Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Just a few photos from the Halloween Party.....
Of course it was a Costume Party....
There was a Chili contest....
Shawn made a sweet pumpkin pinata...
There was pin the nose on the Jack-O-Lantern....
And A family pumpkin carving contest....
Topped off by an Awards Ceremony.... Where Jack won the best costume!!! Way to go JACK. I have to admit he is the cutest "JACK"-O-LANTERN I have ever seen!
It all went great.... The tradition will carry on. Plan on it next year and the years to come.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.
Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring on a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife.
He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?' She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?'
'Yes," was his incredulous reply.
She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it".
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I love the cool crisp air and the fun fall time activities. We had a fun family night with the whole Lambert Clan minus Krista, Beau and the Kids ( we miss you guys). Jack loved every second of it. He is completely boy through and through. He loved playin' in the dirt, running around outside and seeing all of the animals. I wish I would have had the video camera with us. I feel like photos can't capture the moments of excitement that Jack expresses for nearly everthing. He would just squeal when he saw the different animals. He is so fun to raise. He keeps us on our toes and makes life fun.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I would want him to first off know that life goes quick, so enjoy everything. Don't forget to go on walks and feel the wind on your face, don't forget to go out at night and look at the stars, and don't forget to enjoy lazy days....
I would also want you to know that life goes on.... Play in mud even if you get all dirty and ruin your clothes, who cares. Splash in puddles after it rains and don't worry if you come home with holes in your jeans, it lets me know that you were having fun!
Take time to realize what a beautiful world we live in...
Don't waste time on TV and Nintendo, get outside and be a boy, explore and discover.
Don't turn down opportunities, just go for it. Try new things and be adventurous. (your Dad is still trying to teach me that)
Explore new talents and pursue them. Don't EVER give up on yourself, believe and trust in yourself.
Don't let failure slow you down. (way to many times in my life I have done this!)
Don't let others tell you it's not "cool", become yourself!
Remember that your family will always be your number one fan and friend.
Don't worry about what we might think, you can always come to your Mom and Dad for anything, and I mean anything!
Don't forget to turn to your Father in Heaven for answers, I know he listens.
Enjoy all of the holidays, don't get too old for them!
I am sure I could go on forever and ever, but most of all Jack live a life you would be proud of. Don't regret stuff. Live so that when you look back on this life you can say that was a sweet life and I wouldn't change it one bit!!!!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
When Shawn first got the plane ticket we kept saying it is only 10 days!!! But ten days is a long time to be a single Mom. All of you single Moms out there I really admire you. Jack and I have really bonded though, we have been nearly inseparable since Shawn left. Jack has been slightly worried that I might leave too, so he has had a hard time letting me out of his sight. We have been lucky to talk to Shawn on the web cam a little bit, but I think that has confused Jack even more. One time we were talking to Shawn and Jack kept looking behind the computer screen to see were his Dad was. Jack makes sure that he says Dad every time he sees a picture of him and when I talk about Dad coming home he points to the sky and says " clane" because I keep telling him that he will come home on a plane. I can't wait to see his face light up when he sees him. I also keep telling him that when we see Dad we are going to tell him that he can't ever go for this long ever again, and that goes for the both of us!!!
Well I will update again on his arrival and tell you all how the missionary bother is doing, but for all of you that have been there for the two of us THANK YOU. I couldn't ask for better family and friends. I hope if you guys are ever lonely that I will be there for you, please know that I love and appreciate you guys! And Jack and I are still up for all of the play dates and craft times, but if you invite us over for dinner Shawn might have to tag along with us also! Thanks again guys, I owe ya one!