Friday, May 01, 2009

Mimi Time

After Owen & Grayson's birthday party we headed to the park for some Mimi time. 

Birthday Boys

Brady's cousins, Owen and Grayson both share an April birthday.  While Owen celebrated his 3rd birthday, Grayson celebrated his first.  These boys know how to tear up some cake, let me tell ya!  

Owen blew out all the candles on both cakes, what a helpful big brother.

Dig in Boys!
Couldn't resist posting this one

Playing with some birthday presents

This is going to be one of those photos that is in a slideshow at Owen's wedding someday 

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Hadley, Emily and Parker came in a few weekends ago for a quick visit.  Emily and I planned to take the boys to the annual "Race for the Cure" that Saturday.  It was going to be a good opportunity for us to get some exercise and support a good cause all at the same time.  However, the weather put a damper on our plans, so Parker, Brady, Emily and I ended up staying inside ALL morning.  Randy and Hadley decided to head out for a game of golf despite the weather.  They played from 7-12 and still came home 4 holes short!  The longest game of golf ever! I think they spent more time in the golf cart than on the course.  

Those boys look like they are up to no good

Chief had to get in on the action

Love these boys with all my heart!

Pawpaw & GG

A couple of weeks ago, Pawpaw and GG came to visit while they were on their spring break.  Unlike Texas,  Louisiana's spring break is in April.  During their visit they took a few pictures I couldn't resist sharing with everyone.  

Pawpaw sharing a good book with Brady

Brady enjoys reading 

GG always makes the story exciting 

One evening we went down to the creek in search of a tadpole.  The boys walked the creek while Sue and I searched the area for frogs.  We knew where there were frogs, there would be tadpoles.  Sure enough, we found one!  We scooped it up and it is now on display in Sue's Pre-K class in Louisiana.  How interesting this will be for the children!  

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Hunt is on...or maybe not

Watching a bunch of one and two year olds hunt for eggs was quite a sight.  The outside toys caught their eyes and most of them became preoccupied before they noticed the eggs.   

Mason digging into the goodies!

You gotta love the peep cupcakes! 

Addison and Adah enjoying each others company.  It was great to add some girls into the mix!

Bubbles were the favorite

Brady so generously helping Bonnie and Tyler go through their eggs

Tyler and Noah

Lovin' the hammock swing

Noah would rather mow the lawn than hunt for eggs


Hunter knew exactly what to do!

Monday, April 13, 2009

He is Risen!

As I passed the Easter bunny in the mall a few days ago, I suddenly realized that I have never taken Brady to have his picture with Santa or the Easter Bunny.  I felt a bit guilty about this, so I confided in Randy, pondering why we have never taken our "poor and neglected" son to visit the silly wabbit.  I explained that when I think of these holidays I think of so much more than holiday "icons", which explains why I have never made getting his picture taken a priority. It is easy to think of Easter as a day full of the traditional egg hunts, candy, and the Easter bunny.  However, we have so much more to be thankful for; that Jesus Christ was resurrected. This day reminds us of His promise for eternal life and His love for us all.  How awesome is that!  Dont give me wrong, we did have our traditions that day but mindful of what the day was really all about.  Praise God!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...1 Peter 1:3

This picture is typical of Brady, running his hands through my hair, like he has done virtually since the day he was born.  

Can I get a smile PLEASE?

Easter afternoon at the Easterwood/Dupree/Niemeyer Easter gathering.

I think Brady collected like 4 eggs during the whole hunt.  Once he finds an egg, he wants to open and eat!  Regardless, he was happy.

Tammy and my beautiful niece 

On our way to the Easter Party at West Brethren Saturday. 

Bridgit, Brady & Colton

Serious egg hunting face right there

Here is Brady, starting before he was supposed to! Little Munchkin! 

Sunday night after all of the Easter festivities I took Brady to the creek.  Despite the early morning thunderstorms, the weather was beautiful throughout the afternoon and evening.

That pretty much wraps up our Easter weekend.  

18 weeks

I am enjoying being pregnant again so very much. I was thinking that I felt the baby moving around 15 weeks, but I guess it was my imagination or just good ol' gas. Ha! However, the last few days I have begun to feel those first movements. I remember how fast every moment went with Brady. Most of all I recall myself always saying "I cant wait till..." or " I am so ready..." Well this time I am not rushing anything! I want to savor each and every moment of this pregnancy. Yes, even in the 9th month when I am HUGE and Miserable! I will still find joy in those moments...

90 years and counting...

My dear Grandparents are in the midst of celebrating their 90th birthdays. In March, most of the family united at my parents home in Louisiana to celebrate. What a fulfilled and blessed life these two have had in the past 9 decades! What a joy this trip was...

I love my boys...precious

I just love those baby feet in the water