Saturday, May 24, 2008

Extended Mother's day gift!

So after the birthday party, Michael surprised me with a night away for just the two of us! wow! It was something he was planning for mother's day, but the dates hadn't worked out to do it on mother's day. Some amazing ladies took our kids for the day and night and next morning and stew and I headed just outside of Austin where I seriously kept thinking we were back in Spain. We stayed at Vintage Villas and had an amazing date and dinner! It was the most refreshing thing for both of us!

Thank you, my dearest husband!! I love you so much!! You continue to amaze me with your creative and expressive gifts. You have taught me so much in the last 5 years and I could never ever find any friend as great as you!

Another Birthday Party!

Grantland Rice turned 3 this last week and we got to celebrate with water fun and back to his house for cupcakes and animal pics. It was a great morning with friends!

Wesley Grant helps Sally this morning

So saturday mornings are always lazy mornings for us and the kids usually come wake us up. This morning Wesleygrant came in and I told him to go and change his pull up to underwear and play in his room until sally woke up. Then, I hear both of them coming in our room....and hear Wesleygrant saying, "Sally come show them your underwear...i am so proud of you for wearing underwear...." Sally saying, "Yah...."
I look down and wesleygrant tells me he got sally dressed and changed her diaper...and informed me that it is her turn to wear big girl underwear.....guess i'd better start training her too. =)

Wesleygrant has blown us away this past week as he has really engaged in helping sally. Sally was crying in the hall and he came and asked us to come and pray for her. We told him to pray for her and so he did...we heard him say the sweetest prayer...."Father, help sally to obey and comfort her and help Jesus not to sin. Thank you amen." not entirely correct, but the first part blew us away! i will never forget that!

So, here is sally sporting her undies.....Wesleygrant's that is!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Family Time

Of course, their favorite part was with Uncle Kevin!!

At my mother's parents....kiddos with great grandparents...Mom and Dad

Kids with Memaw (great grandmother) HAPPY BIRTHDAY memaw!!
Sally and Pepaw (great grandfather) pulling weeds out of garden

We got to go and visit grandparents and great grandparents this past week and the kids loved being outside. The trip anticipated some sorrow as my mother died 2 yrs ago on the day we were there, but actually, as we went through her things and spent time with family out around the things my mother loved most, we celebrated her life...and we accepted this new season we have been living out since she died. The legacy she has given to me from those before her is being passed on to my children and so many was so good to be with family....we love you all! Thank you pa and all for how you loved on us! we love you!

Monday, May 12, 2008

First Swim party!!

It was Ellie Peck's birthday party!! The Pecks always know how to do the best birthdays! We had so much fun....thank you peck family! happy birthday sweet ellie!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Girls, Boys and Swimming Parties

Sally is all girl and gets girlier as each day comes. She always has someones shoes on, a bracelet or necklace and a purse...or bag...or bug box as her bag...

WesleyGrant has gotten into superheros and building towers....

We are starting to slow down and begin preparing for little Karis to arrive....our friend Jackie moved in and Christel will come next! yeah! we love having them in our home!...and now the only thing before Karis' birth that remains are Swim parties!! and lots of them!! the kids got new swim suits today and wore them all day and outside...they were perfect for when the ice cream man came by and we got to eat strawberry ice cream bars in the heat...or at least they melted all over us. Good times....