Monday, February 22, 2010

Gone fishin'

The sun was shining all weekend and the temperatures were in the 50's! It was so nice to have a break from the wet, cold weather. It has been such a loooong winter and I, personally, am 100% over it! While I love staying home with my children rain, shine, snow, whatever mother nature sends our way, what I really love is being able to be outdoors with them. We took full advantage of the beautiful day on Sunday. We packed a picnic lunch and took a family fishing trip. Drew was excited to catch a "weally, weally BIG fish", Chad was happy to be in the great outdoors again, and Caroline and I..well..we were both just tickled we got to go along! We didn't catch any fish so I have no pics to show but we had a great time!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Joyful 3's

Little Mr. Drew never ceases to amaze us. We laugh so hard at almost everything that come out of his mouth. I have recently had to start writing down all of the things my little character says and does so that I will never forget any of it. Although the 3 year old brings on a whole new set of challenges, I love this age so much!
We were waiting on "Mom-Mom" (my mom) to get to our house last week. A few minutes before, Drew disappears into the bathroom. Chad found him first and let me know that I needed to come. Chad- "Drew, what are you doing"? Drew- "I gotta shave my face for Mom-Mom" Mommy- "You have to shave your face for Mom-Mom?" Drew- "Yeah, her don't like it when I have hair on my face."
We will never understand the stream of thoughts that lead to our children's silly, random actions but there are so many times where I'd give anything to get into the mind of my 3 year old. God love this child! One thing's for sure-he will be ready to shave when that dreadful time comes. Take a close look at the pics and you will agree!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's a great day at the Circus!

Chad & I took Drew to the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus a couple weeks ago. It was quite different than the circus from my childhood that took place under a big tent in Kennett, MO. We had a great time! When we asked Drew what his favorite thing from the circus was he said "the elephants and the tigers and the zebras and the clowns". For several days following the circus, he played dress-up as a clown using Daddy's shoes as his big clown shoes. He is such a silly little boy! It really was terrific and we can't wait to go again next year!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A New Year..(and a month already gone)

I will blame the holidays for why I haven't blogged in a couple months. What busy months October, November, & December always are. I love to blog so I decided I must make it a priority. We had a great Thanksgiving and an even better Christmas. We got our first real snow last week and enjoyed being snowed in for a couple of days. What a perfect excuse to sit around in your pajamas by a fire doing nothing but eating, playing and cuddling with your children, and watching movies for 3 straight days! Drew built his first snowman and Caroline saw her very first snow. I am pretty sure she would've appreciated a pair of sunglasses-it was so bright and pretty!

Caroline began sitting up the day after Christmas which also happened to be her 6 month birthday. We were so excited! It's amazing how they just pick a day to all of a sudden do the thing we've been waiting for them to do. Since then, she has begun practicing her crawling and will be taking off any day now! She started solids back in November and started out slow but, oh my, how she loves it and scarfs it down now. Most days, I can't feed her fast enough. She loves almost everything I've tried so far except for peas and she especially loves sweet potatoes and fruit.
Drew continues to love preschool and all his "fwenz". I am extremely pleased with his preschool. The director pours her heart into this preschool and it is evident. The teachers are the most kind, caring people I have ever been around. The place is neat and sparkling clean all the time. Most importantly, Drew is thriving and I have to give SMA some of the credit!
My children are the center of my life. I find myself smiling a whole lot these days. I continue to thank the Lord daily for blessing me with Drew and Caroline. I am truly amazed by them..their little grins and giggles, their little finger and toes, their beautiful blue eyes. I wonder is it normal that almost on a daily basis I think about how miraculous it is that I, with the help of Chad of course, created these little beings that bring us so much joy?!?! I love every little inch of both of them! They are so innocent, so dependent, and make my heart melt over and over.