Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
My older sister, Julie, flew from North Carolina to Montana to visit me for 12 days. She deep cleaned my house, spent time visiting with me, encouraged me to take naps while she watched McKinley, rode with me to Great Falls for another family visit, fixed meals, went grocery shopping with me, babysat the girls so Matt and I could go out on a date, helped with McKinley and played with Laynee. (Along with a lot of other things.) Her daughters, Jodi and Jemma, put together an activity box full of things for Laynee to play with while I feed McKinley. There are several pictures of Julie showing Laynee some of the activities when she was still here. (See slideshow below.) Laynee is constantly asking me to get something out of the box. --It was so nice to have my sister here. I wish she and her family lived closer, but it was such a treat to be able to share that time with her. She has 6 kids of her own and I know it was a sacrifice for her family, but I really appreciated them sharing her with me. While she was here, we went to a book store and she bought the book "My Lucky Day" for Laynee. She must have read it to Laynee 20 times. I would highly recommend it. (It's very funny and the illustrations are great.) Tonight, Laynee went and grabbed it to have Matt read to her and she read the first several pages word for word to him. She loves it. When we dropped Julie off at the airport both Laynee and I were crying when she left. I knew she couldn't stay forever, but I really enjoyed having her here.
When Laynee was a baby, there were over 6 new babies born in the ward that year. At an Elder's Quorum activity in the summer of 2005, someone decided to have a picture taken of all the babies. The moms got together this month and had an updated picture taken. It was fun to see how all the kids had grown.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Matt decided to take Laynee to hike the M. She made it part way up and then received a ride from her dad to the top. When she got up to the top of the mountain, she turned around and pointing out at the city of Missoula, asked her dad, "What is that?" Matt responded that it was Missoula. Then she pointed at a different area of the city and asked "What is that?" Matt said it was Missoula, too and said that everything she could see was all Missoula. It was a hard concept for her to understand. She had such a great time being with her dad.