Saturday, June 30, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Madeleine and Daddy.
Hanging out with Mimi and Grandad. Look at Harrison's smile!
Yesterday was such a wonderful day for all of us! We were able to hear my dad preach -- always a special treat-- then join my parents for a delicious family dinner. I made a key lime pie that's become our traditional Father's Day dessert & we pretty much finished off at the dinner table! :)
I also took some pictures of Madeleine and Harrison with my parents. My mammy sent both of them some adorable new outfits. Madeleine HAD to wear her new ladybug dress last night. She loves this dress and has been after me to let her wear it all week. After church, Madeleine climbed into Harrison's carseat and Matt carried her to the car. She's not much heavier than my boy is! Ha!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I couldn't resist scanning in some old pictures of me and my dad, since it's Father's Day. The older I get and the more I raise my own children, the more convinced I am that I have been blessed with amazing parents! I used to think that my mom and dad were lucky to have kids that didn't really get into trouble -- good kids. Now, I realize that it wasn't us -- it was them all along. They made us into who we are today. So, in honor of Father's Day, some bits of knowledge I gained from my Dad.....
1. Think before you leap -- you never know if someone will be there to catch you
2. Check the weather forcast everyday
3. "A few kind words" can make someone's day
4. Tell your children "Yes" whenever you can, they grow up fast
5. Sometimes it's okay to eat dessert first
6. Tell your family you love them every day
7. Never let your tank of gas get below 1/4 full, in case of emergency
8. Doing the right thing is rarely the easy thing, but you'll be rewarded for doing it
9. Pray everyday
This list could go on forever. I just want to say that I really do thank God everyday for the Dad (and Mom) he gave to me. He lives what he believes, and challenges me to do the same.
Now, for the other "Father" in my life. The father of my children...
I know that I am equally blessed to have a husband that LOVES being a father. He plays tea party, colors, tickles, giggles, gives piggy-back rides and even shares his ice cream with Madeleine & Harrison. It is obvious to anyone that knows Matt, that he loves his children and enjoys being with them. There's no sense of duty, everything he does is out of love. If you aren't a parent, you haven't experienced what it is like to see your spouse love your children. I think that I fell in love all over again with Matt when Madeleine, and then Harrison, was born. I love watching him with them. He may not do everything my way, but that's what makes his way even more special. Who else would let them eat Goldfish Crackers and Ice Cream for dinner? :)
So, Happy Father's Day!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Last night we got out Madeleine's Dora bike and tried to teach her how to pedal. I guess she's not really ready for it -- she just walks her feet to make it go, but still loves it! Then we got out the sidewalk chalk and, along with our neighbor Abbie, made pictures on the driveway until dark. When we finally told Madeleine it was time for bed, she just looked at Abbie and said, "I'm tired, I have to go to bed." And off she went, to bed, right to sleep.