Friday, March 28, 2008

Why God Made Little (and big) Boys...

God made a world out of his dreams,

Of magic mountains, oceans and streams,

Prairies and plains and wooded land,

Then paused and thought, "I need someone to stand

On top of the mountains, to conquer the seas,

Explore the plains and climb the trees,

Someone to start out small and grow,

Sturdy, strong like a tree" and so...

He created boys, full of spirit and fun,

To explore and conquer, to romp and run,

With dirty faces, banged up chins,

With courageous hearts and boyish grins.

three boys enjoying a very "boy" thing

but what is that "thing"?

found in our yard...

held captive for a little while...

then released BACK into the world...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

An MMO Easter Egg Hunt and Sweet Friends

These pictures are a little late but I wanted to share pics from Wyatt's Mother's Morning Out Egg Hunt. His friends in his class are so cute and I had such a good time watching them and taking their pics. I have also once again resolved that ...two year olds are hilarious!

Pretty smiles from Carlisle, Courtney and Olivia

Carlisle and Noah wait patiently for their Easter feast

Morgan enjoying the feast

Tyner and Savannah waiting patiently
(I could eat these girls up!)

A very proud (and cute!) Micah of his egg-success

He makes his mama so proud :)

Carter picking up an egg (he had sooo many!)

Olivia gracefully grabbing an egg

With a little help from Miss Annie, Cooper eyeing his eggs

Carlisle scoping out the egg availability

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Belated Happy Easter!

"He is not here; He has risen, just as He said." Matthew 28:6

A Belated Happy Easter to all. I was personally touched by the challenge Dr. Barry gave us to go out and live our lives in light of the resurrection. "How will tomorrow be different for you," he asked, "in light of the resurrection?" So I would like to ask that same question to you. How is your life different today (Wednesday) after re-experiencing the resurrection? Praise God! He has risen!

a family picture

A typical toddler greeting exchanged by Wyatt and Rylie

Happy Easter to a wonderful family - the Hughes.

"Happy Easter cars"

observing the Hughes and the cross

"Hello my darling"

Monday, March 17, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt!

We went out to the Whitehead's farm for the wonderful Easter Egg Hunt! We all enjoyed it so much. Wyatt found 11 eggs, decorated a cookie, saw a real horse and peacock, played with bubbles, rode a tractor and spent sweet time with friends.

11 eggs!

riding the tractor into the Whitehead's farm

Scott, Pieter and Devin riding the tractor

Neels eyeing the big tractor wheels

holding on tightly to his basket on the tractor


one for each hand...

counting eggs!

enjoying the various colored-eggs

counting again!

playing on the jungle-gym with his Ethan

listening to further instructions

playing bubbles with Daddy

looking for the horse with William

running with his basket

taking a lemonade break

Meredith and Morgan decorating a cookie

Emily and Weaver

Wyatt and Weatherly looking for the peacock

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Another Recent Comment I Wish I Had Recorded:

Waking Up One Morning... (overheard by us on his monitor)
Wyatt singing
"with a cluck, cluck here.
and a cluck, cluck there.
here.. a cluck.
(long pause)
I don't like chickens."

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Nana and Big Pop's Zoo Spontaneity

Spontaneity is a great thing! I am in love with this way of life! There was a time when a detailed plan gave me great joy and excitement. In fact, I used to conjure up a plan for my day before my toes touched the floor in the morning.

Then I got married.
Then we had a child.
Alot changed.

In any event, whether it is because I am now a mom and can claim that my life is no longer my own or that through life's seasons, God has taught me that His plan will always trump my plan, OR that I am in love with a spontaneous man that has greatly influenced me...I do know one thing.

And that is.

That spontaneity and I mesh well together. :) Soooo when my mom called me up and asked if she and my dad could meet us all at Riverbanks for a picnic and some zoo time, I was delighted. On a morning that was going quickly sour, this sweet spontaneous offer was incredibly well received with a passionate "YES!" from me. So off we went to Columbia... Kayne, Anna Grace, her little friend Jayce, Wyatt and myself to meet Big Pop and Nana for a fun time at the zoo.

"Um. Can I get some help?
(he later did receive help from a friendly zookeeper)

It's Bronze: Gotcha!

He is so awed by these creatures...