Every good and perfect gift is from above...James 1:17

Friday, June 28, 2013


 Ahh.  The beach.  That about says it all.
 Here the pathetic little things are, waiting for Daddy to get us checked in.
 More than ready to hit it!
 We brought our Grannie with us, and our cousins joined us one day.
"And thank you, Lord, for the beach.  Amen."

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Time In A Bottle

I am not a baby person.  Put me in a room with a baby and a puppy and I'll pick the puppy every time.  I was actually a little worried when I was first pregnant that I wouldn't even like my own babies.  I envisioned me standing on the front step as Abe returned to work after his maternity leave, the baby and I both in tears.  "Don't leave me with this all day!" I would cry out.

Thankfully I love my own babies.  I am so thankful and blessed that I have been able to stay home with them.  I actually enjoy spending all our time together, including when I'm in the potty and the bath and all other waking hours of the day.

I was so grateful that I didn't hate my first baby that I didn't even notice how hard it was.   The more babies I had, the more I started realizing how much work they are.  However, Elijah is in that sweet spot right now.  That magical place where he is both a little boy and a baby at the same time.  I just want to capture this moment in time and bottle it up.  It's so fun to listen to him as he is finally using his large vocabulary to string together sentences, begin to sing, and begin to use rational thought processes.  Last night when I said it was time to brush teeth he ran in there, got his toothbrush and toothpaste and cleaned them all by himself.

Those moments like when he grabbed a piece of ice and said, "Rock cold."  And when he sees letters he calls them 'ABCBs.'  And when Daddy had a big ole manly achoo and Eli's tiny little voice followed it with, "Bless you."  "Fly broken," he said when he saw a dead fly.  "Belly butt big," he graciously pointed out to me; both of which those are big, but at that moment his little bitty finger was deep inside my bellybutton.  One of my favorites is when he told his father, "Night-night, Old Man."  It's the cutest thing when he refers to himself in third person.  "No Daisy's cup.  Lijee's cup."

I wish I could put this time in a bottle and cherish it forever.
Isn't he precious?

Monday, June 10, 2013

{clap clap} You Rock!

God blessed our Zekers with a good brain.  Our Zekers uses that brain to make good choices.  He took on first grade like a boss!
I'm very proud of my new second grader.
Bye bye school.  Helloooo, summer!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

1,2,3…fires and flies

Pardon me while I take this moment to brag on my baby boy who uses his words so sparingly.  Today  he was playing and I very distinctly heard him say, "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9."  Way to go, Little Bigs.
As we were leaving school today from dropping Zekers off, one of the teachers who usually stands out front in the morning told me that Daisy is the most popular non-student at school.   "Everybody knows Daisy," the teacher told me.
After spending the morning at school for field day and experiencing the excitement of a fire drill, later in the day I asked Daisy what all of her babies were doing in the hall.  Her response?  We're having a fire drill.
As we were swatting flies one evening I told Zeke that flies only live 2 days.  My empathetic boy sadly asked, "Well why do we have to kill them, then?"
Love these little people!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Cinco de Daisy!

A day full of Daisy…

birthday breakfast
birthday treat
birthday fun at the park
birthday jacket
happy birthday song from her little brother
 birthday lunch in birthday jacket
 birthday gift from the 'life guard'
(He's kinda partial to The Daise because she gives him hugs.)
birthday dinner, her choice
 birthday gift from her big brother, wrapped by him in a birthday napkin that Daisy saved for Zeke on his birthday 
Happy 5th birthday to my little girl with the big personality!