My little Tank and I have had a relationship lately that makes me a little sad. This is how Tank has been reacting lately when I greet him in the morning, and it is usually accompanied with a VERY whiney NOOOOOO MOM....I Daddy! It breaks my heart, and I have to remember that you are two, and that luckily for Aaron he has been around alot more this go round, and Luke LOVES his daddy. But today...it was just you and I. I smelled something funky, as you walked up. You sat on the stair put out your arms and little fingers motioning me towards you and said "Comeer Mom". I crawled up the stairs, and you put your arms around me SO TIGHTLY and said "Wush you mom", and then with your pudgy little hand you took mine and said "Come on, I ah diaper". Although I just changed THE MOST haneous diaper of my mothering career, I am so Grateful right now for this precious moment that I just shared with you. Love you Tank
The title of my post says it all for me. My baby sister is AMAZING!! This year for the kids birthdays, she decided to take them of a SPECIAL date doing something that they love. Abby chose to go to "dinner". They went to China Hill, and then Pam took her shopping at the mall...~~~HEAVEN~~~ for that little girl. They came home and had matching earrings. Pam took Karson to see the new movie How to Train A Dragon in 3D. He was so excited, and they had a great time. Karson also wanted to go shopping at (get this) The Quilted Bear... before you start laughing too hard, he went for a new Webkinz toy. They walked around the mall for a while, and had a great time. Pammy also wrote each of them a special card too personal to share in this forum. I am so grateful for the love, and special relationships that my kids have with their Auntie Pam. She is going to make an exeptional mother someday...and she does really great hair! Love you Pammy.
Karson turned nine this year. The Utah Grizzly Hockey Team came and did an assembly at his school, and gave each of the kids a free ticket. Karson already loves Hockey so it was not really a surprise that this is what he chose to do for his birthday. The game was on the night of his b-day, so it was fun to see all of his friends, and celebrate with them. We were even able to see Pretty Aunt Val. Aaron had arranged for the announcers to wish Karson a Happy Birthday which he thought was great. It was a great game that went into overtime, however the Grizz could not pull off a win. After the game the kids got iceskates on and were able to skate on the ice, and meet the players. This pic is of Karson and Abby and Brian Kilburg #6. It was a great night. The next day we opened his presents, he was so patient to wait. He was VERY spoiled this year. He got Star Wars legos, a date with Pam, a street hockey set, and a diet coke from Abby. Uncle Ryan even gave him Adrain Peterson's Minnesota Vikings Rookie Card...WOW!! We always knew that Ryan is a closet Vikings fan...most people are, it's a hard row to hoe...anyhoo... I thought Karson was going to jump out of his skin when he got his presents from his Granparents! Grampa & Gramma Bishop gave him amongst other things, a HUGE 2-pak of Beef Jerkey! He was ecstatic! PaPa & Yia Yia gave him a Kung Fu Panda game for the PS3. SPOILED. He chose a Minnesota Vikings cake. It was awesome, but the frosting had a horrible chemical smell and taste...so no cake...until later. I cannot believe how quickly the last few years have flown by. Karson you are growing up to be such an incredible young man. I am so grateful for the love that you show for your sister, and brother. We had a talk the other day about how I wanted you to stop growing up. You told me that you would always stay with me no matter what. I didn't have the heart or ability to tell you otherwise. I will thoroughly enjoy you while I have you. You are truely a huge light in my life. I love the fact that you'll still kiss me goodbye everymorning before school (even if it is from behind the door), and that your not afraid or embarrassed to express your love. I hope that never changes. I am grateful for your enthusiasm for life, and the quirky smile that usually adornes your face. You are awesome! Happy Birthday