Friday, February 24, 2012

Feb.

Since February is almost over here are a few very random pictures from our month. =)


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Kamden loves this little toy and loves when it comes after him and gets his toes.  I love his happy little laugh when it does.

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On any normal night at the Larson house you can find Zenock and JC playing some sort of game or something to do with basketball, football, or baseball.  Kamden is right in the middle with his gear... which in this picture includes only one sock (he is always pulling them off), his dinosaur backpack and his lawnmower.

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Movie night at our house a few weeks ago with friends.  Can you tell these two are pretty comfortable with each other?  Not sure what on earth we would do with out our little friend M.

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One thing my boys always get complemented on in the store is their eyelashes.  They both have seriously LONG eyelashes.  Lucky them. =)  I hope they get to keep them.  They are pretty hard to resist when they are sad or want something.


We gave Kamden his 2nd hair cut this month.  You can't tell from the front, but the back was pretty shaggy.

So glad February is almost over.  I am counting down the days until May and June... time is going SO slow. 

My brother gave my sister Emily the best Christmas present EVER... A trip to Alabama in May!  We are so excited for her to come and then looking forward to our LONG trip to Utah in June/July.  I can't wait for warmer weather, planting flowers, riding bikes, and being able to get out of the house!!!

V-Day.

I'm a little behind... the thought of going through pictures and editing or blogging them just makes me tired.  But, I NEED to.  So here are a few from Valentine's Day.

We had a fun little day.  Nothing too special.  JC and I went on a double date the weekend before with our good friends.  JC planned the event and took us to the Officer's Club on post (or Redstone Arsenal where JC works).  We tried a little German food.  The restaurant was decorated in German style... interesting and the food was pretty good.  We wanted to go bowling after, but the center was packed and there were no lanes open... So we chatted and headed home.  It was a fun little evening with out kids. =)


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(A blurry picture from the iphone, but a memory no less.)

On Valentine's I got up early to make my little boys some heart shaped pancakes with sprinkles.  JC and I blew up heart shaped balloons the night before and it was so cute to see Kamden's serious squeals and delight when he saw them.  He loves anything that resembles a ball.  We had to hurry and get ready for preschool.  It was my turn to help out.  So fun to be there on a Holiday -- it sure takes ten times more energy than other days.

After our preschool party and the sugar high we came home and made some cards for JC.
We made a special dinner that night and enjoyed being together.  The boys got a few little gifts and treats... just for fun. =) 

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Getting my kids to look at a camera even when I'm making animal noises and going crazy behind the camera is near to impossible these days.  This may be the reason my camera hasn't left my the top of my desk the last few weeks.

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My little Kamden has a serious sweet tooth... (like his Mom =)  He brings me treats from the pantry all the time, holding it up for me to open and saying, "This, please."

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He was so cute the next morning carrying around his bag and his phone.  (I think we own a total of ten phones... this little guy has a major phone obsession.)  I think both of my boys carried around their Valentine bags with treats in them for days... I was glad when they finally fell apart and had to be thrown away. =)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's.


I love my little Valentine's.

Hope you have a very Happy Day with those you love.

Love, Us.

Monday, February 6, 2012

my boys.

All it seems we do lately is watch our boys grow right before our eyes.  I can't believe how big they are getting and how much they are learning lately.  We are desperately trying to soak it all in and keep up with them.  Even though we have moments where we restrain ourselves from making them run twenty laps around the house to get rid of their (ok just Zenock's) sassiness - we wouldn't trade all that we are learning from them and all the rewarding moments. 


Zenock...  My little Zenock has a testimony.  I makes me cry...  We have been learning and talking about testimonies during family home evening and have shared them with each other.  Yesterday, at the beginning of Sacrament Meeting JC asked Zenock (jokingly -- never ever thinking he would say yes) if he wanted to share his testimony.  He said YUP and tried to run up there.  I kept telling JC he would get up there and be terrified and that he needed to at least walk up there with him.  He walked up with him and Zenock went straight to the pulpit, put his hands on the microphone, and shared his short testimony.  It was so sweet.  A moment I won't ever forget.  Also, a moment in time telling me how big he is getting and how short of time they are little. He said he felt good after he did it and he liked all the high fives and thumbs up he got for sharing.

 I'm kind of (just a little bit) starting to worry about all day kindergarten next year.  Just wishing that I could be there to watch him learn, eat lunch with friends, and interact with others on the playground.  

He is becoming such a big helper.  On Saturday we cleaned the church and he helped vacuum all the corners -- with out complaining and would ask us what to do next.  We started a little rewards program a couple of weeks ago (thanks to my friends genius idea... Thanks Erin!)  He gets tickets for being good and at the end of the week he can use his tickets to go shopping in my store.  (It is full of fun "junk," treats, and dollar store items.)  He earned three tickets for helping clean.  I'm thinking over time, we can turn the tickets into actual money.

We are on a little lemonade kick lately.  We drink it all the time.  I love that my little Zenock can't say lemonade and pronounces it... LEMON-LADE.  It is pretty cute.

The other day JC was saying something and out of no where Zenock says, "These pretzels are making me thirsty."  (A Seinfeld line... maybe no one will understand, but we laughed pretty hard.)  

He is such a friendly kid.  He can make friends so easy. Wherever we go he is always sparking up a conversation or activity with whatever kid is there.

He is such a good, sweet, caring big brother.  So grateful for him.

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Kamden... Is a little tease.  He LOVES to tease.  He loves to tickle and play.  JC told him the other day to come and get my toes... it was dinner time and he picked up a fork that he had thrown on the floor and came after my toes with it.  I was a little nervous and thankfully he missed two or three times trying to get me, but it was so funny and cute to watch.  

I'm dying thinking that he will be in Nursery the end of March.  Seriously - where did the time go!?  I am not ready to let go of my baby during church.  I love my time in the hall with him.  I love my sweet baby boy.  

He loves to play under the table and is short enough to still walk under it.  He loves his lawn mower toy and his tractor.

I love his kisses and big hugs.  The way he says, "mama ma" over and over again.  I love his cute little round chubby face and big blue eyes.  I love his little feet and toes.

We are pretty much obsessed with his cute little walk.  He sticks out his tummy and wiggles his bum back and forth as he walks.  He is getting pretty darn fast.  When he gets nervous or shy he will put his hands behind his back and come up to you (as if to ask you a question) or get what he wants. 

He is a good little listener and will obey us when we say "no" or "put it back."

I love the way he goes off and plays all by himself.  I could sit and watch him for hours.  I wish I could jump into his little mind and know what he is thinking.

He knows what the sheep, duck, and cow say.

Loves to sing and dance... He is finding his rhythm and it is so fun watching him dance when he starts to "feel" the song.

He is also a very sweet, happy, friendly little boy.  We love him so much.


So grateful for our boys and for all they teach us... even though sometimes it feels like all we are learning is patience.  They are so special.  =)