Sunday, May 17, 2009

Another exciting day at our house!

This morning was nice and low-key. Since we don't have church until 1 pm, we get to lounge around a bit beforehand. Which is nice.

No, the excitement didn't start until after church. Here in mountainous southern California, most everything is built on a hill. So is the church. We have a patio area with a short wall that the kids like to jump off of. It's about 3 feet off the ground, with grass below. Usually this is no big deal. Today, it kind of was.

I was talking with some friends (because that's what you do after church, right?) when I heard my name. Another friend said that Levi had fallen off the wall. Apparently, he stepped off, unprepared to jump, and hit the back of his thigh on the brick wall. He'll have a nasty bruise there for a while, and scraped it up pretty good. He'll be fine.

Then, just after the boys went to bed at 8:30, we had a mild earthquake. It wasn't much, really, but it scared the boys pretty well. We talked about what an earthquake is and why it happens. I finished off with the idea that it's like the earth getting tickled, and then they felt better. They eventually went to sleep with no problem. Whew. I think May might just be trying to compete with April for Crazy Month of the Year. I hope May loses.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A fabulous day...

at the beach! And, with my cousin Carrie! We haven't seen each other since we were 6 and 7 years old. That is a long time ago. We got to hang out with her great husband Jake and her adorable daughter Lila. She has curls like you wouldn't believe. They definitely came from Jake's side, since there are no such curls on the Sudholt side. None.

The boys loved the beach. Levi played in the surf for nearly two solid hours before he was so cold he couldn't keep going. He would run down the water's edge, and then run back being chased by the waves. Sometimes, he wasn't fast enough and got knocked down. But, he always popped right back up and kept going. A.J. also enjoyed the water, but he also spent some time working on a sand castle.

For dinner, we found a great little restaurant/cafe/bakery place. And, true to Orange County's reputation, we found a Ferrari parked outside. So we took a picture in front of it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A thought for Mother's Day

I got an email from a friend of mine this afternoon. She has joined a website called the Power of Moms, and is the essay coordinator and contributor. She wrote this essay in honor of Mother's Day and how some of us feel about it sometimes. So, this is a little pick-me-up for anyone having a not-so-great day. Which could be any of us. And, she's also my visiting teacher (sort of an assigned friend, that always becomes a real friend, for those of you unfamiliar with the inner workings of the LDS church), so I get to hear her pearls of wisdom every month! Aren't I lucky?