Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
I'm sorry I don't have a picture of the boys dressed for church. We're always rushing to get to church on time. This year, Graham really started understanding what Easter is all about. (well, as much as a two year old can understand about death and resurrection) I look forward to watching that understanding grow each year in my boys.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
While Graham and Daddy were out in the garage, Wesley took his morning nap. He's such a good napper, and he almost always wakes up happy. So nice since I'm usually struggling with Graham during his naptime.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Getting crafty...My friend, Rainer, inspired me to make some shirts for the boys. Graham likes his dump truck shirt, and it was really easy to make. If you get inspired too just ask me about the details. I'm excited to make more.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Here are just a few pictures from our visit with Nana and Grandpa Sam. I'll add more later. We had a great time having them with us for the past several days. They traveled through snow and ice on Friday and Saturday to be with us. We did lots of fun things with them. We went to the zoo, went to the park, had picnic lunches, played outside, read books, celebrated Will and Drew's baptism, had a root canal...uh, well, that wasn't very fun. Nana and G.Sam watched the boys while I had a root canal. My first time to have that done and hopefully my last. No, it really wasn't that bad and I feel pretty good now, but I don't want to repeat it any time soon. Anyway, as they were driving away today, Graham cried and said, "I want Nana!" Come back soon, dude and bubba! :)
I can't believe how quickly time is going by during Wesley's first year. Well, the first few months did not fly by but these last few have. He has two teeth now and loves to chew on everything. He had a teething cracker tonight and loved it. He sit likes to sit and play with toys. He's off his reflux medicine and hardly ever spits up now. Praise the Lord! He likes being on his tummy but shows little sign toward crawling. He smiles easily, is very ticklish, and giggles often. Heidi made up a cheer for him that always puts a big grin on his face so we sing it often: Wes-a-ley Wes-a-ley Wes-a-ley ley ley! Cheesy, I know, but she used it to get him back to sleep in the middle of the night and it worked. All she had to do was sing it once and he quieted down and went back to sleep. We love our Wes-e-ley!
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Brrrr...it was chilly!
Everyone was happy outside.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
It was a nice time alone with my hubby, and I think it's very important to take those opportunities to keep your marriage strong. Tim is my best friend, and I still enjoy being with him. But, you know what I realized? I really like having my boys around. I like coming home from a dinner out and checking on them while they are sleeping. I like hearing the little sounds they make in the morning when they wake up even if it stirs me from my peaceful slumber. I like sharing my eggs with Graham when we go out for Saturday morning breakfast, and truthfully, the window shopping got a little boring. We ended up picking them up just a little early.
I think Tim and I both agree we missed our boys, and we like having them around. Tim's dad used to say something that we'd always laugh about. He'd say, "I don't just love my kids, I like them." I think we get it now.
We'll continue to get a babysitter and go out on dates. We will have more sleep-overs with our friends and enjoy nights alone together. We'll schedule trips for just the two of us, and we'll eagerly look forward to those times together. But we'll enjoy coming home to our children, and we will love them more because of the time apart. We'll be better parents because we gave our relationship some attention, and we'll be reminded of how blessed we are to have Graham and Wesley in our lives.