Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thomas The Train Party

Here is a pic of Grace at the Thomas the Train Party we went to. She had fun playing with the trains (they had a ton!)

Here she is showing the Easter bunny her balloon. :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Project Life Tuesday

Monday- March 21- Painting Day!
Tuesday, March 22- this is a rare moment- both of my kids looking at the camera! Grace 2 yr 9 mo. Graham 7 mo. (almost)
Wednesday, March 23- Our friend J. came to play for a while. Grace and J are three days apart and are very much like siblings!
Thursday, March 24- MOPS- My green group. I love MOPS. I look forward to it each time. We always do fun crafts and there is good conversation and ALWAYS good food!
Friday, March 25 (Grandma Shirley's birthday!) Our friends the Rileys gave Grace this dress- it's the fanciest one she's ever had. She LOVED wearing it and spinning around.
Saturday, March 26. We went to Warsaw to a Thomas the Train party. Guess who was more imporant than Thomas? She was so thrilled to see the Easter Bunny. She's holding her hand up over her face because she's excited/nervous/shy/thrilled. When we left she made me take her over to him to show him her balloon, ring, and Thomas cards she won.

Sunday, March 27- Reading with Grandpa Wilson. Grandma and Grandpa have the BEST toys. She could hardly stop to talk to us or read a book with all of thier goodies. :)


Here are two videos for your viewing pleasure. He's starting to sit really well!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Praise Him!

My cousin and her husband have wanted to be parents for a long, long, time and tomorrow it looks like it's going to be the day! They have an adoptive mom who has chosen them and is going to be induced tomorrow. I broke my no blog rule and checked hers for updates and found out that tomorrow is the day!

I remember not being able to sleep the night before we went in to have Grace. I remember being so stinking excited, but also nervous, but mostly excited and I know that C and M are going through the same emotions. I'm sure it's motherhood (hormones) but I cannot help but tear up at this joyous news for them. I have believed with them for a long time that God would answer their prayers to be parents. Praise the Lord for answered prayers. They don't happen in our time, but they are always, always good.

I immediately thought of Psalm 139 when I read her post. God knows our thoughts, he knows our hearts, and he knew us when he knit us together. He has such a special plan for this precious little being and I am so thankful that He's included my cousin in this plan.

Please pray for them tomorrow. (Wednesday) I know you don't know them (well some of you do!) but our prayers are always heard! Pray for this birth mom that is making a brave, tough choice- Give her strength, courage, and peace. Thanks!

Psalm 139:13-14 (New International Version, ©2011)

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Project Life 3/7

Monday, March 14- a repeat for you.
Tuesday, March 15- bath time! He's getting close to going in the big tub!

Wednesday, March 16- We went for a walk down to the water. Here is Gracie's choice of hat to keep the sun away. We went down to visit out summer friends Alfie and Carly (dogs) Grace has missed seeing them.
Thursday, March 17- Happy St. Patrick's Day! Daddy came home and we spent the afternoon together. She's loving that she can be outside. I really do think that she thinks the whole camp is her yard!
Friday, March 18- Our first walk with the double stroller!
Saturday, March 19- We went to my friend Jayma's wedding. It was beautiful and wonderful. So happy for them. :)

Sunday, March 20- Homemade peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars. I really like them but "someone" says they are just not like quaker granola bars. Hmm, I'll keep trying. (see the recipe blog for the recipe- you try it and tell me!)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Flashback Friday

Are you all impressed with all my posts this week? Hope so, it probably won't be like this next week. Ha! Here are some flashbacks for you.
March 2009- 9 months. Back when she'd look at the camera and cheese it up. :)

March 2010- 21 months Still the ham. :)

And here was Graham last March. :)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Come on

Come on.. who's going to admit that your house always sometimes looks like this too? :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mr Personality

Here's a video for you to see how much our little man is growing! I love that deep rumbly laugh. His new thing is shaking his head back and forth. :)

Project Life 3/7

Monday, March 7- My first blog book came in the mail!
Tuesday, March 8- Little Man loves his office!
Wednesday, March 9- yes, I did pose this but they were both near each other. I love having both of the men in my life who wear these socks!
Thursday, March 10- Happy Birthday Daddy!
Friday, March 11- I took Grace outside to see the crocus blooming. She was not quite as thrilled as me- She said "mom, I want pink flowers. Where are the pink flowers?" :)
Saturday, March 12- Grace had the flu today so we didn't get to do our plans. Graham was not sick thankfully. Here he is before his bath.

Sunday, March 13- She was definitely feeling better today- lots of doll time.

Almost sitting...

Now you see him....

Now you don't...

Monday, March 14, 2011

What you've missed...

or what I've been missing telling you! I gave up blogs (other people's, not mine) and facebook for Lent and have been away from the computer more than usual. That's a good thing. Need to find my balance. So.. a few things you've missed...
This.. this I have been waiting for. Reading on the couch with my girl.

And this.. Shane's birthday! I made him tacos and his favorite traditional birthday cake- pumpkin cake. I'll post the recipe later. It's SO good! :)

So sorry

No excuse... no excuse. I WILL have lots of pictures this week. Stay tuned. Also, posted a recipe for thai honey peanut chicken. YUM!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Look what I got in the mail this week! It's our blog in a book! I went here and made the first 6 months of the blog which was 2008. I did the condensed version to save pages which can add up so the captions end up not being with the pictures but that's ok for me. Can you see itty bitty Grace in that cover shot? :) Can't wait to get 2009, and 2010! (I will be waiting for a sale though!)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Project LIfe week of 2/28

Monday, Feb. 28- I took the kids to Michigan for a girls haircutting day! Grace got a trim, and I got new color and a cut. Thanks Jess!
Tuesday, March 1- My little lady loves her some Elmo. :)
Wednesday, March 2- Gracie got a pedi and mani from Mommy!
Thursday, March 3- Oliver came over and played with Gracie for a while. He has the same boy magnetic doll that Gracie has in a girl. They play so well together. :)
Friday, March 4- Trip to PA! Graham and I went with my friends Jodi and Joanne, to Jodi's dad's house for the weekend. Graham was a great traveller!
Saturday, March 5- We hit the outlets with Jodi's sister. I'll use a pic on one of their cameras of us with all of our loot for PL but I just put this one in for fun, it was at Primanti Brothers. YUM!

Sunday, March 6- Home with Daddy and Grace! (they are pretending here)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Monday!

Here are Graham's monkey pictures. He was so funny sitting here . He was moving his body back and forth which caused the whole rocking chair to move!
We do a lot of chewing around here.

that's all, hope you had a great Monday! I'm planning on actually doing Project Life Tuesday on Tuesday this week!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

6 Months

My little man is 6 months old! I'll update this with monkey pictures later but I thought I'd better get a post out before the grandparents start attacking! :)
At 6 months Graham-
  • is rolling from front to back and vice versa.
  • is chattering all the time
  • loves his paci
  • has started sleeping through the night- Praise the Lord!
  • eats pears, sweet potatoes, squash, apples, cereal, bananas, and avocado.
  • is starting to prefer his mama. He was sick last week and didn't want anyone else.
  • likes to work in his "office"
  • likes to go to sleep with his chichi up close to his face
  • weights 14bs 1 oz. and is 25 inches long.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Project Life Late again

Monday Feb 21- My smiley boy. He's so much fun.

Tuesday- Feb. 22 no picture. I need to work on this!
Wednesday Feb. 23- We spent a few days with Grandpa and Grandma Diane. Not a great picture but you try to get a two year old to look! :)
Thursday- Febuary 24 Gracie's world.. lots of toys on the living room floor, watching tv with daddy. Perfect.
Friday- Feb. 25th. We had to run to Shipshewana and Grace fell asleep. When she woke up I told her we had a surprise for her. We went to the Mercantile building and rode the carousel! She loved it last year but this year she just wasn't so sure. Then when we were leaving she said "mom, where's my surprise?" ha!
Saturday- Feb. 26 Dad and Graham sharing some time together.
Two pictures for Sunday the 27th. Our family

and a sad attempt at both kids. To be fair.. I got a GREAT one of them with mom and dad on mom's camera. Grace was just "done" We think she was sad mom and dad were leaving. All day she kept asking for them.