five years ago yesterday, danny and i met at a super bowl party. it was definitely a super bowl to remember! surprisingly, neither of us are very into football (or watching sports on sunday) but since that's how we met, we make an exception :) we celebrated with my family and had a fantastic time. (minus the fact that i've been trying to kick this nasty cold for almost a week...and it's not going anywhere!!) it's crazy that five years later we are married with two children! time flies when you're having fun ;)
speaking of our children, they are growing like crazy!! two weeks ago they spent the week with danny's parents while we got projects done around the house (those posts will be coming soon!) so this last week was a little bit of an adjustment, but they really are such great kids.
lately, max has been:
//obsessed with coloring!!!! he's getting really good at it too.
//mastering puzzles. he can do all four thomas puzzles (with 24 pieces) in 20 minutes flat.
//loving sunbeams! he was not a fan of nursery (at all!!) but now, as soon as the closing prayer is said in sacrament meeting, he is off! he sits on the front row and it's just about the cutest thing ever.
//wearing the same clothes over...and over...and over again. this has been quite a long stage! he loves any shorts (his & avery's) and short-sleeved shirts. he's also still very attached to his soccer uniforms. if you ever see him wearing warm clothes outside of our house, it's because he was bribed!
//letting his imagination run wild! i'll often find him talking on the "phone" to his soccer coach, trying to figure out when his next game is. (soccer is in his blood!!)
//an expert tantrum thrower. some days i honestly don't know what to do (this winter has almost done us in!) but every day i try a little harder.
//loving avery with all his heart. i love seeing them together! today, when we were walking home from the library (that's all there is to do here!) avery & max were holding hands but ave let go and started running in the road. a car was coming (it was still pretty far away, and was driving super slow) but max ran back, grabbed her, and hugged her tight. "don't run by the cars ave! i don't want you to die!"
//sneaking into our bed every single night!! any suggestions for night-time visitors?? :)
//really good at doing his jobs. he can empty the silverware like a champ and is an expert towel-folder!
and avery has been:
//putting sentences together! she's getting so good at talking! the other day, we were playing our "special game" (this is the way the ladies ride) and she saw max playing by himself by the couch. she got up quickly and said "max turn!" also, when we were at my parent's, she was looking for my little sister cami, and she said, "where cami go?"
//the peacemaker. often, when she has a toy that max suddenly needs to play with, she will let him have a turn.
//giving the best kisses around! she is such a sweetheart.
//testing out a new cackle-laugh. it is hilarious.
//learning how to pray!! i need to get this on video. whenever she prays, she talks five times higher than usual. it is adorable.
//taking great afternoon naps (as long as max doesn't wake her up!)
//accidentally whistling when she blows on her hot food.
us? we're pretty busy as well. danny is still plugging away at his master's program and has done so much work on the downstair's playroom (it's almost time to move the toys down!!!) i'm continually trying to learn more about eating healthy and trying to figure out this crazy hypothyroidism. (have i mentioned i have thyroid issues?? i'm sick and tired of it.)
oh, and last but not least, i've been tinkering around with the idea of starting a mother's club here in my sweet little town. my friend melissa is now the co-pres in her (much bigger) city and it sounds like a fabulous idea. i've been emailing melissa back & forth (you're awesome melissa!) and getting things figured out, but mostly all i've really done is come up with a few different logo's...since there are four choices, why don't we have a little vote??? and if you don't really like any of them, that'd be good to know as well ;)
has anyone else heard of a mother's club before? thoughts? i'm excited to see where it goes...