This picture was taken 8 years ago today on April 16, 2007!
I had sent the three kiddos up to start getting ready for bed and when I came upstairs this is what I found. They had gotten into the chalk on the easel and in this picture they knew they were in big trouble. Ethan was standing next to them saying, “I didn’t do anything!”And this is when I couldn’t hold the laughter in any longer and they felt it was safe to smile and giggle about it also!Oh, the memories!
Happy 6th Birthday, Weston James!
We love you very much! Hopefully, I will add to this post at some point. We just enjoyed a very fun shark-themed party in celebration of Weston’s birthday and we are all tired and ready for bed!
Saturday, December 20th, we baked and baked and baked!
Thankfully, the night before I had mixed up all the dough for each type of cookie we were making so that made things go quicker and less messy. We made sugar cookies, rum balls, jam thumbprints, and peanut butter kiss cookies. I think that’s all. I should have taken a picture of my cookie platter I took to church that night. But I was probably rushing out the door! Weston loved the food chopper! He was way too excited about chopping nuts! Haha! He liked dipping the thumbprints in the egg whites. Then it was time to unwrap lots of hershey kisses for the peanut butter kiss cookies. I’m so glad I had all these helpers! I think all this baking was getting to us………….. Then it was time to decorate! Grandie had stopped by on some “Christmas business”. Brian, Brooke, and Bailey stopped by to say hello! Uncle Sam got to say hi to Bailey. Love those cheeks! So fun to have family over! Cuties! Not sure what this conversation was about, but I wish I knew! Bailey was trying on some bonnets and hats. Unfortunately, they were already too small for her. I am pretty sure the one she has on was mine as a baby. I bought this hat for Grace when we were heading out to Mike and Abby’s wedding back when Grace was a baby. Here’s our little Shepherd boy at our Christmas presentation at church that night. It’s hard to see but that is Ethan and Weston up there with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Poor Uncle Brian! He’s a good sport!It was a very full day of Christmas cookie baking, the church’s Christmas presentation and party!
Well, I went to choose one picture of Weston and ended up picking 25. So, here you go. These pictures are from Summer 2010.
Wes and Penny joined us on a field trip a day or two after they arrived back in the States on furlough, June 2010. Wes is showing Weston some kind of little creature from the water. This was from our family reunion boat trip, June 2010. Uncle Mark and Weston. Me and Weston! Weston and Aunt Brookie at the fair! Mimi and Weston! They loved each other so much! This was our family camping trip up in New Hampshire. Summer 2010. Don’t touch my corn on the cob!! Gracie, Me, Lindsey, and Weston. “I’ll just have some dirt for lunch, Mom.”
Mmmm, tastes pretty good.“You talking to me??”“Mom! Seriously, how many pictures are you going to take of me?!” I did not take these next few pictures, and I’m not sure who to give credit to. I think maybe Joanna, who took our family pictures. Weston and Emma. Yaya, here is the bottom lip I was talking about. Haha! He got my bottom lip, I tell ya! Ah, there it is again! I saw that bottom lip on a 3D ultrasound before he was even born. And I thought oh, it must be a girl with that big bottom lip or I was going to feel sorry for him if he was a boy. But he wears it well, I think. He’s sticking it out here of course, but still, cute!
Here are my boys back on August 3, 2009! Sweet brothers!P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO UNCLE BRIAN!!!!
AND MY COUSIN, HILLARY!!
Hope you both have a wonderful day!
Sunday, December 14th, we sold our goat, Lily. We were very sad to see her go, but thankfully, we sold her to very nice people and from what they tell us, she is very happy. We are welcome to go visit her anytime we’d like.
That same day, we took June to be bred. But now we are pretty sure, both Lily and June were unsuccessfully bred. Katie is our only hope now for babies and milk. So, we are just praying she is pregnant. Grace and Lyvie have said they have felt the baby kick, but I have yet to feel. Time will tell.