We got a super big surprise this month and Ryan was called to be in the Bishopric. We found out on a Thursday and he was sustained and set apart that Sunday. Super fast! Ryan's parents and Courtney were able to make quick arrangements to be here. It was a surreal and beautiful weekend. So special to have Ryan's dad be able to ordain him a high priest. We were and are very grateful!
Grandma flew in on her birthday - we felt so lucky to get to celebrate with her in person!
Eden thrilled to wear Daddy's tie after church. The dress she is wearing is one that my Mom wore when she was a little girl. I forced Eden to wear it back in December and it was an epic melt down experience so it blew me away that she insisted to wear it on this particular Sunday. Girls are so fickle :).
Alex and Grandpa. Gotta love the mustache binkie :).
Alex was so spoiled and happy to get lots of attention from Grandma.
He got a bit overstimulated and took an early nap in her arms.
Eden has started to enjoy nursery rhymes and has really latched onto 'Hey Diddle Diddle'. We acted it out with the items above as an activity one day (and every day since then). We used our imaginations... the blocks were the fiddle, the sun she's holding was the moon and we used a little bunny instead of a cow. She watched me act it out a handful of times and then initiated having a turn to play each part. It was magical. Love special play times with her!
Going 'bump' down the stairs at Grandma's house after Kindermusik. She was laughing so hard. On Wednesdays Eden and I get to go to Kindermusik during Alex's nap. It is wonderful to get out of the house on a momma daughter date every week :). On Thursday mornings we have Alex's class and Eden comes along to 'help'.
Kind of embarrassing but I just have to document how funny it is that Eden wants to workout with me... We had to make her a set of weights out of her blocks. Don't worry - we are taking a very balanced approach. Just exercising for energy and healthiness :).
Naptime with Eden. I love that she is starting to let me lay by her when she falls asleep.
Eden is starting to love taking selfies with me. Lots of giggles together with this activity so it's a keeper for sure.
One of our friends had a valentines party complete with photobooth and this pic turned out rather darling if I do say so myself.
Eden loves to go running with me to the lake (aka pond in our subdivision). I run to the lake with her in the stroller and then let her run around with me until she gets tired. It's our favorite way to start the day!
The weather has been GORGEOUS! We deemed it worthy of a quick trip to the store to get a kite and boomerang and then headed to the park to fly/throw them. Eden loved riding in the cart!
Alex sleeping on my lap during Relief Society. My fav way to be in a church meeting :).
Eden has learned to sort the silverware. She gives a play by play while she does it "knife goes right here - yaaaaay - next one - fork goes this one - yaaaaay Eden - spoon goes here - hoooraaaay"
Loving spending lots of time outside!