Saturday, July 26, 2008
We did celebrate Jonah's birthday on time, we just haven't been home long enough since then for me to do a slide show for his little life. I think after today I fell in love with him all over again. He may be a little challenging at times but, he is so happy and lovable. You will see that as you look at each picture.
My second born son/child turned 5 on July 6. When he was born he weighed 8lbs 5oz on grew at a rapid pace. He was a welcomed addition to our family and has brought us many laughs over the last 5 years and I am looking forward to many more. He is full of life and energy and is all things boy! He loves cowboys & guns & sheriff things. But he is so tender and loving and some days can't get enough love. He loves people and being around them. He really is a joy to our lives. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for him and his determined spirit. I think once I told someone that Jonah was teaching us what it meant to be parents, and I still think that! I love the way he lives his little life and how he loves his family. It's so awesome to see a child 100% in love with his daddy. I am proud to call him our own!
Jonah, I love you son. You are so fun loving and friendly and determined and helpful. I pray that God gives me the wisdom to raise you to use all the pieces of your personality for the Lord. Your tender heart is so sweet and I am excited to see you grow & mature. Happy 5th birthday!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
One day this past week the kids were all in the boys room playing. They were getting along so well, being quiet and not fighting at all. To a mom that sound is bitter sweet...nice because you aren't having to break up any fights or yell at anyone for being mean...scary because 3 quiet kids in a room that you can't see what's happening usually means they are doing something their not supposed to do! (like the peanut butter incident)
I was happy they were playing so nicely and that at least they hadn't dumped out all of the toys. Instead they had just moved the buckets & bins from the shelf to the bed.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I went to California for a week, the second week of June. My grandparents live out there and I took Elizabeth to meet them & the rest of the Taylor family. We had a great time. I planned my trip so I could be there for my cousin's baby shower. It was wonderful visiting everyone, being away with just one baby and getting to see my grandparents, Elizabeth's great-grandparents, form a bond with my baby. There is nothing more special to me than family, and making memories with them. I love that God has blessed me to be able to take each of my kids to California, at least once, but the boys have both been a few times. I love that I have pictures to share with my kids when they grow up to show them who my grandparents are, and my aunts & uncles. It's neat to be an Aunt now and know just how special that bond is even if you have 30 something neices and nephews. (which isn't really an exageration, I think my grandparents have 28 grandchildren & almost 20 great-grands). I really enjoyed my time there. Thanks to all who made that happen!!This is my grandmother, Ruth Taylor, our kids know her as Noni (her mother is Yugolasvian and Nona is what we called her...so it seems fitting that the greats would call her that!)