Monday, December 2, 2013
He's our Mander. Tonight at Family Home Evening he just climbed right up on the shoe box where the kids stand for brag time. He stood there in his little footed jammies as we all talked about what a great baby boy he was. He just smiled his biggest grin. Not sure if he really knew what we were saying, but he was well aware that we were all adoring him...and he didn't mind one bit. And neither do we. We love the Commander. Thanks for bringing so much joy to our little home, Mander. We love you, buddy!
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 10:00 PM
"Mom, did you know that we are really, really rich?"
"we are rich, I know, but why do you say that?"
"Mom, just look around this house...look at it...every single one of us has our own bed to sleep in...and look at my bed mom...I even have TWO blankets on my bed."
Oh, Jake. I can't even imagine what this world would be like if everyone were just like you. A prefect world, for sure. THank you for being better than your mom. THank you for being an example. Jake...thank you for being YOU. I love you, buddy.
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 9:48 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Apparently, they heard some strange noises. They couldn't find us. They thought we left. When we reassured them it was us, they ran up the stairs to our safety.
"Where did you guys go?" Will asked. We told him we were just in the backyard.
"Oh, well we heard some strange noises and Naomi got scared, so we were just downstairs and I got my pocketknife to keep us safe." He held up his pocketknife for me to see. A smile of pride ran across his face.
His sister's protector.
I laughed lying in bed that night. I'm not quite sure what he was planning to do with his knife. But he had it. A beacon of safety. A true Cub Scout!
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 8:27 AM
Friday, November 22, 2013
Monday night came around. Jake sat next to me on the couch. I leaned down and whispered that he was in charge of the lesson today. "OK," he responded. You never really know what they are going to talk about.
That night, I cried.
He began to tell us that in life, it's really important when you have a negative thought, to try to think a positive thought to cancel it out. He asked us for examples of negative thoughts we were having and he would help us turn it to a positive one.
I told him that every day I have a negative thought and I think, "why is my house ALWAYS a mess?"
Without hesitation, he said, "Well, mom, think about it this way...look around the house. Look at all the stuff you have in your house and you'll be grateful for everything you have."
I was shocked. Is this kid mine?
Everyone else gave him examples of negative thoughts and he changed them into positives without hesitation.
Than Naomi spoke.
"Jake, ummm, I get REALLY, REALLY, REALLY scared whenever mm leaves my room at night."
Jake didn't even think.
"OK, Ne Ne. This is what you do. You listen really quietly and you will be able to hear her footsteps so you know that she is there. But also, before she leaves you give her a really big hug and after she leaves you imagine her arms still around your neck and remember just how moms arms feel around your neck. You won't be scared anymore."
This little boy. Mine. Well, really he's God's. But for some reason God loaned him to me. I know it's a short time. But I will savor every second. How could I not??
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 9:38 AM
Friday, November 1, 2013
Three weeks to make this beloved costume. Many hours at Staples. Even more hours at home. Thank goodness James stepped in and finished it up. I was losing my patience. Quickly. It had to be perfect. According to Will. I'm still recovering from costume making this year.
Will as "Steve...from Minecraft"
Spookiest witch in the West.
Last but not least...our little..."Ocelot." Bought the costume from Goodwill for $5. I thought it was a leopard, or a cheetah. But oh no. Heaven forbid a Ford should be something normal. The boys are certain...CERTAIN...that his costume most resembles an Ocelot...so here he is.
Our little Ford halloween Party. Witches Brew and Monster Donuts! Perfect end to halloween 2013!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2013!!!!
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 3:42 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A week off from school...what is a mom to do???
Lucky for us, we met my sister and her kids AND my parents in Durango, Co!
Doesn't sound exciting...you say?
The Durango-Silverton train....
My oldest nephew...he completely adores me as you can see...
Mesa Verde!!! The kids LOVED IT.
Thank goodness for Grandma. She took one for the team and stayed with Luke as we climbed the ruins.
And last but not least....THE 4 CORNERS! What childhood is complete without the 4 corners???
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 6:28 AM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
"mom, I'm really nervous that I'm not going to get to the highest Heaven."
"Why, buddy? You're the best kid ever...of course you're going to the highest kingdom."
Will: "Well, I am just like...like, really shy. I'm scared I'll never be able to ask a girl on a date and I can't get married if I can't talk to girls."
Mom: "Don't you worry about that for one minute. You are handsome and super smart. The girls will be asking you out!"
Will: "Oh, well I'm still nervous."
The other day Will used his amazing vocabulary to make James and I laugh out loud instantaneously.
He hear him say to Jake,
"Jake, your sense of frugality is just ridiculous."
So true, buddy. So true.
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 1:06 PM