Sunday, September 3, 2017
Porter had his end of year program this month...
and this is him on his last day of Kindergarten. I can't believe he's going to be a big first grader next year.
We were cracking up when we came to check on the boys and found Max asleep like this.
His personality is so funny...and brutally honest.
I was ironing one Sunday before church and Max walks by casually and says, "Daddy does that better than you".
Another time he randomly came up to me and said, "I love Kennedy a little better than you because she's cute". Then he smiled and walked away.
I don't know what I'd do without this kid.
Kennedy is growing like crazy! She has full conversations now, and speaks so clear. We get so many people telling us they can't believe how well she can speak for her age. My favorite is when she says, "Love you so much".
She bosses everyone around and always yells, "no" to the boys. When she wants the boys attention she yells, "hey guys". It's so cute!
She's turning into a girly girl with her dolls, and princess attire. She's getting very opinionated about what she wears as well. She loves dresses and tutus and always says, " a princess".
Here's the first ultrasound of our little nugget. It was such a special moment.
The big event this month was the boys birthday party. They agreed on having a Reptile party, and we had a special visitor bring tons of snakes, lizards, turtles, and tarantulas. Everyone (including dads) had a blast!
I'm not sure I'm ready for a 4 year old and a 6 year old. Time is going way too fast.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Another month of adventure for the Williamsons!
Port had his music recital. He sang songs with his class, and played 2 songs on the keyboard by himself. You could tell he was nervous. On the first song, he played very lightly, but by the second song he had more confidence. He did amazing and we're so proud of his talent.
He also had his first field trip this month. They went to Riley's Farm and interacted with all kinds of animals.
Max knows how to write his own name! He's got such a desire to learn. I didn't push this on him at all. He asked me how to write it, I showed him, and now he has 1000 papers that look identical to this one. I love it!
This girl is starting to be obsessed with babies. She wouldn't put this one down at the store, so I had to buy it for her.
She also loves coloring!!!! It'll occupy her for 30 mins straight, and she'll find anyplace to make it happen.
The boys had fun with daddy at their annual Father's and Son's campout.
The big adventure for this month was camping in Zion with the Cryders.
The park was gorgeous, the hikes were fun, and the company was the best.
On the last day of our trip we got the best news ever! We're expecting baby #4!
We had just started trying, so I brought a couple of tests with me. The first time I took one, I told Kathy I was going to take it. She was so sweet and excited. The test came out very faint, so I decided to wait till the next day to take another and tell Scott.
The next day the test came out much clearer. Kathy had a great idea to tell Scott later that night when we played games. Every night when the kids went to bed us 4 adults would stay up and play board games. One of the games had a "charades" part in it. During this part Brandon and Kathy acted out that I was pregnant, and Scott had to guess. It was so fun! I couldn't stop laughing because it took Scott a while to guess it.
We're so happy to add this new blessing to our family. My due date is February 7th.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Since Scott and I just took a vacation, we figured the kids would like one too.
We spent the weekend in San Diego and had such a nice time as a family.
First stop was the museums in Balboa.
We made sure to swim a lot at the hotel...
and we hit up the Mormon Battalion.
The highlight of the trip was Sea World!
A few weeks later we were ready for Easter.
We went to the annual ward Easter in the park.
My kids won't pick up their toys, but they sure know how to pick up a million Easter eggs.
Easter morning was so fun to watch. The kids loved their baskets...
especially the Pokemon cards.
Easter Sunday was great. We had a beautiful service at church...
and we hosted Easter dinner for Scott's family afterward.
Of course the night wouldn't be complete without one more egg hunt.
I had time to reflect on this special day and what it means to me. I love our Savior, and it's hard for me to comprehend the amount of sacrifice He was willing to make on my behalf. It's easy, however, for me to be grateful for Him and to see His hand in every aspect of my life. I love Him and I know that every good thing that I have in my life is because of Him.
The rest of the month consisted of a lot of play.
Max earned a toy at the end of the day at Disneyland for having no accidents. I let him choose whatever he wanted in the store, and this is what he came out with.
Max is such a hoot. He calls butterflies, "flying caterpillars" and is always making us laugh with his random comments.
We went to the temple this month as a family. Scott and I took turns going in, while the other walked the grounds with the kids. As I was about to walk into the temple, Max yelled, "Mom, wait! When you go in there, can you take a picture of Jesus for me so I can see him?"
My heart literally melted, and I turned around and gave him a hug. I love his sweet spirit and that he has a desire to know the Savior.
I love that these two are buddies...
Lots to report on our Kennedy...
she pronounces her name "Denny" so I've started to call her "Denny girl"
She calls boogers "bubbles"
She talks so well, and puts lots of words together "come on mom", "here go mom"
She folds her arms for prayer by smashing her hands together pointing down
and my favorite...
she poops in the toilet!!!!! (No pee yet)