Update….long time needed

1 06 2009

Well, we are really needing a family update.  Let me start with….we are still finishing up homeschooling for this year, so we have been a little busy. 

I will start with Isaac.  He is doing awesome!  Reading has clicked with him and he is reading a lot of short sentences and stories etc.  His world is wide open now and he really likes that.  He is a typical 5 year old…trying to figure out social circles and friends.  He is still adjusting to our move and making friends is coming slowly.  This is not a bad thing….sometimes the slow moving friendships are the ones that last.  He is in Tee-Ball and loves it!  He has quite an arm on him and is getting much better at batting.  His hand and eye coordination has improved so much from last season.  We are really proud of him.

Isaac batting at his first game of the season.

Isaac batting at his first game of the season.

 

Isaac on Easter morning

Isaac on Easter morning

On mother's day with the mirror the kids made for me.

On mother's day with the mirror the kids made for me.

Grace is 4 years old today!  I can’t believe how fast she has grown.  She is becoming such a sweet child.  6 months ago we didn’t know if what we were doing as parents was working with her.  She cried a lot and was VERY sassy.  But by God’s grace she is really coming around to be such a wonderful little girl.  She loves babies and art.  She wants to do her hair, pick out her clothes and of course her shoes!  She really wants to do dance class so we will be getting her in a class in the fall.  What a great little girl….Happy Birthday Gracelyn, mommy and daddy love you so much!  We thank God that He choose to give you life and what a miracle you are.

Grace with her princess Easter eggs.

Grace with her princess Easter eggs.

Grace with her princess gear on.

Grace with her princess gear on.

MOmmy and Grace on mother's Day.

MOmmy and Grace on mother's Day.

 

Owen is growing up!  He is almost 23 months old and is one of the sweetest little boys when he isn’t trying to assert his own will.  He is in a twin bed now and will start potty training tomorrow morning.  It will be a long 3 days, so please pray for us, but God has always been faithful with this area for us and it has gone quick.  I pray it goes that way with him as well.  He LOVES baseball and cars.  He is such a funny little guy.  Now that he has had his new tubes in his years he is talking so much!  He is putting together words and sentences and dropping most of his signing.  He was doing about 60 signs, but now only uses them when needed!!!  That is awesome!  He is very happy to kiss my growing belly and sing to the baby when asked to.

Owen in his new bed!

Owen in his new bed!

Owen on Easter Morning.

Owen on Easter Morning.

Owen doing his eggs...look at that red hair.

Owen doing his eggs...look at that red hair.

 

Baby Champ is growing as well.  We are almost 27 weeks and moving along pretty well.  I am growing and finally really feeling this baby move.  Our placenta is in the front this time making the movements of the baby harder to feel.  But the baby is growing and is much stronger now so we are feeling it!  The kids love to talk to Champ and sing as well.  This baby will be well loved when it is welcomed into our home.

Here I am at almost 24 weeks.

Here I am at almost 24 weeks.

 

Now here at some pics of the kids…..

Owen playing baseball

Owen playing baseball

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Grace with her Kentucky friends.  Grace, McKay, Jaden and Nathan

Grace with her Kentucky friends. Grace, McKay, Jaden and Nathan

Isaac with his Kentucky friends...Ballard, Dylon and Isaac

Isaac with his Kentucky friends...Ballard, Dylon and Isaac

Brody (cousin), Isaac, Mac (cousin) and Gracelyn eating ice cream.

Brody (cousin), Isaac, Mac (cousin) and Gracelyn eating ice cream.





Happy Birthday

11 02 2009
A picture from the local paper that was on the front page.  Isaac is on the left and Brody on the Right.

A picture from the local paper that was on the front page. Isaac is on the left and Brody on the Right.

Wow!  5 years ago to the day…..Wednesday Feb. 11, 2004 I was getting ready for bed and I knew that the baby was going to be coming soon.  Dave went off to work the midnight shift at UPS and I went to try to get some sleep.  I awoke a few hours later on Feb. 12 around 3 am and called my husband home.  We were 45 mins. from the hospital and it was starting to snow.  He came right home and took a quick shower and got me in the car.  We arrived at the hospital a little after 4 :30 am.  They decided to keep me…and off to a room I went.

We called our family in the morning to tell them we wre checked in and they started to make their way to the hospital.  Hours laters……I mean hours…..at about 7:30 pm I decided that I couldn’t handle it anymore and got an epidural.  By the time they got there and did it our baby was coming.  I started to push a little after 8:40 pm and a sunny side up little boy was born at 8:46 pm.  The room was shouting….Dave was calling to the waiting area….”It’s a BOY”.  We were so thrilled with this wonderful life God had given to us.  Then only 10 hours later my sister had a baby boy next door to us.  Neither one of us knew what we were having..

Now that boy is going to be 5.  What happened to those past years?  He is reading pretty well, rides a 2 wheeler bike, can skateboard and is one of the most compassionate loving children I know.  He wants to serve the Lord and live for God.  We couldn’t be more proud of him.

My sister and I delivered our boys 10 hours apart.  We were next door to eachother, it was a fun experience.

My sister and I delivered our boys 10 hours apart. We were next door to eachother, it was a fun experience.

 

Isaac 2.5 years....he has always loved music.

Isaac 2.5 years....he has always loved music.

 

Isaac a little over 3 and Grace 1.5 years old.

Isaac a little over 3 and Grace 1.5 years old.

 

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The 3 year old.

The 3 year old.

The 4 year old.

The 4 year old.

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My 5 year old!

My 5 year old!

Thank you Isaac for being a part of our family!  We love you very much and you are so special to us, enjoy your day.





Around the Parks at Disney

2 02 2009
Isaac was picked to drive the baot on the Jungle Cruise

Isaac was picked to drive the baot on the Jungle Cruise

 

Grace in Minnie Mouse's house

Grace in Minnie Mouse's house

Our Sweet little boy Owen

Our Sweet little boy Owen

Isaac was choosen to train as a Jedi and fight Darth Vador!

Isaac was choosen to train as a Jedi and fight Darth Vador!

 

Mommy with her Kiddos

Mommy with her Kiddos

 

Owen ready for the 3D ride Toy Story Mania!

Owen ready for the 3D ride Toy Story Mania!

 

This is how Isaac and Grace dressed for the airplane ride to Orlando!  They were so cute and excited.

This is how Isaac and Grace dressed for the airplane ride to Orlando! They were so cute and excited.





Disney World with an extra child…

23 01 2009

Well, it looks like we will be going to Disney with 4 children instead of 3. Granted we won’t have to pay an admission fee for this extra one. The new little one will be joining our family in September of 2009!

Our God is so good! We were excited to find out that another blessing was coming a few weeks ago. I was a little nervous to tell anyone due to the miscarriage in early December. But after a doctors appointment this week I saw a sweet little heartbeat!

Thank you God for this sweet little one!





Thank you Isaac, Gracelyn and Owen

2 01 2009

Isaac, Gracelyn and Owen,

We want to thank you for being our children.  God has blessed us with three wonderful children during out time in Seminary.  Isaac you were just a baby when we came to SBTS, but God has made you a wonderful boy.  Gracelyn you were our surprise when we moved to Louisville and now you are a sweet preschooler.  Owen what a delight you have been to our family, a fun loving toddler.

We (mommy and daddy) want to tell you thank you!  We want you to know that we realize that not only daddy went to seminary, but our whole family did.  We all had to give up things to help daddy go to school. 

As our thank you to you for being part of our family and for helping daddy go to school we are taking you to Disney World!  Are you ready to board a plane in 3.5 weeks and spend 7 days, 6 nights in a child’s dream?  We hope you are because your daddy and I have been saving and talking about this vacation for several years!

Thank you again kids!  We love you and we hope that you enjoy your time with us in Florida!  We love you guys so much.





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Christmas 2008 Pictures

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Gracelyn 3 years

Gracelyn 3 years

Isaac 4 Years
Isaac 4 Years

 

 

Owen 16 Months

Owen 16 Months

 

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