Thursday, May 20, 2010

The newest Cub Scout...Master

Brett was recently called to be the Cubmaster for our ward. Wednesday was his first pack meeting and he did a wonderful job. He remembered that when he first became a cub scout the Cubmaster put a bobcat hat and gloves on him and then drew on a nose and whiskers with black eyeliner. The new cub scout didn't have to wear the costume the whole time, however they could not wash off the nose and whiskers until they had done a good turn. There are two new cub scouts and Brett decided that because he was new he should do it as well. I got the honors of painting the nose and whiskers on his face and Brett had a tail made especially for him. He really got the audience laughing.
The theme for the pack meeting was talents and they did a Grammy/Oscar night. As you know from watching these award shows there are commercials that go on in between handing out the awards so Brett decided to put some "commercials" in the pack meeting between the skits. Here Brett is showing off "Handy Dandy Cream", you can shave with it, wash your body with it, and if you get hungry while in the shower you can even eat it. He also did a commercial for "Left Guard" deodorant, from the makers of Right Guard. You see Right Guard is for the right side and so they had to make Left Guard for the left side. Parents understood that one a little more then the kids however it still was funny. He just did those 2 commercials however the kids were asking for more.

Brett really has a talent with kids, he has the ability to have fun and get down on their same level yet still have their respect. I am always amazed to see the energy that he has. It is going to be fun and exciting to see all the fun things that he is going to do as well as learn.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

World's Best Husband!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's day, mine was especially wonderful. It is so fun having James here in our family, and Mark is just as adorable as ever. Brett really made things special for me this year. He made me breakfast in bed, took Mark to Sacrament meeting and then came home so I could go to Young Women's, gave me a corsage to wear to help me feel beautiful, and when I got home from church with Mark he had dinner all ready and was doing a wonderful job taking care of James (as seen above). But not only did he do those things but he gave me a beautifully done pastel picture of Markie (pictured below). My children are my greatest treasure and to have such a wonderful picture of Mark truly made my day.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Announcing the arrival of JAMES

He is finally here! After basically 10 months of waiting James was born, April 29, 2010 at 10:54 AM. The best news is both mom and baby are doing wonderful. After being 5 days over due I was induced, I went into the hospital at 7:00 am, by 7:30 I was given an epidural, and by 8:00 they had started me on the pit and the doctor had broken my water. I progressed pretty quickly because by 10:30 everyone was getting ready for the delivery. I pushed for 7 minutes and I was blessed with a beautiful boy. James weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 20 3/4 inches long. When Mark was born he had the cord wrapped around his neck his middle and his legs, and that was my biggest worry with James. It scared me that perhaps that might happen again and this time I might loose the baby. I was scared and worried about this because James seemed to move a lot more then I ever remember Mark moving. I know my prayers were answered because the labor and delivery of James could not have been smoother. He is perfect. Brett and I feel so blessed to have him here and in our family, he has added so much to our home and family during the short time he has been here. It has been interesting to see Mark interact with James. In the hospital, the moving bed was definitely a lot more interesting then James. But now that James is home, Mark is so loving and helpful sometimes to the point of too helpful and loving and I have to back him of a little. It is so fun to see them together and I hope that they will always be close and be good friends. It is so neat to think that he recently was with our Heavenly Father and I love to hold him and think that maybe he still has a little bit of heavens dust on him.