Thursday, May 26, 2011

What a difference a year makes!

One year ago today, I fell in love . . . all over again . . . with being a mommy.
One year ago today, I held the tiny hand of my third-born child and prayed that God would continue to cradle him in His almighty hand.
One year ago today, I marveled at ten tiny toes.
Over the next seven weeks,
I was able to watch my little boy grow on the outside of my body . . .
. . . and I thanked God daily for the precious gift of his life!
I watched my husband grow as a father of three -
 he's such an amazing daddy!
I saw the joy of my son as he held the answer to his prayers for a baby brother in his arms.
I saw my daughter blossom as a big sister.

When the day finally came for our little blessing to come home,
it was yet another reason to rejoice!

Over the past twelve months, this little guy has grown A LOT
(he must be eating more than just socks) . . .
. . . smiled A LOT . . .
. . . played A LOT . . .
. . . and in general, added so much joy to our lives!

Happy 1st birthday, Noah Matthew! 
You are a gift of peace and rest from God
and we are so thankful that He gave you to us!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More park fun

Jaden is definitely outgrowing his bike!  (But he's getting every bit of use out of it that he can!)

What a big boy Noah is becoming!

Practicing his standing with Daddy

Pausing from her scootering to smile for the camera

This little guy loves, loves, loves swing rides!

Will he make it the whole way around?

Introducing Noah to the slide - he wasn't sure if he liked it or not

But he did like flying to the treetops in Daddy's strong arms!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What we like to do at the park . . .

Noah likes to swing - a new favorite activity

 Jaden and Daddy like to climb the rock wall
(and stand on the very top while Mommy holds her breath until they climb down again)
 Lael likes to play on the tire swing

And Mommy likes to take lots of pictures of her favorite people playing at the park!