Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Here we go Lions, Here we go, Clap Clap!

Seeing your 3 year old run and giggle...

...kicking the soccer ball every now and again...
...huddling up waiting for the whistle...

...smiling that he's number 5 ('just what he always wanted by the way)...
...stretching so he won't pull a muscle...

...roaring like the 'Lion' that he is...

...and pledging to be a good sport...

...and just loving life is what I'm doing right now.

And I couldn't be happier.


For those of you with small ones...

Or friends with small ones...

Both Lowe's and Home Depot offer a Children's Workshop...

It's good, free fun for all!

Click on the links below...

For Home Depot, Click Here

For Lowe's, Click Here

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Handy Manny...

Time with your dad is priceless...

Some of my best memories are with just me and my dad...

I'm so happy Reese has a dad who adores and loves him more than anything...

Because one day when Garrett is gone, these memories are what Reese will cling to...

I am so blessed by these boys...

And they had a blast!

Reese still talks about when he made the "car sheff" with daddy!

And now he's asking when he can go back...

My own little Handy Manny!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Forever for us all...

Remember me telling you this was supposed to be my "forever" house?

Well, the ORIGINAL owners came to Open House yesterday.

They are in their early 80's.

Their kids looked it up on our realtors website so they could see the inside and they decided to come by yesterday.

They go to the movie every Friday afternoon.


They drive by our (theirs and mine) 'forever' home and talk about one memory.

This house has felt like home from day 1.

Now I know why.

They paved the way for this house to be filled with love, laughter, friends, family, and Christ.

So honored to have spent the last 18 months here.

Sad I won't spend the next 18 years here...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Splish - Splash...

This little boy sure don't want a bath!

All he cares about is a shower.

He'd take 5 a day if I'd let him.

And stay till the water runs cold!

But don't forget his toys, his bucket, his "turrle", and he'll need 3 wash cloths.

I get a good 45 minutes every morning to get ready while he showers away!

One day, when he's 13 showering will be a fight and a chore.

Right now, to him, it's HEAVEN!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy (Almost) Birthday!

Dear LT,

I can't believe it's almost been 3 years since I met you. I remember it like it was yesterday.

I remember walking into the hospital and within 15 minutes you were born.

They took us back to the nursery window and we got to see you for the very first time.

You were amazing and my heart stopped.

Everyone knew you were coming home with us and they went out of their way to include us in all the beginnings of your life.

I watched your first bath. I cried. You screamed.

Your nurse gave you this cute little mohawk.

Who knew a baby could be born with so much hair?

We watched you and it was fun when people asked which baby was ours.

The realization would hit that you were minutes old and us standing there, fully clothed, obviously not just going through labor. We would giggle as they would walk off and talk.

It didn't matter how or why, all that mattered was that you were ours.

And then we met her.


Your birth mother.

It's not taboo to talk about her. She is just as much a part of our family as you, as us.

She gave us you, our most perfect and precious son.

And words don't describe that gift, her unselfishness, her love for you.

We talk about her with you. You don't understand. But you will. And I hope you will grow up knowing just how much she loves you, how much she sacrificed for you.

We took our first pictures with you.

Such precious memories in that hospital.

We even got to meet your sister Kayleigh. You look just alike.

And now you are almost three.

Such a big and independent little boy.

I'm so very proud of you.

I love you more than you will ever or could ever know.

I am so thankful God chose me for you.

You may be getting bigger (and stronger as you would say).

But you will always be mine and daddy's 'LT' (Little Tike)

We love you...always and forever.