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First Flower

30 September 2012

A few weeks ago Jared was teaching Kyler about giving mommy flowers...and today Kyler did it all by himself with nobody helping or telling him to. Daddy taught him well <3

What's in Kyler's Bag?

28 September 2012

This is a completely random blog post, but Kyler has this bag he has been dragging around while pushing his stroller (his new fav activity) the last couple of days. He has a couple of objects in there and every time I take them out, he promptly returns them to his bag. Here are his treasured items of the week: a basketball, a tennis ball, a bowtie, a play cup and play milk carton, a bottle cap, a protein mixer ball, a play hamburger bun, a harmonica, and a play dough roller.

Just taking turns

24 September 2012

First kyler got sick, then he politely gave me his germs, and then I of course shared my germs with Jared. So we have been taking turns being sick the last two weeks.

In between all of the germs we celebrated my 24th birthday! We went out to dinner, had coldstone icecream cupcakes, and Jared got me flowers, my fav movie, and a blue sapphire (my birthstone) necklace shaped in a heart with a lil diamond on top. It's sooo pretty! I love it.

We have also been busy with projects around the house. We painted our door and shutters black (they used to be ugly grey) and we are also working on sanding down an entertainment center so that we can stain it a darker color. It's a lot of work, but a fun project to do together.

This week

06 September 2012

First of all, the DRIVE from UT TO NC was awesome! I can't believe how well behaved Kyler was! He throws a fit driving around town for a few minutes-but across the country? He was an angel. Most of the drive he spent playing with his feet. He has a weird toe fascination thing going on right now.

This week has been CRAZY busy for me. I started nannying a little 3 year old at my house 3 days a week, and I also started nannying another family (same as last year) with 3 kids-3 days a week (tutoring and driving them to their various activities) Plus I started teaching preschool on tues/thurs mornings too! The word busy is an understatement but I love it.
Kyler hasn't warmed up to me teaching preschool so far. He gets really possessive and jealous when I give another child attention- so it's really hard to teach right now. I was going to keep open enrollment for my class this year so that my class would grow and get bigger as the year went on, but now I am thinking that I wont do that. Kyler is just too young and making sure that his needs are met is my priority. I love that all my jobs allow me to be with my son all day long. Being a mom is the bestest job ever! It's hard work, don't get me wrong- but I love every minute of it and wouldn't trade my time with him for the world.
Tonight at our relief society meeting (women in my church) we had little mini classes on motherhood. I loved it and learned so much! We talked about patience and unconditional love. We talked relationship vs behavior, and how important it is to form a strong relationship with children while they are young and how good behavior will (most of the time) follow because of that attachment- children naturally want to please those that they love! We also talked about Christ and how He held the little children in His arms and how important it is for us as mothers to do the same for our children and to give them each that time, love, and attention.