Sunday, August 30, 2009

This is Hewitt reading one of the many books he has memorized. It is so amazing. He was 3 in this picture, but believe it or not he started memorizing books when he was 2 1/2 years old. It is word for word and quite amazing. He will listen to us read him the book about 10 times and then he will know it. He is now 4 years old and he has about 12 books memorized.

Hewitt does this with songs too. What is really amazing, is I don't ask or force him at all. He simply does it on his own.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Rock & Roll

Can you believe this?!?
This is all he does when I lay him down now
I can't believe he'll be crawling soon

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Harper is already 5 months!

  • Born at 7lbs. 9oz and 20 1/2 inches long
  • Started smiling at 6 weeks
  • Slept through the night at 8 weeks
  • Started Laughing at 10 weeks
  • Laughed when tickled at 13 weeks
  • 15lbs 8oz and 26 inches long at 4 months
  • Rolled both ways at 4 months
  • Eating solids at 4 months
  • Grabs toys with hands at 4 months
  • Sitting up (almost on his own) at 5 months
  • LOVES his brothers, laughs every time they talk to him
  • LOVES his bath-time

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hewitt the Helper

Hewitt is such a BIG HELP around the house and so obedient when I ask him to do almost ANYTHING...
The other day I had to run grab something and Harper was so hungry.
I brought him over to Hewitt and said,
"can you feed Harper for just one minute?"
He answered,
"Of course I can Mommy"
I had to take a picture.
I don't know if this is normal-
I don't know if most 4 year olds are so happy to be this helpful-
I am so thankful for ALL he does!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

All Ready for Church

I just thought this was such a sweet picture
(if you click on it to make it bigger, it's even more CUTE)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Being a MOM

I have just been thinking alot about being a mom.
What kind of parent am I?
Am I doing everything I always wanted to do with my kids?
Am I teaching them everything I should and need to be teaching them?
What have I missed and how can I improve?
I look at these SWEET little TENDER beings and I know I am 100% responsible
for every little and big thing that takes place with them.
Safety, behavior, health, happiness, most developement, choices they make or "will" make,
their knowledge of the gospel, etc.
It is so overwhelming to me.
I feel its important to think about these things and evaluate them and become better because
we can always be "better".

I also have this weird obsession with their "memory of me"
How will my children remember me as a mother?
Not just when I pass away but when they are all grown.
What will their perception of me be when they are all grown?
Will I be someone they turn to?
Will they have respect for me and for my advice?
How do you ENSURE those things that you want so badly?
I think a huge part of it is being a good example for them and lead by example....
but for some reason that can be hard because I feel like sometimes
I want them to be "more" than what "I" am.
I love being a mom. Sometimes I get so stressed out about the world and what it will do and the effect it will have on them.
Then I have to remember 2 things....
first, there is a reason why we have the gospel,
second, we can let the world change us or we can CHANGE the world.
Anyway, I love my husband and little boys in a way I never knew you could love.
It is one of the most amazing, most fulfilling feelings I have ever experienced.
I am so thankful for them.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Hewitt

Hewitt is 4!!!!!!!!

These are a little out of order and I have a MILLION more pictures I could add.
Hewitt is such an amazing kid. I cannot believe he is 4!!!!
He is so LOVING and CARING about everyone and everything.
He is SO SMART. I know every parent thinks this, but if you know Hewitt I don't need to tell you what I mean.
Hewitt is so into stories and the gospel I never knew a child could love the gospel the way he does. Every primary teacher he has had has pulled me aside and asked me what I have done to get him to know the scripture stories so well. I don't do anything. He seriously hears them once and he remembers them forever. His favorite movies are the "living scriptures" movies. He has memorized songs and books WORD for WORD. It is so cool. Long books, and over 10 books atleast. Same with the songs, he will know 3 different verses with the chorus in between as well as the bridge in the song. Its so funny to listen to this little kid recite all these books, songs, and stories in such a grown up manner.
He loves babies and he is SO OBEDIENT. He is my little helper and he listens and obeys me so well, sometimes I am a little surprised at how well he listens to what I ask.
He is so wonderful and sweet and I am so blessed to have him. He is such an amazing BIG brother.
Oh how I love this little boy. He is SO PASSIONATE about life and everything in it.
He is so fun and so cute.
Happy Birthday Hewitt

Our Famiily

Our Famiily


Hewitt is our SMART litte 4 year old. He listens and does everything I tell him to. He is the BEST big brother and my big helper too.

Linny Binny

Linny Binny
This little dude keeps us laughing all the time. He just barely turned 2 and He is so sweet and getting so big.


Harper is 7 months old. Easiest baby yet and crawls everywhere and stands up on his own too!


Our BIG Wonderful Doggy. He will be turning 4 in October! We love ya Buddy!

McBride Family

McBride Family
20 grandchildren and 1 on the way! 14 boys and 7 girls.

Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

Linford Family

Linford Family
7 grandchildren, soon to be 8! 3 girls and 5 boys