For FHE we had a lesson about David and Goliath. One of the main points Tucker picked up from this Scripture Story, was that the Lord will keep you safe.
So since then Tucker has pointed out at least 10 different times that the Lord has kept him safe. My favorite was yesterday when his bowl of applesauce fell on the floor, and he exclaimed, “Mom, something really good happened, Heavenly Father kept me safe, my bowl fell and it didn’t break, so I am safe!”
Sweet, Sweet Boy, I hope you remember these experiences, and I hope you always remember the Lord will keep you safe. And you can remember to be like David, choosing the Lord Side, and not being afraid of the big Goliaths that will come in your life. I love you!
I love chidren’s books. You could probably guess that about me if you ever came to my house, and saw the overflowing shelves of Childrens Books in my basement.
Truman has been in a phase lately that reminds me of one of the first children’s books Toph gave me, Titled, “My name is Hannah”.
It is about a little girl, whose mother calls her names like “silly monkey”, “pumpkin”, “sweetheart”, etc. and everytime she responds, “My name is not _________, its Hannah”.
Truman has been re-iterating a similar statement to Hannahs, only instead of saying “I’m Hannah”, he says, ‘I’m Human”. Only he doesn’t pronounce it Human, he pronounces it “YOU-man”. I love it, I hope this phase lasts a LONG time, because it makes me happy that Truman knows he is Human.
The day finally arrived. The much anticipated Robot Birthday Party! Tucker had a vision of the party, and I think it turned out pretty similar to what he had in mind. It is fun that he is getting to the age now, where he is totally into planning parties. He is always planning parties for his pumpkins (stuffed animals), poochies (robot dogs), or some other type of friend. So it was fun for him to plan his own, invite real people, and have a good time.
His Guests who were able to attend included: Andy, Andrea, Annabelle, Austin, Hinckley, Ikey, Jarett, and Truman.
We couldn’t have done it with out the help of grams and gramps, Aunt Amy, and Uncle Ryan who assisted in the clean up, crowd control, and so many other things! Thanks again guys!
We started the party by making Robot Bags,
Then went on a robot search to find the hiding robots (you can’t have a robot party with out the robots!)
Then downstairs for a robot obstacle course
Then a game of Robot says (simon says) that the kids didn’t actually really get….
Then back upstairs for Lunch…build your own robot sandwiches,
Then back downstairs for Robot Pinata
Then back upstairs for Cake (that Tucker Designed himself), Ice Cream and Presents
Then Lastly, Robot Nuts and Bolt Trail Mix for the Road.
Can you see why we were so grateful for all the help that was given?
The party was full of different activities, and we had a FANTASTIC TIME! I am grateful that there is a year inbetween birthday parties. We’ll have to wait and see what next years party will be?!?!
As if we haven’t been in our car enough lately, we decided to go to SLC again this week. This time we went with some friends, the Teasdales and Madsens, to the Children’s Museum and then met up with dad for some lunch.
We have definetly spent more time in our car this holiday season that I would have liked, but the boys have been so good about it, (it is probably because we haven’t hauled the toys back in that they keep hauling out, so it kind of looks like their toy chest out there…).
Here are a few pics at the Museum
The ball area (or the beehive) is Tuckers favorite place to be right now. We always start there and finish there.
Tucker convinced Truman to get the balls, so he could crank them through the machine. Truman ran up and down the stairs gathering the balls in the bins, It is amazing what an older sibling can convince the younger one to do, but Truman loved every second of it. I look forward to watching them grow closer together, as they get older. I hope they will continue to become better friends.
Tucker also took a screen printing class while we were there, the teacher had the students cut out shapes from the newspaper, lie them on paper, put the screen down and squigey the paint across. I just peeked in at him, but he really enjoyed himself. Who knows, maybe he will invent a robot to screen print now 🙂
And Lunch with Dad at the church cafeteria
Me ticking Tucker because he wouldn’t smile…
While we were in the parking garage leaving Toph’s work, Truman was walking with his hands in his pockets. I can’t get over how cute he looked. He is so small, but yet looks so big..
While I complain about traveling so much, I am grateful that we are able to travel, and it makes me sad to think about next year when Tuck will be in school 5 days a week… It is hard on mother too as children grow up! I love our little adventures that we have!
Got this funny video on new years.
What a hoot, this boy is! You’ll have to listen close to hear him singing 🙂
A few weeks ago, Emily gave birth to a healthy and beautiful baby girl, Ava Elise.
We met her for the first time on Christmas Eve, and then enjoyed spending time with her again on New Years.
Here is her and Owen:
And another (Not the best picture of me) but it so amazing to hold those little babies, who are so fresh from heaven.
We’re glad she is here, healthy, and doing well, and it is so fun to have our family grow!
On Tuckers Birthday, after he woke up (at 6AM), he ran up the stairs, and loudly proclaimed: “I grew bigger, I can reach the sink with out the stool, and I can even see my chin in the mirror!”
One important family tradition, is on your birthday, we all eat doughnuts for breakfast.
This year, seeing how our son is obsessed with Robots and anything mechanical, we suggested a trip to the Krispy Kreme Factory, for his birthday breakfast, and boy did we have a good time!
The only time he left the viewing window was when he ordered his doughnuts (chocolate with sprinkles). He loved watching the machines working!
After about an hour and a half, we decided it was probably about time we headed home, but I am sure he would have been content to stand there all day!
We got the house cleaned, opened a few presents from mom and dad (cowboy guns, one for Tuck and Tru), and we were off to Logan Town!
Where he was surrounded by those who love him, and he was spoiled with gifts!
Mom and Dad gave him his big present, a Robot Dog (mio-pet), which was enjoyed by all of the kids who were there! (Except Truman, who liked it most of the time, except when it was distracting Tucker from paying attention to him!)
The kids watched some of Tucks New Robot Movie
Then we enjoyed our New Years Eve Dinner of Crab, Steak, Artichokes, yum, yum, it was delicious! Not to many 5 year olds can claim to have such a fancy feast on their day!
We sang happy birthday to the birthday boy (the cake is supposed to be Wall-E), ate and off to bed!
The boys went to bed, we played a few board games, then I hit the sack about 11:00, and Toph came down and gave me a new years kiss at 12:00! New Years is not quite the same after you have children… 🙂
On New Years Day, after a good sleep in (thanks Grandma and Grandpa) the New Mr. Bean Show was watched, and I finally saw the old ladies these boys imitate (awesome picture, but could have been a better video opp. Wasn’t thinking…)
Then we headed to the Greene’s, with Poochie strapped in the backseat between the boys…
Opening Presents, and hanging out with Grams and Gramps
Another few exciting days to fill the holiday season!