Sunday, March 1, 2009

St. George and other tid bits

Matt, Brooklyn and I were able to take a quick weekend trip to St. George for a swim meet Matt was in last week. We stayed with my sister, Amie and her family, and had a great time! I guess you  could say we needed a vacation from vacation, earlier in the week we had just gotten back from San Francisco and felt like we needed more vacations! More vacations I say!  

The fun bunch! Eric was home watching Natalie (who was sick, poor thing and baby Olivia) so Amie brought Spencer (in her lap) and Jake. Thanks for letting us crash at your place Sis! Brooklyn is off in her own la la la land making some funny faces.  (bad picture I know.... its the darn camera...). Anyway, Matt has been swimming to qualify for sectionals in Seattle in March. He just loves to swim and wants to improve on his time. At sectionals (which is a championship meet for the northwest part of the country) he will swim the 50 and 100 free as well as some relays. He hopes to get a qualifying time for Nationals! He is part of a club team that competes locally and nationwide. He has a love for swimming and even teaching it that even though he is done with college he still likes to compete. Way to go Matt!

Spencer and Brooklyn enjoying the nice weather in Snow Canyon. Its such a beautiful place and Matt would love to move down here... I on the other hand say I would love to move there but then other times I love Salt Lake... So we will have to see...

Brooklyn and Jaxson goofing around.

They had a great time playing together and mimicking each other! (This is in San Francisco while visiting Loni and Danny).

The other day it had been a long day and I picked Brooklyn up from my neighbor who had been watching her. She fell asleep on the short ride home and I brought her into the house and she woke up. But when I sat her down to make some dinner for her she fell right back to sleep in this position.... it was sooo cute.... She must have had a fun day at my friend's home, she has 3 boys... yeah go figure thats why she was so tired! :)

Matt and Brooklyn just playing on the floor in the living room.... I just had to post these pictures... I love them both so much!

I love how they are both holding each other's face with their hands.... so precious....

I was cleaning the bathrooms one day and Brooklyn happened to have her princess dress on and wanted to help wash the toilet... She looks like Cinderella! We had so much fun cleaning the rest of the house together. I feel it's so important for her to learn and start young to keep a house clean. She does well with helping me put her toys away, keeping her room clean and often times washes down the cabinets, chairs and floors. My parents always had a chore chart and we were always expected to do our part. It was one of the best things my parents taught me because it taught me about the value of work and responsibility.  I want to pass this on to my children so they can learn respect, service and all the things that come with it. Kids can never be too young to start learning!

This is such a sweet view I often get each morning before I go to work.... If you can't tell, Brooklyn is signing I love you... I love my sweet angel...


Loni said...

aww... we had so much fun with you guys here. you guys sure do lots of fun stuff! miss ya!