Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The last 3 are videos you need to click on. Click on any pictures to see the whole gallery. Enjoy!
Landon tried on every Mickey hat in the store and decided the birthday one was his favorite.
Landon and Kaden giving Mater a hug.
It was so HOT, these splash areas were a life saver.
Landon's eyes were glued to the stage during this Playhouse Disney show.
After a fun filled day, Landon fell asleep just as we were leaving the park.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad
We love you Daddy. Happy Father's Day!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I guess in short, the moral of this story is...marketing works...even on 2 year olds!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
All of a sudden I hear the car lock. I whip around and start to freak out, but then Helen points out that we left the back door open. PHEW! We continue to talk when I glance over and see Landon pick up a wrapper. I suddenly realize that I had eaten a pack of peanut butter crackers on the way here and I thought there was one left. Since Landon is allergic to peanuts, naturally I run to the front door and try to open it, but remember it was locked. I fly around the car and in my haste to reach the front passenger door, I slammed the back door shut.
Oh...my...gosh. Did I really just do that?? What an idiot! Luckily there weren't any crackers left so there was so immediate danger. And Brooklyn was happy as a clam which was a major bonus. The neighbor ran to her house and grabbed a big tub of jelly beans, while Helen and I tried to get Landon to unlock the door. When we offered him the candy he scrambled over the seats and plopped himself in his car seat. Any other time I would have busted up laughing. He was trying to be so good to get the candies. It really only took a few minutes to get him to unlock the door, thank goodness.
I can't believe how lucky we were. You always hear of horror stories where kids get locked in the car for hours and they are crying and undoubtedly the mom is crying too. I learned my lesson though...don't put your bag in the car until you are ready to go (unless you have a bunch of jelly beans handy)!
Monday, March 22, 2010
form a chrysalis?
. . .
emerge a butterfly?
It is miraculous.
creates this tiny sack. . .
and I mean tiiiiiiiiny compared to the ginormity
of his caterpillar body.
he seals his LARGE body inside.
It seems physically impossible.
probably because it is.
the chrysalis sits.
subject to wind and rain
and all kinds of natural elements that would seek its destruction.
then one day, up you look.
is this absolutely beautiful butterfly.
perfect in every.way.
utterly impossible. . .
except that it's not.
Reminds me of something. . .
squashed by the realities that are unique to a fallen world.
feeling utterly alone.
then one day,
out of what seems like nowhere,
What an awesome God he is"
Friday, March 19, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
We took pictures of Brooklyn today and almost instantly on seeing this picture of Brooklyn, we remembered the exact same face by Landon at three months. We know who the mother is, now it's pretty clear that they at least have the same father.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
The new year has arrived, complete with new year resolutions, noise makers and sparkling apple cider. We spent it over at Sean's parents house with the Shoemakers.
Poor Landon fell into the bath tub while reaching for the bar of soap. Although it was sad...it was also quite funny. And of course we made him stand in the water while we snapped a couple pictures. We are terrible parents!