Every bit as big as her sisters!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
First place ribbon!
Hope's fairy house complete with corn for the fairies to eat :)
Hope with her fairy house
Sara's fairy house with rose petal bed and flower pillow :)
Sara with her house
The whole family (bad pic, iPhone is all I had!)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Hope looking at me one day and saying, "I'm so happy, I think I could cry."
The kids running up to us when we got back from Haiti and Sara crying and smiling because she was so happy to see us.
Luke telling his jokes and thinking he's the funniest thing ever!
Sara, like, talking, like, a valley girl, like, all the time. :)
Hope getting in bed with me and snuggling in the mornings.
Sara loving to brush my hair and give me backrubs.
Emma running around trying to keep up with the big girls.
Luke still trying to snuggle up with me on the couch even though he's getting soooo big!
These days are long right now, but are flying by. They are growing up so fast. It's hard, but I know I'm going to miss it someday. :)
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Emma took right to her new bed! It was funny the first night. I checked on her about 10:30 and she was sound asleep against the wall. Then Hope got up to pee pee about 1:00 so I checked on Emma again. She was on the floor beside her bed sound asleep! I put her back in her bed. Then about 7:30, Luke came into our room and told Lance and I that he woke up and went to check on Emma and she was asleep on the floor. haha! But it only took that one night to get used to it. She hasn't been on the floor again. :)
And the second morning after she slept in her big girl bed, she woke up before anyone in the house. We heard a loud "Momma?" in the living room. I honestly thought it was Hope. Lance got up and as he was walking into the living room, I heard it again. Then I realized it was Emma. Bless her heart. She's NEVER gotten up before everyone else and bless her heart, I can't imagine what she thought when she walked through the house and didn't see anyone!
On a different note, tonight was Luke's first swim meet. He did soooo good! I was so proud of him! We might have found his sport! :) He only got to do one event because they had to call the meet because of lighting in the area. I got some video, but I'll get a picture at the next meet and post it.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
We took up 4 of the 7 tables! Haha!
I have to admit that Luke has been to the dentist once in his life and the girls have never been. That's embarrassing I know. I took my mom with me. There is no way I could have managed all four by myself. Although, I'm PROUD to say that they did AMAZING!!! Hope was the one I was worried about. She doesn't do well in new situations and is nervous about new things. She was cautious and it was so cute, she wanted to know every single thing the assistant was going to do and wanted to see all the instruments and touch them. Then she laid down and loved it. She got to pick strawberry toothpaste. :)
Sara giggled the entire cleaning! It was hysterical. It tickled! :)
Luke was in heaven because they had a TV on the ceiling playing "Tom & Jerry" :)
Then we went to McDonald's for ice cream as a treat for being so good! HAHA!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
A good friend of mine told me an analogy once about dieing to tell to your kids. I got a glove and put it on her hand. I told her that her hand was Hope, and the glove was her body. I then explained that when we die, we go to Heaven, and our body stays here. Then I took the glove off and laid it down and she looked at her hand. Pretty great illustration, but she didn't want a new body!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
The kids were really disappointed that we weren't able to camp this year. They had so much fun last year being at the river the whole weekend. All the way down today, they kept asking about things we did last year and if we were going to get to do them again this year. Next year, the camping is back on!
And we topped the day off back home with Daddy and a cookout at a church in here town that does a great fireworks display. Happy Independence Day!!!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I was trying out a new photo app for my phone and she didn't want her picture taken! Goofy girl!