"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD" Psalms 127:3

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Will....12 weeks

Will will be 3 months old on Tuesday.  I can not believe it.  I have a hard time remembering what our life was like without him.   I know it wasn't nearly as good!  He has brought us so much joy.  Here are a few pics of Will at 12 weeks....He's growing!

Happy Birthday Mommy!

Friday, May 21, was my 30th birthday....YIKES!  It was a great day.  Pat and I went to Guntersville to eat at a restaurant called Crawmamma's with a few of our friends.  It was delicious!  On Saturday Will spent the day with his grandma and Pat and I played in a wiffle ball tournament.  Our team wasn't great, but we had fun.  Needless to say, by Saturday night, we were exhausted.  Pat got me a yummy cookie cake and some gorgeous earrings for my birthday.  It was a great weekend spent with good friends and my sweet little man!  I AM BLESSED!

Our two wiffle ball teams

Thursday, May 20, 2010

You Never Outgrow Your Family's Love

Will doesn't realize it yet, but he is a part of one of the greatest families!  My dad is the youngest of four and is very close to his brother and sisters.  This past weekend every one of my aunts, uncles, cousins, and their kids came from all over, to Huntsville, to meet Will.  There were 21 of us in all!  We had such a great time just being with each other.  As my Aunt Irene said "THE WEEKEND WAS SUPBERB!"  My dad's family lives all over the U.S.:  Houston and Austin, TX; Washington, D.C. area; and Charlotte N.C.  We don't always get to see each other as much as we would like, but we are still all as close as ever.  We can thank my grandparents for that.  They raised four wonderful children, who have in turn raised children of their own.  Now it's my turn to carry on that tradition and I am proud that I have such awesome role models to turn to!  I hope that I can teach Will the importance of family, just as my parents and grandparents have taught me!  Lots of pictures below......

What are these women looking at?

Will...of course! 

All smiles for Great Uncle David

Great Uncle David and Cousin Sue
Great Aunt Barbara and Great Uncle David came from Houston!

"Why am I back on this bed again?"

Great Aunt Hilda came from Charlotte!

Great Aunt Hilda and cousin David

Great Aunt Irene came from Washington, D.C.!

Some more cousins from TX

Will with Cousin Sue and Cousin Kim.

Matthew and Christy from Washington and TX.

Sweet Emily

Madison with her Grandpa

Becky's dog, Mona, was also a hit! 

Time to eat! 

Can't wait for Will to grow into this swing.  He'll love it this summer.

Madison and Mona

"Why are all these people at my house?"

"I don't think I like it.  I'll hide under here"

Cousin Sue and Will

Just Visiting

First Cousins

Our kids....

Our Parents....

Dad, Aunt Hilda, Aunt Irene, Uncle David and thier first cousin, Gary, who came from Atlanta.

Gary and Sue

Madison and Will

May is a big birthday month in our family.  In addition to those above, my grandparents would be celebrating their 99th and 100th birthdays this month.  Happy Birthday Nanny and Pop!  We miss you.....

Mother's Day Gifts

Pat and Will gave me these beautiful Lillies for Mother's Day!

Here's the finished "craft project."  Will's hand and foot print with a picture of us on Mother's Day in the middle.  I love it!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Botanical Gardens

If you know my mother, you know she loves flowers.  She loves to buy them, she loves to plant them, and she loves to look at them...even if they aren't hers.  Don't get me wrong, I like for my yard to look good, but I could care less about looking (for hours) at flowers that don't belong to me.  But..... I do love my mom and if she wanted to go look at flowers on mother's day, then that's what we were going to do.  So, Becky, Will, and I headed to the Botanical Gardens with my mom to check out the flowers. 

Here's Becky with the Bonsai Trees...I think they are weird.  She loves them. 

Becky in the Bamboo...

I decided to take Will in the backpack instead of the stroller.  He loved it, slept most of the time.

Here's Mom walking through the Rose Garden....where the roses weren't blooming.

This is what Becky thought of the Rose Garden.

This is a really old Dogwood Tree that is apparently dying...so sad :(.  It was huge and is historic.  So, it was neat to see.

Mom and Beck with "Old Dogwood"

Some info on the dying Dogwood.

New Life on Mother's Day...This little duck was trying its hardest to make an appearance, but we just couldn't wait around for it. 

The Botanical Gardens is a really neat place.  They have things for all ages.  It will be a great place to take Will when he is a little older.  He'll probably want to play on all the stuff they have for kids and not look at the flowers (which is a little more my speed).  Happy Mother's Day, Mom!  We love you and hope you had a great day.