Monday, January 30, 2012

One in 7 Billion



On October 5th, Lindsey posted this on Facebook.  It warmed my heart on October 5th when I first read it, and everytime I think about it, I react the same way.  One aspect of a mother's love!
I think we're about up to 7 billion people now in the world. Isn't it amazing that there's no cuter face (in my opinion) in the whole world than my son Benjamin's! (And I'm saying this after he dive bombed himself multiple times walking to the doctor, in the waiting room, and on our way back to the car! All because he wanted to drive Mommy's car instead. A girl in a wheelchair actually had some difficulty wheeling herself around his body!)
 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Let me see, Mimi!"

This weekend we spent hanging out and playing with Emerson...at his house!  Two weeks ago, when this picture was taken, we spent hanging out with him at our house!  Both were definitely FUN!

This weekend, well, I took a lot of photos... and Emerson kept wanting to check them out.  They'll be coming soon....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dreamy



 
In reading some of the ideas with Photoshop... I tried something new on some of my little guy, Emerson's, pictures.  I just love this...something new to play with!

(You can see the SOOC (straight out of camera) of the top picture in the post below this one.)

Left Behind

 This little blue 'race car' was left behind...
I found it by my coffee cup after our little guy had left...
I don't think he's too worried!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sliding

There's a park not far from our home...easy walking distance...
Before the boys were born, I used to dream about taking them there to play...
I've been able to take them...but this weekend, it was just Emerson and I...
Last time I took him, he wouldn't go down the slide... this time he did...
He climbed up the equipment...and LOVED walking across the 'bridge'... he knew I was taking photos, so he'd turn around every once in a while to see if I was taking his picture!
It was so much fun for this Mimi...
and I could tell it was so much fun for my little guy!
I lost count after 513 on the number of times he went down the slide (just kidding!)











Here he is on the 'bridge'...he LOVED walking across it...




 "AGAIN!!!" he would yell...
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 and off he'd run to do it again...

 This is where he usually climbed up...
 All of a sudden, we heard a "Hi Mrs Johnston!!" and these 3 girls walked up.  Two of them are former students...  They remembered when Emerson and Benjamin were born...and immediately asked if this was one of my grandsons....  They pulled out their cell phones and started taking pictures... they were telling me how ADORABLE Emerson was... (Yep, I absolutely agree!)...
This little dog ran up...and the girls quickly diverted their picture taking to the dog...
Emerson went back to climbing...
 After the dog was called away by his owner, the girls started climbing on the equipment too.  They also decided to slide, only they went belly-down.  Serenity, one of my former students, apologized, saying she didn't mean to be a bad influence on Emerson.  I told her not to worry, he wasn't paying any attention to them sliding like that....

and then I saw him climbing back up to slide...
 and...he came down on his belly!  He was laughing, I was laughing...and so were the girls!
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 "Ummm, I think I'll do it AGAIN!"
 And off he went...

What a great time we had at the park!  Riding his 'motorcycle' there...sliding... climbing on the equipment... walking on the 'bridge'... for 2-3 hours straight! I'm grateful we have the park close-by....but also that I had my little guy here for the weekend!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

9 Years!

 9 years ago today, Lindsey and Donnie had a beautiful wedding...the beginning of a beautiful marriage!
 I remember the first time I met Donnie...they were 'just friends'... I told a friend of mine that THAT was just the kind of guy I would love my daughter to marry...
 They've always been on-the-go... playing... walking together... friends...
 After over 6 years of marriage, our little man, Benjamin, entered their lives...
 I love watching them as parents...
 Now as they celebrate their 9th wedding anniversary...
 another little person is on the way...
 they'll go from a family of 3, to a family of 4!


Happy Anniversary, Lindsey and Donnie!  We sure do love you both!