Sunday, December 16, 2012

Prayers

These families need our prayers.

Sandy Hook Elementary School needs our prayers.

Newtown, CT needs our pryaers.

The state of Connecticut.....New England....the nation needs our prayers.

And I've been sending them up....all weekend....

as I wipe away tears....

and take a break from hugging, cuddling, loving on my boy....who is 5 yrs old...and supposed to start school next year...in a building not unlike Sandy Hook Elementary.

Prayer can change things.  Let's not turn this into a debate about guns and mental illness, or about making buildings safer and more prepared....

Let's make this about changing hearts.....

about opening our hearts to the One True Healer....Comforter....Counselor...Mighty One.

The only One who will be able to give comfort to these families.

The One who will welcome these beautiful, innocent souls and heroes into their heavenly home.

The One who can make all the difference.

We love you Newtown.  We will never forget.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Did you see...

what the boy got for his birthday?
way back in October...
I'll give you a hint....
it has training wheels...
and he LOVES it!
Mama and Daddy are each planning on getting their own next spring...
so we can do this all together as a family..
you know, once he's done "training". 




Friday, November 9, 2012

One Fish, Two Fish....

make that 11 fish actually.....
Thomas is allergic to household pets with fur...but not scales.
We have friends who are ridiculously generously and gave T the whole set up for his birthday ...the tank, the stand, all the equipment, the accoutrements (love that word).
He even set it all up (thank goodness) and is just a phone call away for consulting....


I must admit, though I was not looking forward to this newest responsibility, I'm actually enjoying the fish myself...a lot.
There is scientific evidence that fish and fish tanks help lower stress and even your blood pressure....I get that.   











Saturday, November 3, 2012

Halloween wrap up

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Time to call the dentist 
to schedule our annual appointment!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

His very first....

library card!!!

And people - you would have thought it was a golden ticket!  This boy was beyond overjoyed to receive his library card.  I'm so proud of him!





This boy loves his story hour.  If I haven't mentioned on the blog yet, I'm on fire to make this boy a life-long reader, lover of books.  So far, we're off to a good start! 






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall tradition

Started way back when he was a baby...
Age 11 mos
and every year since....
Age 23 mos
Age 2yrs 11 mos
Age 3yrs 11 mos
Its one of our favorites days of the season...
 maybe even the whole year...
Age 4 yrs 11 mos
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

One whole hand

That's how old my boy is.....
5 fingers....
 How can that be?
 We celebrated this year with our 
favorite fellow pirates 
big and little - all who love us and love him. 
I am a mess of emotions...
sadness for how fast my 
baby is growing up...
overwhelming gratitude for what a 
healthy, strong, happy, smart, 
curious, feisty boy he truly is. 
Excuse me now while I go have a good cry.