Thursday, April 24, 2008

Oh Yes, It is Official.

When I told Luke I wanted a picture, he picked this pose.

Soccer Moms!

Luke had his first soccer practice tonight. We totally made it into a family affair. He is on a team with a good friend, Parker. This may be terribly nerdy to confess before hundreds (or less :) ) of readers, but I have almost cried countless times as I've anticipated this day. Luke is absolutely adorable in his "soccer clothes" and did so great at practice. We were blessed with a super nice Christian guy as the coach. He gave a very official talk about how he is in this for fun and really just wants the kids to enjoy themselves and he is not a super soccer pro, but just likes the game and how we don't keep score.......he lost Patrick there. Mr. Competition will absolutely be keeping score. He was even sizing up the other teams tonight at practice. Today the boys and I were praying for the soccer team and for practice and he said, "and Mom, pray that we wiiiiiiiin!" We did. :)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fishing Fishing Fishing

A warm spring day, fishing poles, worms, curious kids, good friends and NO FISH. Patrick had the biggest catch of the day.....a huge branch. A bird pooped on my head! And the baby girls decided they were not much for fishing. But it was such a perfect end to a very real weekend. We tend to get so busy on the weekends that we don't have down time. This weekend was a breath of fresh air!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wichita Falls

This week I took my first rode trip alone with 3 kids. Honestly, I was rather nervous about the voyage, and it ended up being a total success. Baby and boys all did great in the car...we did not have to stop once! Kate did have the fussiest day of her life....maybe a little tummy ache....and we have the picture with Dad-O to prove it. Granny loved meeting Katie-girl, and gave the boys some baseball piggy banks that she made in her ceramics class (how great my grandmother goes to ceramic class!!!). It was my dad's birthday so we got to celebrate at his house with some new toys from Gracie (a bubble machine for Ben and of course legos for my Lukie). Farmor joined the action packed party and met Kate for the first time. I do think that Kate's favorite past time of the trip was cuddling with Gracie. Although it was a great visit with the fam we are too happy to be back to our home and especially to our daddy!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Big (or should I say WIDE) Purchase of the Weekend

I am thrilled about our big find....a triple jogger! That means total mobility for this momma all around the neighborhood. It is with good reason more challenging to move than my double, but that just means an excellent workout. :) We do look like a small boat moving down the street. Thank you, hubby, for the new ride!

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Many Faces of Kate

First smile caught on film! She is so happy with her brother.
I wish my yawns were this sweet!

Spring is busting out all over!

This tree is just one thing I love coming home to in the spring.....I think it's a Cherry Blossom!