Friday, June 26, 2009

Seeing through the mist

This week has been full of surprises. The biggest has been the loss of my grandpa Lee Dahl. He passed away peacefully in his bed Tuesday morning. I wasn't as close to him as I am my other grandpa but none the less he has always been a part of life. My grandmother is doing as well as she can when you loose your best friend. The funeral is Saturday and I am getting more and more sensitive as it gets closer. I know he is in a better place and that we will see him again. But sometimes things can feel so final.

The past few years grandpa has really softening up and taken on a sweeter disposition than he had when I was growing up. I always saw him as a strong, formidable rock in the family. He reminds me so much of my dad. Tall, broad, strong and masculine. But he was only human right?! None the less I loved him as any grandchild would love their grandpa and will miss having him around at family functions always hovering over grandma like a shield to any thing unpleasant. He loved her so much. They were a beautiful example of how a married couple should respect and love one another. I can only hope that me and Chad will be like that when we are their age.

I know he is still watching over us. So for now I would just like to say I love you Grandpa and I will miss your funny remarks, bear hugs, and you constantly telling me how beautiful I am in yours eyes whenever I am around you. You were always supportive of me and I couldn't have asked for a better grandpa. Till we meet again!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Our crazy little lives.

Mommy and Tennis at the Art City days Kid's Festival
Penny loves swings
She thought these were so fun.
Tennis couldn't help putting on his shades when he saw Penny putting on mine.

This past week started out with pretty much nothing on the schedule. Which I was more than happy about after my busy weekend. But each day has brought more and more challenges.

For starters Tennis isn't napping which makes him super edgy and prone to terrible tantrums. He normally lays down at 12 or 1 but he hasn't had one normal nap this week. He has fallen asleep i his high chair, on the couch and in his little chair when he hits the point of exhaustion when he can't fight it. But that doesn't last more than 20 minutes.

Penny might be coming down with something because she has been super tender the past few days and now isn't wanting to take her normal naps too. She is easy for the most part but when Tennis is tired and taunting her she gets on edge too and it puts them both out of sorts and super needy.

Chad is super duper busy with everything it seems. I am so proud of him for jumping in his calling as the 11 year old scout leader but seeing as the ward leaders don't really seem to be organized at all when it comes to scouts he has had to do it all himself. He is having his first camp out tonight and he is excited.

I did get all my visiting teaching done this week which feels good but other than that I feel like I haven't done anything productive this week. I guess the summertime is supposed to be like that especially when you have kids.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Daddy's Girl

Our first year together

What We've Been Up To

I just wanted to update everyone on what we have been up to.

Chad started school at UVU this summer.  He has a big class load and will continue to attend UVU in the Fall and Spring of next year while he builds his portfolio and prepares to apply for the Architectural program at the U.  He is adjusting well to work and school.  I have always said that he is smarter than most people I know and he is most definitely proving that to me everyday.

Penny Tennis is full of surprises.  He had surgery 2 days before christmas to have new tubes put in his ears and to have his adnoids taken out.  He hasn't had one ear infection since and his hearing is perfect now.  We are still working on his speech everyday and have seen great improvements in just the past 2 weeks.  He still is a little behind but he is smart and will catch up to his cousins soon I have no doubt of that.

Penny is walking, well taking baby steps is more like it.  We know she can walk because we have seen it but she is very cautious and doesn't push herself to much.  She is super fiesty when it comes to Tennis.  She is constantly trying to get him into trouble and chews him out all the time.  She loves to dance and loves music even more.

As for me, well I am doing my best to keep up with the kids.  I am proud to say that this is the longest strecth of time that I haven't been pregnant through our whole marraige.  I know that sounds silly but we are happy about it.  We keep pretty busy during the week with daily walks to parks and anywhere else within a reasonable distance, seven peaks trips once a week and play groups.  


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