Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to Him, both now and forever! -2 Peter 3:18

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Open Gym

I have been looking for activities during the week that Luke and I could do for little cost. The McKinney Community Center offers many programs and I noticed in their brochure that they have an Open Gym time for kids 5 and under twice per month. Well last week we went to check it out. What a great deal it was! For $1 you can play for 2 hours and get a bag of animal crackers at the end. This is our kind of event! Here is Luke crawling through the tube. He loved it! It was a mad house! Kids everywhere. Luke was one of the younger kids and boy do you have to be tough to hang with this crowd. They will mow you down without even thinking. Luke held his own. =)
He loved this obstacle course thing. You climb in the maze and then slide out. It was a little scary because parents couldn't get to their kids once they were inside. Luke got knocked down a few times, but is such a tough guy, he just kept on going. =)
There were scooters, balls, you name it, everywhere. He kept sitting on the scooter and loved being pushed around.
He was so tired at the end. It was a huge success and we will be going back! Thanks to Aunt Ali for being the photographer.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What A Good Boy!

Luke has been such a good helper around the house lately. He really likes to mimic anything Brian and I do which includes... sweeping.... taking food out of the oven...(no I did not let him, but he sure did grab the oven mitt all on his own and was trying to figure out exactly how does this food come out?)... washing the car... Wow if that't not the biggest belly you have ever seen... To be fair I think his little swim trunks fell a little too low. =) What a good little boy he is. Not only does he help with the household chores, he also eats his veggies. And likes to pray before every meal. Not only does he like to pray before every meal, but he also likes to pray SEVERAL times throughout the meal. We think that he determined if he prays he gets food quicker. So if I am slow getting food to him or he wants more he usually bows his head and folds his little hands. What a spiritual little guy we have. =) (yes, there is a bean on his nose) I just love him so much! Here he is doing "touchdown!". He learned this last weekend in preparation for football season.
And here is one last shot that I love. I think he looks so grown up. Hope he doesn't grow up too fast and that he always stays my good little boy. =)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fun In the Sun & Big Family News!

Labor Day weekend was a lot of fun. Brian, Luke and I went to the lake with my parents and enjoyed the beautiful weather. The last time we were there, Luke had just learned to walk and was a little wobbly, but this time he was running all over the place! Here are a few pics from the weekend. Enjoying breakfast on the porch. He was looking at Pop, who was obviously pretty entertaining.
With Tula in Rocky. He loved sitting here and playing with the steering wheel. In this picture he was watching his Daddy ski.
Nothing better than a good-ole rock.
Running away from Daddy. Notice Brian is still trying to enjoy his coffee. There is no easing into the morning for this little guy.
We love our backyard, but there isn't a whole lot for Luke to do besides get into the plants.
Exhibit A. (yes there is dirt in his mouth)
So... we decided to get a little play set that he could climb on. It came on Sunday and we put it together immediately. It is a little bigger than we thought, which is great because he will be able to use it longer, but right now that means he needs close supervision. He is loving it!
Here he is waiting for it to be put together.
Here is what Luke and I were doing, while Daddy did all the work. =)
Once Luke saw the big pieces coming together he wouldn't stay away from the thing. This made Daddy's job a little harder. =)
After holding Luke back for about 30 minutes, we were ready to roll. He loved it!
For some reason the rope knots seem to be the biggest hit, go figure!
We were so excited to now have a new activity to do during the week, only for it to rain pretty much nonstop for 3 days. Luke would just stare at his little play set through the window begging to go out. I finally gave in and let him play in the light rain for about an hour. Needless to say, clothes ended up coming off and I had one little naked boy mowing the lawn. He sure does make me smile! What a pose, and look at that belly! =)
Also I want to thank those that left sweet comments on my last post. It really meant a lot.
Ok and now on to the big family news.....You will have to check out to learn what it is. ;) We couldn't be more excited!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Change of Pace

This post is something I have never done before, but lately have felt that God has laid this upon my heart to share. For those of you that know me, I am a fairly private person who doesn't easily share intimate details of my life. I am pretty easy going and prefer to blend in as oppose to be the center of attention. I never want to "rock the boat" and always try to be the neutral party in most cases. Having said all of that, I have started to realize that my faith is not something I share openly. I will admit that it makes me nervous to bring up my faith with someone who I think may not share the same beliefs. I have been praying about this, asking God to show me ways to express myself and have recently felt like this was the best place to start. =) In the past few years my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior has become stronger and more certain in my heart. I have seen God working in my life in ways that I would never have noticed a few years ago. I am not saying that He wasn't there, what I am saying is that I never took the time to notice HIM. He is everywhere, and I feel grateful for the many blessings He has given me. There are so many things I count as blessings including; Brian, Luke, family, friends, our church and the relationships we have established there, my job, Brian's job, health of myself and family. The list goes on and on. Many of these things are answers to prayers, and I have seen things happen to myself and others, where you just know HE was behind it. I believe in the power of prayer and that God will answer your prayers, regardless if it is the answer you are looking for or not. Lately I have been sent links to numerous blogs dedicated to loved ones who are ill or dying. Following these stories I have read amazing accounts of ways God has worked in their lives, and have been truly inspired. I feel humbled by His power and love for us and just wanted to share how I felt, and "get out of my little bubble". =)