Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer Kick-Off


*2 families and one brave friend, 5 kids
*30 lbs strawberries, picked, washed and prepped
*9 batches of jam, berries for the freezer and fresh eating
*berries waiting for at least one fresh pie

*one chaotic kitchen/ living area

*one focused supervisor

*one partially assembled swing set for the birthday boy
(and early birthday present for one little girl)

*lots of fun

*a song or two to pass the time

*absolute fatigue

*a stolen moment to snuggle

Total satisfaction with a day well spent!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Old Man


Today you turned five! As I woke you up and softly sang Happy Birthday you crawled out of bed and gave me a big bear hug stating, "I'm getting to be an old man, aren't I?"

I am so enjoying you! You have a great sense of humor and you love to make other people laugh. You are quick to forgive and full of wonderful snuggles. I think I say this often, but you teach me so much about myself and who I want to become. You have taught me that it's okay if I don't know all the answers as your mom, as long as I'm doing the very best I know how and striving to improve in the areas where I am weak. You've helped me grow strong in ways I couldn't have without you.

I love you so very much! You were perfectly placed in our lives and I am so grateful to be able to pour into your life and watch you grow.

Remember, I will love you always, no matter what!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Recently my brother's family moved from Michigan to accept a job in the city where we live. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have them nearby! I've had the chance to spend some time with my nephews and it's been so much fun! I've never had them all to myself before!

One day it was cold enough to wear sweatshirts and hats and two days later we were all in shorts enjoying icy-pops!

Little A.

Mr. G

Tough-man H.

Aren't they adorable?!

A little treat to cool off! Poor little A. kept trying to eat mine.

Apparently, this was Mr. G's first icy-pop. A born natural, wouldn't you say?

We also had a 3 day visit from my sister, Jenn, and her four kiddos. As per tradition, it rained everyday... except for the day they left to return home. It's almost become comical... almost. We still had a great time!

Unfortunately, we have nary a picture to show... maybe next time.