Saturday, October 24, 2009

Indoor Soccer

Nick has been playing indoor soccer with a guy from our branch and his friends. It has been so much fun to watch him and see him score goals!! This is a video of his second game, which he scored 3 goals in! Good job Nick! The only bad thing about the night was that he ended up pulling his left quad muscle. He has had to stretch it and ice it quite a bit but has loved playing so far. They have about 10 games this season.
video

Becoming a mother for 10 days...

Nick and I offered to help babysit our friends kids for 10 days the middle of September while our friends went to Hawaii. I was a little overwhelmed with the task at first, but once we broke the ice with the kids and they felt comfortable with us....I HAD A BLAST! They are such cute kids and I really feel attached to them now. Thanks to the oldest, Emily, I was able to keep the house clean and the dishes done, but I really enjoyed every day. It was so much fun to play soccer with Corbin, help Marlie with her homework and hear her laugh everyday, to go to the movies with Emily and watch Megan build a swing-set out of paper and string. They all have their own unique qualities that bring them together and I loved getting to know them. We can't wait to see them again.


Here is Marlie putting baretts in Nick's hair. She was having so much fun! We were all laughing at the cute hairstyles that Nick had :)Nick sent me this cookie basket towards the end of our babysitting adventure. It was such a surprise and so sweet. It made my day. He wanted to thank me for all that I had done while we had been babysitting and I thought it was the best! The next day, I received another surprise...a edible arrangement! I was so spoiled! Nick is the best husband and so good to me.

All around...it was a wonderful week, but if I babysit them again, I am going to get work off. I realized how difficult it can be to work full time and have four kids, dinner, and a house to take care off. At times it became overwhelming, but I wouldn't have traded it.

Husband and Wife

Husband and Wife

Temple view

Temple view

Squishy face! haha

Squishy face! haha

Cutting the cake

Cutting the cake

Beautiful Sunset

Beautiful Sunset
The view was one of my favorite things about the reception center