- When a kid says "Don't tickle me!" with a sly smile on his or her face, they really mean they want to be tickled. In fact, sometimes they want to be tickled far more than you want to tickle them.
- If you start doing something fun and exhilarating with a child, they will never want to stop. If you twirl them around once, expect to do it about 50 more times.
- If one child is playing with a toy, the other child will want to play with it, too. A fight over the toy will ensue. The toy is taken away. Then both children will be playing with each other again two minutes later as if nothing had happened.
- No matter how much you try to hide how you're feeling, little kids pick up on your emotions. If you are sad, they know. If you are angry, they know.
- Little kids pick up on everything you say and often repeat it back. So be careful what you let slip out of your mouth.
- Most importantly, my nieces and nephews have taught me about the things that matter most. They find joy in the simple things. They see a picture of Jesus and they smile. If you ask them where they are going to get married someday, they say, "The temple," and promptly start to sing the primary song, "I Love to See the Temple." They love and show affection without reservation. They forgive and forget. They want to learn and improve.
|Mariah Mae Jordan - 5 years old|
|Logan William Brown - 5 years old|
|Jackman Scott Jordan - 4 years old|
|Sydney Olivia Keogan - 3 years old|
|Bruce Wayne Christensen - 3 years old|
|Erica Allison Brown - 2 years old|
|Rhyan Patrice Christensen - 21 months|
|Jace McKay Jordan - 18 months|
|Sophie Elysia Keogan - 17 months|
|Terah Elise Brown - born this morning :)|