Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lindsey at 22 weeks!


These were taken on April 15th, 2017...






 This was an improptu picture taking time.
I was ready to head north and told Lindsey I really wanted to take a picture of her growing little person...
and of course, I wanted to include everyone.
 22 down, 18 to go! 
Although both Benjamin and William never made it to 40 weeks!
Your Mimi is praying for you, little one!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Minecraft!

 Minecraft is a video game.
It's all about building...and Benjamin and William love it!
 Both of them are Lego guys...which is building..
so Minecraft just goes right along with that idea.
Once I downloaded the game on my phone and iPad...Benjamin started playing on the phone and William on the iPad.  Everytime they finish, they save what they've done.  That way, everytime they restart, they start where they left off. 

 I love how Benjamin has checked books out of the library to research things about the different 'worlds'.  He explained to me how it all works together...it's pretty amazing to me!

William gets a little frustrated sometimes, but he'll tap Benjamin on the shoulder and Benjamin will show him how to do whatever it is...and then William will proceed on.
Minecraft - legos - these boys definitely have an 'engineer' mind!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy 90th Birthday, Mom!

 April 12, 2017
My mom turned 90 years old!
She wanted a coconut cake...I'd made it for her before, and she loves it.
So a coconut cake it was!
Brody put the candles on the cake (with a little assistance).  We put 9 candles on...one candle for each decade of life!
 Brody had been waiting and waiting for "the cake"...during dinner he wanted the cake...right after dinner he wanted 'the cake'...as we were getting everything else ready, he wanted 'the cake'...
 His Saddie was trying to tell him something...
It doesn't seem like it was working too well.
 We took a picture of Saddie with her two kids and one of her great grandkids...(that's you, Brody)
 Come on, Becky!
We took a group shot, too!
 FINALLY, we were ready for the cake.
Brody was excited about singing Happy Birthday to Mom.


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 John David had brought Mom a beautiful flower basket.
My mom is amazing...
Happy 90th, Mom!
I'm so so glad I was able to be there with you!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Brody on his bike at the lake

 We took Brody for a ride/walk around the lake by Mom's house.


 It was a gorgeous day and there were quite a few people out enjoying the day.
 Brody zoomed past his Nanny and Pop, so he made a U-Turn to go back and check on them.
 "Hold your feet up, Brody!" his Pop yelled.
and he did!
 Good job, Brody!
This is the whole idea of a balance bike...the kids get used to steering and their balance.
 Brody and his Pop!
 Isn't this gorgeous?
This is where my mom lives...
Brody went most of the way around the lake...but then he got his Pop to carry his bike the last part.  He was checking out the ducks in the water.

A beautiful day in Colorado!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Colorado on April 8th, 2017

I flew back to Colorado on April 6th.
There was a very special reason to head back...April 12th was coming soon...
more on that later!  
Brody loves to play in the backyard...and look what likes to hang out with him?
Can you see the rabbit in the top picture?
Brody is pointing to it!
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He loves his elephant...which is a little riding toy.
He's REALLY into 'trains'.
You may not realize he's on a 'train'..but he is!
My mom and I were outside with him...I had gone in the house for who knows what.  When I came back out, Mom was down trying to tie this wagon to his elephant because he wanted a TRAIN!

His Nanny and Pop bought him a rake and shovel awhile back.  
He was using his shovel to load bark into the wagon, which as you know, is part of his train.
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Nice shovel, Brody!
What a worker you are!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lindsey at 21 weeks!


 After William's practice, I wanted to take some pictures of Lindsey and her growing baby!
 She's definitely showing!
 This little person has 2 brothers who are delighted to have another sibling.
 Lindsey and Donnie haven't found out if they're having a little girl or another little man...
 My guess is, these boys would love another brother!
 He or she is due August 19th...
We're praying for this little life...and the life of his/her mama.
We've done that 4 times before this...praying for our little people:
Emerson, Benjamin, William, Walt, and now ?


 Benjamin was throwing a baseball up in the air, and was asking if I could catch it in a picture.  We tried several times and I caught it in this picture above and below!