Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Well, it's about time for another blog post packed full of pictures...finally! Here is our big boy at 14 months! He is walking all over the place and finally starting to talk. He signs "more", "all done", and "please" and will occasionally wave and say hi. He also says banana, mama, dada, Suzie, ball, bubble, Elmo, and cracker. Despite his very large size, he is a terrible eater! He is so picky and you never know what he will like on a given day. He loves bananas and any kind of dessert, but other than that, he may only get a couple bites in one meal. He has two moods...wonderfully cheerful, sweet, and playful...or terribly fussy, screaming and loud! Thankfully, he is the sweet boy about 90% of the time He is so flexible with Suzie's busy schedule, climbs on everything, and just loves to play outside.

And here is our sweet Suzie girl. She is doing wonderfully after her surgery. She has decided that she not longer needs a nap...even though her attitude might suggest otherwise:) She is doing great at therapy and asks several times a day if she can go to church. She tells us all day long that she loves us so much and sometimes will use that to distract from us instructing her. She loves to sing and despite being super skinny...she is a fantastic eater! Go figure!

 What would a blog post be without a cheesy Suzie grin:)
Proof that Kyle and I really are a part of this family:)

Sibling love


 Of course the kids enjoyed a visit from Nana and Granddad...

 And from Mema and Poppi! (Mema not pictured:)
Suzie and her buddies

Sunday, March 25, 2012

California, Outside Fun, and a 1 Year Old!

We had such a great trip to California a couple of weeks ago! Of course the highlight for us was seeing our family. The kids had such a great time with their cousins. It definitely made me wish we lived closer.

The kids had a blast with Mema and Poppi and enjoyed lots of time in the nice California weather.And it was wonderful to spend time with my sister's sweet family...I miss them so much!Sawyer and Suzie both adored Shelby!
Suzie and Ashley were "thick as thieves" and could be usually found together.
So fun to see Sawyer and Caleb together. Just about the same size. We had a great time visiting with Auntie Debra!Kyle played 36 holes of golf in one day while catching up with two of his best friends
We had such a great time catching up with some of our best friends, the Callaways!
It was a little difficult to get a picture of all the kiddos so we have to settle for these:)
Sadie was a little scared of Suzie at first, but by the end of the trip they were great friends!
Sawyer still adores his big sis!
Suzie looks for every chance to get all dressed up.
While in California, we celebrated Sawyer's first birthday! His favorite part was the balloons...
...and of course the cake!
Here are some more pictures of our big one year old! He started taking a few steps just before his first birthday. Now he will take between 6-10 steps at various times, but he is so fast at crawling that it is definitely his preferred method of travel. He continues to be such a joy to us and has become quite a little cuddle bug. He still only has two teeth and doesn't really say any words consistently. I hear that boys are slower:)The kids had a great time playing outside the other day and are enjoying the warm weather!
And finally, here is what our kids looked like for "Crazy Hair" night at Awana. Suzie went all natural while Sawyer was sporting the Mohawk.Whew....that was a lot of photos:)