Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's moments like this...

Do you ever wonder if your kids listen and grasp the teachings that you hope they are absorbing with those little sponge like brains of theirs? Well, on Saturday Aaron was outside with the boys and Kaden wanted to ride his bike but couldn't find his helmet. I was upstairs getting ready for the day and he came in and asked me if I had seen it. I told him I hadn't and to look more around the house which he did. A few minutes later it got really quiet and as I was doing my make-up I heard a little voice from downstairs say "Dear Heavenly Father, can you please please please help me find my helmet. Oh and I love you and Jesus so much Heavenly Father. Thank you for my blessings. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." My heart melted as I realized that he is listening in church and in FHE. Every Sunday we ask the boys what they learned in class and he always says he can't remember. No one encouraged him to pray for help but he knew that he could ask his Heavenly Father for help. And ya know what, shortly after that he found his helmet. His prayer had been answered. It's moments like this that make me so proud of him. I feel so blessed to have our boys and a loving husband who helps me to raise them with correct teachings and principals to give them the best chance of happiness throughout their lives. And I'm grateful to have an angel son who will watch over them as they grow up. Well, we are having a fun summer just playing outside and being carefree. Kaden will be done with summer school at the end of June and then 2nd grade starts the 3rd week of August so we'll just enjoy the time in between as much as possible. Jonas is in T-Ball and I wish I could say that he was enjoying it more but he's 4 and thinks that standing in a field holding a glove is boring. Imagine that. He likes to bat but that's only a few times during the game. So, he's going to finish what he started but I don't know if he'll be doing it next year. Kaden will start soccer in August and hopefully that will go better. In closing I just wanted to share with everyone that there is a little baby boy Tristan Woodman who is currently at Primary Children's Hospital who also has ATRT and his family could really use some support financially with medical costs. If you go on facebook and look up the "Pray for baby Tristan" group, every little bit helps. My heart goes out to his family during this difficult time as it hits very close to home. Please keep the Woodman family in your prayers and thank you again for all of the love and support you have given to our family. It helped more than you will ever know.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Day to Remember

Well, yesterday was Memorial Day and I have to admit that in years past it hasn't really been anything more than just another day off work to get things done around the house and maybe have some fun with the family. But now it has taken on a whole new meaning. We decided that it would be fun to start a tradition of having a picnic with Lucas every year. The weather couldn't have been more perfect and we just sat on a blanket with our subway sandwiches and talked to him. It was great! I had never been to a cemetery on Memorial day and wow....it was incredible. Usually when we go we are the only one's there. It was truly amazing to look around and see the numbers of people there to remember and honor their loved one's who have passed on. And oh the flags, there were flags everywhere which was quite a sight to see. We had a good time and I'm sure Lucas was there in spirit enjoying the picnic right along with us. Well moving on to another topic, Kaden has graduated the first grade. He should be out for the summer but was invited to attend a four week course of summer school where he will be working with a specialist to help his reading and writing to improve. He starts tomorrow and it's 3 hours a day for the month of June. He was right at benchmark however, I believe he can make leaps and bounds and be that much more prepared for next year by taking advantage of this opportunity. I plan on taking him to the Library this week to get him his first library card which will hopefully get him more excited about reading. I feel kind of guilty because I think had I read with him more last summer, he would have been reading at the same level as the other kids in his class. However, I had a lot on my mind and was slightly distracted last summer so it is my goal to make up for it this summer. Well, I am very tired and have to get up early to get Kaden to school on time so I am off to bed.