I should change the name to “Winter Break” instead of Spring Break in NYC. It was sooo cold while we were there! It was so great to spend time as a family and hang out to see our favorite spots. We left the littles with Norma and took the others. We did some pretty fun things while we were there! Some of my favs were seeing Wicked, Blue Man Group, touring the Tenement Museum, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, seeing our cute niece Sister Mackay in Chinatown and eating loads and loads of great food! I took a ton of pictures but these were my favorites. Can’t wait for next year! I think I will talk to the bossman and tell him that we need somewhere warm next year. A little fun in the sun sounds perfect right now!!!
It was a very special day when we baptized Beck. He is such a happy boy and so excited to receive the Holy Ghost and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! He had a rough week to start though! He had a nasty flu bug which had made him sick for about 5 days prior to his baptism. We all thought he would be better but the night before the baptism, he was really sick. He was also so worried why he wasn’t getting better. We asked him if he wanted a blessing and he immediately said “YES! I know it will make me feel better!” So we called Uncle Trent and had him come over. Shortly after the blessing, Beck was up running around and feeling back to his old self. He woke up the next morning and was ready to go be baptized!
It was a wonderful morning. He was baptized with one other boy in another ward. The 2 missionaries spoke and did an ok job. I thought they could have made it more kids oriented and were a bit too serious for the 8 yr old boys. After that, we went into the baptism room and watched him get baptized. Then, while we were waiting for him to get dressed, Ellek played his guitar as well as Klein on the piano. They did a superb job! I was so proud of them! It was during this time that people that came were writing congratulations and well wishes for Beck. After he came in, our Bishop spoke and did a wonderful job. After that we too pictures and everyone came over to have lunch. It was a lovely day! Poor little Beck started to feel sick once again after the baptism was over. I felt so bad for him. He wanted so badly to play and eat with everyone but wanted to go lay in his bed. It was great though that he felt good enough to be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. I was so proud of him and the great choice he made. I love you soooooo much Beck a boo Speedracer!!!
Wowzers! Did we ever get slammed with the flu bug this year! Three of our monkey’s got the flu..Romy, Cruz and Beckam. The boys were hit the hardest. They were sick with throw up, high fever, diarrhea then intense stomach pains. This nasty bug lasted for each person 10 days!!! It was awful! I especially felt bad for Speedracer. He was sick for two important events. His first piano Encore performance and his Baptism. He was a trooper though. He put on a happy face and you would have never known how sick he was. After each event, he immediately came home and laid in bed and screamed in pain. I felt so bad for all of them! It was the WORST!!! I never want to have this bug in our house again!
I took some other pictures on my iPhone of the ninja Cruz so here is just the sick princess. It wasn’t a fun 5 days for her and ME! I’m glad we are all better now and I have time to get things done.
I love to watch my kids sleep. It’s kinda an obsession I have had for 14 years. I think it is so serial and peaceful to watch them, especially if you have had a hard day with the little monkeys. It is my way of forgive and forget and just love! Sometimes I kiss so hard I wake the monkey up. Then it just gives me a chance to cuddle and smell them more. I really do enjoy my “job”! It is one of my greatest joys in life.
May I introduce the crazzzy sleeper of the house? Mr. Cruz!