Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CELEBRATION TIME!

So much has happened lately. We have all been busy keeping up with life. I've been enjoying my first few weeks of being a mother of 3 incredible boys!

Mason is our newest little angel, and an angel he is! He has been nothing but pure joy.

 I admit that having 3 kids is not easy. Our house gets more cluttered and dirty everyday, as everyday chores seem to slip through the cracks while I'm making sure that diapers are changed, mouths are fed, and hugs are given freely.

Both boys are going through an adjustment period right now. I have noticed changes in their behavior that sometimes screams out "I'm here! Pay attention to me!!!"
Simon and Ryan are fighting more than normal and they are much more mischevious that they were a few weeks ago. I just hope that they adjust quickly. They know how much we love them and they are both very excited to have their new brother.
Until we all get used to this new life with 5 in the family instead of 4 our house remain cluttered and noisy, and for now I'm OK with that.




May and June are HUGE celebrations months around here.  I didn't take many pictures of the festivities but here is a run down of what went on.

Mother's Day:
Both boys were sick so I ended up going to sacrament meeting alone, but I got to listen to the sweet primary children sing. I just wish Simon had felt well enough to go and join them. We practiced the songs that morning so he would know the words really well but he got sick and fell asleep just before sacrament.   When I got home Jeremiah made us dinner and he "surprised" me with my "gifts". He gave me paper printouts of the gifts he bought for me, since they hadn't arrived yet : Lego Harry Potter for the XBox, and a book by Glenn Beck that I had been wanting to read.  I was excited to spend the day with my little boys, even though they were sick. I was only a few of weeks from my due date so a quiet mother's day is just what I needed.

My 28th Birthday:
Jeremiah gave me just what I requested for my birthday. He took me and the boys to lunch and walked (and walked and walked) around the mall with me. It was only 4 days from Mason's Birthday so I was very very pregnant!  The night before my birthday my amazing Mother-in-law and sisters-in-law took me to Swan Thai for some yummy curry and they surprised me with cake and ice cream at our house after dinner. I'm immensly grateful for family that makes me feel so special.

Mason's Birthday:
May 25th we welcomed little Mason Henry Hall into our family. I call him my birthday present because he was born only 4 days after my birthday. He is the sweetest little baby and I am so thankful that I get to be his mother.

Memorial Day:(See this post.) We spent the afternoon at Jeremiah's grandpa's grave, then lunch with Karissa and Cabrena.

Visitors:
Along with Aunst and Uncles and cousins stopping by to see little Mason, my mom was able to come stay with me for a few days and help me watch the older kids so I could get used to life with 3 kids before I was left completely alone with them.

 We took her out to Olive Garden celebrate her birthday (a couple days late). We also spent some time at the Mall and Wal-Mart. It was so good to get out of the house! Thanks mom for coming down and keeping me sane!  We sent her back up to the mountains just days before the entire towns of Eagar and Springerville were evacuated because of the enourmous Wallow fire.

Our 8th Anniversary:
June 5th marked 8 years since me and my handsome, charming husband got married. This was a really hard anniversary because Jeremiah left the night before to go to the White Mountains. He went up there to help his parents, and his aunt prepare for evacuation due to the looming fire. He sent me pictures of the black, choking smoke in and around Round Valley. Luckily he was able to make it back at about 7:30 that night, so we had just enough time to take the family to Chili's for dinner. He showed up at our door with roses, orange daisies, and Lego Pirates of the Carribean (we are on a Lego Xbox kick right now) and smelling like chimney smoke. It was amazing! 

Simon's 5th Birthday:
June 11th. I do have a few pictures of this day! We had to make last minute plans since I didn't know what life would be like adding a third child into the picture. The day started by opening presents.


Simon was sweet enough to let Ryan help him open his presents.

 Then we packed up the boys and went to Toys R Us where Simon picked out his new bike!!
That's not it. It's the one behind him. He loved this bling-bling gold bike but mom and dad said  eh. . . . no.
 The one he got is BRIGHT neon yellow so we will never EVER lose him at the park.
(Also, you can almost see his birthday shirt in the picture above. It had a monster truck with a #5 in the bed and his name on the back. I'll post better pics later.)

 He also picked out a new lego car set (with money from Great Grandma Udall). After Toys R Us we headed to Tempe Beach Park so the boys could play at the splash pad.


 Veronica met us there with Everett and Keaton and since the temperature was only about 93ish degrees (only???) they were all freezing in the water, so we didn't stay as long as we planned.
They we went to Denny's for lunch. It's a good thing we left the water park early because the service at Denny's was terrible!!!!!  Our 45 minute lunch took over an hour and a half! sheesh!

We made it back home just in time to frost Simon's monster truck and get ready for his birthday dinner/party.

Thank goodness the cake he chose this year was easy to make. And I mean it was a "peice of cake". A little chocolate frosting, some cookie crumbs and donuts , and some monster trucks and cars, and voila! Although, the donuts were supposed to have tire treads on them and I didn't have time to add them.

Simon had requested chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I added chocolate pudding in the middle and  chocolate cookie "dirt" on top. And he picked out rocky road and neopolitan ice cream to go with it. I think the kid likes chocolate. yes?

Jeremiah got to light the candles this year since I was holding Mason.


Happy 5th Birthday to the sweetest boy! We love you so much!




We still have Father's Day coming up, and some family birthdays, then the 4th of July, and a baby blessing. After that we can hang up our dancing shoes for a little while and take a break and recoop from all of the celebrating. It's making me dizzy.

1 comment:

mele and makani said...

Wow! Jeni, you amaze me. You did a phenomonal job for Simon's birthday for just having a new baby. This is a busy time of year! I was fun to read all that you have been up to and see your sweet kids! Give them hugs for me!

Si and Ry

Si and Ry