Tuesday, April 22, 2014


These two...so cute together these days. :) 

This is a picture from last weekend...we ended up getting a flat tire on our trailer after shopping at Home Depot. :(

Ellie really likes to do EVERYTHING Zay does! :)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 40 - 40 Days of Blogging

Well - I made it...40 blog posts! Might not have been EACH and EVERY day, but I got 'er done! And I'm really excited because it was a GREAT challenge for me! And a great reminder why I take the time to do this blog-thing! It's such a great way to keep track of our memories. I've had so many people tell me that they have gone back to some of our older blog posts and read about our journey...and I have too! It's so fun to have this journal to see where we were 4 or 5 years ago, compared to where we are today! And there is no doubt that it's only by God's doing!

Sitting in church today, I was actually brought to tears thinking about how amazing this day is. Resurrection day...Jesus is ALIVE and he's ALIVE in my life! I'm so blessed to know Jesus and to know what Jesus did for me and for my husband and my children...and for YOU! Thinking about what Jesus did on the cross for ME, I can get pretty emotional and pretty pumped up at the same time. He loves ME that much. God loves ME that much. Thank you - thank you, Jesus!

Happy Easter from our family to yours! :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Day 39 - 40 Days of Blogging

Well in case you didn't know...we are on a boat, in the ocean and he pushed me overboard to go for a swim...we've just encountered some sharks...but dont worry...he's throwing me a "donut"!!

We then moved on to reading Ellie nursery rhymes before her nap...Zay named on story "Duck, Duck, Ellie"!

Silly faces! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Out to eat!

Going out to eat tonight! ...Hmmm, somehow my kitchen still got messy...but all my cooking is done, kid's food is packed and someone else is cooking my food! 

Day 38 - 40 Days of Blogging

The chances of this boy adding trouble on top of his trouble is about 100% today. Wake up sister from nap...check. Torment dog...check. Play with scissors...check. Get stuck in his bed...check. Although, I will take full blame for the last one...twin bed is waaay overdue.

I think it's obvious that he needed a nap! Later in the day after throwing him in the bath to maybe provide a little productive entertainment, he fell asleep with 2 grapes in each cheek! (Don't worry, I took them out!) :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 37 - 40 Days of Blogging

Since I wasn't exactly blogging when Zay had his first School Conference, I thought I would put a quick 'report card' up here! Glad to report that he's doing well, his teachers seem to think he's pretty close to the perfect little boy and I couldn't be happier with our first year in school! :) 

I love reading his teacher's notes...he loves to make his teachers laugh and loves routine. And snack time hasn't been a problem...yay!! Speaking of snack time, it's worth noting that everyday the class has graham crackers for a snack...in the beginning of the year I made Zay's version of graham crackers so that he could eat the "same thing"...but Zay informed me early on that he would prefer to eat his pretzels. He definitely has not problem not fitting in! And on another note...he can count to 100 now, so I'm pretty sure he could have done more than 10 a few weeks ago, but you know...he's gets his own ideas of when he's going to show his skills! ;)

 One of Zay's favorite things at preschool...Art time! One of Zay's teachers brought me in one day and wanted Zay to show me his art project that day. As we go down the row looking for Zay's "sheep", we look at all the other students sheep, and they have 5 or 6 little puff-balls on them. Then we come to this one...Zay REALLY liked this project! ;)

And another art project...he tells me "Mommy, I had to pick a PINK egg because there wasn't any RED eggs!" (This week's favorite color is red!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 36 - 40 Days of Blogging

This little lady...she's getting teeth! Lot's of them. She got her first two teeth around 10 months (I think)...then she waited 6+ months to get another two teeth! Now...it's been months again! Today I saw that she's getting 3 more teeth and probably more this time! Silly little girl and so different than Zay. He had ALL his teeth (except 2 year molars) at 12 months! 

Talkin about teeth!

I kept asking her..."how many teeth do you have in there?" Finally she grabs my hand and puts it in her mouth to feel! ;)

PKU Appt.

PKU checkup today! Of course we took our standard "we were here pic!"...and also a pic of how Zay seems to win over every lady he runs into...be it the red hair paired with his smile or the fact that he asks for PINK bandage tape and TWO stickers...one to share with his sister!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 35 - 40 Days of Blogging

On the 13th, Ellie turned 19 months and I turn 31! Eeek...we are getting sooo old! ;) 

Little known fact about our family...The girls are born on the 13th of the month (Ellie: Sept 13th & Mommy: April 13th) and the boys are born on the 16th of the month (Zay: Dec 16th & Daddy: March 16th).

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 34 - 40 Days of Blogging

I spy with my little eye....two little kiddos running off energy! We LOVE this warmer weather!!! :)

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