Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Bumbo

Quite possibly my favorite "kid gear" invention ever. We put little Lydia in it the other day for the first time. It was hard for her to keep her head up, she loved sitting in it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween in September

So the pictures are a little dark and blurry, but wanted to share them. The kids both put on their Halloween costumes (or part of them) this morning and wanted to play outside in them. Oliver is Thomas the Train, and Mer is a lady bug...the full costume to come in October.

And here's a recent one of Lydia. She was two months old yesterday. I took her to the doctor today. She's 12 pounds and 22 inches. She is growing like crazy!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Today I'd like to give testimony to how God has and is taking care of me. Many of you know that Alex travels a lot for his job. It's just kind of the way it is right now. He has busy seasons and less busy seasons, and we just try to take life a day at a time when he has to be gone. Being on my own with our three kids definitely has it's ups and downs, and I've asked a number of friends and family to pray for me/us. It's amazing to see how God is a God of details and how he cares for me through other people in small ways, that add up to big ways.

Just this week...

*Two neighbors came by and gave me their numbers in case I need anything.
*Another good friend and neighbor fed my dog when we were gone for the day.
*A friend from my Bible Study came by and took Oliver for the afternoon and evening.
*My mom spend the night to help out at the beginning of the week.
*Another friend from my Bible Study bought me a Groupon to purchase pre-made meals.
*And yet another friend is coming over to stay with my kids while I do some tutoring.
*My mother-in-law is going to watch my kids tomorrow morning so I can run some errands.
*Last but definitely not least, Lydia is being a really good sleeper, and beginning to fall into a routine.

Wow.I am so thankful for the community of generous women God has placed in my life at a time when I really need it. Thanks to all.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

We had a fun Labor Day weekend. We visited a wild life zoo near Wichita and Alex took Oliver and some of his friends on an airplane ride. Alex and Oliver also went to the farm and Oliver got to play with his cousin Owen, and ride the combine and four wheeler. I totally forgot to send the camera with them, and wish I had some pictures to post from that day.

Meredith getting ready to pet the bunnies. They were so sweet and tame.

Oliver and the turtles.

Little Lydia enjoyed the beautiful did we.

Meredith loves her Uncle Max.

The Crew (Sarah, Charlie, Oliver, and Lawson)

Oliver and Lawson getting ready to take off...they chatted through the headsets the whole flight.

Meredith and her cousin Graham giving big hugs.