I love this little guy, here are a few things that he does that make him such a wonderful little kid...
-Everyday you say 'pootball tadium opn' (in question form)...translation, ' Is the football stadium open and can we go inside?'. You are just like your dad and have already gained a zeal for BYU Football.
-The repetitive kisses that you give me on my arm over and over again. There is nothing better than a child that is so lovable.
-How you love your sister truly as your best friend. Whenever she is gone you ask where she is, whenever you wake up you ask where she went and whenever she returns you give her a huge hug and a kisss.
-Even though you love your sister so much, you tend to tease the heck out of her. You know exactly what gets on her nerves and you push her limits with a smirk on your face.
-You want to be just like your dad. You love playing in his work boots, playing basketball and football like him, and even eating the same foods as him (jerky, rio, etc.)
-You love Dr. Pepper, but call it 'bopper pepper'
-Even though I can laugh about it now, I don't each day when I have to clean up your mess from the bath. You LOVE water! You love to splash the water, hence the mess.
-You are always such a happy and smiling kid.
- You tend to yell everything that you say. It is like you continually think you are at a football game.
- I frequently find you playing basketball in your room by yourself having the time of your life.
- You already know what 'Marks' is.
- You already play pretend with Emma. When she tell you that you are the monster, you act like one. When she tells you that you are the dog, you get on your hands and knees and start barking.
-You love dogs, but you hate dogs. You always want to be around them, but if they get too close with out you knowing or without your permission, you freak out.
- You love your grandparents...All of them.
-You make friends very easily, and loose them very easily. You can be so kind on some days to your friends and share so well and then other days you walk around hitting them. Hopefully the being kind part of you stays.
-You hate wasting time to eat.
-You sleep so well. Ever since you were 6 months old you have slept through the night and taken a really good nap. With how active you are, this is my saving grace...A time for me to relax.
Here are some pictures from our morning out the other day...
Tawni and I after the race.
Close to the end.
Coming close to the end.
Finishing the bike portion of the race.
Emma and Marcus during the race.
Marcus building a house.
Starting the bike portion out of the transition area.
The transition area...me coming in from the swim+run portion.
Me talking to Tawni before the race.
The one negative of Emma going to school, Marcus misses her so much. All day he was asking where Emma went on the school bus.
Emma and Marcus waiting for the school bus.
Emma waiting some more.....
Today we had a great program in our Sacrament Meeting. There was a Homecoming program for a young man in our ward who served a mission in the Chicago Illinois Mission. His little brother died just before he left on his mission. He showed his mission nametag and on the back, he had a picture of his brother that died on the back of his name tag. He said that he liked to keep a picture of his brother close to his heart while he taught investigators about the Plan of Salvation and Eternal Families.
After he spoke, he and his entire family sang a primary song from the friend that I loved. It is called The Family is of God. I loved it. The words were exactly what I needed to hear today. I Love my family so much and know that I will get the chance to live with them for eternity.
The Family is of God
1. Our Father has a family. It’s me!
It’s you, all others too: we are His children.
He sent each one of us to earth, through birth,
To live and learn here in fam’lies.
2. A father’s place is to preside, provide,
To love and teach the gospel to his children.
A father leads in fam’ly prayer to share
Their love for Father in Heaven.
3. A mother’s purpose is to care, prepare,
To nurture and to strengthen all her children.
She teaches children to obey, to pray,
To love and serve in the fam’ly.
4. I’ll love and serve my family and be
A good example to each fam’ly member.
And when I am a mom or dad, so glad,
I’ll help my fam’ly remember:
God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—
This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God.
Words and music: Matthew Neeley
If you want to listen to the song, click here.