Sunday, March 18, 2012

This Is A Hard Game?

"Mom, lets play Zelda. I'll be Zelda. You are Link." This is one of the phrases I hear on a daily basis from my very active 3-year-old. But last Sunday he was full of, as he calls them, "games." We were on our way home from Utah and riding with my mom. Ian was sleeping, but Brody took a nap at church and was wide awake for much of the ride home. So my mom and I got to play several "games" with Brody on that long drive. It started with Mario. When that got old, or when mom and grandma didn't have much to say, a voice from the back said "Mom, this is a hard game?" "Yeah." "Ok, lets play something else." This happened several times as we played cars, firefighters, and Zelda. It was so much fun to hear him use his imagination and laugh at our sometimes silly responses. Brody is at such a fun age. His language continues to grow by leaps and bounds and he says some of the funniest things. Mostly things he hears from mom and dad but that sound so funny coming from such a little person. He is interacting in new ways all the time and we can actually carry on conversations in the car and at meals. I'm loving this age and seeing him use his imagination to explore and grow. Sometimes I just sit and listen to him play. And sometimes I get to play along.

Monday, January 2, 2012

So much to tell you all. Stories to share. But for now the baby is sleeping. I'm going to eat breakfast and go back to bed myself. So enjoy this picture instead.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Little Announcement

We have an announcement for everyone that we thought we would put into video form. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Since I am now on Spring Break from both work and school, I seem to find myself with time to fool around and do things I normally have no time for. Ari showed me how to play around on Imovie, and... I went a little crazy. Anyways, I decided to make a short film about Brody and all the many moments we have had since his miraculous birth. It is amazing for me as his father to see his growth over the past couple of years . He recently began recognizing his ABC's because of a program Ari bought for him. At 2 1/2, he can recognize letters in the alphabet. (WHAT?!) As I have watched him and looked through all the pictures to create this movie, I asked myself, "Is this the same boy who we worried would even make into this world." For me it is such a blessing to see this miracle everyday. After making this video I tear up and personally want to thank my Heavenly Father for the blessing of having him in my life. He is truly a joy in our home. Enjoy watching what we see everyday!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dear Winter,

Dear Winter,

Thank you for your hours of enjoyment learning to make snowmen and snow angels, kicking snow, throwing snow, and just watching the snow fall. There is something majestic about waking up to a blanket of snow or watching snowflakes float to the ground while sipping cocoa. Something I've missed for the last three years. And while we are excited for Spring and walks to the park, playing outside, blooming flowers, and a little sunshine. We will be looking forward to your return. I love living in a place with four seasons!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I love this boy!
Let me tell you one of the many reasons why. Friday morning I woke up at 4:30 with a terrible cold. Between the sneezing and runny nose I couldn't go back to sleep, so when Derek got up I hung out with him. Around 7 am I climbed back in bed. And like most mornings, Brody woke up between 7 and 7:30 and climbed into bed with me. He woke up again an hour later asking for pancakes (another morning routine). As he wiggled toward the edge of the bed he demanded I "come too." This is when I looked at Brody, said "mommy doesn't feel good, can we lay in bed for ten more minutes?" And without any hesitation Brody climbed back up and snuggled next to me for ten more minutes.
Best Ten Minutes of the Day! Hands Down.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Welcome Little Lyla!

Marc and Ashlee welcomed their new, little girl into the world Friday morning at 8:30. It went pretty quick and mother and baby are doing well. We are so excited to have Lyla Jude Vipperman here. She is just adorable.