Monday, April 7, 2014

Conference Weekend

To get ready for General Conference, our Stake President asked us to visit the temple sometime this week as a family.  So we took the kids to the Jordan River temple to show them where their parents were sealed for time and all eternity.
Joe grabbed his own chair and sat right in front of the TV to watch General Conference with us.  Of course, this was during the first part of the Saturday Morning session.  By Sunday afternoon, he was definitely done watching...
Our dear friends, Aubrey and Aaron get to stay with us for a week while they are between houses.  Joe loves having friends!
Joe also likes to steal some of Clara's things.  Here he is so proud of himself he gets to be like Clara.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Maga Came

My grandmother came to stay with us for a few days this last week.  We had so much fun with her here.  I love that my kids were excited to have her as well.  Even Joe got to where he would give her hugs!
Joseph has developed an obsession with shoes.  He will try on any pair of shoes he find laying around the house and try to walk in them.
We dropped Maga off at temple square for her to catch a bus with my mom up to Rexburg to be able to stay with my sister for a few days before she heads home.  Since we were already there, I decided to let my kids walk around temple square for a few hours.  Both my kids love visiting temple square.  And both of their favorite things to see is the Christus.  Joseph couldn't stop staring and pointing.  He's a little mad in this picture because Clara made him turn around to look at the camera.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Good bye Friends

Our next door neighbors moved out this week.  Clara had to say good-bye to another really good friend.  I the people who move in have a daughter that is around Clara's age. 

The two girls got to play outside together for two days straight as the packing, moving, and cleaning took place.  Joseph longingly watched from inside.
We have a firefighter who lives 2 houses down from us.  As we were outside helping with the moving, a fire truck came to visit the neighbor.  Joseph was obsessed.  And the firemen were nice enough to give Joe a fire hat.
I was also listening to Phantom of the Opera in the car this week.  Clara was intrigued by the story and really wanted to watch the movie.  I told her it was a little scary, so she had to watch it with me.  I was surprised that it kept her attention the entire time.  She was very involved in the plot and wasn't too thrilled with the ending.  I'm so glad our daughter has some appreciation for the arts!

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Day in the Life

I missed posting again last week, mainly because our lives have been completely normal.  So here's a few pictures of what a normal day looks like in the Beck house hold.
Joseph loves to help me do laundry so he can play with all the laundry baskets.
Joseph always wants to do what Clara does, and most of the time she loves it.
Joseph loves reading books, and we spend a lot of hours each day reading with him.
With the warmer weather coming, Clara has been able to play outside with friends a lot more.
I love our neighbor hood and ward.  I love our house.  I love day to day lives.  I especially love my wonderful life.