Lilypie - Kids Birthday

Lilypie - Fourth Birthday

Monday, August 14, 2017

after-nap happiness

The little boys are pretty cute in their cribs.  They think it's funny to throw their blankets and stuffed animals out, or sometimes even across the room to each other.  They jump, they sing, they laugh.  They're buds.



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

big girl in the bounce bounce

Caroline Paige is getting the hang of the bouncer.



She doesn't push buttons or play with any toys yet, but she enjoys being upright!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

park play

We had a fun time playing at the park!




Cory figured out how to climb the slide,


and Morgan went down by himself for the first time ever!


Caroline was the very best supervisor.







Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Daddy's jobsite

When the days are long and Daddy isn't coming home anytime soon, sometimes we go visit him!

It was a fun summer for the brothers - Ryan, Wes, and Jadon - working on this project together.


Collin walks around a jobsite like he owns the place, which I love.  It's so cool he knows what's going on and is confident enough to wander and help and entertain himself.  He's been spending a few hours a week at work with Daddy, and he loves it!


Morgan was nervous of the noise/perhaps the vastness of the space, so he spent the whole time on my hip.  Caroline was napping in the van and Collin was busy, which actually worked out perfectly so I could follow these two sillies around.

They saw a dirt pile and made a beeline for it!


Their faces are hilarious, completely betraying their actual emotions.  They thought they were pretty big stuff climbing a few rungs up the ladder!


We love having the freedom to visit Daddy at work!

the girls

I was taking pictures of Caroline




and Lauren wanted in too.


"Let's cover you up, sweetie girl!"
Our girls are so beautiful!

a tea party and a picnic

Lauren wanted to have a tea party "for real," so we filled her teapot with water and she had so much fun pouring.


While I was putting the little three down for naps, Collin and Lauren were busy setting up a picnic!  There's a spot for each of them, plus Daddy and me.



Cute, creative kiddos!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Caroline's cradle


When Caroline wakes up, Collin and Lauren like to go in to unvelcro her swaddle.  This day she realized she can reach out and grab the bars on each side of her crib.


She wakes up happy!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

strong Caroline

Big girl's head is getting steady while she's on her belly.





She loves looking out the window!


Saturday, July 29, 2017

lunch date + grocery shopping

I'm so grateful I get to spend my days with these 5 cuties




and take them everywhere with me!  I'm also pretty grateful for the mega-cart at Walmart...


Friday, July 28, 2017

VBS : wonderfully made!

Collin and Lauren attended VBS for the first time this summer, and it was a big hit!  It was called Gadgets & Gizmos, and the theme was about how we each are wonderfully made by our loving and creative Father.

I helped with Lauren's group, which was fun.  Her favorite part was snacks. :)  She also memorized Psalm 139:14 --  "I am wonderfully made!"





Collin did really well and made several new "best friends."  He had a lot of fun with the variety of crafts and games that were planned for him and the other 6-year-olds.


Thank you, God, for our sweet and wonderfully-made babies!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

tummy time workout


Her neck is steady and she's getting strong!