Monday, May 9, 2011

A Gift

I am truly the most blessed woman in the world! My husband spoiled me this past weekend and made me feel like a princess (seriously, over the top spoiled me!)... I love having all these boys taking care of me.

I have learned a few things about being a mom the past 5 1/2 (almost 6, yikes!!!) years. I've learned that it is nothing like I thought it would be, it's more rewarding and harder than I imagined. I've learned that I can't do it alone. Trey's support and love allows me to be the best mom I can be. God's grace abounds when it comes to parenting and I'm thankful He starts everyday with new promises and hope. However, what I've learned the most about has to be...

the gift of the ordinary day. I don't know how many of you have seen the video on y0utube, but it is very touching and puts in to words what I have been learning the last few years. Without a doubt I would say God used my sweet nephew Bayler to teach me to appreciate the gift of DAILY life with my children more than any song or book ever could. So right now, I am just thankful that I get to be the mom to these 3 amazing boys EVERY, ORDINARY, day. I want to remember how everyday...

...Jacob wakes with a smile and peaks through the crib to see who is coming to rescue him.
...Jon wants to cuddle on the couch with his night-nights and watch a show before he starts his day.
...David has to know what our schedule is and what time everything is happening.
...when I roll over and see my handsome husband lying beside me, my heart still skips a beat.
...Jacob squeals with delight when we bounce down the stairs or he sees his brothers.
...David makes the cutest "baby voice" when he talks to Jacob.
...Jon hugs so tight and calls me sweet mudder.
...Jacob has the sweetest little baby dimples on his hands and I love the smell of his baby breath.
...Jon loves for me to rub his back when he's going to sleep.
...David follows his dad around like a little shadow and adores him to pieces. life is so full and my cup runs over.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

First Tooth

This little bunny FINALLY got his first tooth. I think he's been teething since he was 4 months old! By the way, I'm sure he'll be pretty upset when he sees these pictures one day.

Have I mentioned he is very loved???

His brothers take very good care of him... kisses are given by the hour around here :)!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

David plays ball!

Our little ball player did so well this weekend! I was amazed at the difference in his ability to pay attention and follow the rules this year in comparison to last year. Even his t-shirt fit him! He is getting so big.

"David! Are you goin' to let me play too? I'll show you how to run super fast!"- Jon

Trey was working so he had to meet us at the field. Papa Dock rode with me to help unload our clan. I guess great minds think alike, ha!

Coach Bobby had David show the team how to get ready to hit. David is a great listener and it helps him on the field. This past weekend he played first base, short stop, and behind the pitcher. He had a blast!

Daddy T came to watch one of his 7 grandsons play ball (DeeDee had the stomach flu). Think they will spend a lot of time at the ball field?!? At least Rob and Risha are expecting a little girl soon. We need a little pink in the mix :)!


"Jon-Jon! Get off the counter! How many times have I told you... we DO NOT play with knives?!?"

"Boys! Washing hands and flushing is required EACH TIME you go to the bathroom. Not just sometimes."

"But it's my turn on the ipad, mom!!!"

"Bam!" "Huh!" "Pish!" "Shish!"... or any sound you think a superhero can make. Constantly. David makes noise constantly.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Family Night: Baseball season is here!

We had a very short, but sweet, family night tonight. David's t-ball season starts tomorrow so I was determined to kick it off with a baseball themed family night! Wellspring is moving into MB Middle School this weekend so Trey is super busy, but we managed to fit in about 45 minutes of family time after they finished t-ball practice before he was out the door again :). We ate hot dogs, chips, and I made baseball cupcakes too!

This kid LOVES baseball! He is SO excited about playing tomorrow.

Our littlest slugger was in bed before the night began, however I did take his picture before bath time. This was Trey's hat when he was a baby... so precious!

What a funny kid! Jon is going to have a tough time watching David from the stands this year. He wants to play too... next year he'll be old enough. And I'll have to hire a driver to balance all the different practices and games :)!

We spent a few minutes reviewing each position during dinner and made up our very own "secret" hand shake for when David takes the field tomorrow. My boys are so much fun! After dinner we watched Everyone's Hero and had some snuggle time on the couch. By far, my favorite part of the night was when David looked at me and said...

"Mom, do you think Bayler is playing baseball in heaven with Babe Ruth? I bet he is! That is so cool." Love that kid so much! And boy, do we ever miss The Bean! What a special kid he was...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


"I think God is singing the Poop Goes in the Potty song right now and saying YAY JON because He just saw me go poop in the potty!!!"- Jon, age 3

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jon Strikes Again!

So... yesterday I had to run into the grocery store for 5 things. I didn't write down the 5 items because one would think a 33 year old, somewhat intelligent, mom to 3 boys could remember such a short list. I had to concentrate. Hard. With 3 boys in tow. All is well until I go to check out with previously mentioned 5 (now 7 because the boys each wanted something that I said "yes" to) items. No wallet. I knew I had put the wallet in the buggy, but now it is gone. First thought? Someone took it. Next thought... Jon.

Me: "Boys, did you see what happened to mommy's wallet?!?"

Jon: "Yes, I made it dis-da-pier." "Wike magic!"

Me: "What!?! Where?!?"

David: "Oh yeah mom, Jon threw your wallet on the floor by the apples (our first stop in the store mind you!) and said it was magic. I don't think it was a very good trick though!"

Thankfully a nice employee was putting out fruit and noticed it lying in the middle of the floor. She turned it in and I was able to pick it up at the service desk.

It will be at least 2 more years before they see the inside of the grocery store again!!!