Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Monday, January 30, 2012

So grateful for JZ

I have been overwhelmed today at how incredibly blessed I am to have my amazing husband! I never could have imagined finding someone to have so much fun with, laugh so hard with, be so madly in love with and just enjoy the reality of everyday life with.

He is such an unbelievably dedicated father. He loves playing with the kiddos, always thinking up new games... Oh and somehow he always finds a way to weave a math lesson into just about any activity (a huge plus for a homeschool mom)!

He wont run a single errand without taking his little carbon copy Ben with him. He loves having him around and Ben knows it! He is building relationships with each of our children that are so real and make such a difference in who they are becoming.

I am just so proud of the kind of person he is and is ever learning to be. He is so generous with his time and resources, always willing to help in any way. He is incredibly unselfish and blesses my life in countless ways.

Mostly I just love how much he makes me laugh... At least once a day I am hysterical over something hilarious he says or does... It's just a fun life we live!

Love you JZ... Forever!!
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

First real haircut

Today Jimmy took Ben to get his first real big boy haircut. We buzzed his head all summer but it was a mess and needed some professional care at this point several months since his last buzz.

Jimmy room him to Midway Barber Shop... A truly old fashioned barber shop. Known for no nonsense men and boys haircuts. According to Jimmy they don't do any "ridiculous froo froo stuff that makes you feel like you are at a salon"... They just cut your hair plain and simple. Apparently Jimmy and I are looking for something entirely different when choosing a hair care professional! :)

Anyway, I digress ...

I wasn't there but Jimmy said Ben did so good. Sat still and was a big brave boy! Oh and he looks as handsome as ever! Daddy got his done first so little man could see how it's done.

He even got a certificate stating that he had graduated from "babyhood"! He came running in wide eyed when he got home and was so proud to show me his official paper and his cut! I just love that boy more than words can explain! He is growing up fast and turning into such a little man.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Fort Worth Stock Show

Family tradition - this is our 7th year and the best one yet! The kids had so much fun seeing the animals and just being there as a family. We watched a neat milking demonstration, got a few fun souvenirs, saw tons of farm animals up close and personal and ate some junk food.... Couldn't be a better day!

The kids all got an ice cream scoop at the milking demonstration and when we went outside they spent about 20 minutes throwing them up on the air and running after it to see who could be the first to pick it up and throw it again.... Our kids are easily entertained! ;)
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Duct tape cast

What happens when you have a very active little boy and a cast??? A cast that is falling apart. Solution.... Duct tape.
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Craft time

Even though we have an entire room for school/crafts they have turned my dining room into a Valentine making factory! Many beautiful Valentine cards are being prepared!
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mike's Pastry Shop

My awesome husband brought me this entire box full of pastries from Mike's on Hanover St . In Boston.... My absolute favorite! I love Boston, I love the North End, I love Mike's and I especially love my husband for always being so thoughtful!
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Beauty and the Beast 3D

We took all the kiddos today to our theatre in town that serves food. We had such a good time eating lunch and watching the movie! However, the boys did not view it in 3D as they both refused to wear their glasses! :)
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Monday, January 9, 2012


Well, we didn't make it two full weeks before we had another big injury. This time a fractured elbow... Otherwise known as a "broken arm".

Last night at about 7:00 Rivers was sitting in a chair in our living room (over carpet) and he fell out of the chair catching his fall with his right arm. It looked totally harmless (I saw him fall) BUT he immediately started screaming that "this is for real" scream. Jimmy ran over and picked him up and we started looking him over for injury. As jimmy started feeling of his right arm he got even more hysterical and we realized his little wrist was swollen and bruising. So we spent the rest of the evening icing it and giving him Tylenol for the pain. When he still seemed to be in quite a bit of pain even with the Tylenol I knew something worse than just a bruise was going on.

So this morning I took him to his regular doctor they referred us to a pediatric orthopedic doctor who confirmed with an x-ray that he did indeed have a small break in the elbow. NO!

Now my baby boy will be in this awful cast for FOUR weeks. It makes me so sad to think of him having to deal with this massive thing while he plays and sleeps and eats for four whole weeks. I am praying it goes by fast and that it doesn't bother him much!

He is such a sweet little guy.... But boy is he gonna give us a run for our money.
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Our little business man

It has become routine that if Ben wakes up before Jimmy leaves for work he insists on putting on his dress shirt, navy blazer and tie..... And he wears them all day until Jimmy gets home and he and Ben put on their comfortable clothes! It is precious!

Today he ditched the tie after lunch but still rocked the blazer and dress shirt the entire day!
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Another lovely day

We had another gorgeous day today and the kids played outside for hours... I mean hours! I love days like this!
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Screen door, swing door

This seems to be one of their new favorite things to do!
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