Sunday, April 28, 2013

Quick Catch Up

Time flies!!! The kids keep me hopping.  Life has been very hectic lately and the month of May does not promise any relief.  Please enjoy these photos!

This girl LOVES her little brother!

Sigh.  The poor Professor.  He is one banged up little fellow.  


The Professor keeps trying to teach the Linebacker how to play.  So cute!

Notice all the toys???? They were delivered courtesy of the Professor. LOL!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pure Joy

Raising the Professor is a pure joy.  He is a bundle of energy.  He loves to entertain us all.  He is witty, bold, loves making messes, is cute and just a fun kid.  Today he traded in the toddler swing for the big boy swing.  I captured this shot as he sailed through the air.  A moment of pure, untainted, unrestrained joy.  I LOVE this boy.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Be my friend

Recently we had a funeral at our church.  My dad coerced me into providing childcare during the funeral.  I really did not mind.  It is nice to get to do favors from time to time.  Anyways, there ended up being 16 kids.  Yeah. 16.  Mostly boys.  Well the Professor was a bit put out since kids kept taking things from him.  Eventually he settled down next to this boy who was "hulk smashing" everything in site.  The boy had just settled and was building a train track.  The Professor decides to help him.  The boy says, "NO! This is mine! Don't touch!"  I said, "It's ok.  He (the Professor) is just trying to be your friend and build with you." So, our son gets right up in the boys face and says (loudly), "Yeah BOY! You be my friend NOW!" 
Days later and I am still laughing!
He may need a different approach later in life...especially when he is ready to ask a girl on a date. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Weekend with the Grandparents

Snuggling with Grandpa.

Flying with Daddy!

Looking adorable for Grandma!

Enjoying the Spring weather with some tennis!

A bottle outside with Grandma! 

Coming back in to snuggle with Mommy!

Handsome boy!

All wrapped up with breakfast for dinner.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A date no one knows

April 6, 2013.  Just another day.  But not for me.  You see, this was the due date for the baby that we lost.  Which means today we should have been celebrating a little someone's first birthday.  I think it explains why I felt so off yesterday.  The hurt of losing our baby is always near the surface.  Time does heal all wounds but the wounds are still there.  I still think about our baby.  I grieve for the child we will not meet til we get to Heaven.  But in those same moments I thank God for our Linebacker.  Without our loss we would not have him here with us today.  For most people today is just another day.  Another Saturday.  For this mama's heart, today is a day to remember and love the baby we never met and to praise God for the baby we get to hold in our arms today.

The Genius is growing up...