Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mother's Day


I woke up to the most precious card from Sawyer!

Can you believe he wrote this all by himself!!!  He's truly an amazing boy!

When I read his card it brought tears to my eyes.  I'm so lucky to have such a precious, sweet boy in my life.  Everyday he brings so many smiles to my face.  He makes everyday a better day.  I know I'm not the greatest mom in the world but one thing is for sure, my son is AWESOME!!!  I can't express how grateful I am to be his mother.  I learn something new each day from Sawyer.  Thank you so much for bringing your sweet spirit to my life.  I love you so much!

For my mom,
Mom, I love you so much! Thank you for showing me how to be such a loving, caring mom.  You have truly been the best mom anyone could ask for.  With seven girls and tons of ups and downs, you have always shown us how to be patient and love the ones around you no matter the situation.  I love you so much and hope you always know that. 
Happy Mother's Day!

Off to the Circus

Circus Gatti was back in town.  The kids were all so excited to go to the circus.  If you have never been to a small traveling circus, you need to go at least once!  It definitely doesn't have all the amazing acts that Barnum and Bailey has but you can ride the Elephants.  How often does that happen at Barnum and Bailey?!  We spent the evening with our friends Tiffany and Paul along with their kids.  One of Sawyer's best friends is Xander.  We had such a great time!
Here is the group, Mark, Sawyer, Xander, Stacey, Braden, Paul, Tiffany and Kaitlyn.

Sawyer and Xander.
The family at the Circus.  How precious?!
Elephant rides!  How awesome is that?!
The hula hoop girl did a great job!
They had a bunch of Ariel acts.  These girls were really impressive.

They had BMX bikers that did flips.  Pretty sweet!
My personal favorite was the Ariel show with these ribbons.  Here is the girl in the splits.  After this, the girls spun all the way down the ribbon to the ground.  It was awesome!
The Elephants are always a favorite.  They rolled over.
Stood on each others backs.  Most impressive was the handstand that one elephant did. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture.  Bummer!

The kids all had such a great time.  I will say there is something about the circus that makes all kids happy.  I love it!

Goodbye Sodgee

Sawyer's big brother Josh gave him a new puppy a few months ago.  Sawyer named the puppy Sodgee.  He picked the name out when he could first talk.  He named his stuffed dog Sodgee then named his real dog after him.  Sodgee is an amazing dog.  His dad was Josh's SWAT dog.  Sodgee is definitely going to take after his dad.  Unfortunately, we had to give Sodgee to one of Josh's friends.  Sawyer wasn't to excited about giving the dog back.  It's a good thing we can go to SLC and see Sodgee anytime we want. 
Here is Sawyer and Josh with Sogdee and Cody.  Sodgee is the one Sawyer is hugging.

Sawyer, Josh and Sodgee. 
The pictures aren't fabulous but at least we have a couple.  At this point of the night I was about to cry.  I felt so bad that we had to give Sodgee back.
How sweet does that dog look!  This was definitely the best picture of Sawyer, Josh and Sodgee.

Sodgee, with his dad Aries, brother Kruger, and Cody.  He was happy to see them all.

I must say it was really sad letting Sodgee go.  He is going to bring so much happiness to Rich (Maybe after the new baby comes we can try again with a puppy).