Christmas Makes Me Sing

We've had a lot of things happen the past couple weeks and we've definitely been BUSY. I haven't felt like singing much. Landon sang in a Christmas concert for his school the other night and "Christmas makes me sing" was one of the songs. I LOVED it! Landon was darling - he had an ear to ear grin the whole time he was on stage. Since, I heard that song I've been trying to calm down, take it easy and... sing once in a while. It really has helped me get more into the Christmas Spirit. Today, Austin and I were singing "If you Believe" (the song from Polar Express) in the car and even now he's singing it in his bed. What is it about Christmas music that just puts you in a good mood?

What we've been up to:

We played in the ICE, oh I mean snow... Well whatever it is it's cold but somehow the kids still love it.

Zac was blessed about a week ago. Cameron blessed him to have a "special and content spirit" and to be a "beacon of peace and love to those that know him"

We took the kids to see Santa... and waited in line for 40 min! This is us entertaining ourselves in line.
Isaac is playing with toys now and practicing sitting up.

Cameron had a {wOnDerFuL} birthday party! Complete with his favorite key lime pie. See the "easy button" in his hand? I think that was his favorite gift! (that was easy!)


A child's prayer

The last few weeks have been a little rough around here. From fighting RSV(Issac) and bronchitis (me) to getting ready for Christmas and our trip to Utah we've had a ton of stuff going on. Just keeping up on day to day life has been a challenge. We've been so exhausted and haven't been getting up on time. Every morning just when I think we're not going to be too rushed Isaac needs to eat or someone can't find their snow pants or.... something ALWAYS happens to make us run late (Getting three kids bundled up for the 10 degree Iowa winter takes so much time!)

This morning I left Landon in the house to put his snow gear on while I went and scraped the windows on the car. After we got everyone in their seats it was 7:47 - the bus usually comes between 7:45 and 7:50. When we got to the bus stop the bus was just coming up the street. I turned around to tell Landon to jump out and hurry to get in line. He was just sitting with his eyes closed. After a second I told him to grab his back pack and go. He said, "Mom I just had to say a little prayer to Heavenly Father to tell him thanks for helping me not miss the bus. I always say a prayer in the morning that I wont miss the bus."

I am so thankful to Heavenly Father too. I've needed help to get Landon to the bus on time and his sweet little prayers I'm sure have helped us all. What a wonderful lesson Landon has already learned. Heavenly Father answers even the most simple prayers. I'm so glad Landon is gaining a testimony of God and Prayer. And I'm thankful for his little example.

New Years Resolution - GET UP EARLIER!!


3 Months and Counting...

3 months! The last three months has FLOWN by. I can't believe that I was giving birth to this sweet boy just three months ago. What a time it has been. Zac compliments our family so much. He is always so smiley (although I'm finding it REALLY hard to capture one in a picture). He seems to always be telling us something with his eyes. You can just see the contentment on his face. And his little coos - I just LOVE them. He usually starts a "conversation" before he cries. It's adorable. He also starts cooing when he sees me - I'd like to think he's telling me, "I'm glad to see you!" I must say, though, he's another Daddy's boy for sure. Cameron always gets great big smiles and lots of cute little "words". He loves his dad! Austin and Landon are good at getting smiles out of Zac too. They love to sing him songs and play finger puppets with him. We love having him in our family.

People always ask who he looks like. I'm not sure. Here's some pictures of the boys side by side. You be the judge. Landon's six months in this picture so it's kind of hard to tell but you can still see the resemblance.