Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For this child I (we) have prayed...

There are many things to say about our journey so far with this baby boy....but mostly we just want to celebrate our many blessings including the one additional little (but so very big) blessing that we can celebrate right now! We are so thankful to God for him, for each other and for our best ever family and friends. I've always believed it takes a village to take care of our children and we certainly do love our village:)




Making his blog debut...meet baby boy Bullis!

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."- Psalm 139:13







Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fresh Air Is Good for Your Soul

We enjoyed good company and lots of nice Fall fresh air this weekend. Hopefully we are recharged for another busy week.


We made our way out to Freedom Park for the Cornhole tournament.



The kids took full advantage of all their fun activities and lots of cuddly mascots.



 Our super hula-hooper!



Today we made our way out to the farm to pick apples. We've been seeing lots of apple picking going on from friends and decided it was our turn to join...just before the apple picking turns to pumpkin picking.

Had to explore the corn field first.




Then the serious apple seeking began. Look high..look low.





Success!




We left with mission accomplished and heavy bags. If you are hungry for apples, come see us!


Serious apple cider drinking going on before we left.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Un-clog the blog

So I've been a little paused and behind on the blog (and an assortment of other areas in my life;)....So glad some noteworthy pictures and a full fun weekend are helping me unclog my blog procrastination.

The Princess at Chick-fil-A..Make up, face paint, princesses, and chicken nuggets....what more could she want?



Daddy cuddles...always room for everyone.


Dolphin Tale 2...we've been waiting.


Tinley and Braxton and a pajama party.


Dance Days...Tinley always wants the brightest craziest tights in the class.  So far it's working out.


Fun in Atlanta with our friends. Although we've been to Lego  Discovery Center a couple of times, this time they had the most fun with their buddies.


Lego Girls


The Green Ninja (has been in our lives since it's first debut). Oh green ninja, we have spent so much money on legos because of you. Parker was thrilled at the new Ninjago laser maze.


The little cheerleader.


 This face...need say no more.


Serious and silly pizza making. 


Just hand over the cupcakes....Never too much celebrating.




The Snuggle Bunnies


These boys enjoyed lego building, ninja-ing, and being pretty silly.


Life is better if someones holding your hand...especially if they are this cute!



These fun weekends do fly by...but they sure are sweet!



Monday, September 8, 2014

School Days

School days have started (for some of us at least). We've had an unusual start of without me going...but I'm very proud of how these two have handled their first days.  They've conquered the first days of having to get up and get going and even a little homework. Now to make it about 170 more...

Can't believe the little boy look is gone... a big 3rd grade year for a growing guy.
 

Last year of preschool for this girl. It's hard to ever call her big but her book bag no longer looks like it's  going to make her fall over and she has some confidence about this school thing!
 




Have fun!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

8 is GREAT!

All less than 24 hours of it that is. But so far 8's been really great for Parker!  Of course when you've been doing all these things that 8 year olds (particularly 8 year old boys) like to do, it's hard to go wrong!

Gaming!


 Winning tickets!


Bumper Cars!
 
 



This group ready to take on Laser Tag!
 

So maybe it's not just 8 year old boys it's fun for;)


What is this cake you ask?... A Pokemon ball. Not especially interesting to most but exactly what Parker wanted.


Serious Pokemon card trading...


 A good time had by all!