Thursday, April 16, 2009

Grandmas are the Greatest!

Adalyn Kay got to meet her Great-Grandma Lila for the very first time. They both fell in love with each other as soon as their eyes met. Adalyn was so smiley and made the cutest little sounds as she talked with her Grandma. Neither one of them wanted to leave each other, what a priceless moment they shared. Thanks for letting us visit, we love you Grandma!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Adalyn is learning at a very early age that BOYS are really good at making you LAUGH and making you CRY!

"Decoration" Letters...

The joys of keeping your children busy while trying to be productive. (now I know why my mom had me label so many food storage cans) I haven't made fresh wheat bread since before Adalyn was born -- pretty sad I know, but hit a sale before she was born and stocked the freezer. I decided it was time to get back in the habit -- so gave it a try while Mace was at preschool. Keston loved being the big helper and Sissy was so good to watch us and fall to sleep in her swing. Well, needless to say I didn't finish my three batches in time and Mace was pretty upset that he missed out on grinding the wheat -- so had to come up with a quick job....writing labels on the bags for the bread...that was perfect! Mace was so excited to use permanent markers and wrote each letter as I said them as I finished my last batch. Then he copied the letters to the next bags, this task got pretty monotonous quickly -- since after the second bag---he informed me he was only going to write one more. "This one I am going to use my decoration letters mom." Sure bud---what ever letters you want --- I just thought they were too cute, I love this big helper :)


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mace Loves Me!

Yesterday the day began with both boys fighting over their sister -- who gets to hold her, choose her clothes, choose her bows, bath her, and make her smile are all daily competitions at our home. The boys just can not get enough of their sweet baby sissy! We had to take a picture of Ady in her first flower headband that Mace chose for her to wear.
(Notice her shirt says, "Daddy Loves Me")

Keston was so proud of me when he saw her flower ... "Good job mom! You 'grewd' a flower on her head!" That was enough to get me and Mace laughing this morning!

The day went on, and of course, Ady has to poop or spit up through at least one outfit a day -- so after changing her -- and bow too (by Keston this time) -- the boys were ready for food. Adalyn patiently waited in her bouncy chair and went to sleep while I made dinner. She looked so cute so I, of course, had to snap a picture. That is when Mace noticed her bib -- it said "Daddy loves me" just like her previous shirt. Well, Mace just lost it in full on tears! "Why doesn't anything say Mace loves me --- cause I love her the most!" Usually we are not that emotional -- but hunger and an interrupted nap will do it for Mace --- and it was a justifiable argument -- why should daddy be so special :)

Mace proceeded to cry and came to me with a permanent marker, yes he knows where I keep my art supplies. "Move her bib mom, move her bib." Well, after calming him down and finding a white onesie that permanent markers show up great on -- he created his Sissy the most beautiful onesie that I am sure I will have to pull out in years to come to remind the both of them that they do indeed love each other! And now Ady knows that ...

"Mace loves Me!"