)
then we made some last minute preparations for the “friends party” the next day (filling up water balloons, picking out the cake, filling the pinata, etc.). i let him do all the planning and make all the choices on how everything would play out. he was really into picking out things like what kind of plates and cups to eat the pizza and cake on, and what candy would go in the pinata. i told him that only 6 year olds get to make such important decisions. he was feeling pretty big.
first pizza and presents with the birthday guests, connor, cameron, and benjamin…
van at 6, is the sweetest little boy. such a good helper, and very obedient. he’s doing very good at learning right from wrong, and very much wants to do the right thing. he loves being outside and is fascinated with everything out there…bugs, trees, water, plants. he’s been my best little buddy during the day this past year, and we’ve had a lot of fun being together. secret hide-outs, making tents, playing baseball, reading, cooking, and being “mama’s boy” all day. but it’s a whole different story when dad gets home…he sticks to him like glue. i don’t mind though, i love that he has a dad to look up to and have fun with and learn from. those two are like best buds, playing video games, laughing and joking, playing ball, working on cars and doing projects around the house together…it’s just what van needs.
we have a bedtime routine and read books together every night. i love that time with him. i love that he will still hold my hand when we cross the street, and let me love on him. i love that at random moments he’ll say things like, “mom, i love you forever and ever, infinity plus 300,000 triple, and it never stops”. so then i’ll say the same thing and add one more infinity, and he’ll say “i love you more than that”. (pretty cute)
he’s just an all over great kid and i’m lucky to be his mom.