Franklin Five

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Monday, October 29, 2007

Only 15 Minutes Away!

Last night, we went over to the Fulks new house and got a tour of the place. Their parents are here helping to paint some rooms before their furniture is delivered. It was so exciting to see where they will live which is only 15 minutes from our house. Can you tell we are happy to

have them here? We ate pizza with them and the kids ran around in the backyard.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

They are finally here!

Our good friends from Michigan haved moved to our area and we are so excited!! They are staying with us for a few days before the movers deliver the boxes to their new house. We are having lots of fun with them. Saturday the kids put on their costumes and we went to the Pumpkin Festival in downtown. Graham is a monkey, Gretchen is a flapper girl, Emma is a bride, and Tucker is a horse. Wesley is a little pumpkin.

fall fun

Graham is enjoying a cupcake! Wesley just gets to look on and dream of when he gets old enough to join in on the fun.
Wesley and his cousin, Drew, wore their pumpkin costumes to the festival on Saturday. My brother, Tim, is holding Drew.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


After naptime, Graham was eating a snack of crackers. Periodically, he would hand one to me, and I tell him thank you for sharing. When he got to the last cracker in his cup, he broke it in half. He gave me one half and he ate the other half. Could it be that he is finally catching on to the concept of sharing? I was so excited!! Maybe he really does listen to me.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Halloween Parade

We had a Halloween parade at our neighborhood playgroup. Because of the rainy weather, the parade was inside. The children had a great time running around the house in their costumes, playing together, and eating snacks. I was happy to get together with the other moms and have something fun to do on a rainy day. I'm thankful to have other moms in the neighborhood to get together with.

Monday, October 15, 2007


What would I do without my friends? They are each a gift from the Lord and I am so thankful for them. Over these last few months, they have listened to me, cried with me, prayed for me, laughed with me, brought me meals, traveled many miles to see me, helped to care for my children, oohed and awed at the sight of my newborn, brought me gifts, brought me companionship to break up a long day alone with kids, provided playmates for my son, overlooked my son's tendency to bite, emailed me words of encouragment, gave me words of wisdom, loved me with all of my weaknesses and flaws, and shared lots of mommy stories to remind me that I am not alone.

Thank you, God, for my friends!

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Wesley is three months old-take 2!

A happier three month picture!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Wesley is three months old!

I am three months old! Maybe Mommy can get a better picture of me in the next few days. :) Although you can't tell from this picture, I do like to smile.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Spooky Spider

Graham made this spider hat at "school" today. He's enjoying Mother's Day Out, and I am too. Wesley and I usually go grocery shopping on the way home from dropping Graham off, and then I enjoy some quiet time around the house while Wesley naps. Graham is making friends at school, takes a nap there (which I really wondered about), and has fun making crafts and playing on the big playground. I'm thankful he has that time every Friday.

Our Little Baylor Bear

Graham found some of Tim's old Baylor shirts that he wore as a little boy. Graham was happy to wear one of them, and I thought it was just too cute. Maybe our boys will be Baylor Bears someday. Their Perpy hopes so!

Monday, October 01, 2007

You are never to old for the play gym!

Graham wanted to eat his snack today underneath the playgym. Graham loved this toy when he was a baby, and now Wesley is really enjoying it. Graham still thinks it's a pretty cool toy. It's nice of Wesley to share it with his big brother.
I took this picture of the two of us. Graham's got a mouth full of crackers and doesn't look to thrilled to be taking a picture. I just wanted to post it because it shows how similar our eye color is. He's got my hazel eyes which I got from my dad. We think Wesley might have his daddy's blue eyes. Time will tell.