Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose."

Four years ago, May26 was Gracie's "Gotcha Day".   Just like the births of all my grandchildren, this date is a favorite.   I will never forget the moment we first saw her.

So tiny and so precious.

Four years later,  still so tiny. . .

still so precious. . .

and still so loved!!

"For you see, each day  I love you more.  Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."

Happy 4th Gotcha Day Dumpling!  Love you so much.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Suntan Lotion

"trucks and dirt and shades of blue, but little boys are angels too"

My precious little JBird is so darn cute.  He tries to do everything that the older kids do.  He did such a good job on putting on the lotion.

Now he's done and ready to chase after the big kids!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

California Vacation

"You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person."

We had a wonderful time with our family in California.  They finally found a house, so we went to help them move.  Well really, we  played with the kids for the most part.   I was so tired at the end of the day, but it was a "nice" tired.

Their house is so beautiful and has a gorgeous backyard!  All of the flowers and trees were blooming so the smell was incredible.  The kids just have a ball playing outside.  The yard is fenced in so we know they are very safe. 

Everywhere we went was beautiful.  Roses and flowers everywhere!  I'm looking forward to going back.

 Even though they love their own backyard, we went to a neighborhood park.  Water is always an attraction for kids.

My little JBird loves water so much and was trying to crawl into their water table.

It was so sunny that we needed to be careful not to keep the baby in the sun too much.

Playing ball and running through the sprinkler was really fun.

Add to the fun list, watering newly planted flowers and going for picnics in the park.

We had too much fun for just one post.  I'll be showing you more of our fun later.