Sunday, August 28, 2011

Nothing's new... but here's a lot of pictures

Like the title says, nothing is really new, but I thought I'd share some pictures of what "nothing new" looks like

Mr. Sterling has been growing like a weed! He really likes to sit up now, but can't do it unassisted, so he has a couple of chairs to choose from: The bouncy seat (which you can see from above, is pretty mesmerizing) or the Bumpo (which you can see below, he feels pretty spiffy sitting in).

He's been laughing up a storm too. Clapping his hands together & tickleing the little chub under his chin bring about the most chuckles :)
Onto this boy, Mr. Roman. He is becoming a terror. I guess it's to be expected- he is 2 & 1/2... and a boy. None-the-less, we do have a tender moment or two with him between the insane stunts he pulls almost constanly!
Like I've said before I'm sure, the bath is my favorite place to photograph him. He's stationary, clean, and there isn't a whole lot to distract him. I love his smile! Reminds me of how sweet he use to be, and gives me hope that he will be that sweet again :) BTW, anyone know how long the "terrible" ages last??He looks like he's on a mission in this picture & I love it! Of course, right after I snappd it, he pointed the squirt gun at me & shot my camera right in the lens. Awesome.

Onto Anthon! Poor man has been working out in this horrific heat all summer & has survived, so give him huge props for that! I honestly don't know how he does it... I barely survive walking to my car when it's 115ยบ+! The only really new thing is he started school this week, but before we kissed him goodbye for the next 6 months, we went to the Aquarium together & had a blast!

Here they are in a couple tank bubbles... so fun to see the fish from an internal persective :)

As for me, nothing's new. Surprise. Work isn't completely horrible, Anthon's doing everything he can to better out lives & still loves me :), Sterling is as sweet as they come, & at the end of the day that's full of tantrums, drawing all over the house (& everything in it), climbing up & falling off of things, and all the other craziness that Roman does I'm still eternally thankful I get to be him mommy... So life is good.This was the view from our kitchen window the other night... I thought I'd share it
2 Nephi 31:20
"Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men..."

Monday, August 8, 2011

My cup runneth over

Yesterday was SUCH a great day! Talk about getting a glimpse into eternity... I was so happy all day & so thankful for my family! Anthon gave Sterling the sweetest blessing at church- I honestly don't think there is anything more special than watching/ listening to a father bless his new baby! I'm SO incredibly thankful for Anthon and both our sons! I'm even more thankful for the Plan on Happiness that makes it possible for us to be together forever! We had a lot of friends and family come out to support us yesterday (sorry, I didn't take hardly any pictures), but thank you all who came! It was so fun to see/ visit with you & feel of your love.

K seriously, I can hardly stand how cute this kid is! He wore the same suit as Roman did for his blessing, & it's a good thing he was a month older than Roman was when we blessed him, otherwise the suit would've drowned him!Here's our best attempt at a family picture. Roman was really tired & cranky after church, so he was not cooperative, but Peter managed to snap one of him smiling :)
Sterling's Grandma Perkins, Great Grandma Longhurst, & Daddy. 4 Generations. These kinds of pictures are so neat to me cause my kids will be lucky if they get to have a picture with me & one of my parents!

Sterling is so serious for the majority of the time, but the sweetness just radiates off of him! He definitely brought a very special spirit with him into our home & I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to be his mother!

We were pretty tuckered out by the end of the afternoon. I love that Anthon took this. I don't get very many kandid shots of me with my kids, so when someone gets one I usually really like it!