Thursday, October 19, 2017


This guy turned 9 months old today!
Three-fourths of a year that he has been with us!




He couldn't be happier or more fun.  And he loves to eat!  Real food has been awesome for him. 
Here he is in Aaron's Box of Rocks!  What a fun memory and I love seeing it all over again!
This outfit, down to the shoes, belonged to Becky's son!


He LOVES the dishwasher


Lunch with Aaron


Lunch with Abigail





We are really enjoying baseball


I wasn't sure how it would be since we've never been in a sport that has so many games and practices.   


But it's really been fun for the whole family 







And Aaron is loving it and getting better every week


 This picture was taken right before Aaron got his first hit of the season that didn't end up in a foul or an out!  So exciting for him!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sunday School

We do so much with our Sunday School class.  There are A LOT of kids in that class (60+) and we have a lot of family friendly adventures.  Last Friday one of the families had a tailgating party at the Dragon Homecoming Game and lots of people came (Dragons and non-Dragons alike).

This was Andrew's first tailgating experience!












Lunch Time

Every week I have lunch with each of the kids at school.  I have done it since they started preschool.  I have missed very few weeks in 5 years.  And as long as they will have me I will continue to do it.  Now Andrew joins in and he is getting quite well known at the school.  I always eats what the kids are eating and we talk about their day.  I feel like I get so much out of them because they are in the moment right then versus coming home at the end of the day.  I try to remember to take a picture every time but sometimes I miss it (like last Friday with Aaron).  But I am always there.  And the week after Andrew was born my dad and Sheri went in my place and the kids still hold that as one of the best days ever!  It is such a special time and I hope they treasure these memories.




 Andrew ate peas and pears off the tray this day


These were my niece's shoes

Friday, October 13, 2017

Trick or Treat!

How fun is this???  The kids got to dress up for church on Sunday to advertise the church's new Trunk or Treat. 

Everyone thought this was the cutest pumpkin ever!  Kim got him this outfit and it was perfect!


Abigail was in heaven in her new Cinderella dress.



Aaron gave candy out of his helmet

What a blast!  Then we had a Sunday School picnic at the park and the kids had a fantastic time.  Aaron and Camden played baseball.  The weather has mostly been very warm here.

Aaron's Saturday


 Aaron had a baseball game Saturday.  Andrew gets passed around quite a bit at the games because so many of our friends have games at the same time, but he doesn't mind!


 Aaron is really liking baseball.  I'm proud of how hard he is working.  He is learning so much.  Their team is really quite good which is fun, but I really love seeing Aaron growing each week.

On Saturday night we had a date night at his request.  He always chooses the same place because now it is "Ours".  I asked him all kinds of questions and he said the best part was talking to me.



 What makes our family special? We got the opportunity to have Andrew
 What's the best gift you've ever received?  Andrew


 What's your favorite thing to do with Daddy?  Play outside



 What's your favorite thing to do with Mommy?  Play Uno
 If you could give one gift to every single child in the world, what would it be?  The love of Jesus Christ
What words best describe you? Kind, funny, athletic, helpful

Fire Department Open House

Every Fall, the Grapevine Fire Department has an Open House. It's just a fun time to see the trucks and there are different demonstrations and food.  Abigail loves it.  Aaron, actually, has never been, but Sis really looks forward to it.  And we always see people we know there!  This year, Andrew, Abigail and I went while Aaron was at baseball pictures and practice.



 Clearly, we want to look our best for this event








 Andrew really enjoyed himself!


 We hated to leave, but we had a baseball game to get to!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


This Friday was the Pink Out Dragon Game for Breast Cancer awareness.  The kids wore pink to school and I had lunch with Aaron that day.


 Jory and Aaron went to the game that night and the Dragons beat Flower Mound.

On Saturday we had a play date with the Wilmores


Morning Shenanigans

 The older kids love Andrew more than anything in the world and they especially love that he comes and wakes them both up each morning