A Sweet Treat

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jack just loves his ice dream treat after supper at Chick Fil A.  None of it goes to waste-until we take it away!  And look at that sweet Sam!  He already thinks his big brother hung the moon.  I love my boys!image

Going back to our roots

Sunday, June 26, 2011

(Lauren, that post title is for you! :)

We’re back from a very short trip to Grand Rapids, and man was it a great one!  I took no pictures on my camera-NONE!!-so these are all borrowed (thanks cousins!) or taken with my phone. 

Our quick visit was centered around Brett and Emily’s wedding, he’s the 7th out of 20 cousins to marry, and it was such a blessed day.  You can tell they are so in love!  Here’s the entire Jim Wiersma family with the bridal couple-and Max and Wesimageimageimage Jack snoozed before the ceremony started (and through most of it!) and Sam played during the reception.image Jack and I each got a cupcake.  He really enjoyed the icing off of his then looked at mine and said, “mommy, you hafa share!”image imageWe also scored some ‘Laura cookies’!  My aunt makes the most delicious cookies, and she made 175 of them for the reception!!  Yes, they are that big!  Brett, if you read this and you have any leftovers, we’d love for you to send them down south!!  Only kidding-kind of.image Jack loved spending time with Kenzie again.  She was even the lucky one to take him to the bathroom on a few occasions.  Thanks again, Kenze!!image And we thought he’d fall asleep on the way home, so we changed him into his jammies.  Notice the undies hanging out of his pull ups?  He would not take the ‘super heroes’ off and I didn’t have any spare wedding attire incase of an accident.  We compromised.  And he didn’t have any accidents! (see the note about sweet Kenzie above!)imageBut let’s back up.  The plane ride, both ways, went better than we imagined.  Sam was his usual sweet self, Jack was excited about it and loved the iPad, with grandma, and Kendall did great, too.  She had a brief period where she was NOT HAPPY on the way there, but after that, she handled it like a pro!  On the way there, Jack told me he had to go to the bathroom, and I went into airplane-bathroom-germ-central-freak-out mode and almost told him to potty in his pull up.  I rose above (with AB waiting for me at our seat to cover us both head to toe!) and we headed back there.  As soon as we got in the tiny lavatory, I went to put him on the (wiped down and fully lined) potty, and he said, “Mommy, don’t put me on dat ting!”  So we left.  And he held it until we got to the airport.  Is that much better?  We had a number of public restroom potty experiences this trip, so I’m starting to figure out the best way to do this.  Oh, and he did potty on the plane on the way home.  Brave boy!image We played with grandma-great a lot, but had very little time with grandpa-great.  We’re totally going back toward the end of the summer.  I miss G&G so much already!imageI rode in the back seat with my boys for the first time, and yes, it was sweater and blanket weather up there!  It was so nice!image We went to Arnies for breakfast before the wedding, party of twenty,image and even got to Face Time with Lisi!  She has a really great summer job in Colorado, so we missed having her with us but loved seeing her and visiting this way.  Gotta love the iPhone!image So there you have it.  Three nights and two days with these great people and many more.  I am truly blessed with the most wonderful family!  Those of you who have your family close by, squeeze them tight and count your blessings!image

Summer Trip

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The boys and I left Columbia this morning, picked up mom, Linds, and Kendall and made our way to Myrtle Beach to catch our flight. This was Jack's fourth flight, first he's aware of, and Kendall's first!

After a full day of traveling, we made it to GR, and we're having a great time!

But of course we miss Mark! More to come!

My Six Month Olds

Monday, June 20, 2011

I can hardly stand the cuteness!image And they don’t look a thing alike anymore-do you think?

Silly little thing!

Sam's pretty much over laying in his bouncy seat and now prefers to sit up. Happy thing!

26 weeks, 3 days

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father’s Day to the man my two t-tiny’s look up to and love so much!  They’re so blessed to have such a wonderful daddy.image imageAnd I am so blessed, as well!  Happy Father’s Day, deed!  I love you so, so much!

Mr. and Mrs. Pettus

Mark and I left the boys to play with Grandma and Grandpa this morning(thank you mom and dad!!) and headed up to Charlotte.  We relaxed by the pool, took a nap!, and then got ready for Kelsey and John’s wedding.  What a great couple to share an anniversary with! We had a great time with great friends and are thrilled for the new Mr. and Mrs. John Pettus! imageimage imageimageTheir photographer, Lucy Parker, did a wonderful job!  Here’s the link to some of these great pictures.  I love me some sweet Emma!!!image imageimage

All aboard!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Jack made a train for Sam this morning, and Sam was a very willing passenger.  I couldn’t delete any of these pictures because they’re so telling of each of these boys right now.  Jack is all over the place, and Sam just goes with the flow!  What a treat to sit back and watch them play-to watch Jack’s imagination hard at work!imageimageimageimageimage

Six Years!

Happy Anniversary to the one I love the most!  imageI love you, babe!

Six Months Old

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wow, half a year already, sweet boy!  I’m not entirely sure how that happened, but here we are!  You’re such a good, happy, cuddly baby, and not a day goes by that daddy and I aren’t so very thankful for you.  I keep saying that every new thing Jack does is my favorite, and I’m saying that all over again with you.  You squeal, babble, pat your toys, grab your feet, laugh, smile, hug, and kiss (your baby version) and it’s ALL my FAVORITE!!imageYou smile at us with the happiest eyes and the biggest cheeks-oh, I just love it!  You love to watch your big brother play, and you’re starting to play back.  If he’s laying by you, you’ll reach out and grab his face-you both think it’s funny, and it melts my heart.  You’ve got a super big brother, little one!imageYou’ve just started to sit on your own, but you’re not a full time sitter just yet.  And you’re not an eater either.  We’ve tried food a handful of times, and each time you make a terrible face and spit it out.  No worries, buddy!  We’ll keep at it! image We love you, we love you, we love you sweet Sammy Lamby!  We’re so thankful that you’re ours!image

Happy Half Birthday!

Your very first half birthday!  Happy, happy day to you little one!image imageimage

Baking with my boy

Thursday, June 16, 2011


The sweetest sound!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Him, not me!  Ignore me and focus on the cuteness!!

Meet Joka Joka

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jack has a love/hate relationship with Joka Joka right now.imageThis afternoon, he loved him.  He shared his snack with Joka, and shared Joka with Sam. imageThey even went on a walk together! image Tonight, he said, “Mommy, get that monkey out of my room.  He’s lookin at me!” Ha!

It’s hard work being a baby!

Sweet little thing-this was only about an hour after he woke up!  It must wear you out, being so sweet and cuddly!imageimageYes, after I snapped a couple pictures I put him in his crib and made sure he was comfortable. :)


Jack the puppy was entertaining Sam after bath time the other night, and it made us all giggle!

And listen to Sam’s first conversation!  I said hey and he said it back!  And then he started talking about his dadadadada! :)

Bathing baby boy

Monday, June 13, 2011

I justimage LOVEimagea squeaky clean baby! image