Friday, April 28, 2017

April's Activities

My babies turned THREE years old this month!!!

Both sets of out-of-state grandparents made the trek to Kansas for this major milestone.  We celebrated on Friday, April 7 with a "Cat In The Hat" themed party. Approximately 25 kiddos, plus their parents, joined in the festivities!

The grandparents were in for a very busy weekend, as the day after the birthday party, we all went and cheered on Griffen and Rhys at the Awana Games. 

And the day after that was the children's Easter cantata at church.
"Nic at Night" told the story of Nicodemus coming to meet Christ.

We loved having grandparents with us and were sad to see them go!

Though our company had to leave, the busyness did not. School projects and end of the school year music programs filled many hours of our time.

And here are a few final pics portraying life behind the scenes. This just made me smile.

I am coming to REALLY hate our large purple sharpie marker!

And my personal favorite ---

And look what she did on the inside? This is NOT staged! All on her own, without direction from anyone, this three year old little princess actually scribbled out the word "rod" in daddy's counseling booklet. Watch out for this one, world!

Lastly, I just can't help myself with these videos, folks! Initially I wondered how I could realistically keep up with creating a new one each month. However, I have found myself not only doing that, but also going back and creating them from years past. So many wonderful memories to be preserved!

"And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you..."  (Deuteronomy 8:2)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Moving through March

You can't buy Thomas jammies for boys only!
(In truth, Keira is still dealing with the fact that she can't do "stand potty.")

We have so many wonderful people in our life who love on our family! Miss Barb brings books to Sunday morning choir practice and spoils our kids as if they were her own.

A large part of our month was given to the Sunrise Christian Academy high school musical. The many hours of practice and late night rehearsals were all worth it, as Rob had a blast playing his cornet in the orchestra for all seven performances at the Crown Uptown theater in downtown Wichita! 

We have had so much rain this past week. One night, I was sitting in the living room watching the rain with my two littlest boys, when all of sudden, Keira appeared in the window with an umbrella.

"I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me."
(Psalm 13:6)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Facing February

There was lots of activity and excitement in our home this past month! For starters, my oldest baby turned 11! How is that even possible? We celebrated with a few friends at a painting class, where they each created a Star Wars BB8 masterpiece. (I don't even know who that is, but I seem to be the only one on the planet who doesn't.) We are so very thankful that God chose to bless our home with Griffen!

Awana Bible Quizzing was another highlight.

The triplets enjoyed helping their friend, Bailey, celebrate her 3rd birthday!

Rob and I were able to get away for a whole week to attend the Biblical Counseling Conference in Lafayette, IN. What a joy to personally thank the man who first introduced us to embryo adoption four years ago at this very same conference! Dr. Wickert is both an OB/GYN and a certified biblical counselor. 

Oh, and the kids must have had a great time with grandma and grandpa while we were away, because the very first thing they said upon our return was, "I yike gamma. I yike gampa." 

In truth, our life doesn't even need any of these extra's to make things exciting. Every day is an adventure! 
Every. Single. Day.

Tip #1 - Purple sharpie does NOT come out of dining chairs no matter how hard you try!

Tip #2 - Cocoa Krispies are the most difficult of all cereals to clean up!

 Tip #3 - I would not recommend having conversations in this position!

No words!

"A joyful heart is good medicine."
(Proverbs 17:22)