Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Four Years

4 years ago today we met Adam for the first time.  This little soul is so sweet and so stubborn all at the same time.  He loves his family fiercely.  He is silly, loves to tell jokes, he enjoys painting and building Legos.  He is focused and determined.  He is empathetic and loving and we are so very thankful for this beautiful boy.
Happy 4th Birthday Adam Samuel



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Celebrating Seven

Yesterday morning David came downstairs with a big smile on his face as he greeted Angie.  She was in the kitchen making cinnamon rolls for David's birthday breakfast.  And as she told David Happy Birthday, He replied, "I feel older, and stronger, and bigger.  And Mom my voice changed."
This boy was celebrated big on his 7th birthday.
He had a cinnamon roll for breakfast.  His teacher had a treat for him, a Kit Kat.  We are still trying to figure that one out.  Angie met him at school for lunch with Chick-Fil-A.  And for his birthday dinner he chose Hat Creek.
Such a fun day celebrating 7 years with this beautiful boy - oh how we waited with anticipation for this child that fills our lives with stories every day!
Treats from Mrs. Guevara

 Lunch with Mama - he was so proud of that birthday sticker.

 Birthday Dinner with the best brother and Daddy he could ask for.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Seven Years

It seems just impossible that we met David 7 years ago this morning.  He is a true gift. 
He is a writer, a problem solver, and an energetic boy who loves life.  He is never without a project - always finding something to work on, play with, or create.
He enjoys fishing, hiking, bike riding, creating, and time with his family.
This sweet beautiful boy is 7 today - and that seems just about impossible.
Happy Birthday David Scott


Friday, May 19, 2017

Mothers Day Family Pictures

Thanks to our church each year we get to capture our little family in a place that we love!

Mother's Day 2017

Mother's Day 2016
Mother's Day 2015
Mother's Day 2014
Mother's Day 2013

Thursday, May 18, 2017

House Happenings

During Teacher Appreciation week Adam was able to choose flowers for all 5 of his teaches at school!

David's school celebrated with Crazy Hair and Sock Day!
And when you can't find one of our children - look for a fort.  They love to hide!
Greg has been traveling for work so these two join Angie for slumber parties!  Adam likes his space though so he asks to sleep on the floor beside the bed.

 Mama's snuggle bug
 Ready for an animal adventure!

 Lunch as David's school - always so much fun!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Even After All of These Years

At almost 7 and 4 these two still find joy in - the trash truck.
Enjoying the recycle truck together after they both had a day of school.
These two - enjoying the little things in life together.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Day with Our People

Greg was out of town on Friday and Saturday.  Angie was feeling badly. but with no support staff home she just mustered through the weekend.  By Sunday morning she was pretty sure she had strep throat.
WE still headed to church and Angie volunteered.  But as soon as we got in the car she made an appointment with urgent care.  Strep throat and a double ear infection.
The hardest part was not that she was sick, or that the day wasn't going as planned... last year David came down with strep on Mother's Day.  The hardest part was not letting these two excited little boys crawl on her, having to stay away from them.  Because we have birthday's to celebrate in a week and we don't need strep!
So, as much as this little set back changed the course of our day by a lot... these little people of ours celebrated Angie in the best of ways.
From Greg - it has been a while since he has gifted flowers!
 My card from Adam...

 My card from David...

 How much does Mama love him - Great - didn't make it up to too much!
 How much do you love your Mama?  As much as 7 times around the moon.
What is the best thing about your Mama? She sleeps with me.
How does Mama make you feel safe?  She hugs me.
 This was David's school gift to Angie
 My mom is 36.
My mom is beautiful.
My mom is pretty.
 Greg also gave me chocolate covered strawberries... hopefully Angie can eat them in a few days.  And a new watch.

So very grateful for these little ones that call me Mama and for the husband I get to do this parenting with.