Thursday, June 19, 2008

Leaping Lizards!

We have always had lots of lizards around our house! They used to freak me out but I'm kind of use d to them now! Kaitlyn is completely obsessed with bugs, lizards, worms, and that kind of stuff right now! It's kind of surprising, she is still a girly-girly but she loves bugs! She found a baby lizard in our house, so I caught him and put him in a jar so they could get a closer look. They loved him! They were trying to convince me we needed to keep him, bu t I told them he was so small he needed to go back outside and look for his mommy and they immediately agreed! But we enjoyed him for the time we spent with him!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tea For Two...

Kaitlyn and I went to a Ladies Tea Party at our church. She was so excited! Always looking for a reason to dress up :) We had a great time! I always look forward to the little things we do together! She's such a sweet little friend!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Congratulations Dad!

My Dad has been going through a program through Fort Worth Police Department the last 12 weeks called CAPA - Clergy and Police Alliance. It is for ordained ministers to assist and minister to victims and police officers on some calls that may have difficult situations to deal with. I can't think of anyone better than my dad for a ministry like this! He has a way of bringing calm and reason to horrible situations. He also has a heart for people who are hurting. He has been so excited about this program, and the things he's learned. I know God will use him in incredible ways! We all were able to see him graduate, and then we celebrated at Uncle Julios!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles and the judgments he pronounced, O descendent's of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones. (1 Chronicles 16:11-13 NIV)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Wise Words from Noah

Noah came up to me with a very serious look on his face the other day. He pointed his little finger at me and said "Mom, did you know there are 2 Joes. There is Indiana Joes, and there is Hanna Joes." It was hilarious! He had put a lot of thought into it! He is such a deep thinker!

"Indiana Joes"

"Hanna Joes"

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fathers Day - Part 3!

We celebrated Father's Day with the Martins. They had our family, and Kody, April & Linzi over for dinner. We missed the Bennett's, they couldn't make it this time :( Becky made fajitas and the best dessert ever - sopapilla cheesecake! It was soooo good! We had a great time - as always at their house! David is the best father in law I could ask for! He's helped us through all kind of things. We love you lots!

Father' Day - Part 2!

Kaitlyn and Noah were so excited about Father's Day this year! They kept Kasey's present a secret - surprisingly! Kasey had to work that day, but we met at the donut shop for breakfast. As soon as he walked in the door the kids yelled HAPPY FATHERS DAY! :) Then we went to church, and then came home and made Father's Day cards. They were about bouncing off the walls when he came home! They couldn't wait to show him what they made, and watch him open his presents! They love their daddy!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Father's Day

We celebrated Father's Day with my parents a few days early. Aunt Pam was in town visiting that week. We swam, grilled hamburgers, then played dominoes! My family gets pretty competitive during game nights! We had a lot of fun! It is always fun getting together with family. I absolutely adore my Dad. His relationship with Christ, and the way he takes care of his family are such awesome examples in our lives. I love you Dad!

Swim Day

My kids could swim every day and never get tired of it! They were so excited when I told them we were going swimming and their cousins, Emma, Gabe and Linzi were all coming too! Aunt Pam is visiting so we got to visit with her first! It was Linzi's first time to swim. She loved it!!! She splashed and kicked the whole time! Noah begged me to take off his life jacket so he could practice swimming without it and he did great! He can hold his breath forever! He preferred swimming to his Aunt Tippy more than me. So she had her hands full between him and Gabe. The girls were just all over the place! We are so glad we have a super fun place like Grandma's to meet and spend the day together!

Aunt Pam, me, Linzi, Kaitlyn, Emma & April

Ms. Linzi getting ready for her first swim!

Sweet Cousins!

Of course, there is always one that refuses to get in group pictures.

Linzi & April

Noah is doing great without his life jacket!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer Days

We went to Hawaiian Falls water park for a day in the sun! The kids love it! It's perfect for their ages. Kaitlyn has been getting very brave and going down the big slides. Noah isn't quite tall enough this year but he doesn't mind! He just enjoys the small slides, fountains, and practicing swimming in the shallow. Kaitlyn's favorite is the lazy river, she could stay in there all day!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Look at the Camera Noah!

For some reason, every time we start taking pictures Noah cannot focus on the camera! He looks off in every direction - usually smiling - but he won't look at the camera! It's pretty funny to look through all of our pictures because we have so many where he is staring off in la la land! :) Here's a few!

This one is so precious! I love it!

Yeah for Kaitlyn!

Kaitlyn can ride a bike!!! After about a month of practicing without training wheels, Kaitlyn has started riding without me hanging on the back of her bike!!! Yeah! My back was really starting to hurt! :) She is doing great! When she wants to learn something new, she practices and practices until she gets it right. I love that about her personality! I am so proud of her!

What a big girl!

Here she comes!!!

There she goes!

Come back Kaitlyn!

Noah is so proud of his sister

Cute stuff