Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

Kayla is a mover and a grover! She is crawling in, and on everything and going anywhere and everywhere. She is so amazing and fun. Her smiles and giggles is what makes everything worth it. She learned to say mama this week. What a great mothers day present. Her first word was "mama" Kayla I love you!

Alex cracks me up every single day! This picture is a little of taste of why he cracks me up. We have been potty training and he is doing fabulous. I caught him using the toilet just like this. I dont have any idea where he learned it but I think he is hilarious! When he is not being a monkey then he sits on the toilet backwards. Silly boy!

I found some cute pictures on line for Mothers Day! Enjoy them all you mothers!

I have so many mothers in my life to be thankful for. I am thankful for both of my grandmothers, for without them my father and mother would not exist. Both women were great in there own way. I loved my grandma Fran for her spunkyness and crazy character. She was always fun to be around, so full of life. I loved my grandma Fay for every possible reason. She was the grandma we lived the closest to so we were able to see her more often. She could sing, act, and dance amazingly. I loved to watch her in the plays she did and I loved to visit her. I don't know why but lately I have been remembering her making me cheesers. (a slice of cheese on a piece of bread and then microwaved for about 20 seconds) as a kid I loved these. I miss both of my grandmothers a ton!

My mom has been such a blessing in my life. She has been a great supporter in everything I have done in my life. I remember her coming to all of our ball games and cheering us on. I also remember looking for her to make sure she was there and watching. I didn't realized how much I counted on her until she left for her mission to India. I didn't think it would affect me as much as the other kids because we live so far away and I don't see her that often anyway. I failed to remember that I use to talk to her on the phone nearly every day. I think I have been going through withdrawals not having her at my beckon call. She is the one I want to call when things are great and when things are not so great. I want to tell her first that we might be getting a baby, or that it didn't work out. I want to tell her what new things the kids are doing. I want to tell her when life is unfair. She always knew how to make me feel okay about things. Mom I miss you and wish I could still call you everyday. You are a mother to so many more now. The people in India love you and probably wont give you back.

Erik's mother Audrey has also been a great blessing in my life. She lives so close and has been very helpful to us. She loves our children so much and we love her too. It is nice to have a mother so close to talk to once in awhile. It really has helped fill the void of not having my own mother around. Erik and I love to get together with his parents to do things. Even if we are just hanging out at one of our homes and talking it is still nice just to be together. I don't think I would survive with out her. She is always willing to help us in any way. We love to go to dinner and road trips too. It is nice that they are willing to join us in our little adventures. Audrey thank you for all the help you give us. Thank you for the treatments and for loving our kids so much! They are lucky to have you as a grandma.

Now this is for 2 very important mothers in my life, for without them I would not be a mother. Alex and Kayla's birth mothers are both amazing women. I don't know how I got soooo lucky twice. (okay, maybe I do) The Lord knew what he was doing! To have the strength and courage to do what these 2 ladies did is amazing. They are both selfless to have given us these beautiful children. I feel like I am so lucky to have the children I do. They are both beautiful and amazing in their own ways. I use to be sad on mothers day, wondering if I would ever be a mother myself. That changed 3 years ago, and now I am a mother of 2. This will be my first Mothers day with 2 kids. I want to wish both of you a Happy Mothers Day! Know that these two babies are loved soooo much! I will always have a special place in my heart for both of you!

I feel so blessed to have so many mothers that have really made a difference in my life. My grandmothers were amazing and very much needed. Because of my wonderful mother I am here today, and because of Erik's mother he is here. You get the picture right. Our children's birth mothers have made the biggest difference in my life. I love my kids more then anything in the world and cant imagine our lives without them.

I want to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mothers Day.


Royce and Deanne Wooly said...

So beautiful, Kristina, what a great tribute to all of the mothers in your life, you are truly blessed!

Kaspermania said...

Kristina that was so nice. I enjoyed the pictures of the kids and the tribute to so many of the women in your life.
Happy Mother's Day back at you!!!!

Stacey said...

OK now I am crying! You are the worlds best mom!! Your whole world evolves around Alex & Kayla...they were meant for you!

I am also loving the picture of Kayla under the table & Alex hanging out on the toilet! Crack me up!