Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A prayer for my Daughter

Dear Caitlyn, my prayer for you is that you know just how precious you are, I pray that when you look in the mirror you always see how beautiful you are even without makeup, I pray that you have confidence in just how smart you are and that you know just how deeply loved you are. I pray you fall in love with the man who once lived and died so you might love Him. I love you daughter of mine. Love, Mama

Monday, March 26, 2012

My family of 4

We went away for 24 hours. The four of us. Just the 4 of us, for the first time since we became the 4 of us.

We went up the Poudre Canon to a cabin, a small, remote simple cabin. Isaac got to "drive" from the 1st gate to the 2nd gate on the property.

We packed clothes with the anticipation of cooler temperatures, but when we arrived it was 70 degrees. The weather was fabulous!

Isaac got to ride a horse for the very first time.

We had quality family time!

We played out side, we swung on a swing!

We built 2 campfires and had smores!

Our 2nd campfire was in the morning. Caitlyn and Mama warmed by the fire while Isaac made tracks for his Monster Trucks.

We even went on a treasure hunt!

Isaac with his walking stick (daddy's old and broken gold club), his treasure map and flash light.

And his daddy... they hunted for treasures and collected them in a bottle.

We did more swinging, we ate yummy food, rested, read books, we watched a family movie all snuggled in one bed, Mama did some research for her new writing project and we had fun! 24 hours of no cell phones, no computer connections, just us, the 4 of us.

My family of 4, my man, my son, my daughter and I.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Big things are happening... 5 months old

Caitlyn is 5 months old and growing fast! She is sitting up and loves to play with toys!

She gets frustrated when she dumps all the toys off her tray, bless her heart, she loves to play!

Her laugh is priceless. Her smile is beautiful.

She has also started to roll over, and once we catch it on camera I will post all about it. But for now, we are really into sitting up and playing with toys. It is a fun age!

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Love your neighbor...

Not only did our new home come with lots of things we love, but it also came with neighbors we love! This little boy is a wonderful play mate for Isaac. He comes over a lot, Isaac LOVES him. They play trains, they go to the park together, they both love Cars 2 and monster trucks... oh the laughter that is to come!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

HaPpY BiRtHdAy Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Thanks for all you do. Thanks for the fabulous memories I have growing up with family around.
Thanks for all your sacrifice. Thanks for taking care of me.

We all got together on Friday to celebrate my mom! The kids and Aunt Carol played and wore silly glasses!

Caitlyn smiled and laughed!

My mom was loved and honored. She opened gifts and got LOTS of kisses from her grandkids.

There was food, lots of food. There was cake! Yummy cake.

Pictures were taken. We laughed together and we celebrated.

Happy Birthday mom! I love you! I wouldn't be the kind of mom, wife or Jesus Lover I am without you!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Girl Stuff!

I love the pink blankets, the dolls, the pink toys and of course the fabulous hair bows!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Night Light

Isaac and I made Caitlyn a nightlight out of ribbon, Christmas lights, tulle, and all things sparkly. So, during the process of getting everyone well, Isaac asked for his own nightlight.

So Mama started with a silver bucket given to him by his Papa George, Christmas Lights, tulle, some ribbon, stickers, colored paper, and Popsicle sticks.

His color request was simple, it had to include, blue, yellow, red, orange and green. His nightlight also needed to have Handy Manny, Thomas the Train, Spider Man and Cars 2. Simple right?

Well, after some scissors, glue, ribbon and stars, it was finished.

And so, they sleep, together, in the same room...

... with "matching" nightlights.

It is sweet and it is perfect.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sharing Germs

Isaac got a bug and then Caitlyn got it too, we are spending lots of time resting, reading, drinking fluids and just hanging out at home...

Friday, March 2, 2012

4 months old: 4 people at the dinner table!

Someone can sit in the high chair now...

... she was introduced to Rice Cereal...

... she wasn't so sure about it at first...

... but she eventually got it!

She LOVED it!

She licked it off her hands!

I don't know what was more fun, feeding her rice cereal for the first time or having all four of us around the table actually eating together for the first time.

Before now, she has sat in her bouncy seat on the floor, but it was really fun to have her at the table with us, eating.