Thursday, February 25, 2010

When did you say your first prayer?

Andrew wanted to say his first prayer one night. We usually just said one and he folded his arms and listened but on January 17th 2010 he wanted to say it himself. We had asked him a million times if he wanted to say it and he always shook his head no but on this night he said with an enthusiastic smile "yah!" He said it so cute. The words he said the best through the prayer were: thank you, Da Da, Ma Ma, and Jesus. He just started to say amen this week. Until now every time he would say the prayer he would only say Jesus at the end and not Christ or amen. I was happy he got the most important part down, but now he is saying it all. :) I love moments like this in life when the whole world stops and my heart smiles. He was so proud he said the prayer that he cheered really loud afterwards and then when we went to church we were sitting in Sacrament meeting and after they said the opening prayer Andrew let out a big "Yay" and put his hands in the air and started clapping and cheering. We had to quiet him down, but it was cute to see he was so happy to talk to Heavenly Father. ;) If only we still had the innocence of a child.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The word I hoped he would NEVER say......"NO!"

Andrew said the word no yesterday for the first time. He has always just shaken his head no and never said it until yesterday. Gilbert and I were so happy that the word he said the most was "yeah." I hope no won't become a common word for Andrew to say now. I really enjoyed the first 23 months of Andrew's life with no no's in it. :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Andrew learned how to do a somersault today. It was so funny to watch him stand on his head and find out what happens when you go too far over. SOMERSAULT! And as we always say...... "Ta da!" Just so that I record it; Andrew made me change his diaper upside down yesterday. Him upside down not me. :) It was so funny but he liked it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I have had the most productive day I have had in a long time......

I woke up at 6:30 and went to the gym. (thanks Brooke for making me go)
I have done two complete loads of laundry,
all the dishes,
ate breakfast,
watched my nephew Ryan for three hours,
fed Andrew and Ryan breakfast,
got them dressed and changed,
made five loaves of bread,
read Andrew some books,
emailed the Bishop,
scheduled a hair color,
called my second counselor to organize getting some new tablecloths for our Ward,
and now made a blog post all before 11:00 am.
All I need now is to take a shower and go do price checks on material for tablecloths.
But it is now Andrew's nap time so I am going to go read some more books and take a nap with him. :) My favorite time of the day! Snuggles with my little boy.

I needed to record this productive day so when I am old and gray I will remember having some days that I got a lot done. I think it all started with remembering to say my morning prayers RIGHT when I woke up. It really makes a difference. I know Heavenly Father helps me do way more than I could ever do alone.