July 14, 2011

Sweet little angels

So this weekend we had an opportunity to visit with all of John's family at the farm in Acme, WA. We hadn't seen his brother Josh and his wife Meghan (and kids) for two years as they have been in Spain. While they were gone, they got pregnant with their third baby and sweet Gabrielle turned 1 only weeks after they were in the States. Not only that but John's other brother, Dan and his wife Elizabeth had their second baby in March and we had not met sweet Shelby yet either. I was very anxious to meet my nieces...as we all know I get a little baby crazy! lol The weekend did not disappoint, I had my fill of baby goodness!

The kids had so much fun running and playing with all the cousins...there are 13 in total. Jeremiah and his cousin Zach(Josh and Meg's) were practically inseparable. Alison and Hosanna were in heaven with all their older girl cousins as well. All of us agreed that it was one of the most memorable and fun family weekends we have ever had!

John's parents will be heading over to Spain shortly after Josh and Meghan return and most likely be making it a long-term situation. So having this family time before everyone heads out was very important.

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful family that loves the Lord!

July 1, 2011


Oh sure...he is cute, adorable, sweet, funny...he's two! How much trouble could he possibly get himself into??? Oh let me tell you!! This week alone he has managed to do the following:

  • used John's deodorant...on his entire face and arms

  • used the Aloe, in his hair and in his arms together with my body spray

  • dunked randoms toys in the toilet

  • tried to use dark purple nail polish as lip gloss...3 times

  • dumped said nail polish on the hall carpet....and managed to eat a little

  • used the fire extinguisher in the kitchen...on the kitchen stove, as well as the rest of the kitchen

  • at 5 cocoa-coffee cupcakes in a matter of seconds(with a small amount of help from his sister)

  • broke a candle holder on the back patio

  • ate the sour cream directly from the container in the fridge

  • after extinguisher mess was cleaned up, used the moment I was on the phone to re-mop the floors for my...aka...flooded the dining room

  • used half a bottle of new body wash to clean Dora in the bathtub

  • ate a Popsicle that has been in the "yucky" freezer since last summer (the "yucky" freezer is where we keep the training birds for Bentley)

  • sprayed the Goof Off Gel all over the entire kitchen floor two minutes before we were leaving for church

  • smashed numerous Cheese Nips into the carpet and couch

  • repeatedly jumping from his dresser to his crib, breaking the weld on the crib

  • repeatedly jumping from his dresser to the pack in play...not broken yet

  • telling mommy she is a princess almost every day

  • kissing mommy and daddy's faces each night

  • giving the best hugs ever

  • being a loving, helpful son-brother-friend