Thursday, May 30, 2013

Our Memorial Day weekend

We had the best 3 day weekend.  It was filled with just the right amount of playing, resting, friends and good food.

We started off with ice cream cones Friday night.

Saturday morning we took the boys fishing.  This was sort of a trial run to see how it would go. They loved it and we'll be heading back very soon.

This picture cracks me up because it is so typical of the boys.  Sawyer bossing helping Graham and telling him how/what to do.

Sawyer did great and he could really cast it and reel it in. 

Graham was his usual destructive self - he broke his pole after a few minutes. Ha.  Luckily, Keith was able to fix it.

LOVE this pic.

Saturday night we cooked out and had some friends and our sweet neighbors over to eat.
The weather was great -- and we enjoyed some time outside after we ate.  My boys are obsessed with bubbles!

Sweet Ella is such a doll.  I think she's a fan of bubbles now too!

Jumping with my boys.  This happens pretty much every day.  And I'm thankful my sweet friend picked up my camera and snapped a pic. 

Us with our babies!

The boys have finally mastered the motorized ride on toys we have and they are loving them.

Nope, I never tire of taking pictures of my boys sleeping!

These boys love to rough house.  When I picked Graham up from the nursery Sunday one of the teachers asked me if Graham was a wrestler because he kept trying to tackle him.  Ha.

And we made our summer list.  Saw was so excited this year and he was telling Graham all about the fun stuff we were going to do.  He's so sweet!

Friday, May 24, 2013


It's Friday.

And the 3 day weekend has us jumping for joy!

On the agenda for this weekend:
making our summer list
cook out with friends
and lots of relaxing around the house

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This and That

Thank you so much to everyone who called, texted and emailed to check on us after the devastating tornado that hit our state on Monday.  Thankfully we are safe and fine.  But my heart is broken for those that lost so much and especially for those families who are putting their lives back together without their babies.  I honestly can't even imagine dropping your child off at school and then never seeing them alive again. 
But I am praying so hard for everyone affected!

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
Psalm 34:14

These boys are a mess.  Everyday they are becoming better buddies and together seem to be getting themselves into a lot of mischief lately.  I'm a little terrified of the future.

Sunday morning before church, Keith was in the shower and the boys and I were in the play room playing.  They were playing nicely with their cars so I decided I would run to the kitchen really quick to clean up from breakfast.  From the kitchen I could hear them laughing and thought to myself, man they are being so sweet together.  Then I walked back out to the playroom and couldn't believe my eyes.  They were standing in a sea of broken glass, giggling.  They had taken 2 Auburn snow globes (that have been sitting in the same spot for 3+ years and they've never even paid them any attention) and thrown them and broken them.  There was glass, glitter and water everywhere.  Yep, they are a mess.

Look at Graham's face....doesn't he look like he's up to no good?! :)

Sleeping pictures are so precious.  It makes them seem so little and sweet! Ha. :)

It's no secret Sawyer is a fan of the movie Cars, the characters and the actual cars.  He asks for new one about every day.  The other morning he was asking for the white one and I told him he already had a lot of cars and he should appreciate those.  He replied that he did and he would really appreciate the white car.  Ha.  Funny guy.

I created a sticker chart to reward Sawyer for good behavior.  This way he has to earn new cars. 

Saw had a dentist appointment yesterday and did so awesome.  He's really becoming a big boy.  The last 2 visits he would barely open his mouth.  This time he let them clean his teeth and floss them.  I was SO proud!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Can you blame me?

His kills me. 
 I'm such a sucker for this one. 
Pretty sure he's going to get everything he ever asks for!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mother's Day Weekend

My Mother's Day weekend was wonderful.  I was celebrated by my boys.  They gave me homemade cards, picked me flowers and Saw kept telling me it was my special day.  They are still pretty young so most of this was prompted by their sweet dad, and I'm grateful they have such a great example in him!
They had goodies for me when I picked them up from school on Friday.

My favorite types of gifts, for sure!

flowers they picked for me

the weather was beautiful and we spent most of the weekend playing outside

homemade cards :)

I could not have asked for a better weekend!