Ryan took Reed to the store to buy a few treats for a movie night. When they had a few things in their cart, Reed said, "Daddy, this reminds me of the Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food!" Ryan asked if they should put some stuff back and Reed said, "Well, no...it just reminds me..."
We were making up 'super' names for each other and Reed decided Daddy should Super Pirate because pirates are really strong, just like Daddy is really strong.
|Hipsters. Everyone needs a beanie in July in the desert.|
|She loves this.|
|Lately, every time I take a picture of the boys, Reed bends down so his face is right next to Asher's.|
|Pretty cute with his missionary tag.|
Reed really likes to pray but is quite unwilling to try praying on his own, without any whispered assistance. Recently, Ryan came up with a great idea. Before the prayer, we each say something we're grateful for. We use a whiteboard and draw simple pictures of these grateful items. Then we talk about people who might need blessings and again draw simple pictures. Reed then uses the pictures to remind him of things he can say in his prayer. After using this method for a few days, he decided to try without the board. We gave him ideas beforehand, then he prayed by himself! I'm so proud of him for trying--it's hard for him to take a leap (however small) and do something that makes him nervous.
|He thought this was HILARIOUS.|
|What's he doing? Good question.|
|Splash pad fun.|