Monday, June 04, 2012

Braden's Fall

Today we took the kids to the Mickey pool for an afternoon of swimming. Avery was being her normal fish self, swimming all over the pool by herself. We were watching Braden splash around and practice "swimming" in the shallow end. He was also enjoying the slide. At one point he climbed up the ladder to the slide smiling. He gave me a big thumbs up, and when I looked at Kenny to see if he saw the thumbs up, I heard a thud. Braden had fallen from the top of the ladder and hit his back, side and head on the concrete. Kenny never runs to hurt kids, but he ran to pick him up. After we checked him over, he only had scrapes on his back and head. I am so thankful that God protected our little guy. I honestly believe that there were angels there catching him.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tball Time

The kids had their first tball game Monday night. They were so cute, and both did a great job of hitting and running. Avery isn't as interested, but is one of the best players on the team. She played the catcher position the first inning, and stopped every ball that came to her. She still needs a little practice throwing, but is doing very well to have not wanted to play in the first place. Braden of course is excited. He doesn't like playing in the field because "no one ever hits a ball" to him.

I love my kiddies, and it sure is fun watching them embark on new activities!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Baby Is Turning 7!

My Avery:
You are still as smart as ever, and you excel in math. You are reading on a third grade level, and you only just graduated from kindergarten! You are not interested in sports, but you have recently embarked on playing TBall with your brother, and you are one of the best ones on the team. This just goes to show that you are going to excel in whatever you put your mind to in the future. I am glad for you to go to school everyday, but am also glad to have you home for the summer. All seems right with the world when you are around. You are still a good big sister even when your crazy brother tries to drive you nuts. We only have about a month left until your baby brother arrives and you seem to be excited. You keep telling me that you don't want to have kids when you get older, that you want to adopt someone who doesn't have a momma or daddy. You like to play computer games, and are especially good at the strategy ones where you have to figure out which moves to make. You seem to be going through a growth spurt because I can't seem to keep your stomach full. You still love to swim, and look like a little fish in the water when you have your mask that covers your eyes and nose.

Your daddy and I still love you as much and more as we did the day we met you. We pray everyday that you grow up to continue to love God even more than you do now. You have such a tender heart, and I hope that never changes. We love you Avery Dean. I just can't believe you are turning 7!!

Friday, May 11, 2012


We got to have an ultrasound yesterday to see how big the baby is getting. He is about 5 1/2 pounds already and still is measuring two weeks ahead! Our ultrasound tech is awesome, and she gave us a glimpse of our sweet baby in 4D! The second I saw his sweet, chubby cheeks I barely could hold back the tears! It was amazing how it looked exactly like a picture or him! We are supposed to have seven weeks left, but they said to be preparing for more like five.

Avery graduates from kindergarten next Tuesday! I can't believe how fast this year has gone! My first sweet baby is growing up! My parents and brother are getting to come for the graduation, and mom is bringing all of Bennett's bedding that she has sewn! I look greats to getting it all put together!

Braden and Avery are both enjoying tball. They have had a few practices and will have their first game in a little over a week.

I've never been one to do well with change, and my world is going to be flipped upside down in a few weeks. I'm sure though it will soon become the new norm. I remember looking back trying to remember how life was with just Avery, and it's all fuzzy, so I'm sure the same will happen once Bennett gets here.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy weekend

I just love weekends were we don't have anything planned, but end up spending so much family time doing fun stuff together. We took the kids by a safety fair where they got to look in firetrucks, get balloon animals, play with puppies, and jump in a bouncy house. On the way home we stopped by the humane shelter and let the kids play with more animals. Saturday night we went to some friends house and had dinner and played games.

Sunday has been as equally good. After morning service, we enjoyed potluck then Braden led a sing during the afternoon service. He is always so proud if himself, as are we! The kids spent the afternoon playing with our neighbor's great grand kids and Kenny and I rested. Tonight we ate out at Wendy's then Kenny took us for an ice cream treat. Such a fun weekend. I love my family and feel so blessed to have them!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

These days...

The kids and I have been enjoying this perfect weather. They've wanted to take lots of walks and bike rides, and it seems we pick up some playmates along the way.

The baby is growing to be a healthy big boy! I'm 31 weeks along, but at the doctor today I measured 33. I've been measuring two weeks ahead the while time so they are going to do an ultrasound next appointment so we can see if he's getting big.

I've been sewing up burp cloths. They are so simple and it has been fun creating.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Artistic Avery

Who's proud of this gal?! I am! Avery's art teacher entered a piece she did in the contest at ASU museum in Jonesboro, and we just found out she placed! We won't know which place until the awards ceremony this Sunday! Go girl!! {Am I secrectly pleased she's turning out to be artistic? Why yes, yes I am...}