Friday, January 13, 2012

Family Time

I need to remind myself how precious family time is. My children are not always going to be this young and eager for attention. The other night Taylor and Cooper made these posters and posted them around the house. The posters advertise "game night" They also cleared the dinner table and got out a game.

Had they asked for a game we probably would have done something quick, or told them that we would another day, but they went through so much effort.

As we were playing it was a lot of fun laughing and spending time together. These are the moments that I remember at the end of the week. Not facebook, not web serving, not shipping or doing chores. I need to cherish these special family moments.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I thought I would try and spotlight each kid. Today I wanted to do Cooper because he has been just a sweetheart!

He got a toy for Christmas that he has enjoyed and he told me he really wanted to buy one for Taylor and one for Mason. He started doing some chores around the house today to turn money to purchase the toys. When I picked him up from school today, he saved one of the candies that he got from the teacher for Mason. He said it was for Mason because he feels bad that he hasn't earned enough money to buy him that toy yet.

Here is a quote from an email I got today from Cooper's teacher: "Cooper is such a cute kid! His often very energetic responses make me laugh."

Cooper loves learning. I is constantly asking questions about how things work. He loves to read. Each night he reads scriptures in his bed. He instigated it. He asked me if he could have his on scriptures to read. Most nights when I go in to tuck him in, he is totally involved in his scripture reading. In fact, he has a had a few panicky moments when he can't find his scriptures.

Cooper plays nicely and treats others so well. I am so blessed to have such a handsome, smart, fun, kind, and special little guy to me my son.