Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
We went to the zoo on the boy's birthdays. After they had finished school for the day we pulled Lib and Sam out early and went to lunch at Chick-fil-A and then a trip to the zoo. Kristin and Madison came too as well as my Mom. Our friends the Rockeys were able to join us. The icing on the cake was that Mike didn't have work that day, which was unplanned but very welcome. The boys loved having a day with their Papa. It was a fun time to laugh and be with friends. We started off attempting a picture but Ian pricked his finger on the plant and he freaked out because he started to bleed. Just the typical sort of drama to start our outing off on the right foot :)
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
|1st time together. Ian in A hat. Michael in B hat.|
I wasn't able to meet them up close and personal til over 12 hours after I gave birth but I tell you what... it was love at first sight.
I can't believe how much they've grown and changed. How different they are from each and how much they love each other.
|Twins (age-19 months)|
Michael, I love your tenacity. Your perseverance when life hasn't dealt you an easy hand. You don't let anything hold you back. You are tender and affectionate. Your smile makes me smile. Your dark blue eyes take everything in. I love your fierce independence. Mama loves you and is so proud of you!
I look forward to our trip at the zoo today and I look forward to hugs and kisses and smiles and laughter. You both are troopers and I am so crazy about you both!
Thank you for loving me in my weakness and for training me how to multi-task and keeping me desperate enough to keep running back to God. Surely, in my weakness He is strong.
God has great things for you my little men. Hold fast to Jesus. He will carry and sustain you. He will grow you into men who love and know Him and will in turn love others. Let Him full capture your heart. Let's be wild for the Lord together!!!
Happy 5th Birthday!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
I'm so grateful that he's alive and that we have the blessing of this precious boy!
In addition this year is meaningful as Samuel's teacher has recently been diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. She told me that she looks at Samuel and is given hope. That if he can do it, so can she! We are praying for his teacher to heal and survive and Thrive. She's undergoing chemo every 3 weeks on top of teaching a class of 1st graders... talk about a fighter! His teacher is AMAZING!!!
So I am thankful for hope. Hope that comes from many surviving such a horrific disease and the eternal Hope that we have in Jesus Christ!
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Apparently Samuel has a pretty special class "pet". It's name is Fluffy Pebbles and it's a stuffed owl. The goal is to pass the owl to each student in his class through the school year. The kids have to write about what Fluffy did with them at their house in Fluffy's journal. They also have to have pictures... Here are the pics...
|Sam & Fluffy watching a movie|
|Making Rice Krispie treats|
|Samuel reading a book to Fluffy|