Friday, June 6, 2008

Ensign Moment!

Our former Bishop Brad Wilcox used to make Jared and I laugh over what he called Ensign Moments in his family. Now I understand. Since much of the time our family looks more like the clips on Supernanny BEFORE the family has been reformed, we have to document well the "Ensign Moments" when a picture taken could actually make an Ensign article. Here is a recent one of ours.

The kids don't seem too bothered by Davie's cry. It is a cute cry, and he's good--he can invoke the pity of any female standing within a 20 foot radius. Judge for yourself.


And Aftie learned all of her alphabet and the sounds. I'm proud of her, but can't take any credit whatsoever. I tried teaching her, but she would have none of it. Then, a net total of 15 repeated showings of Leapfrog "Letter Factory" later and she's a full on alphabet expert. Whatever works.

I love these kidsees.



Helen said...

Oh Sarah,
How I love and miss you and your family. Congratulations on your PRECIOUS addition David. Can't wait to meet him and see you all.

Kerri said...

He is so cute! Thanks for letting me hold him at the park! That video is hilarious for so many reasons! At first I thought Afton was saying David was saying "A" when he was crying and that was funny, but then she and Dallin worked together with poor screaming David to create an "A"! Oh yeah and then at the end, David is crying, Dallin is all smiles and Afton is holding both of their heads! Your kids are so great!

jhoopes said...

How funny Sarah! Supernanny moments vs. Ensign moments--good description of the highs and lows at home!! :) It is so fun to see your 4 kids all in a row!!!

Robyn said...

Holy cow, I cant believe you have 4 kids you go girl, Im so glad you have a blog, its so fun to keep in touch! Does Mindy have a blog? If not get her on it! Tell her hi! Your family is so cute, where is the dark hair? There all light! Well Im gonna add you so we can keep up! good to hear from you!

Kimberly Bluestocking said...

I'm glad you're online again. I love reading about the highs and lows of Parker life. Ah, the adventures of parenthood.

Hules said...

"Ensign Moments" Ah, Brad. Hey, those are adorable. And... thumbs up to the Letter Factory! My girls both learned to read at 3 yrs & those little Leap Frog toys & phonic song were a great intro into it.

By the way, I love hearing about your adventures! I think of you often now that I'm back living in Utah. We drive past the Allen's store & the Purple turtle often & we just bought season tickets to the Scera theater. All the many things that make me think of you! Is Lindon still home for your parents? Did I ever ask you if you knew Cami Turpin? (I met her while living in Maryland).

Amy Lindstrom said...

S A R A H!!! OH MY HECK! I was just checking Robyn's blog and saw that you commented there! YAY! I have been hoping like crazy that more of our friends have blogs and that someday I will find them!

I live in Hailey, Idaho, which is in the Sun Valley area. We are LOVING life here! It is so great! I have 3 kids, so I am a bit busy, especially with twin 2 year olds! YIKES! (One of them has Cerebral Palsy because they were 13 weeks early, but you can read more on our blog if you want).

Anyway, I am TOTALLY adding you to my list so I can check up on you! Tell Mindy Hi! I miss all of you guys so much!

Our blog is
Hope to hear from you soon!

Love, Amy Salisbury Lindstrom

Amy Lindstrom said...

By the way, if any of our other friends have blogs that you know about let me know! I would love to see them!

Anonymous said...

Hi honey. Just your mama checking in. We love you guys. The pictures and your delightful descriptions of life in the fast lane of parenthood are great. Give everyone a hug for us.

Amy Lindstrom said...

Oh Sarah! If you parents live in Richfield you TOTALLY need to come visit someday! That is crazy! My friends parents live there too, and I think some people in our ward are close to there.

You should really come visit someday! We would love it!

Do you get to see Mindy a lot? You will have to give her our blog too! I would love to hear from her!

Dre said...

Hey Sarah good to see you blogging again. I loved these pictures so precious and priceless

Ingersoll Family said...

Sarah! I am so happy I found your blog. It has been so long, I think since high school since I have talked to you. Your family is beautiful. Please keep in touch. Monica (Farnsworth) Ingersoll

Brenda said...

Hi Sarah!!
You have such a cute bunch of kiddos!! I saw your blog on Amy's and had to say Hi!!!