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April 27, 2010

Feelin' so blessed!

So it's been an overwhelmingly crazy couple of weeks....I'm just now getting a spare minute to sit down and blog because it's 4 in the morning, my kids r sleeping, my hubby's @ work, and I can't seem to sleep.

First of all, I went back to work.  4 months off for maternity sounds like a long time, but it flew right by!  I had mixed feelings about going back to work....but I was glad that I got to go back part-time!  That means I only have to work 12 hours a week and I get to stay at home more with my kids and be a mommy!  I love it!  Lautala is 3 months old now and she's so much more alert.  She's smiling a lot and her little personality is coming out.  It's so much fun to watch her grow and to see how much her older brother's love her to death!   I think she's such a smart little girl because I notice how different she acts with different people.... for example.  If her brothers are smothering her with kisses, she'll just turn her head to the side and let them kiss her until she's had enough and then she'll start fake-screaming-crying to get them to leave her alone.  Once they've stopped kissing her, she stops crying.  She knows Ova and my voice and turns to us when we're talking.  She's so good with Ma.  She can sit for hours and hours on Ma's lap and not even make a fuss.  Ova and I always say it's just because she knows Ma's too old to get up and fua her, so she behaves herself with Ma.  I love seeing them together, they are so cute!

We moved!  Yep, it was completely unexpected and last-minute but it was a HUGE blessing!  A true testimony to me that paying your tithing can bring blessings.  It's a newer, nicer & bigger house and it's perfect for our family.  It's a rambler so Ma doesn't have to do stairs, but the basement is fully finished almost as a mother-in-law apartment.  Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen & laundry room....and downstairs it has 2  bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a kitchen, living room & laundry room.  It's so nice because Tea and Ashlee get to stay downstairs and have their independence while still being right here.  And my boys finally get their own room!  The yard is nice, it's on a third of an acre lot with a shed in the back, a garden, 2 apple trees, a apricot tree & a peach tree.  A built in swing set for the kids....like I said it's a HUGE blessing and it's so perfect for our family!  The crazy thing is that the house was a foreclosure, so it was such a great deal!  Ova and I continue to see the blessings the Lord has poured upon our family and we are so grateful!

Since this really is the first time my boys have ever had their own room, I have to share a cute story.  We put up a bunk-bed in our boys room and they were both super-duper excited!  They agreed that Makai would have the top and Mone would have the bottom...and that first day here they talked about how excited they were to sleep on their bunk-beds!  Well, night rolled around and that wasn't the case.  Makai was fine, but Mone had a really hard time with the idea that he had to sleep by himself, because he was so used to sleeping with either me and Ova or with Gramma Tea.  He cried and cried and threw a fit and he was so getting on my nerves.  I told Makai he had to sleep on the bottom with Mone for the first couple nights until Mone got used to their new room, Makai wasn't too happy about that, but he listened.  I tucked them into bed and Mone said he wanted to say a prayer, and that it was his turn so we all kneeled down to say our bedtime prayers.  This was Mone's prayer:  "Dear Heavenly Father, please bless me that I won't be scared and that I can sleep in my own room.  There are no monsters in my new house, that's what my mommy said.  My mommy said I can sleep with the light on and that Makai will sleep on my bed.  I can see mommy's room across the hall.  My mommy's friend is going to come paint Spiderman on my wall and he will protect me.........."  and he went on and on having a long old conversation with the Lord about how he was feeling.  It was so sweet.  After he was done, he laid down and knocked out.  He wasn't afraid anymore.  I learned that night that my 3 year old son understands the importance of prayer, and that Heavenly Father listens and answers them!

Oh, and that part in his prayer about my friend coming to paint Spiderman, it's true!  I have a friend at work that's an artist and I asked him if he could come paint my boys room with the Marvel superheros....he should be coming sometime next week and I don't know who's more excited about it, me or my boys!!

This would be a good post for pictures, but my camera is packed away in one of the boxes that I haven't gotten around to unpacking, so the pictures will have to come later!


Tina Tuakoi said...

Soo many blessings! Your new home sounds so nice! I love Mone's prayer. He's such a smart boy, and it was so fun watching him dance at Lavi's birthday party. It was great seeing you and beautiful Lautala as well, she is so beautiful!

Melissa said...

Wow! You moved! You will need to email me your new address so I have it with me. I can't wait to see the pictures. I am sure the extra space is just amazing. Funny story about your boys and the bunk bed drama that comes with it. That is what I need to get for my boys.
I can't believe Lautala is 3 months old. They grow up so fast. How sweet that she will sit and be so content with Ma. What a beautiful thing it is to see your little ones understand in their own way and communicate on their own terms. Love ya!


such a huge blessing for sure! That's awesome, I can't wait for that day when we will own a home! Your sons prayer melts my heart, kids are so beautiful aren't they. I love their innocence. Anyways please post pics, I would love to see the Spiderman mural :)
Your baby is gorgeous

shaunita said...

wow, what an amazing blessing! I'm so glad you guys found a great house. And what a cute story about Mone's prayer!

Dasl*it Photography said...

how exciting a new house... Cant wait to come and visit. send my love to the family..

Ane said...

so cute.. love this post! Congratulations you definitely deserve the blessings! I am so happy for your family!