July 3, 2009

My Little Sweetkins

It's been a long time, I know. But, here we are again. Anyway, I'm sitting here writing this as Oliver is screaming in time out (for screaming at me), but yesterday, I swear, I was sure I had the sweetest kids in the whole world. I know everybody says that, but I'm pretty sure that Heavenly Father knew I couldn't handle hellions and decided to send me two angelic kids. I was so tired yesterday afternoon and just as I was about to lie down for a little catnap, Oliver decided he was done with his. Ugh. So, I said to him, "Oliver, Mommy is so tired, can I take a little nap and can you just be really quiet for a little while and when I wake up, I'll read you a story." Sure, Momma," was his reply. I wasn't expecting much quiet. I mean, the kids 2 1/2 years old. Does he even know what quiet means? Apparently. He didn't even make a peep, but kept coming to "check" on me to see if I was awake. Amelia is seriously the world's best baby (besides Oliver who really was the easiest baby ever). She never cries, sleeps so well, and gives the sweetest little smiles if you even so much as glance at her. Oh, I could just eat them!


Oliver went to this fun b-day party a little while ago. Here are all the kids lining up to hit the pinata.

All the kids made these crowns and the plan was to launch water balloons between these two "castles" where the kids were divided in to teams, but the lightning outside didn't want to let that happen.

This is how I found Oliver sleeping the next day. He refused to take his crown off.

Amelia is usually found sticking her tongue out. This picture made me think of that Maori facial expression:



Not only does Oliver LOVE to cuddle with his Mommy and Daddy, but he also loves a little snuggle time with baby Amelia.

15 comments:

Andrea W. said...

I can't believe how big Amelia is, I'm DYING to hold her and see her Maori face in person :) Oliver is such a sweet little guy, I'm so glad he let you have a nap. Naps are really the best things EVER. Can't WAIT to see you all.

Braden said...

Sweet post, Reb. However, it left me wondering what I did in the preexistence that assured Heavenly Father I could handle helions!!!!

Eliza said...

oh my goodness you do have some of the sweetest cutest kids ever! I can't believe ollie let you take or attempt to take a nap. amelia is so big and darling, I love that she has some chub, I cannot wait to hold her and kiss those cheeks!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

Oh I'm so jealous, Wendell's b-day parties are always great! :)
Your kids are so cute, I'm dying to meet amelia, she is such a doll! So I think we are coming the 17-20th (assuming Garrick can switch one of his nights with somebody). So yeah, you guys had better be there and not plan a trip last minute just you don't have to see us! I won't accept that this time! ;)

Jenn said...

I love those days where I have the sweetest kids ever! Both of your kids are so cute. I couldn't get over just how big Oliver seemed in those pictures. Love the cuddle pictures.

carrie said...

I am so glad the crowns were such a hit! He is such a cutie--Amelia to:)

Rachel said...

Thats all I'm going to think about when I see Amelia now (The Maori thing)!
I loved it when your kids get old enough to understand when you tell them you need a nap...its so useful.

Lindsey said...

LOL!!!! That cracked me up about the Maori thing....I just saw someone perform a haka at girl's camp, so I instantly thought of that when I saw that picture. That's hilarious! I wonder why she sticks her tongue out so much. And I wonder why when you reach a certain age it's no longer cute. One of my young women always has her tongue hanging out and I just want to cut it off! But somehow Amelia is workin it! ;)

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

i cannot figure out who amelia looks like. nothing like oliver that's for sure. her eyes and cheeks remind me of my kids. i guess i'll just have to wait til i see her in person!

Ryan said...

Such cute kids, Rebecca. I miss getting these updates. I love what a sweet guy Oliver is.

The Allred Family said...

Cute pics. I love that Olli obeyed and understood you taking a nap. Ella SHOULD know but loves to push my buttons during quiet time. I am jealous you have TWO sweet kids. I have two energetic kids and that's all I'll say.

KRISTIN BELL said...

That is the sweetest story :) What angels!! Amelia is beautiful just like her Mommy and her eyes are killer!

Jo said...

I have also missed your posts, Rebecca. I love the updated pictures of the kids. Aren't they just SO cute?!!

How sweet to hear the happiness of a young mother, really feeling the joy her kids bring her. They're lucky little kids!....................................................................

Amanda said...

You do have such sweet kids! Cute picture of Oliver asleep with his crown on. Amelia is adorable - so sweet that Oliver loves to cuddle her.

Dave and Holly said...

I love hearing happy mommy moments like that, it makes all the trying times so worth it! Your children are adorable and such sweeties, no wonder you love them so much.