Thursday, March 28, 2013

Must be a boy thing....

 Interesting.  Aaron has suddenly developed an interest in cars.  The girls had absolutely no interest in cars at this age, so I was rather surprised when Aaron started noticing the toy cars.  Now they are his FAVORITE.  He crawls over to the cars, examines them, chews on them, and even rolls them!  It's unreal to me!  Maybe it's a boy thing?? 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt

 Due to the rainy weekend, we had our church Easter egg hunt INSIDE.  It was still lots of fun!  The girls had a good time doing crafts and getting eggs stuffed with goodies.  Aaron enjoyed just chewing on the empty eggs! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happily Ever After

 For a year, Brian and I had the privilege of fostering two precious children, Caleb and Aimee.  Brian and I always knew that we were called to be adoptive parents, but never dreamed that we would ever be used as foster parents.  And I'm not going to lie.  Letting go of Caleb and Aimee was just as painful as letting go of Zeke.  But as I stand back and look at the "big picture" that God is painting for Caleb and Aimee, I feel so blessed to have been a part of that bridge to the Newman family.  And I cannot even put into words how grateful I am that we are able to continue to be a part of their daily lives.  I feel like the Newman family has become OUR family.  It is so obvious that God has big plans for Caleb and Aimee and I know that He hand-picked Fred and Becky Newman to be the forever family for these precious children.   

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


For those of you who may not know, my mom has been having some issues with her heart.  Today, she had surgery to get a pace-maker.  So far, she's doing really well.  If everything goes according to plan, she will get to go home tomorrow.  She is excited about getting her heart-rate where it is supposed to be and hopefully having more energy. 

After I picked the girls up from school, we went to see her.  Rayna wanted to know when her baby was coming out.  HA!  I guess she thinks anytime someone goes to the hospital, they should bring home a baby.  ;-)

We love you, Nana!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Dear Spring...

 Thank you for your brief visit over the weekend.  We thoroughly enjoyed it.  Please return again soon!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

For Real.

"I'm so cute, Mommy.  For real.  I am!"--Rayna Faith

Saturday, March 16, 2013

First Lost Tooth!

 Our big girl lost her first tooth!  I can't believe my baby is already big enough to be losing teeth!!  She was very excited to put her tooth under her pillow for the Tooth Fairy.  The Tooth Fairy brought Molly a dollar and a new book.  I think she looks so big with her missing-tooth smile!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

9 Months Old

 Isn't it amazing how the 9 months of pregnancy DRAG but the first nine months of their lives FLY!  Happy 9 months, Sweet Buddy!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Celebrating Dr. Brown

 Our friend James Brown is now Dr. James Brown!  We had a great time celebrating with James and Anna this weekend.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Rayna at School

Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE Rayna's preschool?  She is doing AMAZING!  I can't believe how much she has learned in such a short time!  She now knows her colors, several of her shapes, and even some letters!  But even more than her academics, I'm impressed with how well she's doing socially.  So many people have commented on how Rayna seems to be less anxious and more social.  She would rarely make it through her class at church but now she goes right in without even crying!  We are so proud of her and so thankful for her teachers and friends at school!     

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Look who can pull himself up!

Baby Boy had to have his crib lowered!  The girls had to get in with him to try it out.  Doesn't take much to raise excitement in this house!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Green Eggs and Ham!

We had our traditionally green eggs and ham for Dr. Seuss' birthday this year!  And Aaron had his first taste of eggs tonight!    

Saturday, March 2, 2013