Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Daddy & Jaykob had the opportunity to attend the Lowe’s free “How-To” clinic one Saturday. Jaykob was so excited to spend the morning with his Daddy and their mission was to build a Pirate Ship. It was a bonding day for the two of them as Jaykob took several whacks with the hammer into the starboard side of the ship. It did not take very long for Jayk’s little arm to run out of juice & Daddy had to take over with the hammer. The two returned home about an hour later with a new pint-sized carpenter’s apron, protective eye wear, a certificate of achievement (for the wanna-be carpenter) but above all else a wee little pirate ship, complete with a Jolly Roger flag. Like father, like son--my little carpenter duo!
Quickly after we moved here to North Carolina, some of our teen girls rode their horses to our house to show the kids. All of the kids were quite hesitant to be so close-up to the beautiful beasts. Fast forward several months and all three kids had the opportunity to have their picture taken on one of these gentle giants at our church’s “Round-Up Sunday” (Sunday School promotion). I was very uncertain of how each would do remembering their hesitation they showed last time they were so close to the horses. Appearantly they have selective memory.
Ella showed slight hesitation, but Jaykob was willing to jump right up there to pose for a picture. Addi was braver still, asking one of the teens to take her for a short ride. Nearly everyday since she has been asking to ride again! Giddy-up cowgirl!!!
Monday, September 8, 2008
My sweet blonde-headed princess girl started her first day of preschool today. This day played itself up in my mind like a well rehearsed play. I would get her dressed in her little dress she would have insisted on wearing. I would walk her past Daddy's office, past the cemetery, down the hill and into the doors all the while answering question after question being fired by a curious three year old and schlepping her baby sister on my hip. With each step closer to her brand new class, I anticipated feeling her small hand in mine clinging harder and harder until we reached the door. As the sweet lady standing in front of her ready to greet her & sweep her off to her new adventure called preschool, she would cling to my leg as if it where the boogie man stealing her away from her Mommy. I anticipated peeling her hands off of me only to unleash the flood gate of tears that I was positive would ensue. This drama continued in my mind with me walking out of the classroom as my sweetheart collapsed into a heap on the floor as I have seen her do before because Mommy had abandoned her. I would walk away from the scene a guilty mess, but confident that I was making the right decision in leaving her at preschool and make every attempt to enjoy my morning. Addi must have been taking bravery lessons from her older brother, Jaykob. Appearantly I have grossly underestimated my children as of recent! Nothing remotely close to what I had rehearsed in my mind played out for Addi's first day of preschool. The one I had thought would go into her new class kicking & screaming gave me nothing more than a quick hug & kiss and was off. I hung around for a moment anticipating what I thought was going to be the inevitable tears, hoping I would get just one more snuggle & smooch, but all I got was an excited smile as she discovered the dress up clothes.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I was so excited! My cousins, Caiden (4) & Landon (2) came from Ohio for a visit to our new house in North Carolina in July for a few days and we had so much fun! We spent a lot of fun time playing outside in the sun and splashing and jumping in our pool. Caiden found our squirt guns and unleashed the fury on anyone & everyone! We didn't seem to mind too much and we all had our turn.