For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Random Pictures

We had a great week.  Sam and Luke went to the dentist.  We spent lots of time outside.  And I threw my to-do list away and just enjoyed my kids.

Sam loves going to the dentist,  He talked about it for days.  He got right up on the table and let Carlie clean his teeth.  He let Dr. Curtis check everything. He was so proud of himself.  Luke, on the other hand, was lock-jaw.  He was happy to get up in Dr. Curtis' lap, but once he saw the toothbrush, he was done.

There are several bullfrogs and a tree frog in the drainage ditch down the street.  We walk past there at least twice a day, and we always have to stop and look at them.  Genise went walking with us one morning, and the boys showed her the frogs.

We went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast Saturday morning.  In addition to sausage, eggs, and pancakes, he discovered Sean's gravy.  He ate it by itself, and then he spread it on his sausage.

Our happy baby!  I took this on one of our walks.  He loves being in the stroller.

Sean put in a drainage system that runs from the back of the house all the way to the street.  It was a big job, but he had helpers.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Our Week

I am loving being home with my three boys.  I love all of the little moments, like how Luke snuggles with me in the mornings, and the funny little conversations with Sam.  I am reminded of how creative he is.  And I'm taking every chance I can get to love on Thomas. 

There wasn't much excitement this week,  The boys got much needed hair cuts.  We put together over 30 puzzles that Sam and Luke had dumped out last month.  It took me a whole month just to calm down about it and put them back together.  We ventured out to Walmart to use a gift card.  I'm amazed at how everyone stares at me when I'm out with all three of them.  A lot of people even comment or stop and talk to them.  I guess people think I'm crazy for having three children under the age of four.  We definitely have crazy moments, but we are so blessed to have our three little munchkins.  The most frequent comment I get is that my hands are full.  They definitely are, but so is my heart.  The downside of the week and weekend was that we had sickness in our house.  Sam came down with a fever Friday.  Luckily that was his only symptom, but it lingered all weekend.  I've got a cold, and poor Thomas is congested.  We've got the humidifier going, and I'm suctioning his nose frequently. Hopefully it will go away soon.

I've got two weeks left before I go back to school, and I'm going to enjoy every minute of it.  Then I only have 3 1/2 weeks of school before we're out for the summer.  I can't wait!

The boys are still loving the chickens.  Sam named them Julie, Precious, CiCi, Linda, Nanny, and Daddy Bill.

I got the play mat out this weekend, and Sam and Luke had to get on it, too.  Poor Thomas!  Sam thought Thomas needed to be covered up, too.  I think he put five different blankets on him.

Luke is obsessed with spray bottles.  He carried this bottle of water around all day yesterday.  He sprayed the trees, his boots, the car, and even us.  He even put it in the cup holder of the stroller when we took a walk.

Thomas is finally enjoying bath time.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


It's been an exciting weekend for us.  We got 6 baby chicks Saturday, and the boys love them.  Sean wanted to get some last year, but we had too much going on.  We loaded up and went to Brown's Farm Supply Saturday, and we got our chicks.  We brought them home, and Sean tried to get Sam and Luke to hold them.  It took Sam a few seconds, and then he held one. He was so excited, and so gentle.  Luke wasn't too sure.  He would touch one on its back, and that was it.  He talks about them all the time, though.  It should be interesting raising them.  Hopefully the boys will learn responsibility and how to care for animals, and we'll get fresh eggs, too.