Monday, May 31, 2010

Here are two great pictures of the kids that were taken this past week.
The one of Tyler was in the end of the year slide show at his preschool. A talented mom from his school captured it---I just love his eyes in it! Click Here if you want to view the whole slide show.
This beautiful one of Emma was one of the pictures that a photographer took of her modeling some adorable bows that a friend of ours makes.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Church Program

Every Wednesday night for the past few months we have been involved in the music and art program at Tyler's preschool. The ladies that run it are just so patient and do such a nice job teaching the kids about Jesus' love through song and dance.
Last Friday we had our final performance. It was so adorable and let's just say that Emma showed everyone ALL she had!
Here are a few videos from the evening.

In this first one you get to see that Emma did a great job following my instructions to sing NOT scream out the songs.
This is a short one of them singing--you get to see the cute routine that they had practiced to go with the song.
The best is saved for last. I would tell you what happens in this video but I think you need to watch it for yourself!!!!


You know how mom spit is a universal cleaning agent? Well, I guess I have used it a bit too often on poor Emma. The other day she was looking at me and said, "Oh, Mommy what happened to your leg"? (She was looking at the cluster of spider veins that I got thanks to being extra fat and pregnant.) I told her I didn't have a boo boo that they were just some veins and that they didn't hurt. She promptly got up, licked her fingers, and tried to rub them off! **Sure wish Emma's spit worked for vein removal--but no such luck!**

LOVE IS.....

catching one of those sweet moments when they stop fighting and just admit how much they actually like each other!

Friday, May 21, 2010


T-Ball is drawing to a close. This has been such a great season. Tyler's coach was just phenominal. He is young, energetic, and LOVED working with the kids.
Coach Chris did such a great job of teaching the kids the fundamentals of the game. I am so glad that Tyler had the opportunity to be a "Scary Blue Monster" this season!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Missing them?

Here are two cute videos of the kids just in case you were missing their sweet faces!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

"Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own." - Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons

To the world you might just be one person, but to one person you might just be the world.
~Author Unknown

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of the wonderful
Mother's out there!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Morash Visit

Finally......they made it back to Arizona. =)

Seriously, it has been awhile. So long in fact that Mason was in utero the last time he visited AZ and Emma wasn't even a dot on the horizon!
We did have to wait a long time for this visit, but it was well worth it!
Friday afternoon Dave, Corinne, Mason, and the new baby in utero rolled in to town and we spent the afternoon getting caught up. Mason was a HUGE fan of the dress up box in Tyler's room. I am pretty sure that Corinne and Dave will be hitting Target pretty hard during the after Halloween sale this year.
We cooked out burgers that evening and pretty much just let the kids run wild around here.=)
Saturday morning the three little hoodlums woke up at the crack of dawn. I am pretty sure that all inherited the LOUD Strohl voice because none of them speak---they all shout at each other. We were able to convince them to watch cartoons in our bed for a little while but that didn't last much past 6:15 am!
Marshall got us Starbucks AND cooked pancakes for breakfast---what a guy!!! After more dress up and playing with lots of toys we all got ready and went to Tyler's t-ball game. He did really well both batting and fielding that day. After the game we headed to the Foothills Mall where they were having some kind of community event with the Fire Department. They had fire trucks, helicopters, police dogs and more--it was perfect for the kids. Corinne brought her camera so you are going to have to wait for those pics to see how much fun they actually had!
we headed home for lunch and naps then spent some time out in the hot tub. Mason is a FISH!!! He has no fear--I wish he lived closer so he could help me get my kids more comfortable in the water.
We went out to dinner that evening and I am proud to say the kids did really well. They ate and were not at all embarrassing!=)
Sunday we again used the hot tub and watched Mason wear himself out swimming. Aunt Corinne got in a little extra girly time with Emma by painting her toes.
We all had such a great time and can hardly wait until our next visit to CA to see them again. We are hoping that they had a good enough time that they will consider adding a trip to Tucson as one of their annual events because we sure would like to have them back as soon as they can get here!
I will post more pictures as soon as Corinne gets them online (hint hint)=)

Star of the Week

Tyler got to be Star of the Week at school last week. He was so proud of his poster and really enjoyed sharing it with his class.