Thursday, November 17, 2011

my sweet Kid1 and the girls! :)

Kid1 is an amazing big brother! He is home for all the special moments. He got up early and came home to take Kid4 to her first day of school. He comes home everyday just to hug these beautiful little girls. He has a heart of gold and I am lucky to call him mine. This sweet boy made me a mother and I thank GOD for him every day.

After we were done trick-or-treating we visited him at work. He had dressed up like another co-worker. The girls were thrilled to see him at work as always!

I love my babies!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

halloween girls...

What a special gift daughters are!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Halloween 2011

Oh MY WORD! These kids had a blast on Halloween night! My house felt like Halloween central! We have spider man, a beautiful dancer, IVY, a soldier, a vampire, V for vendetta, and a little pink and purple vampire.

What a night! After it was all over, there were fake teeth, fake blood, capes, candy, tutu's makeup, and costume parts EVERYWHERE!

The night was GREAT! Everyone had fun, got lots of candy and made unforgettable memories! Isn't that what it's all about? Making memories? I love special holidays!

Thanks guys for an amazing night of fun! :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

stabbing, skyping and falling jack o lantern faces!

We SKYPED with Daddy while we carved. I'll be honest Daddy is the KING pumpkin carver and I didn't do our pumpkin justice. I prefer painting pumpkins… Hard pumpkins, sharp knives and orange guts just aren't my thing. I carved away while Daddy cringed from all the way across the world afraid he was about to witness a massacre of orange and red… I jabbed and poked and carved while daddy and Kid4 enjoyed visiting. When I was done, the ENTIRE front of the face fell OFF!!!!!

SOOO… I was a pumpkin carving failure, Daddy was the glad it was over and Kid4 tried to glue it back together… but, our night was complete… because we got to spend it with Daddy.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

she's MY fairytale! :)

My little princess came home with a family project in the month of October. We talked and talked about ideas… I mentioned "Where's Waldo"… she said "Who's Waldo"?. She mentioned jack sprat and I said "How"? I mentioned hello kitty and she said "my friend so and so is doing THAT one". She mentioned Little Jack Horner and I said "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" We went back to the drawing board… I knew she wanted a fairy tale and she knew I wanted something cute… we brainstormed and we decided on The Princess and the Pea!

We cut and glued and painted and …


My princess and her pumpkin princess! What a fun project!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

the best gift

This little lamb, Kid5 has been such a blessing to us all. She is lovely in every way. Every single day I get her out of her crib she is smiling up at me ready to giggle and greet the day. Every single night she cuddles me as I put her to sleep. Every single prayer I thank God for this beautiful blessing, a gift to our family that can never be repaid. We love you gorgeous girl.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Are your burdens weighing you down?

Have you struggled?
Are you tired?
Do you stumble?
Do you wrestle with yourself to move forward some days?
Is your load too heavy to carry?

Think about these things…

Isaiah 40:31
“but those who hope in the LORDwill renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint.” (NIV)

Proverbs 23:18
“There is surely a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.” (NIV)

Psalm 31:24
“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.” (KJV)

Proverbs 16:3“Commit your works to the LORD
And your plans will be established.” (NASB)

Give it to God friends, give it to God and he will take it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My sweet babies!

I haven't blogged in a month!

Have you ever met a REALLY REALLY sweet boy? I fear that boys get bad reputations from the "bad boy" type, but the thing is, boys can be THE SWEETEST! I own one of those super duper sweet boys and his name is Kid3… not really, he has a real name! My kid3 is so kind hearted. I have often said if I could have had twins I would have picked Kid3 to be a double because he is literally lovely to be around 90% of the time.

I encourage you to look at your boys, your nephews, your friends and seek out their kindness. Expect boys to be kind and sweet and they may surprise you. YES! They can be messy, rude and loud but they can also be kind, understanding and good listeners. Expect the best from the boys in your life and you just might be amazed at what emerges.

My sweet boy loves to love on his baby sister… isn't he a sweet thing? ;)