Sunday, March 2, 2008

Grateful Sunday

My niece and nephew are almost exactly 2 years apart in age, and their birthdays are at the beginning of March (aka now). So today I am especially grateful for them.

I will start with Ainsley. I don't know this sweetie as well as I would like to. I have only been able to spend a little bit of time with her- I can't believe she is 1! The first time I met her was when I went to stay with Brooke for a couple of weeks a couple of months after she was born. My favorite thing to do was to get her to smile and get a picture of it with my phone. She was really easy to get to smile, but as soon as I held my phone in front of her, the smile would disappear and her eyes would get HUGE!!! It cracked me up every time! I saw her again not long ago, and she was starting to get a personality. She has recently started to call me (without Brooke knowing) and leaving me messages of her sucking on the phone, always fun to get. She was so easy to get to laugh. I have had a good time picking out little outfits for her (luckily for their closet space, Jared and I don't have enough money for me to buy all of them). Here is one that we got for her-(the shirt, not the wings), pretty close to the last time I saw her.



Now for Issac- I LOVE this kid. Seriously, everyone needs an Issac in their lives! When I stayed with them, I spent a ton of time with him. We went swimming in the baby pool, practiced winking, played a whole lot of Elefun and watched Wonder Pets. He also loves High School Musical (he does an amazing rendition of "Bop to the Top" ) and Cars (we came up with a little duet of Life is a Highway). Since that time, one of my favorite things is when he calls and leaves messages on my phone- my answering machine is full of his messages I have saved. My favorite went like this: "Hi Lindsey, I am calling you. Your my best friend. Bye." Anyways, this kid is the best and I LOVE him- I can't stress that enough. Here is my first picture with him, and a picture the last time I saw him. I hope to someday have the same relationship with Ainsley.


Happy Birthday Guys!

7 comments:

littlefamily said...

Hey Jared and Wife! It's nice to connect with you through facebook. I'm pretty new to this new-fangled form of connecting with old friends, but it's great! I found your blog address on there and had to check it out. It looks like you guys are happy and well. We also have a blog you can check out if you want:

http://littlefamilyjld.blogspot.com/

I'll add you to our list so we can stay connected through this wonderous world-wide-web.

~Linda & Joel (Erickson) Reece

Matt-Whitney said...

awwww Mike and My husband served in the same mission. And I tell Brooke all the time I want to come visit them. Her kids are so dang cute!!

Lela Wilkins said...

That is so cute. You all are so adorable.

Brooke said...

Those are TWO CUTE KIDS! They love you just as much. In fact Isaac was pretty bummed that you weren't going to be here for his b-day! Visit soon. Isaac would die (love it) and talk about it forever!!!

Adios Weight said...

very cute! Please come take the candy...all I have been doing is eating it....my streak of no sweets has ended:(

Joseph & Shaylee Mecham said...

I love the pictures!! So Cute!! Yea our lives are quite similar.. we were in a two bedroom to begin with but moved to a one bedroom now to a two again. So I think it would be awesome to be BAF's, so what is your plan with adoption?? Well I need to go but talk to you later!

Reisner's said...

how does ainsley call your phone? hopefully you are on speed dial because if not that is one smart kid, but even if it is speed dial still pretty good.