Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Four years ago...I was doing this with my baby girl
I told her to choose two stories and wait for me in her bed. I would be up soon.
I wasn't soon enough.
She chose Cinderella and Hooray for Diffendoofer Day.
Not quite sure why I feel so bad. Maybe a sentimental day. I don't know.
But I do know one thing.
I love my kids.
Seeing her laying here. Innocently. Just waiting. Waiting for a mom who was too busy for her.
She will wake up and I KNOW she will remember. She remembers EVERYTHING.
It's exhausting, really.
But she will forgive me.
I think Heavenly Father gives us these experiences to help us remember.
Remember the most important things in life.To remind us that it is missing these moments that we will regret in 20 years. He doesn't want me to really regret it. He wants me to live it. And to love it.
I feel like a bad mom.
But my sweet Jake's voice is running through my mind.
A couple weeks ago he wanted to me play basketball with him outside. I did.
But only for small increments of time.
Luke was inside and kept crying everytime I left him.
I kept running back inside to comfort him and then head outside again.
Jake came in to ask me when I was coming back out to play with him.
I felt horrible. I wanted to play with him but I couldn't.
I told him, "I'm sorry you have a bad mom, Jake. I just don't have time right now."
He sat down next to me.
"Don't EVER say that again, mom. You're really, really good mom."
I almost started crying.
And I have REALLY, REALLY good kids.
And I never want to miss a moment.
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 9:05 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013
17 grandkids under the age of 12
1 swimming pool
2 hot tubs
1 tennis court
1 basketball court
1 playground with a playhouse
Joey and James with our babies who are three weeks apart. Couldn't get enough of these two together!Who's Who? hmmmm. Luke and Emily
Naomi and Maddie
Thanks to the Utah Orme's, we all learned how to play roller hockey. I couldn't be happier. The kids and I all went on a roller blade walk tonight while taking turns pushing the stroller. I was in Heaven. I love roller blading.
Ne Ne and Annie Kate
Red Rocks! The opposite of a lazy Disneyland for kids. They were in Heaven
Sam getting ready to pull James in...
Thanks mom and dad! April 2013 was a success!
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 7:58 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Baptized: March 29th 2013
Nickname: The Mooch
He is MINE
Jake couldn't have been any cuter on his baptism day.
We baptized him in Utah and almost ALL of his cousins were there.
It was amazing.
We loved all of the support.
This baptized boy has two great grandmas. Lucky kid.
Who told you it is alright to grow so big? Little Stinker.
Love you, buddy.
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 6:27 PM
Your Six Month pictures actually aren't taken until 7 months
When someone asks your mom what time you take naps, she responds...."uhhh, he is supposed to be on a schedule?"
By 7 months your mom has ruled out the peanut allergy. She walks in on a scene where you crawled up on your haunches to grab your brothers half eaten peanut butter/syrup dripping waffle from off of a shelf and you have it smeared all over that innocent little face of yours. Guess it's time for some more pantene pro-v...
Luke, you are definitely a gift.
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 6:15 PM