Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Squeezing in Some "Mommy Fun" :)

This is what I've been up to when I can squeeze it in!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

TWO!!! Happy Birthday, Rhys!!!

We celebrated Rhys' 2-year birthday with cinnamon rolls this passed weekend.
He saw a train applique earlier last week that I had made for a friend, and he kept saying, "Train! Train! Train!" so I made him a train t-shirt for his birthday. He is definitely all boy!
Some stats:
Rhys is 27 lbs and 33 inches tall, developing well according to his pediatrician. We are thankful!!

Below is a good picture of what my days look like...I love every moment with these wonderful boys!! {Even the tired moments. :)}
Happy birthday, big boy!!! You are such a gift to our family, and we look forward to many more years with you!!!
Daddy & Mama :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rhys branches out to new fruits

This is just a very short, cute video of Rhys eating an orange...he's all of the sudden discovered that he likes all kinds of fruits...apples, oranges, tangerines, grapes, figs, raisins, prunes, etc. Surely because they're so SWEET! :) Well, some are more tart... (just ignore the background music; we admit, we like The Band Perry around here :))

Christmas & New Year Memories

These are some random pictures of our holidays for our family to remember in coming years...

Rhys is quite fond of Zeke. We have to remind him to not sit on or play too rough with sweet, Old Zeke! :)
My sister's been coming for good visits with the boys. Soraya's visits truly brighten our days!
My friend, Ashley, brought her boys, Nathan and Luke, for a good play date during the holidays...
The Lord blessed us with a WHITE Christmas!!!
I took pictures from INside, while the boys played OUT in the snow. :)
We got to have Christmas lunch AND New Year's lunch with our gracious friends, the deVilleneuve's. They know how to put an amazing meal together! Good times!!! "Thank you, friends!!!"
Shrimp fetuccini, fresh green beans, yummy appetizers, breads, etc.
Rhys & the boys keep busy, which is great leading up to nap times!! :)
Caleb & Hutson are fast becoming buddies and may very well lead the pack one day! ;)
Papa Pete & Yaya came for a good visit one evening over dinner, as well. It's always such a blessing to get time with such a wonderful, encouraging couple!
And this week, my sweet friend Carrie, her mom Kathy and baby girl Victoria came for a good visit before heading back to Hawaii!! Wow!! I'm still humbled and amazed that they were so sweet to spend SO MUCH time with us when I imagine Carrie needed to be packing and doing last minute things!!! "Thank you, Carrie!!! Love you, sweet friend!!!! Kiss sweet again Victoria for me!!!"
I snapped this picture one morning...Russell and Rhys were dressed alike {not planned! :)}, and it was too cute to not snap a memory! :) These boys are too kind to put up with me and my craziness!
And, finally, my sweet man, Rhys! I'm just so proud of him, using his spoon like a big boy!!! He's been eating his morning oatmeal, grits and other foods on his own, which is super helpful for Mommy!!!
We had WONDERFUL holidays and hope you did, too!!!!

Pictures with Santa Chet

I just ran across these pictures from about a month ago! Our sweet neighbor, Chet, 'plays' Santa, so he came over one night and invited us to bring the kiddos over for pictures.

Caleb, too young to have a clue :), was just as laid back as could be...
Rhys, on the other hand...well, let's just say this is the best smile we could get from him, and it took Daddy getting into the picture, too! :)
We've since been getting to know our sweet, new friend...he's invited us to his church...we got to go with him this passed Sunday morning, and he came over for dinner and a good evening of fellowship and stories of his life that same evening.

As you can see, Santa Chet loses the "Santa beard" after Christmas, and Rhys was a bit more inclined to befriend him...
How sweet is this...
The Lord has once again blessed us through a good, sweet neighbor, and we are thankful! {And I'm not talking about his role play as Santa! :)}