Monday, September 29, 2014

Keeper of the Stairs

I think this boy loves the stairs as much as I do.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Brothers Sleeping

Will always begs for Sam to sleep with him. We have said yes a few times and Sam usually just gets up and comes to find us. Not on this night.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sam and I have been walking down on the Greenway on days when the older boys are at (pre) school. After I walk, I take him to the playground to play for a little bit before we head home for lunch.  He loves playing in the tunnel.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Our Fireplace & Our Boys


Monday, September 15, 2014

Framing Finished!

Finally! So happy that piece is done. And I now have stairs! Yay!

















Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jack's 5!

Jack had been begging to go to Chuck E Cheese's for his birthday. We invited Jack's friend Kylie and her family to go with us. Jack has been really into Spiderman for a little while so a Spiderman cake is what he asked for. It was my first time making and using fondant. Wow. It was not easy. But it's pretty easy to impress a 5 year old so it worked out fine. He had fun playing games and spending time with his friends. After CEC's we stopped by a new Italian ice shop here, Rita's. Then we went out to the house and built a fire until dark. When we got back, Jack opened up his birthday presents, which included his very own big boy bike! It was a fun day. Love this little stinker. He keeps me on my toes.








Sam loved Jack's new bicycle helmet and wouldn't take it off. 

Jack's 5th Birthday Letter

Happy Birthday, Jack!

Another year has passed and you are still continuing to add joy and laughter to my days. If anyone can make me laugh, it's you.  We still have our battles between what I think and what you want, but for the most part we balance each other out pretty well.

You are such a smarty pants!! and have a super quick wit! I'm amazed at how quickly you grasp new ideas and you love, love, love to learn and understand why things are the way they are. And when you ask and we don't have the answer you are quick to try and logically think your way through it, and why it must be the way that it is.

You have a heart that is sweet and tender and thoughtful. You often think about others and how you can make them happy and feel included. This makes me so proud!

I love you to pieces and love hearing you laugh...it's contagious, and the sounds of it always makes me smile or laugh along with you.

Your temper is definitely something to be reckoned with, and I hope and pray you are able to learn how to compromise a little better in this coming year.

You love to sing and you are quite the entertainer (when you don't get embarrassed or shy).

I'm so happy and so thankful to be your Mommy. I know you love me dearly and remind me of myself and how I felt about my mommy when I was little. I didn't want her out of my sight!! Will sometimes says he wishes I had a job where someone else would watch y'all while I was at work. But not you!! You want to keep me near and dear, always! It feels good knowing I'm loved so much by you.

You have done a good job of trying to have courage and try new things this year like starting preschool, learning to swim, and ride a big boy bike, going to your primary class all by yourself. I am so proud of you, because I know new things can be scary. But they can also be so much fun! I'm proud of you and I love you!

I don't know how I got so lucky to be your Mommy?? Better not to question it, but just enjoy the ride!!

All my love,
Mommy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Warren Co. Fair

Mom wanted to take the boys to the fair and since Will had an abbreviated day today, it seemed like it would be the best time to go. Before we went Mom had the boys help her decorate a pumpkin. The boys were a little nervous about riding the rides, but once they rode a couple they warmed up to the idea pretty quick.






Sunday, September 7, 2014

I'm gonna miss this



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Still Framing

They've started on the upstairs, but still no stairs. Can't wait for those to be done, and I don't have to climb a ladder up there anymore.