Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ten Things to Smile About This Month: April

Ten Things to Smile about is a monthly meme I started after a rough month where I knew I needed to look back and find something good.  So look back and find ten things, everything from a pretty sunset, to something you accomplished, to a something you bought-- anything that made you smile. Would love for you all to play along.  The linky will be open for a week and a half, so plenty of time to link up.

Last Tuesday Every Month

Ten Things to Smile About in April

1. Family bowling and the happy dance Ryder does when his ball hits the pins

2. Helping beautify my city (okay I just took pictures and videos) on our Mormon Helping Hands Day

3. My husband taking care of me after a long day

4. Laughing my butt off on a date night with Eric seeing Brian Regan.

5. Doing a family photo shoot

6. My son became a book worm!

7. Starting a new tradition of celebrating half-birthdays with half a cake and half a song

8. Alex looking super adorable in her kindy 500 car- which she did most of the work herself- thank you very much!

9. The note Lucas wrote Eric thanking him for how hard he works for our family

10. Sibling love and more reading!

What made you smile this month?

Linky will be open for 1 1/2 weeks so plenty of time to join in.

Since it is Tuesday I am linking up with some other great Tuesday meme's.  IA and Shawn's Talk to Us Tuesday and Stacy Uncorked's Random Tuesday



  1. That's so awesome that he's already started loving books so much. And that "kindy 500" car is fantastic!! I love looking back on the month and thinking about all the great things that have happened.

  2. Sadly I've been a bit lost these last couple weeks. Hopefully I get back to it!! but did you take video of Ryder's dance? I'll bet that was cute. And Alex and her car love it!! And how sweet is that note to your husband from Lucas!

  3. Those ARE great things to smile about! Thanks for sharing and hosting and have a great week.

  4. I remembered this month!! :) I'm loving (and smiling) at all your smile-producing fun - and I'm cracking up (and making a mental note) of your new tradition of celebrating half-birthday's with half a cake and half a song...I love it! Especially since I used to celebrate my half-birthday since my actual birthday is lost in the shuffle between Thanksgiving and Christmas. ;)

    Alex did an AMAZING job on her Kindy 500 car - it's awesome! Your kids are so stinkin' CUTE!! :)

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  5. Your kids are so sweet! I do a happy dance when I'm bowling too ;) And I LOVE the new tradition of half-birthday celebrations!! What a great idea!

  6. Reading by kids makes my heart feel good. Bruiser has discovered that my Kindle Fire reads to him. He loves it.

  7. I love that last picture! And the sweet note from Lucas. It's rare that kids recognize all the work their parents do for them. Now he just needs to write one to YOU! :o)

  8. Wow! Loved the note Lucas wrote. Wow!

  9. I'd like some cake and a milkshake please. Yum.

  10. You have such loving kids! I hope my boys are like that together when they get older :)

  11. Always a great top 10 list-- but you forgot the happy dance you were doing when soccer was cancelled! hah... cute kiddos!

  12. That list rocks!! Lucas's note is my favorite!!! Thou i could use half a cake right now too! ;) I'll be linking up soon!

  13. Your family is way too adorable! It looks like you have so much fun. I am all about celebrating half birthdays if I can get a half of a birthday cake!

  14. I love that your kids are reading!!! Ryan is getting into it as well. "PP" hahaha

  15. April was a good one for sure. I remember most of these happy moments!

  16. How sweet of Lucas to leave that card for his dad! And I love the photo of Alex reading to Ryder. So sweet. Isn't it wonderful when they get along, and the things you have taught them seem to be clicking? You are doing a great job.