Franklin Five

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

Sunday, July 20, 2008

More Pictures from the Lake


Graham sat in the front with Drew, Aunt Kimberly, and Will . Drew fell asleep with Graham snuggled next to him.

Uncle Tim and Drew getting ready to tube. Drew was the only kid brave enough to go in the tube. He is very adventuresome.
Wesley and I enjoying a cool dip in the water.
We took the boys to a beachy area to play while some of us skiied. They had a great time playing in the sand and water. I think they enjoyed that a little more than being in the boat.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Day at the Lake

We went with my brother and his family today to the lake. We had a great time on his boat enjoying the sunshine, water, and the kiddos. Here's one of the cutest little boys out on the lake today. More pictures coming...

Monday, July 07, 2008

Wesley is one!

We celebrated Wesley's birthday today by going to the first day of Vacation Bible School. Being in the nursery all morning is probably not Wesley's idea of a great birthday, but he was a good sport about it. He took a long nap this afternoon and woke up with some very nice bedhead! He had some fun playtime with his brother who helped me sing "Happy Birthday" to Wesley numerous times today.
After Daddy got home tonight, we had dinner and Wesley opened his present from us.
Graham convinced us that we needed to take Wesley out for ice cream. Wesley fits right in with our family: he loves ice cream!
Happy Birthday, sweet boy! I remember so clearly the day God brought you into our lives, and I'm so thankful for you!

Saturday, July 05, 2008


After the parade and dinner, we drove to a neighborhood that borders a park where fireworks were going to be displayed. I was a little unsure about how the boys would do with the noise and being out way past their bedtimes. Wesley was very attentive to the fireworks and wasn't bothered by the noise. Graham kept his hands over his ears most of the time but really liked watching the fireworks. It was a great experience for all of us.

Fourth of July Parade

My brother and his wife invited lots of children in their neighborhood to decorate their modes of transportation and participate in a parade around the neighborhood. Some of our good friends live just a street over from my brother, so they joined us in the parade, too. Graham and Sloan on their bikes before the decorations

Graham and his cousin, Will, have decorated their vehicles and are ready to go.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Summer Fun

Tim has been out of town on business this week, and we have missed him! I was really dreading the week without him, but it has gone by much smoother than I thought it would. We've had lots of fun going to two parks and swimming with friends this week. This morning, Graham and I washed the car and some of his toys while Wesley took a nap. I felt productive and Graham always enjoys being outside and playing in the water. He really likes to clean things. I hope he still feels like that when he's a teen. Here he is with all of his clean outdoor toys (and a picture of Shelby that he found in the garage).
Graham suggested having a Popsicle for a snack after all our hard work. I thought he had a good idea. We love the summer!