Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tree Yoga

After I took pictures of Alara, Ruth wanted me to come outside and take pictures of her doing "tree yoga." I was very curious to see what she meant, and this is what she showed me. She invited me into the secret world of little girls and shared with me this nugget. Ruth reminds me a little of myself at that age. She is very flexible and coordinated. I'm not sure if she is athletic yet, but she sure is fun to watch. 

(Happy Mac wanted to get in on the action too but his looked more like monkey poses than yoga.)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Alara 7 Months

Alara is 7 months old. I wanted to wait until she could sit up a little bit to take her pictures. She is such a delight to have in our home. All sugar and spice. It is especially fun to get a baby kiss from her where she tries to eat your face just a little bit. She can scoot around but no official crawling yet. She does the swimming motion with her hands and legs because she hasn't quite figured out her knees yet. All babies are wonderful but THIS one especially.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

10 Years and counting

I can't believe how time has flown! A decade ago I became a mom for the very first time. It has been a crazy roller coaster but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Gabe is becoming such a wonderful young man, but it is bitter sweet since he is officially not little any more. With 10 years he has broken the 5 foot barrier, studies his scriptures almost daily, earned a dog, reads like his father, climbs higher than I care to watch, and is a great example to all his younger brothers and sisters. I love you Gabe with all of my heart. Thanks for teaching me how to be a Mom. Happy Birthday!

Baby Alara Helping with the Birthday Bite