Thursday, September 30, 2010

New pictures

Cody is now 8 moths old. He is sitting up so well, eating everything in sight, babbling, and rolling wherever he wants to go. Just can't believe time is flying. I am just getting around to getting more professional pictures taken. I think they turned out great and hope you like them. Here are just a few...

Such a handsome man

He loves his big sister

My great kids

More to come soon, but Cody is calling.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


So many times I did not have time for lunch with friends. They were busy, work got crazy, or someone didn't feel good. Now that I do not have the opportunity for lunch with friends, I really miss it. Cody and I had a nice lunch today at Panera. Fun, but not the same.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My baby is growing up

My mom always said "time goes by so fast." For me as a kid, time seemed to drag so slow. Now that I have children, I just can't seem to grasp the time passing so quickly. Ani is now 6 years old and has started first grade. I am growing, and did not cry this year until Cody and I were safely in the car and pulling away from the the primary school.

It seems like yesterday, I was pregnant and we were discussing names and dreams for her. Now, I am packing her lunch, doing homework, memorizing bible verses and wishing I could really take it all in. I know I am home with them everyday, but I still feel like I am missing it. They will only be little for a short time and she is not so little anymore. She a generous, kind, energetic and curious kid. I often wonder how God deemed me worthy of raising her (and Cody).

This weekend was especially exciting. We finished the long awaited swingset, complete with monkey bars. She has had a blast playing on it. Cody even has a swing too. She played in her first soccer game and scored a goal. Wish I could say it was the winning goal, but we have a few more Saturdays to win. For her, it isn't about winning; at least not yet.

Last, she came downstairs to announce that she has a loose tooth! Yes, it really is loose this time. I do not think that it will be coming out soon, but she is working hard. For those of you that truly know me, you know this creeps me out! I did not intentionally pull a single tooth from my head. I knocked most of them out by falling, running from someone who was trying to pull it out, or by going to the dentist. I am not a "tooth" person but for her I will look every 5 minutes to see how loose it is and watch as it spins a little more than it did this morning. She is my sunshine and I do not tell her enough.

So today, as everyday, I sit and pray for her. I pray that she finds God plan and that I can guide her lovingly down her path not my path. And I try to be ok with chocolate milk, suckers, monkey bars, school bus rides, and a messy room. It will all be gone soon enough and I will miss it. I am sure to give her that hug and kiss before and after school and hang on to the Cody-bear in the middle.

She makes me laugh and makes me cry, and I love her with all of my heart! She is forever my little sweet pea.

Monday, September 13, 2010

At the Beach

To catch you up a bit, we decided to take the kids to the beach for a short family vacation to Virginia Beach. I had planned to spend a day at Williamsburg/Jamestown, the beach, and maybe a day at Busch Gardens. Well, that was too much for one trip. We ended up only spending time at the beach. It was great and Ani loved it. Cody did not. He was not impressed with water or sand, but loved to stroll on the boardwalk in his stroller.

I hope to spend more time at the beach in the future. It was relaxing and not a far drive. If anyone wants to join us, we will meet you. Lots of fun and sun for everyone!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Catching up

I am trying to catch up with my thoughts. We had a wonderful time in Utah with Nana and Papaw. Ani enjoyed school each day while Cody and I kept Papaw busy. We went up on the mountain, saw a "green show" of the Shakespeare Festival, ate ice cream, and went camping. We also celebrated Papaw's birthday a little early. It was the most fun we could pack into our week. I wish we could go more often.

Both kids are amazing travelers. Ani is so helpful and Cody enjoyed the flight (as much as a 6 month old can.) I am so proud to be their mom. I thank God for them. More later...