Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good Day Circus

Today Eliza graduated from preschool!  I can not believe it.  She has grown up so much these last two years.  For their graduation they had a circus.  It was so cute!

The all sang a few songs together

The tigers did tricks

The tightrope walkers performed

The clowns jumped out of a train and sang a silly song

Then the graduates got their diplomas!

The costumes

Proud mom and dad!

We love Eliza's preschool and her fantastic teacher.  There was never one day in two years that she didn't want to go to school.  She has learned a ton and is so ready for Kindergarten!  Eliza is such a happy, smart, sweet hearted, special girl.  We love her and are so proud of her!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Field trip

Eliza's preschool took their last field trip of the year to Wheeler Farm this week.  Jackson and I went to help/tag along.  The kids had such a good time.  They were so funny and kept asking if the animals would eat their fingers if they stuck them in the fence.  The answer was always YES.  
I hadn't been to Wheeler Farm forever and had no idea they had such an awesome new playground.  I thought walking around the hot, stinky farm and then playing on the playground would guarantee Jackson would take a nap.  No luck.
But that's a whole other post...  

I can't believe Eliza will be all done with preschool at the end of the month.  CRAZY!

By the way...I'm trying out a new font/look for the blog.  I'm sort of a techno tard but it seems easier to read now.  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's day

Instead of posting about my Mother's Day (which was awesome), I want to post about my mother.  Her birthday is always around Mother's Day.  This year, it's the day after.  I feel like sometimes it all gets lumped into one.  Which I'm sure she is fine with but I wanted to tell her happy birthday (because I know she checks my blog everyday to see if I've updated - which isn't very often).  

I am the only girl in my family so I feel like my mom and I have always been pretty close.  But as I've become a mother myself, I don't think we've ever been closer.  We talk nearly every day and she is the first person I think to call when I need advice.  I honestly don't know how I would have made it through pregnancy and beginning to raise children without her.  She always makes time for me and my kids.  She is a good listener, generous, easy to talk to, loving, nurturing, talented, smart, and beautiful.  There is no one I'd rather go to dinner, go shopping, or just hang out with.  

I admire my mom for so many things.  First, she raised me and my three brothers in the gospel.  My dad was either the bishop, in a bishopric, or on the high council and yet she got us all to church every week and made sure we always went to our activities.  When I was about 10 years old she went back to nursing school.  I will never know how she did that, raised a family, and got straight A's. She is a great teacher and has patiently taught me so many things in my life.  

I don't want to make this so TOO sappy so I'll end by saying I love my mom.  She is my best friend and I hope that Eliza and I can have the same relationship that I have been blessed to have and that I can be as good of a mom to my kids as she was to us.