Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Luke's Birthday Present

I was changing Luke's diaper and Will and Jack came running in and announced they had the perfect idea for what we could get Luke for his birthday that is 2.5 months away. I asked what and they said, "A baby sister!!" 😳

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hot Cooker

Will and Jack were discussing cooking this morning.

Will: The thing about ladies is that they can cook really good.
Jack: Like Nonna. She's a hot cooker.

bahahahaha day made.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Day's Earnings

After prayer Will asked Patrick what rewards he had earned working today. Patrick gave him a few choices. Will chose and Jack asked about him. His was considerably less because he hadn't worked as hard. He was fussing and coming up with plenty of excuses as to why he hadn't worked as hard, but should receive the same reward. Seeing he was getting nowhere he gave up. As he was heading up the stairs, Patrick called out to him and said, "Jack you remember this Summer when you were out there working with me and how you worked for days to earn the money for a bb gun?" Jack without missing a beat, "Yeah, I was sweatin' like a dog out there!" 😂

Friday, June 10, 2016

No More Medicine!

We have slowly been weaning Will from his medicine since December. When he had been down to 1 pill of Lamictal for 2 months, I called his Neurologist and he told us we were done with the meds. Wow. So incredible to actually be here at this point. Surreal. That was on Monday so we had big bowels of ice cream to celebrate that night and on Saturday we ordered Will's favorite pizza and made plans to watch The Force Awakens. I sure love that boy, and I am so incredibly grateful to be where we are today with him.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fair Trade?

I was cleaning up the kitchen this afternoon while Will was sitting in the living room holding Luke. We were talking about how sweet he is and giggling when we would hear his little noises.

I asked, "Do you think we'll have anymore babies?"

"I don't think so."

"Why not?"

"There's just too many boys here. If you have another baby, it will be a boy and we will have 7 boys including Cooper. That's just too many."

"It is a lot."

"How about we ask Aunt Julee if we can make a trade for Ceseley?"

hahahaha "Okay, and who would we trade for Ceseley?"

Not missing a beat, "Sam."

He is a bit of a threenager right now (bless his heart), so I can totally understand how he came to this conclusion.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

"I needa take a nap!"

We spent the morning cleaning the house and getting ready for movie night. We still hadn't seen the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Patrick was giving the boys a much needed haircut and I realized I hadn't seen Samuel in a little bit so I went to look for him. I found him all snuggled up in the floor asleep with all his blankets and stuffed animals. Sometimes when he's tired he'll say, "I needa take a nap!" very matter-of-factly. It's pretty adorable.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ice Cream Sunday

I made some homemade hot fudge and caramel sauce for our treat. The kids decided they wanted theirs in cones with m&ms. I had mine with strawberries, fudge, and caramel. So good.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sunday Morning

Will asks at least 50x a day to hold Luke. Unfortunately he doesn't get to hold him that much. He is gone at school or Luke is eating or fussy, so he doesn't get near the amount of snuggling that he would like. He asked this morning and it worked out just right.

This is what Sunday morning looks like at our house right now; Little boys in underwear, cuddled under blankets, and watching veggie tales. I couldn't resist taking a picture. I wanted to remember this moment so badly. All of my boys. In one spot. Happy to be together. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Park Day

After I picked the boys up from school we headed to Eagleville Park. The big boys played while Luke and I enjoyed the cool breeze snuggled up in the gazebo.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Luke+Great Grandma+Great Aunt

Aunt Marsha was taking Grandma back to the eye doctor after her cornea replacement and they stopped by to meet Luke. Love these special moments and memories.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Baby Tush + Jack & Luke

I just love the way little babies sleep with their tush in the air. Makes me melt.

Jack rarely asks to hold Luke. But he loves holding him and is so gentle and delicate with him.  Probably because he has heard me tell Will "no" so many times. Anytime I ask Jack he is always up for it. I need to slow down and remember to seek out this little moments. They are fleeting. But he loves holding him and is so gentle and delicate with him.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Sunday

We hosted Easter dinner at our house today. Patrick took Will & Jack to church and Sam, Luke, and I stayed home. Blake and Lauren arrived first, and then Brett. We got the last minute things ready for lunch. Mom and Joe and Holly's family came a little later. Bryce's family stopped by for an egg hunt after lunch. It was so nice having everyone here. I loved it.

I love Easter and the many things it reminds me of. This was the first Easter without Grandma Miller. I thought a lot about her. A lot of my Easter memories are connected to her. I missed her a lot today. I made her ham, and even used her roasting pan. I'm so thankful for my Savior and what he has done for me that gives me the hope that one day I will see not only my Grandma again, but be with all those I love and who are so important to me.

I was really wanting a picture of me with all 4 boys today, but could never find the right time. This so did not turn out the way I had been imagining it. Me with my four boys, but this is I'm sure a much more accurate depiction of each of their personalties when it comes to picture making...Love 'em anyway!

 ALSO! Today was Luke's due date. So happy he's already here!

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