Saturday, October 23, 2010


Sydney's prayer tonight at dinner was, "Dear God, Thank you for this day, thank you for our house so we don't have to live outside. The end"
Dylan's prayer at bedtime went like this, "Dear God, Thank you for the whole world, thank you for everything....Thank you for my toys...I don't need them. I just need food and a thank you for my toys."
I absolutely love listening to my kids pray.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dylan's Birthday

Dylan is 6 years old....seems like just yesterday I was at the hospital holding my brand new baby. He is such a charming, funny, sweet little boy and I love every minute that I get to spend with him. I'm so glad that I'm his mom. We celebrated his birthday, every day leading up to his birthday...for 6 days.

We sang a song that Dylan actually taught us..."Three Cheers for Dylan, Three Cheers for you...It's your birthday in 6 days, Three Cheers for you." and he got a present every day for 6 days. He was very excited....then we had a small family party at home for him, with sports cupcakes. We went to Bandidos for his birthday lunch, had pancakes for his birthday dinner and went to build-a-bear with his birthday money.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pulling Flags

Garrett is playing flag football this fall. He is on the Texans, and he is so excited. Today he pulled 3 flags, caught a ball and did a running play. He already knows more about football than I do and it is so much fun to watch him out there.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Soccer Star

Our kids are playing Soccer at the church again this fall. We have 4 out of 5 playing. Sydney, Dylan and Macy are all on the same team...and Garrett is on the older team. Dylan has been a scoring machine. After scoring 3 goals in his first game, he told me that he was the BEST SOCCER PLAYER EVER....he was so proud of himself, and we were proud of him we let him gloat a little... Then we all went to Bob Evans for lunch. He was sure we were going because of him being such a great soccer star. We'll talk about good sportsmanship tomorrow... today I just love knowing that he is proud of himself. :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

We had an amazing Good Friday service at church. The kids were having so much fun in bouncy houses and Sydney fell asleep in my arms while in church singing songs, and watching an amazing artist bring the crucifixion to life... It is so amazing that Jesus loved us so much that he gave his life for us, that he suffered so greatly, on our behalf.

Another Lost Tooth

Garrett finally lost his top front tooth today, he has been wiggling it for so long now, and has tried repeatedly to have his daddy or me pull it...but it just wasn't ready to go. Tonight at church, Good Friday, he asked daddy to pull it again, and out it came with only an "OW" from Garrett. He is so brave. He looks so cute without it and has been telling me how much he loves his smile. He can't wait to get back to school and show his teacher his new smile. He reminded Nathan to "text the tooth fairy" so she would know that he had lost another tooth. Hope the tooth fairy remembers ;)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Wanna Meet God

Nathan was measuring our roof, while all the kids were outside playing. They were so curious and of course, the boys wanted to join Daddy on the roof. Not gonna happen! I told them that it was dangerous and they couldn't get on the roof, only daddy's were allowed up there. Dylan insisted that he wanted to go on the roof. I explained to him that he could fall off the roof and get hurt. He asked if he could die, and I said "Yes, you could die if you fell of the roof. It is so high." Dylan did not react at all how I expected. He said, "I wanna die, because then I can go to heaven and meet God." I said that would make me so sad and didn't he wouldn't get to be with us anymore. He said, "But I'll see you when you die."

So Dylan wants to go to heaven and meet God, sweet thing....but he's not allowed to go for atleast 90 years!!! Mommy's rule.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Macy Turns 5

She's been a part of our home for 3 years now, a part of our lives for 5. Macy came here a chubby little 2 year old, still in diapers, and learning to talk. Now she prances around the house singing all the time. She loves barbie dolls, and play food. She is a sweet little girl with so much energy, she is so loving and we are so blessed by her.

For her birthday she wanted me to make her a mermaid cake, so that's what I did. She was very excited about it, and was so excited to blow out her candles that she did so before we finished singing to we relit them and tried again, had to get a picture you know ;) Macy is known for a lot of things, patience is not one of them.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Book worm

Garrett is amazing!!! He has now read 800 books, just since August. His teacher is amazed and calls him a book worm, which he loves. He has gotten to go to the movies with her twice because of all his reading and had an ice cream party and a game day. He was also chosen for a very special surprise during a tin caps game, but I will have to tell you all about that in May :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dance Recital

Sydney had her first dance recital. She was absolutely beautiful in her black leotard and red tutu. I don't think I've ever seen anything prettier. She is very shy about ballet and often wants me to hold her hand during class or stand with her and do it along with I wasn't sure we'd even get her on stage alone. I was backstage off to the side where she could see me the entire time...we played hide and seek and she had to find me when she came out on stage. She ran to her spot and smiled so big and said, "I see you" My heart melted. She amazed me as she did every movement and did amazing. I was so proud of her, how did my baby get so big? She is such a princess and we love her so much and are so proud of her and all she can do. There's just something about a little girl doing ballet.