Thursday, May 26, 2011

Photo Shoot

We had some professional pictures taken of the kids for the first time since Aubrey was 5 months old, the quality wasn't great, but a few turned out okay.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Easter & Mother's Day

In the weeks leading up to Easter, we shared with Luke
what Jesus did for all of us on Good Friday and how we
celebrate His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Now every time Luke sees a cross he says,
"that's what Jesus died on."

Although he is still very young, he is learning so much about Christ and God's word!

Highlights of our Easter Egg Hunt

Aubrey decided to go down the slide with her basket in hand and this is what happened:
Digging into the loot

On Mother's Day we had Levi's baby dedication.

Our first priority as parents is to saturate our children's lives with the love of Christ.

It is our prayer that each of our kids would come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior at a young age and that they would choose to live each day of their lives for Christ.

This dedication service is simply an outward sign of the commitment we have made to raise Levi to love,
surrender to, and totally depend on Jesus Christ.

Pastor Harry praying over Levi

We wanted the whole family to be together for the service, but Aubrey lasted all of 90 seconds, and then had to be escorted to the nursery.

Since we didn't get an Easter family photo,
we made sure to get one on Mother's Day.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


As most (hopefully all) of you know many communities, cities, and almost whole counties were completely devastated by last Wednesday's tornadoes.

If you would like to help out in some way, but don't know where to start, please see this post and this one by my friend, Rachel.

Since I don't have time to put together a "real" blog post these days, I've resorted to photo dump posts :)

Here's April in Pictures:

The kids, whom we affectionately refer to as
the 3 baboons

After telling Luke & Aubrey at least a thousand times each to leave their baby brother alone; I decided the safest place for Levi to reside would be in the pack-n-play,
as far away from poking fingers, petting hands, rubbing heads,
and shouting mouths as possible.

And Levi doesn't mind it a bit,

in fact, he seems to love it.

and he knows how to protect himself with a killer left hook if his brother or sister try to jump in the pack-n-play with him.
Aubrey has become a little momma since Levi arrived,
she loves to give her baby a bottle,
change her diaper and rock her.

Luke & Aubrey enjoying some milk,

fully clothed...

or in the buff.

Side note: This post was interrupted by a certain 3 year old who decided to get into some pink shower gel, and pour it all over our bedroom floor, box spring, and dust ruffle.

Have you ever tried to clean liquid soap up off the carpet? All it does is continually foam up.

See what happens when I try to blog?

Back to April:

Aubrey was eating a banana the other day
and had trouble peeling it, so Luke offered to help.

Don't let this moment of sweetness fool you,
there is, of course, many arguments, fights, and tantrums,
but I try not to capture those moments in pictures :)

Levi admiring his big brother
As you can tell, Levi did NOT get
Aubrey's dark hair and bushy eyebrows

Blogging is not the only thing that I don't have time to do anymore, cleaning has taken a back seat to just surviving;

so, I hired some help.
They're hard workers