We had a great year in 2011 and wanted to write a little something about each member of our family:
Hyrum is 14 months old and thinks he is the boss of our family. He started walking when he was 13 months and has done very well with just minor bumps and bruises. All of the kids adore him and love to sit by him at the table and in the car. Hyrum has learned some words like: mine, mama, up, all done, thank you, car car, ball and bye bye. He has also started imitating the kids when they dance. Hyrum enjoys music and often rocks out to mom's cell phone ringtone.
Eli is almost 4 years old and is "super awesome."(as he would say it) He likes going to preschool but won't sing the songs with the other kids around. Eli knows how to spell and write his name as well as spell the other kids' names. Eli loves books and playing computer games. Eli is very sweet and always finds me when he gets up in the morning to give me a hug. Eli did a very good job learning his missionary cowboy dance this year but was so concerned about doing it perfect that when he missed a step it put him in tears and he wouldn't finish the dance!
Kate is 6 and loves 1st grade. She is making new friends and learning how to overcome her shyness and speak in public. Kate loves any kind of toy and always has to have something to hug when she goes to bed. Kate is doing well in her "Let's Play Music" class and is starting to play songs on the piano. Kate is also a very good dancer and enjoys taking lessons from Aunt Jane.
Joseph turned 8 this year and was baptized and confirmed. We are so pleased he made that choice to follow Jesus Christ! Joseph also started attending scouts where I am the wolf leader. He has earned his Bobcat and is very close to earning his Wolf! Joseph is good at math and reading. He loves playing any kind of computer game and is quick to catch on.
Isaac is 10 and in the Webelos den. Isaac enjoys reading and math and anything relating to science. Isaac is always wanting to do an experiment or make something out of a cardboard box. Isaac enjoys playing computer games and writing stories. Isaac participated in the Children's play and he really enjoyed it and did a great job! It was fun to see him sing and dance on the stage!
I have been busy taking care of our 5 children and working with the scouts. I enjoy dancing with my sisters, singing with the ward choir and reading. I am so grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ and his incredible sacrifice for me! I strive to be better each day so that I may be prepared to meet Him when He comes again!
Nate stays busy at Ancestry.com and enjoys singing with the A Capellas in our community. He was called as the Sunday School president in our ward and is also a Stake auditor. Nate enjoys hearing about the cute things our kids say and fixing computers for our friends and family. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful and handsome husband to call my own!
We want to wish all of you a Happy New Year and hope this year brings happiness and love to you and your family!
Nate, Rebecca, Isaac 10, Joseph 8, Kate 6, Eli 3, and Hyrum 14 months