Saturday, April 30, 2011


We had a wonderful Easter this year! I was so excited about this Easter because it was the first one where Addalie could really participate and we could explain to her what Easter is about. Of course she cannot fully understand (can any of us?) what Christ did, she has said several times when she sees a cross, "Jesus died on the cross!" So she has little seeds of understanding. I pray that one day she fully understands and celebrates Easter for all it is and because of what Christ has done for her personally.

We had the Shocks, Aimee, and Leah over for Easter dinner and an egg hunt on Easter Sunday. It was so fun to host at our house! We loved having everyone here and loved watching the kids hunt eggs!

I got these pictures in the opposite order I intended!

Asher loving on Aimee! She's become a part of the fam and we love having her around!

Everyone trying to fit in my little kitchen! We made it work!

Addalie and Emry were too excited to eat.

All the kids looking through their goodies.

Addalie got so excited after just finding a couple of eggs and we couldn't get her to hunt for any more!

So many of these pictures are of Addalie and Emry. I just can't help it, they are too cute!

Walking to their class together at church- they started holding hands all on their own!

All dressed up for church!

So handsome!

Showing off her pretty dress that Gran-D bought her!

See it's all backwards! Here Addalie is decorating boiled eggs. She had fun putting stickers on the eggs and getting her fingers as colorful as possible!

We hope all of you had a blessed Easter! We are so thanful for our Lord who gave it all for us to live in relationship with Him!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Family Time Around Austin

Why is it that I feel like I have so much to say when I'm vacuuming or something, but when I sit down to write on the blog, I've got nothing? I have deep thoughts sometimes, I promise. I used to want to be a writer, so why does my brain feel empty now? Is that what happens when you have a baby? Anyway, here are some pictures of what we've been up to lately.

Asher decided to help Daddy do some yard work the other day!
 Daniel has been trying to introduce me to Austin more, since I've now lived here for almost two years! So, we've been going to some family friendly Austin places lately, and they've been so fun! These pics are from Phil's Ice House and Amy's Ice Cream. They have a really cool playground that Addalie loved.


Daniel took this of the kids this morning! They love laying around in Mom and Dad's bed watching Barney!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Joy

I never thought I could love another child or be attached to another child like I was Addalie. She has been a constant joy to me since birth with her sweet personality and contagious smile. I know I sound like a proud mama, but I just didn't think I could have another child that I found as delightful as her. But here I am, with two absolutely delightful children, and I just don't know how I could ever be more blessed. Asher is such a sweet boy. He constantly grins and just seems like this sensitive, sweet baby boy that I can't get enough of! I need more hands and more time becuase it's so hard to divide it between my kids! I don't want Asher to grow up, but it will be so fun when he can participate in what Addalie and I are doing!
Please pray for me though because my first joy, Addalie, is a two year old who is pushing boundries and exploring all she is capable of right now! It's been quite the learning experience for me!

Asher loves it when I hold him up and tickle is belly with my nose. He giggles everytime! Oh, and look how he's grabbing my hair- like sister like brother?

Oh yeah, I took Asher for his 4mo appointment last week and here are his stats:
Length: 24.5 in 25%
Weight: 13 lbs, 13 oz 25%
Head: 42.2 cm 50%

Sunday, April 10, 2011

What we've been up to...

 Horsing around the house...
 Playing in the sprinkler,
 Not sure how much we like it!
 Having fun watching his sister...
 playing with Barney in Asher's carseat,
 Loving bathtime,

 Training to be a Texas fan,

 Playing a Zilker Park,
 And just loving being goofy together! (yes Addalie dressed herself)