Wednesday, August 25, 2010

11 Months Old

My sweet girls are growing up so fast.  I can’t believe they are almost 1 and are really starting to communicate!  They both clap, dance, and wave all the time.   Sydney can even say mama!  I love to hear her chatter my name.IMG_2394

Sarah loves to clap and will do so anytime you say yay!!  She also likes to blow raspberries especially if she doesn’t like her dinner.IMG_2363

They are EVERYWHERE!!! IMG_2413

They love to unfold clean laundry and play in the basket.45094_427562074321_801729321_4588409_4015474_n[1]

They also like to climb into the dishwasher.  I know they are just trying to be helpful (HA HA), but right now they can make a big mess quickly.  Good thing they are so CUTE.  Sarah and Sydney love to take baths.  Bath time often happens several times a day, because they are messy eaters and it can make them happy anytime.  See what I mean.

IMG_2395 Life is so full and we are blessed!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Waiting for the big kids to get home

First Day of School

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to get back to my blog.  It’s been such a fun summer and I have lots of posts to catch up on.  The house is so quiet and I am filled with mixed emotions this morning.  I am happy to be back to a routine and some time to myself, but I miss the big kids already.

Gameboy was very excited about 1st grade!IMG_2372

He has grown so much from last year and is ready to see his friends.IMG_2375

Princess wanted to help make sure he was ready on time and Gameboy let her know he could do it all by himself. IMG_2379

The kids were really sweet to each other today and I love watching them.IMG_2376

Princess is off to 4th grade and I can’t believe it.IMG_2382

She is so kind, helpful and very organized.  IMG_2384

We had lots of fun getting ready for school and she picked out her outfits for the whole week.IMG_2386


A Mom's Prayer On the First Day of School
Here we are again, Lord. Their backpacks are loaded and their faces are scrubbed and their lunch accounts are full.
And I know you'll walk with them, Lord. You always do. But a mom still has to ask.
Will You walk with them? Will You whisper to them what they need to hear, when I'm not there to whisper it?
Will You please, oh please, cover their school with the protection only You can give, and will You keep harm far away?
Will You make their minds strong and ready to learn? Will You help them understand that hard work honors the One who created them?
Will You guide their teachers, giving them patience and wisdom and creativity and more patience? Will You bless them for their efforts?
Will You love all those children there, the ones whose lunch accounts aren't full, the ones who feel alone? Will You teach my children to be kind and unselfish and to love those who are different from them?
Will You point them back toward home just as soon as you can?
Lord, I give them to You today and everyday, trusting them to Your care. Amen.IMG_2393

Monday, August 2, 2010

Beach Photos

Sweet Molly took a few family shots on the beach.  IMG_5062




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Sorry for the picture overload!  I had too many favorites.  Which one do you like best?

Summer Vacation to Galveston

My sweetie planned a perfect week long get-a-way with the family at the close of summer.  4122 Green Heron Lane - FacadeWe rented a beautiful beach house and had some quality family time together. The babies were very good on their 1st vacation and it was nice to spread out in the house.  Gameboy   bunked  with the twins and took good care of them. 

We played on the beach and at the pool every morning and late evening. securedownload[1] We played lots of board games.  Even some oldies but goodies like Clue and electronic Battleship.  We watched lots of movies, worked on a puzzle and ate delicious food.   We got two day passes to Moody Gardens and I have tons of pictures to share from our time there.  IMG_4938  Waiting to go into the aquarium.IMG_4940

Sweet Princess enjoying all the beautiful sea creatures.IMG_4959

Sarah and Sydney were so good and spent most of the day here.IMG_4962   

Our sweet friend Molly came along to help us with the kids.  She was so helpful and fun!  We loved having her join us and she took all these great pictures.  Thanks Molly!

IMG_4971Princess and Gameboy at the butterfly exhibit.IMG_4972 IMG_4975 IMG_4987 Here we are inside a rain forest.  It rained on us!!IMG_4996 My sweet pirates.IMG_5034

Who knew we could ice skate in August in Galveston, but Moody Gardens had it all.

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Sweet Sarah and Sydney on the ride home from our fun day.IMG_4922 IMG_4928 Stay tuned tomorrow for some fun pictures of the beach.  Thank you Lord for a wonderful trip!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kids Camp 2010

My sweetie and I have the privilege to work with 4th and 5th graders every Sunday at church.  We love working with the kids and I learn a lot about Jesus in 5th grade Sunday school. One of the job perks is the opportunity to attend Kids Camp every year.  It is awesome time to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives and focus on the kids and learning about Jesus.   We love getting to know each child better.  Some of our favorite things about camp are rec time, capture the leader, worship, the kids talent show and cooling off with the kids in the pool.   This year my rec team beat my sweeties and you would think there was a cash prize involved.  44374_426284087947_567977947_4757939_5027036_n[1]

Go team PINK!!!!!

Every year the leaders dress up in camo and we play a giant game of hide and go seek.  Here is a picture from a few years back.8423_100355109983410_100000267631102_6224_6807155_n[1]

I love to watch the kids worship at camp and it is really neat to see lots of light bulb moments when they learn something new about Jesus.40447_426281212947_567977947_4757778_6731992_n[1]

This year I thought it would be fun to tie dye shirts.  It was fun, but after doing 125 t-shirts I won’t be tie dying anytime soon. 45665_426286837947_567977947_4757983_4244053_n[1]My favorite park about camp this year was watching Princess enjoy all of camp for the first time.38927_436341412936_811252936_4726661_3822538_n[1]

She loved every minute of it!38927_436341417936_811252936_4726662_7812492_n[1]

Hanging by the pool.


Studying the Bible.36831_436356722936_811252936_4726965_5357131_n[1]

Thank you Lord for a wonderful camp. 44854_426281312947_567977947_4757780_480268_n[1] What a blessing!!!