Sunday, July 18, 2010

Liam is turning 3!

Liam. Moo-zer. Miam.
My baby boy.
Who sucks his bottom lip while tickling Momma's belly.
Who loves Thomas, Buzz Lightyear, and Spiderman.
Who has at least 2 band-aids on his little body at all times.
Who eats "coo-cumbers" with "dips".
Who doesn't like ice cream.
Who dances and knows the words to most Regina Spektor songs.
Who draws fantastic illustrations of trains and monkeys.
Who wakes up at least once a week from a bad dream.
Who isn't afraid of beetles.
Who wrestles the dog.
Who doesn't like bathtime.
Who is "kinda fweezin'".
Who loves to be sang to.
My baby boy.
Who makes me happier everyday.
Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Eliza Jane

*plays patty cake
*weighs over 20 lbs
*is more than 28 inches long
*feeds herself fruit puffs
*moves around in her walker
*laughs so much she gets the hiccups
*loves all orange babyfoods
*is quite ticklish on her neck and thighs
*loves her brothers the best
*is growing growing growing
*is my sweet sweet "baby why-za", my "punkopoodledoodle", my "wittle one"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

God is generous...

We have such a wonderful neighborhood.
Filled with lovely families.
Growing families.
Loads of children.
And our awesome neighbor behind us.
Mr. Hayden has an extensive garden.
I used to only know him as the "tomato man", because he would leave bags of tomatoes on our porch.
Mr. Hayden has blessed our family beyond measure.
And today he blessed us with this magnificent bounce house!
He just gave it to us!
I love it when God uses people to bless others.
And it is just in time to use it at Liam's 3rd birthday party next weekend.

I am unbelievably amazed at the way that God not only provides for our family, but the ways in which he is generous beyond reason. God loves to see us happy. The same way I love to see my boys happy in that bounce house.

I am a grateful woman.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mary Mary Quite Contrary...

 does your garden grow?

Justin had gotten some free plants from the horticulture department at the community college where he works. So we thought we would give it a go. He whipped up some raised beds. (He is becoming quite the carpenter actually! More on that later!) We filled them with some gardening soil... and there ya have it! I think we watered the garden maybe 10 times. It seems relatively effortless. And we have some cucumbers, tomatoes, and watermelon!

The boys absolutely love it as well! There isn't a better way to get kids to eat their veggies than to have them grow them themselves. It is also a great way to talk to the boys about how God grows us and weeds us and waters us- so that we can bear fruit for His glory.

I think next year we are going bigger!

PS- Get a look at those "art" hands! Those things are looking rugged.