"Love the Lord your God, walk in all His ways, obey His commands, hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and soul." Joshua 22:5

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Will's big bruise

I went to put in a load of laundry and then started hearing this little voice calling, "Moooom, Moooom". I finally found the little voice sitting in this box. I thought he had somehow gotten stuck in there so I lifted him out, but he immediately climbed back in.

So, then a few minutes later, he knocks the box over while he is inside, but he tips it toward the rocking horse and ends up slamming his cheek into the metal bar. OUCH! His face had an immediate bruise. He sure was tough though!

Naturally, I was planning to take some new pictures of Will tonight for his upcoming 2nd birthday. Here's what the bruise looked like later today... I think he might end up with a black eye... we'll see. But, now we'll always have proof from his 2nd birthday pictures of what a rascal he really is! (A very loveable little rascal!)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Goodbye Granny Dot... and say hello to Jesus for me!

I miss you already. My eyes won't quit leaking, but that's just because I'm sad for me. I'm SOOO happy for you that you are with the Lord and the ones you love who went before you. This morning Shepard said, "Mom, I don't mind if you cry for Granny Dot, but I'm not sad because I will get to see her again in God's World." Yep! Right on, buddy!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bunk Bed Day!

Bunk Bed Day is finally here! The boys have been counting the days! So, bright and early this morning - okay we actually overslept and so it wasn't really very early - the boys moved the old mattresses out of the room to make room for the new bunk beds. Our two little helpers couldn't wait to get to work. At one point John didn't even know that Will was trying to help until he heard him grunting as he was trying to lift one end of the mattresses. Don't tell Will that he's too little... he thinks he can do anything! :)

New Bunk Beds!

Yep... there's Will on the top bunk! As soon as the guys finished putting the beds together, Will climbed right up the ladder. We're gonna have to make the ladder a "no no".

Will was anxious to try out his new bed this afternoon... as soon as I had it made he climbed right up and laid down.

Bed time!

Shepard couldn't quit giggling and laughing when it was finally time to get to go to bed! He was SO excited to sleep in his new bed and he told us this one of his favorite days. He was almost laughing hysterically out of pure joy... you just can't help but smile with him and he makes it all so much fun.

Good night, Will! Doesn't he look cozy in his new big boy bed? :) Alright, John and I are in shock... we've been waiting for the sound of little feet pittering on the floor - ready to deal out some training discipline about staying in bed for our little guy who is a big bed first-timer - and to our amazement all three boys just immediately went to sleep. They didn't even talk. I'm thinking that John did a really great job of laying down the law before the lights went out. I'm just still amazed because Will is definitely our little adventurous one... but bless his heart, he did so good tonight!
Josiah has been sick all day so we didn't take any extra pictures of him tonight... he was just anxious to get some sleep. Hopefully he'll be feeling better tomorrow and really enjoy his new bed.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vacation Bible School

Josiah and Shepard got to go to Vacation Bible School at Miss Jolene's church this week and they LOVED it! They did the Answers in Genesis space theme... robots, spaceships and lots of fun crafts and activities and Bible stories and songs. What an exciting week they had! Here's some pictures of the boys with their VBS craft treasures.

Picnic Perfect

Yesterday was the perfect weather for a picnic lunch! We actually had a cool breeze and the humidity was gone... yeah! It was a nice break from the extreme heat we've had this summer. So, the boys and I decided to eat our lunch on our back porch and it was so much fun! I just kept telling them how wonderful it was and how happy I was to share with them the beautiful day that God had made. Shepard wanted to sit and hold my hand... be still my heart! Josiah wanted to dream about building a house out in the country... how fun! And Will... well, he was just BUSY as usual.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Shepard gets to paint

Made his day... Mom finally let him paint with the water paints.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Miss Jolene

This picture was taken recently at Jolene's brother's graduation... doesn't it capture all their personalities? We LOVE LOVE LOVE our Miss Jolene!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Shooting Fireworks

The boys are having a blast shooting their fireworks... apparently they especially liked shooting them in the water. They all said that they would rather shoot their own than go watch the big fireworks. I was a little nervous... :)

The loud noises scared Will a little bit...

Here's the biggest kid! Look at that grin...

Smoke alarm!

Favorite pics from 4th of July

This one is my favorite!

Patriotic boy...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Whale the Bing

Another treat... dinner at Long John Silvers last night. You know the bell they have by the exit door that you can ring on your way out? Shepard was so excited about having a turn to ring that bell and in his excitement he got all the words jumbled up... with a big grin and almost jumping up and down, in his excited voice he said, "I want to WHALE THE BING!" (Supposed to be: ring the bell) We loved it!

Plane Watching

This was so cool! The boys and I were out doing a little shopping yesterday and we decided to just eat a late lunch at the Pizza Hut inside Target... which was definitely a treat for the boys (who LOVE shopping!) haha Josiah and Shepard sat at the little bar by the front windows and had the coolest view of a lot of airplanes flying in and out of the airport... inlcuding a lot of military jets. They had a blast! I took these pics with my phone...