Easter 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 April 2014 13:45

I know this is a day late, but our Easter was pretty busy, so I didn't get a chance to sit down at the computer for long! Even though it was busy, we had a great Easter weekend. Saturday we got together with Daniel's family, Sunday at lunch we spent time with my family, and Sunday afternoon/evening we got together with our church family for an egg hunt and cookout! It was a jam packed weekend full of fun with our family and friends!

For the first time in a couple years I actually bought my kids Easter outfits. Last year we were moving into our new house and I was pregnant, puking and miserable. Needless to say, clothes shopping was not even on my radar. And the year before I was just lazy. But this year I was determined to get a new family picture for the living room, so I went shopping two days before Easter and ended up with outfits that I was pretty pleased with! Here are a couple pictures of my cutie patootie boys. The lack of sunshine on Easter was a bit of a bummer, so the lighting was less than desirable. But badly lit pictures are better than no pictures at all! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

*sigh* I love my little family.

And yes, I did bribe my kids with Reese's eggs for this group photo. I only feel slightly bad about that. ;)

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend celebrating our Risen Savior!

 
My Boys in Black and White PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:37

 

 

 

 
My Babies PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 March 2014 09:06

Good Friday morning to you all!

I found myself with a little extra time this morning (aka: the baby was napping, the older boys were playing unusually well and I decided to procrastinate folding laundry), so I thought I would quickly share an update and some recent-ish pictures of my kiddos. :)

Zachariah and Micaiah are continuing to annoy each other to no end, while at the same time being the best of buds. The fussing and fighting and yelling between the two of them will be the death of me. I swear it will. But right as I am at my wits end with them I observe Z reading to Micaiah, or Micaiah snuggling up to Zachariah during a movie and it just melts me.

Elijah is almost five months old. FIVE MONTHS. He is growing so fast. And goodness he's cute. He loves sitting in his Bumbo, paci, watching his brothers play, seeing and hearing his Dad, snuggling Mama and smiling. Oh how he looooves smiling! He cannot keep his hands out of his mouth these days, which has me on the lookout for cute little baby teeth! Little dude is not sleeping through the night yet, which is all but killing me. He will go one week with only waking up once a night, then the next week he will wake up every two-three hours. Which makes teaching my 1st grader and dealing with a high maintenance three year old even more difficult than usual. We just finished up one of those sleep deprived weeks. Oh, and did I mention we are potty training Micaiah this week? Yeah. It's been rough. But the weekend is quickly approaching and I am hoping and praying that I will be getting four to five consecutive hours of sleep again soon!

Ok, my free time is up. There is a fight breaking out over transformers in the next room. ;)

Enjoy the pictures and have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Micaiah's Special Day PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 February 2014 09:45


Today is a big day for this little boy.

It's a day he has been looking forward to for MONTHS, and now that it is here he can hardly contain his excitement.

 

Today, my dear friends, Micaiah turns three years old.

THREE!

I don't know how it happened, my baby is now a big kid.

This kid has me wrapped around his little finger. He is a mamas boy through and through. He is snuggly, stubborn, hilarious, cantankerous, loving and oh-so-dramatic. He likes all things having to do with ninja turtles, transformers and superheros. He enjoys all kinds of fruit, cheese and pasta and turns his nose up at green beans, asparagus and popcorn. He still sleeps with and carries around his beloved bear just about everywhere he goes. He is happiest when running around the backyard with his older brother and in his spare time he likes to "do school" and help take care of his younger brother. ;) He is a complete nut and he fits SO perfectly into our family. He constantly keeps us laughing and I can truly say that our lives would be SO boring without him!

 

Happy birthday, Micaiah. I love you more than words could express. I am so thankful God has allowed me to be your Mom! Love you bunches, boogie.

 
Jumpy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 13:56

I am a pet killer.

That may sound harsh, but it's reality. I never mean to kill my pets, but low and behold, it always happens. My hamster? I forgot to feed it, and it died. In fact, that poor hamster tried to get out of there while he still could. If I remember correctly, while we were on vacation, the hamster somehow climbed out of its tank, jumped off my dresser and crawled in the trashcan to hide. Unfortunately for Cuddles I found it and returned it to the tank. Prince, my bird that I loved oh-so-much? Forgot to feed him too. I woke up one morning and he was just lying in the bottom of his cage lifeless. I was a wee bit upset. Zachariah's very first pet was a fish, and I killed that too. He had just turned three and was so excited about having a pet to call his own. But dear ole' Mom didn't keep the tank clean enough, and that fish caught a disease and died.

I'm too forgetful to take proper care of a pet. In fact, my track record has made me be totally at peace with not owning a pet ever again.

That being said, we have a new pet! Rather, Zachariah has a new pet. Don't worry, Daniel is the primary one responsible for this poor little animal that has entered our home.

 

Meet Jumpy. He (we are assuming it is a "he") is a crested gecko and he is just about the cutest reptile I have ever seen.

Yeah, I never thought I would be saying THAT.

 

Jumpy got his name honestly. This gecko loves to jump. He jumps from your hand to the floor, jumps from one person to another, jumps from a red shirt to a green shirt, jumps from one of us to his terrarium ... he's a jumper. And once Zachariah realized this little guy's jumping capabilities, the name Jumpy just seemed perfect! ;)

 

While we have only had Jumpy McJumperton Titus (yes, that is his full name) since Christmas, we have already learned a little bit about the guy. For instance, he loves the colors green, blue and black but hates the color red. Every time Z holds Jumpy while wearing his red Angry Bird pajamas Jumpy tries his darndest to get away from him, often jumping over to Daniel for refuge. For that reason, Zachariah tries to wear green a lot so that Jumpy will stay put and like him more. And it has worked! :)

 

When he eats (geckos don't eat a lot during the winter months, AND it takes them a while to settle after a big move), he eats a diet that consists of a powdered crested gecko food and crickets. He only eats the crickets two or three times a week, which means we have a cricket keeper with about ten crickets in it at any given time. So not only do we have to feed, water and care for a gecko AND his terrarium, we also have to feed and water crickets. And coat them in a calcium powder before giving them to Jumpy. So yeah, not very low maintenance, but I don't think many pets are. And Z ADORES him, so it's all good. Plus, Zachariah is learning how to do most of this stuff himself, so that's a plus!

Except for the crickets. An adult changes out their food and water, because I am NOT chancing a child accidentally knocking over that container and letting crickets loose in my house!  *shudder*

 

Anyway. That's about it as far as our new pet is concerned. Daniel and Z have been taking GREAT care of him, and Micaiah and I have kinda kept our distance. It is taking us a little longer to get used to the idea of having a lizard crawl all over us. ;)

 

Welcome to the family, Jumpy. I hope and pray you stick around for a while!

 
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