Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014

Today was a good day, other than the fact that I'm on day 4 or 5 of feeling utterly miserable with the cold from heck.  We had a wonderful Easter service at church, which included beautiful messages shared by one of my favorite families, and the song Gethsemane, sung by Sofie and Cora.  They did such a good job!  I meant to make an audio recording of it, but totally forgot until they came to sit down in our pew, dang it!  Anyway, it was very sweet, and at the end of the meeting when our bishop got up to speak briefly, he got choked up as he explained that those of us in the congregation couldn't see what he could see, and that was that Sofie and Cora linked fingers as they sang.  It made me get teary-eyed.  I love that my kids love each other.  They definitely have their moments when they bicker and argue, but it makes me happy to know that in times when they're nervous or need support, they feel safe in turning to each other.

Here are a few pictures from today.  I was busy cooking, so I handed the camera over to Teffy and Jonah which meant that they are conspicuously absent from the photos.  But bonus!  I'm not!  ;)  I had to weed through a few shots of rear ends and close ups of random objects, but there are a few good ones, including a rare one of Curtis avec canard-visage.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cora's 9th birthday

Today was a great day.  We watched the 3rd and 4th sessions of General Conference with 2 of our 4 local missionaries and celebrated Cora's 9th birthday during lunch.  We had cheese enchiladas, refried beans and rice - Cora's request - and then chocolate birthday cake.  She got a new iPad case and charger, some new play food for her play kitchen, a giant black velvet coloring book and markers, another coloring book and crayons, some cash from one set of grandparents, and an iTunes card from another set of grandparents.  She was pretty excited.  Oh, and I braided Beck's hair during the second session of conference.   He'd been rocking his fro for about 4 weeks, so he needed it!