Monday, July 10, 2017

Fourth Of July And Jack's First Fish

We had a great week with my Dad visiting! He was able to celebrate the 4th of July with us--which mainly meant, eat lots of meat, watch some beautiful fireworks, and enjoy being together!

Don't I have the three cutest fireworks in the whole world!?

The weekend before, we went out to our dear friend's beautiful land--about an hour from Roanoke--and spent the afternoon fishing and swimming and having fun!

Nathan and Jack both caught fish all by themselves! But it was Jack's very first time to catch a fish by himself! I think he was a bit more freaked out than excited about this. Haha!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Salem Fair

Well, after living in Roanoke for four years, we finally made it to the Salem Fair! Good grief! I wish we had gone sooner, because it was fun!!

We all had a blast! We purchased unlimited ride passes for Nathan and Jack, and we sure got our money's worth out of those! The boys wanted to ride every.single.ride! So fun!

Nathan and Jack both rode their first roller coaster ride. Scott rode with Jack, and I rode with Nathan. So, we had to take turns staying with Henry (who was an angel in the stroller for two hours!).

Just hearing them squeal with laughter filled my heart with joy!

Oh! And Henry tried funnel cake for the first time. I'm pretty sure he liked it!!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Snuggles With Jack

I love this picture, and it certainly isn't because it's a great picture of me.

I'm tired. I don't get much sleep these days. {Something about three kids and a full time job}

This Jack Bean, as I call him, is so precious and sweet to me. He'll never fully know the tender spot he has in my heart now and for all of eternity.

This boy is snuggles and sweetness. Every morning when he wakes up and every afternoon when he wakes up from his nap, he comes for snuggles. He is truly my gentle giant. He towers above everyone his age, and yet he is caring and soft in the kindest of ways.

I'm all broken out skin and bags under my eyes and breastfeeding boobs these days. But to this boy, I know I am a princess. I know I am warmth and security and all things steady and loving. I will never, ever take that for granted.

I treasure my snuggles with Jack.

Nathan's Seventh Birthday Party

I Have A Seven Year Old!

WHOA. When did this happen!? Nathan turned seven yesterday, and my head is still spinning thinking, "Seven sounds old! Goodness gracious!"

Nathan got a basketball goal this year for his birthday. {One thing I want to remember about that was I stayed out in the driveway with a head lamp on my forehead from 7:00 - 11:00 PM, and then Scott came home after a fourteen hour operation and finished putting it together from 1:00 - 5:00 AM.}

He was so grateful and sweet about it. He's already spent lots of time out there shooting hoops!

This boy requested bacon and donuts for breakfast. And for dinner, he wanted "Dad's burgers." We had a wonderful day celebrating this sweet, smart, caring, funny, strong, loving boy! What a wonderful and blessed seven years. Thank You, Lord!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Henry At Nine Months

You, Henry Thomas, are just the cutest thing in the universe! You are so happy!

You're pulling up to standing all the time now!

You have two bottom teeth, and one has just broken through on the top!

You're obsessed with your big brothers! Obsessed.

You're pulling over chairs, knocking over things on tables, and generally going after anything and everything you shouldn't be. {Ahem, exhausting}

You go to bed at 6:50 PM, and you wake around 5:50 AM. You nap twice a day.

You're still being breastfed, but you can now use a sippy cup.

You eat yogurt, baby food mixed with rice cereal, peanut butter, turkey, cheese, apples, watermelon, veggie straws, strawberry fig newtons, and WHATEVER MOMMY IS EATING!

All the ladies in the church nursery say you're the cutest and they're in love with you!

You're loud, for being the youngest. You've got a lot to say.

You're loved, cherished, adored, treasured, prayed over and for, and celebrated! Happy nine months, little baby!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Last Day of Preschool Party

Today, I hosted a party at the house for Jack's preschool class to celebrate the last day of school! It has been a precious year at our new preschool, and this was a sweet time to play with friends and enjoy each other's company.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Cutie Pies

Aren't they the cutest!?

Henry's Baby Dedication

On May 14th, we had Henry's baby dedication at church. This is so dear to my heart, as I pray over each of my children every day. I yearn for them to follow the Lord.

The life verses that we chose for Henry are 1 Corinthians 16:13-14: "Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love."

When we made it back home, Henry was exhausted. It was so cute! I don't know that I've ever seen him this tired, but still awake!

Muffins With Mom

Jack's preschool had a "Muffins with Mom" breakfast. It was precious! I love my Jack so, so much. He thrives in just about every single environment he's put in, and school is no exception. I loved eating breakfast with him and watching him play with his friends. Such a special morning!