I’m not a huge fan of all the ‘graduations’ that take place before a child really graduates high school. I know, I’m kind of crabby like that. But it sure is cute when it’s your kid up on that stage. Wearing a graduation ‘cap’ made out of purple construction paper. And a smile a mile wide. Singing Somewhere Over The… Read More
Today we celebrated Asher. He just turned 12. His choice for birthday cake wasn’t so much of a cake. It was more of a birthday banana split. With all the trimmings. Asher style. And more than celebrating his birth, today we celebrate who Asher is. And just how much we love him. And although I am admittedly a bit biased,… Read More
And just pictures. No time for text… My biggest boy leaves tomorrow. Must go hug him. Again. Hope your Easter was full of blessings.
I am a bad mommy. I sorta missed posting these pictures. Of a pretty major event in the life of a just-turned 5 year old. Jude’s birthday was in early February. And my calendar is telling me it’s already early April. Although we did celebrate, and I did get photographic proof, I hadn’t even edited these pictures… Read More
He’s been home for three and a half years. And today he turned five. He woke this morning to a chorus of his brothers and sisters singing “Happy Birthday”. Not singing especially well, but he seemed to enjoy it. Okay, at least it succeeded in waking him up. As birthday boy, he was entitled to a few privelidges. He had… Read More
Although she turned seven last Thursday, Sophie had to wait until Sunday to celebrate her big day officially. But I think it was worth the wait to have her daddy home. And her mama restored to sanity. We returned to the spot where we celebrated Dalton’s birthday, at Sophie’s request. The other kiddos were pretty jazzed as well. The upside… Read More
I begged her not do it. But she went ahead and did it anyway. Today, Sophie turned seven. How is it that seven seems about 25 years older than six? Suddenly, she’s not so little. In fact, she’s borderline grown-up. Soon, she’ll lose her top teeth. And stop asking to wear her hair in pigtails. But what a beautiful young… Read More
Oh my. Where to begin. Christmas 2010 was crazy. In a really, really good way. All the wrapping and shopping for nine kiddos? Oh, so worth it in the end. For moments like these. The Pillow Pets – “It’s a pillow, it’s a pet… it’s a Pillow Pet!” has been an all too familiar chorus around here for months –… Read More
… from all of us. Wishing you and yours… a very Merry Christmas.
Okay, I admit it. I’ve been a tad behind this year. Despite my best efforts to have everything done ahead of time – so I could enjoy this most blessed season stress free – I’m afraid I’ve missed the mark a bit. And yesterday? We finally finished decorating the tree. Thankfully, no one but I knew that I’d hoped to… Read More