Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Parental Unit of the Female Kind

This last week my sweet Grandma came over and we planted our garden. I am so happy that I will actually be here while it's growing and I get to be the one to take care of it :)
We have a bunch of herbs (dill, parsley, cilantro, and basil) and we also planted lettuce, tomatoes, beans, bell peppers, banana peppers (my favorite!!) and a couple other things I can't remember right now.
We still need to plant chard, carrots, and beets.

Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl that was unlucky in love. 
She was having a hard time in this department. 
Her WONDERFUL sister decided she needed a man in her life.
This sister got her her very own Prince Naveen.
A few years later she met a man.
(Enter Colby Crabtree)
They fell in love.
He proposed to her.
They will live happily ever after starting August 10th.

Talyn decided that she would pass down Prince Naveen to Bailie since she has her prince now :)
So sweet

I met up with my good friend Annie for lunch and it was SO good to catch up with her and her cute little girl Hallie. 

A few days before Mothers Day I received a package in the mail. 
It didn't say who it was to, it just had my address.
It was from Texas.
I thought maybe Dev had sent some paperwork back home or some things he didn't need.
It wasn't.

He knows me SO well! LOTS of candy, 2 movies, earrings and a necklace
He also got the kids new toothbrushes, bracelets, a water toy, and paddle boards for swimming this summer.
Thanks so much baby!!
We LOVE our gifts.

 Speaking of swimming, the kids took swimming lessons for 2 weeks.
This is Zach, their teacher.

To sum up their time at swimming lessons, watch this video...

It was kind of a nightmare.
Ok, it WAS a nightmare.
They cried almost the entire time every single day.
Zach was such a trooper.
I think he went deaf in his right ear from all of the screaming.
He did a great job and was so patient with them...

I will say that because of swimming lessons both of them are more comfortable in the water and Bailie will put her head under the water and blow bubbles now.
That is saying a lot because if you know Bailie at all she HATES getting her head wet, even in the tub.
A big thank you to Zach for helping her with that!

On Mothers Day we went to church with my parents and spent the day with them. 
It was lovely.
We relaxed outside and played with some of my new picture apps.
I am so grateful for my amazing Momma.
She is my hero for so many reasons.
She is one tough lady (Physically and mentally)
She is so positive ALL THE TIME.
She always makes time for me when I need her.
She is BEAUTIFUL inside and out.
She is a hard worker.
She is kind.
She is my best friend.

Thank you for coming to save me in Reno.
Thank you for supporting me in my decisions, even when you know they aren't the best.
Thank you for being my escort in the temple when I married Deveren.
Thank you for teaching me to "Fake it til you feel it".
Thank you for letting me take a picture of you at the dentist when you had your "sharp fang teeth" exposed.
Thank you for being the greatest YaYa ever.
Thank you for decorating my house for me right after we bought it.
Thank you for loving me in High School even though I was horrible.
Thank you for raising me in the Gospel.
Thank you for being the cool Mom in my group of friends.
Than you for always making me feel pretty.
Thank you for waiting up for me when I was on a date.
Thank you for teaching me to be friendly and social.
Thank you for teaching me how to eat sunflower seeds.
Thank you for teaching me the importance of family and good friends.
Thank you for being by my side at both of my kids' births.
Thank you for watching the Bachelor for 5 hours with me in Washington DC last summer.
Thank you for laughing your butt off with me while we watched.
Thank you for teaching me how to do my makeup.
Thank you for dressing like Lady Gaga for Halloween.
Thank you for being so generous.
Thank you for bragging about me to your friends.
Thank you for spoiling me.
Thank you for showing me what being a great mother is.

I am so grateful that I get to be these kiddos' mom.
They are amazing.
And kinda cute too.


Mandilyn said...

It's good to know other kids scream at swim lessons too. But it's true that through all the screaming they come out of it more comfortable in the water. Good luck in your swimming adventures this summer.


Talyn said...

I can't tell you how much I absolutely L-O-V-E this. I love Dev and how sweet and thoughtful he is, I love mom for all of those reasons you listed and reasons of my own, and I love YOU, Ki, for writing all of this down so wonderfully.

You are a fantastic mom and roommate and I love you for a million reasons.

But seriously...
I've got 'em.