Monday, November 6, 2017

The Baby

These photos are a few months old...as is anything I'm posting lately.  Why do I feel I need to catch up instead of just skip those months?  Who knows.  Anyway, it's what I'm doing.  

I am so.in.love.with.this.child.  I know, I know, I'm in love with every one of my babies, but this one really loves me right now, and there is nothing quite like that feeling.  He laughs when I walk into a room and crawls at fast baby speed to get to me.  He smiles when he catches my eye.  And, right before he lays down for naps or night, he lays his head on my shoulder just for about a minute.  It doesn't happen any other time of day, but it's like he knows I need that, even for a brief minute!



He's a smiler, and he brings so much joy to a room...and to our family.  I've heard that his namesake (my great-grandfather I never knew) was a wonderful man full of so much love.  I have a feeling this little Henry is following right in his footsteps.


He brightens our days.  He makes us laugh.  He reminds us to slow down.  


And, he is exactly what the miracle of life is...a gift...of the very best kind. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

If Only It was All the Time

Have I mentioned before how much I love when my sister and her family are here?  I know, I know. Only a million times.  Well, this summer, we got almost three entire weeks knowing they were only fifteen minutes away, and boy was it wonderful!

We spent our days working out (Rozann teaching me High Fitness




The kids spent theirs on bikes, in the water, watching fireworks, and just playing all day long.









John Paul thinks Kolbe is his godson, so he got to stay the night with him one night and help him with everything he needed, being three years older than him, you know.
These little ones are the very best and I love when they're together.  I just miss them way too much when they're gone.  But, absence is supposed to make the heart grow fonder, right?!! 

I still wish they lived next door.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It's Like Riding A Bike

One day this summer, Carter pulled out his bike with training wheels.  Elley was on her way over, and he wanted her to see him ride it.  She got here, and he quickly asked her to come watch him.  Not knowing, she said, "Oh my gosh, you've learned to ride your bike without training wheels!"  He hadn't, haha.  

But as soon as she left, he asked for a wrench.

And then, he called me outside to see this.



About a day later, Peter took his off.  And, they've been riding ever since!

They've raced, gone on adventures and have had to replace a few tubes.



She's next.




Sometimes I forget how fun it is to be a kid!