Saturday, November 27, 2010

My beautiful children!

I know that every mother says this, but aren't these the cutest kids you've ever seen???
They are such treasures, and we love them so much!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Six months ago . . .

. . . God brought a wonderful blessing into our lives.
We named him Noah.

And every day we thank God for the joy this little guy has already brought to our lives!

Happy half-birthday, Noah! We love you!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy boy!

Noah is such a happy baby . . . and here's the proof:

I know I'm probably biased, but in my opinion, he's just too cute!

Raptors - close up!!!

In September, we traveled to Camp Sankanac with our homeschool co-op for a presentation on raptors that was just AWESOME! Jonathan Wood travels all around the country with The Raptor Project and shares his testimony as to how God has guided him as well as his passion for all types of raptors: eagles, hawks, falcons, owls. He travels with many of his winged friends and introduces them in the course of his presentation.
We were able to get up close to many of these majestic birds . . .
(yes, I took the above picture of a live bald eagle)

. . . and Lael was even chosen to help feed the bald eagle!!!

(Sorry it's not a better angle . . . I didn't have a very good seat to take this particular picture)
While Jaden enjoyed the raptors, he also enjoyed cuddling his baby brother so that Mommy could take pictures! And both kids were excited to take home baby owls (stuffed animals) as a reminder of this wonderful trip!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Singing for Jesus

The children of our church are working on a musical that they will perform in the spring, but today they gave us a preview by singing one of the songs - called "Forgive and Forget".

Lael sang the verses as a solo, and Jaden sang enthusiastically with the group; he knew all the motions and did them perfectly! I love seeing children use their gifts for the Lord - and it's a special blessing when it's my own children!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Meeting Abby

Yesterday we met a new cousin . . . little Abby! She was exactly four weeks old and oh, so sweet! (Oh, and it was good to see Uncle Brock and Aunt Becca too!)
Even though we have a baby at home, Jaden and Lael were so excited to have some cuddle time with a new little one!
I can't believe I'm saying this . . . but Noah actually looked BIG compared to his cousin!

Welcome, Abby! We're so glad you're here!!!