Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My baby girl

I know if she reads this she will probably just sigh and shake her head but that's what you get for being the baby of the family. My baby girl had a birthday this weekend. Both of my girls have summer birthdays just a month apart. They are the oldest and the youngest with the two ornery boys in between. This weekend though, one of Jess's youth girls' parents hosted a surprise birthday party for her at their house. So sweet of them. Even though Jess is no longer the youth pastor, she is the director of student ministries and still loves to be around those teenagers.
 They even had the perfect birthday "cake" for her.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

School and other things

It's that time again.........the first day of school. Not for my kids but my grandsons, two of them. First day of kindergarten and first day of pre-k. It sure doesn't take them long to grow up. I think these "first day" pictures are so great and I sure wish we had thought of them when my kids were small.
 A year sure makes a difference at this age. Noah really looks a lot older.
 Both boys on first day of Mrs. Baker's Learn and Play school a year apart. Great little pre-school. All four of mine attended her class.
Gotta have some Ninja Turtles!

 Isaiah's very own book case and favorite character "Hot Dog" aka Mickey Mouse.
 Jonah and his monkey that really goes on his back but this way he can love on him. I think he has seen his mom "wear" Isaiah like this when he was much younger and smaller.
 All three boys have played with this little tea pot. It is really looking like it too.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Moving day pictures

And that's not all folks!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Moving Day!

Well, after about 14 months, J&K and family are moving from our house to their new home on the Brown Farm. They are the first ones to move out there and hopefully, Jess will be next and then the hubs and me. I am going to miss them so much; the good morning hugs, the after work greeting hugs, the night time hugs. I get lots of hugs and kisses.....Uh, from the grandsons of course. Our home is the only home Isaiah has ever known since he was born only a couple of weeks after they moved in. On the other hand, I am so happy for them to have been able to build their "forever" home. It is gorgeous.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mud pies! Yum

Jonah loves making mud pies. Jonah loves playing in the dirt, digging in the dirt.....just about anything to do with dirt. And why not? His dad digs in the dirt for a living. Jamie works construction and does "dirt work". So I would think it would just be a natural thing for at least one of his boys to love dirt and Jonah definitely does. So like the loving and caring Nana that I am (just saying)and being that his birthday was coming up, I figured he would love a mud-pie making station (not kitchen). I looked at toy stores galore and even the Little Tykes website and couldn't find anything that was available. So I turned to his creative Aunt Jenny and said, "Hey, could you build one for me?" Of course, she said and build away she went. It couldn't have turned out better.

It's not quite finished here but when she brought it home for his birthday it was. Both boys have had quite the time with it "cooking" all kinds of pies. His dad, of course, even got in the baking.
He had made mud cupcakes, mud turtles,
mud pies and completely covered his mud pie station with mud as well as himself. Doesn't bother him a bit.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My view

Everyone is always posting pictures of their "view" from somewhere so I thought I would post one of my all-time very favorite views. This is the view from my kitchen.......
They will be moving out soon and I am so going to miss this.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

He's four

I can't believe this little rascal is already four. He is such a sweet little cuddle bug.