Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lost pictures

I was on my snapfish account, ordering some pictures. I had an album downloaded that I had never ordered pictures from. I pulled up those pictures, and I found this one. It was from about 3 years ago on the day Howie got blessed. My kids are so cute. (I know you were thinking it too!)

I was sad for a minute, thinking about how fast they grow up. But then I snapped out of it. Although it was fun having a baby around, and I miss Ella's curly hair, things are pretty great at the phase we are in now. Bailey is so responsible, and he gets along so well with his brothers and sister. They all look up to him so much, I am just so glad (and lucky) that he is a good example to them. Calvin is a bit of a daredevil, and is so entertaining. He is easy to make laugh, but you have to be careful, he will pee his pants. Ella has so many questions, but they all have to do with her getting a pet. I used to just say "uh-huh" in response to whatever she was saying. But she takes that as an agreement, and apparently I told her she could get a hypoallergenic dog if we won the lottery. Howie is at, what I think, the funnest age. He is mimicking all of us in the things he says and does. He is such a smart little guy, and has been my easiest toddler. He isn't too hyper, he doesn't have too many questions, he doesn't get into things, and he has never started a fire. Anyway, what I am trying to say, is that I have a freakishly good time with my kids, especially as they are getting older. We are getting ready to go on our family vacation, and I feel as excited about it as I used to when I was a kid myself. I LOVED our family vacations and I have the best memories from them. My mom and dad were always good about planning great family vacations. Two years ago we took the kids to a bison ranch in Arizona, and we had the best time. But Howie was little, and it stopped us from doing a lot of things we would have liked to do. This year we are going to go to San Diego. We have so many things planned, my only worry is we may have planned too much. We even changed our route on the way home to be able to get in a quick visit with Sam and Michelle. They have Emu's, so we are going to refer to this vacation as the one where we went to the Emu ranch. So, I will be taking a bit of a hiatus from blogging, not that you will notice much. But I will have plenty to tell about when we return.

10 comments:

Amanda said...

You do have great kids. Have a wonderful trip!!!! I'll miss you.

Emily said...

I love that picture of your kids. They really are such cute kids! I hope you have a great vacation. Can't wait to hear all about it.

abutler said...

How sweet and sentimental you are.

ajesplin said...

I wish I could go on your vacation with your kids! You are a lucky mom.

Cristin said...

Have fun on your vacation!!!! I love this stage in life...no babies. It's nice to be able to do fun things with all the kids.

Memzy said...

Have tons of fun and you are always welcome to sweep through here and I'll make you some homemade hot fudge brownie sundaes!

Tamster said...

Amy!!! Wow! It has been sooooo long since I've talked to you. I've wondered about your family. Little did I know you were blog-stalking me. ;-)

How did you find my blog anyway? I was so surprised when I saw that you had commented. Thank you for your sweet thoughts. I am glad that you came out of hiding so that I knew you were there.

I love your profile statement. I've asked those same questions before about who came up with those words. Blog. I mean really. What a silly word! :-)

Feel free to visit and comment on my blog anytime. I'd love to hear more from you, too. Where do you live now? Where's all of your family? Your kids are cuties. I can definitely tell they are yours. I noticed you have a link to Amy C., and I checked to make sure it was who I thought it was; her kids are also a dead giveaway that it's the Amy C. I know.

Keep in touch. I love the blogging world. It really does help with that.

Thanks again for your nice comment. It really was appreciated by me and by my mom. :-)

Tamster said...

Oh, yeah. I hope you have a fun vacation too. Travel safely! :-)

Dalana and Mark said...

That picture of your kids is really cute! I think it's fun to find old pictures you'd forgotten about. Have such a fun time on your family vacation. BTW, I think your kids are fun too!

Jenny B. said...

well you must be careful about what you say to us kids.
we can twist anything into a YES !!

i miss all of you so much. we need to have another family get together.

love you all jenny