Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We've been busy

 Wesley had a blast playing t-ball this summer......he is SO PROUD of his trophy!
 Sweet brothers
 Wesley has also become a pro at Mario Kart.....I love his little tongue hanging out
 Precious home-made Father's Day cards
 I couldn't resist.....potty training in full swing!
 We have played outside every day......I just love my fun and active little boys......clothes are apparently optional at our house ;)
 We LOVE on baby brother ALL day EVERY day......so precious!
 This little guy is just growing like a weed!!
 We have built many masterpieces with Tinker Toys
 Beautiful baby
 We have ALL been examined many times by Dr. Davis
 Lots of playing and helping out with sweet Johnson
 We had a great 4th at Papa and Mimi's house....lots of swimming and playing with cousins
 My very brave children decided they were ready to jump off of the diving board......a big thanks to their sweet Daddy and Uncle Todd for catching them over and over and over.......

 My sweet Daddy and three of his sweet grandsons!
 I could just eat them up
 He has NO FEAR!!!!
 We have spent some time checking out Papa's amazing trains......my boys pretty much live in the train room at my parents, when they are not in the pool!
 My sweet grandmother, holding Johnson......Johnson is my grandmother's last name
 So blessed to be called mommy by these precious boys!
 Hanging out at some of our best friends house for yummy food and fireworks!
 Wesley is an awesome big brother
 We wear helmets to push around wheel barrows....who knows??.......guess he was headed to some dangerous terrain ;)
 We have played trains everywhere.....even built our own with chairs, golf clubs, and toy trains....and we have been on some very interesting adventures
 We have all been soaking up this precious little boy.....he is such a snuggle bunny
 We have taken lots of baths.......even some bigger boys have felt the need to crawl into the baby tub.......whatever works :)!
 This little boy is 5 weeks old.....WHAT?!?!
 We visited the zoo......and rode the train......Johnson did not think much of his first zoo trip.....he just slept the whole time!
 I CAN NOT believe my sweet Wesley is riding his bike......he has mastered it, and it is the cutest thing ever......just makes me a little sad how quick he is growing!!!!
 My three little loves......Praise God for sharing theses precious treasures with me!!!
Finally, some of our amazing friends hosted a baby shower for sweet Johnson!  We are so blessed with such sweet friends and family that came to celebrate the blessing of Johnson joining our family.  It was a great day!!

We have been BUSY, but we have LOVED every second of it!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Introducing Blessing #4

We are overjoyed to introduce Johnson Jude, born 6/10/2011, a perfectly healthy 8 pound 8 ounce, 21 inch baby boy! He is a precious addition to our family, and we feel incredibly blessed to be chosen as his parents. His birth-parents are amazing and have given us one of the greatest gifts in our lives. Words can never express our gratitude and thankfulness for their amazing sacrifice of love for this precious baby boy."Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen". Hebrews 11:1

Our wonderful birth-mom allowed me to be in the delivery room, and to cut sweet Johnson's cord. What a precious gift, to watch our third son take his first breath!! Rhett and I spent 48 hours in the hospital with Johnson, just snuggling and cuddling him, and whispering many prayers of thanksgiving! We were so excited to bring him home, and introduce him to his big brothers!! Wesley and Davis absolutely LOVE him, and just cant' get enough of him. They are the best big brothers!!
This little boy wants to hold "my baby" ALL of the time.....so sweet:)!!
Wesley is awesome with him, and knows just what to do!!
Rhett and I are extremely grateful for adoption and what it means to our family. We are thankful for every path God has led us down, because without each struggle and trial, we would not have these three precious boys. As hard as some days have been in the past, we know this is the plan God has for us, and we happily embrace it and praise HIM for each blessing in our lives.

"He is your praise, He is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes". Deuteronomy 10:21

Monday, April 4, 2011

A FUN Week!

We had a lot of fun this past week!! We were all so happy to have Rhett home, and we greatly enjoyed our weekend together! After him being gone for a week to Peru, home for a few days, and then gone last weekend to Atlanta, we were all beyond glad for him to be home!! I am so thankful he does not ever have to travel overnight, or be gone from home a lot!

We headed to the Botanic Gardens for a fun Friday afternoon! It was amazing weather, and we literally had the entire kids area to ourselves! Our sweet boys had so much fun playing on all of the really great stuff they have for little ones. Rhett and I enjoyed watching them play and run, and I especially enjoyed the sweet time with my precious family. We finished the day with a super yummy supper at Corky's BBQ, and topped it off with frozen yogurt! I just love the fun days we have together, and try and soak up every second of it! I know it is going to fly by so fast. I am very thankful that when our boys are older, we will have TONS of pictures and video to remember these sweet times with!

We have also had a few rainy days around here lately! Being cooped in the house can ware on two very active little boys and their mama!! One day last week, after about 3 straight days of rain, the sun came out! So, what was this mama to do? Dress my adorable sweeties in their rain gear, with warm layers underneath (it was chilly), and head outside for lots of puddle jumping! It was so much fun to watch them just being boys! Wesley as no fear, and could not jump high enough or get wet/dirty enough! Davis was not far behind him, and he learned a lot of "cool tricks" from his big brother! I praise God daily for theses two precious gifts, and for blessing Rhett and me with them, and trusting us to raise them! What a blessing these two are!!