Tuesday, May 25, 2010


On May 23 all the Stewarts head to NJ in honor of Graham. You can read about past years here. This year we had several things going on. We decided to celebrate Ryan and Griffin's birthdays while there on Saturday. On Sunday McKenzie spoke after returning home from his mission to Russia. We also helped Zachary out just a bit with his Eagle Scout project which is a very nice neighborhood garden. It was a busy weekend but it was wonderful. We had perfect weather and just had a seriously good weekend together.

I decided to celebrate Griffin's birthday with the family for several reasons. I thought it would be easier for him to have a party in a family setting with people he loves and who he knows love him. He is comfortable around them and does not get as upset with the loudness and the craziness when it is family. I just don't feel he would even want a friend party at this point.


We were told by his teachers to get him a bike because he needs work on his pedalling and gross motor skills. I was happy because that is what I wanted to get for him anyway. We got him a Lightning McQueen bike with training wheels. He also got the matching helmet and knee pads. He is all set to go!
















We had all the kids put streamers on their scooters and bikes and even some of the adults and then we had a bike parade across the street at the school. It was really a great time. I hope it is a tradition that we will start and keep doing for a long time. I loved it!





Griffin did have some moments when he was overwhelmed but he knows how to cope. He finds a quiet place to go and regroup. It is harder for me than him, I think, when he has one of his moments. He knows how to cope better than I do, I guess. What a great kid.








There was a local carnival last week and you could see it from our house when the lights were on. When we walked up to it Griffin called out, "Let the fun begin!" He is full of fun one liners.


Sunday was a nice day also. McKenzie gave a wonderful talk and it was so nice to hear more about his mission. I was asked to sing and that is always an honor. Hallie also cut two teeth! I can't believe she is almost 6 months old!



We had a dinner after church and it was just so nice to be together. As our kids get older it becomes more difficult to find time for us all to be together.




Another successful Graham day.

Evan making Hallie giggle

Ok, I have been trying to embed this video for about a week and after trying at least 20 times I give up. I am not sure what the issue is but if you feel like watching a cute video of Hallie laughing at her brother, Evan than follow this link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF0-frX-big

and then go to the right and watch our neice Delilah laughing at her daddy, Jason. It is really cute too!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

New Hair

So, I am growing my hair out. And I really really hate it. I hate the process but I am excited about the end product. This is the hair I am going for:




She is a designer on HGTV who I happened to see while getting a pedicure recently. I love her hair and I hope it looks good on me!

Evan playing piano at the talent show

Evan was in his school talent show the other night and was so proud of himself. He should be, he was awesome! He taught himself to play "I am a Child of God" by ear. He also plays the theme for Star Wars and other songs he hears in movies. He is very musically inclined but I think that is because he is so into math. Anyway, enjoy! The bow is my favorite.


Thursday, May 06, 2010

Old Friends






There is something so comforting in the gathering of old friends. They know you well and love you well anyway. They always want the best for you. No matter how much time has passed it is as if we saw each other yesterday.

I had that recently at a lovely beach house in South Carolina. We ate, we laughed, we cried, we remembered, we caught up, we had so much fun....

Love you girls! Can't wait for 2012!

Perspective


I'm not fat for my height. I'm short for my weight.