Tuesday, December 28, 2010


all 3 boys, at roughly the same age. its not to hard to tell them apart, but i still think they look kinda like they belong together!

Monday, December 27, 2010

happy birthday

there isn't anyone quite like our little miss. she'd correct that by saying, i'm not a miss, i'm mason.
i can't believe its been 3 years. no wait, i can, because mason has made her presence in this family known. if you are ever around you will no one thing- she does NOT stop talking. sometimes in the morning she meets me at the couch, before i have even had 2 sips of my coffee and she is halfway through some excite story that's she remembered from her dreams the night before.

and if she isn't talking, she's singing. most often singing just whatever she is doing, but lately it is her own renditions of "Jesus loves the world", as mason understands that Jesus just loves everything, and it sounds better to a tune.
she has more sass that most gals i've met. and she has so many catch phrases. my favorite is, "that's not a good idea." which she usually will tell me with her head tilted to the side and her mouth slightly pursed.

her make believe play this year has truly taken off. she never goes right down for a nap, she usually spends the first hour in her own little world with her dollies, her babies (cause they are different), the zoo of animals that share her bed, and whatever little item she has deemed important to carry around with her (right now she alternates between 3 little strawberry shortcake toys, a small plastic kitten, a blueberry flavored chapstick, and a plastic giraffe). i have to hide my video camera in my bedroom (which is attached to hers) so that i can hide and watch her play. it is really so sweet.

she is so sweet. i never should have worried about bringing henry home, since she took to him right away, and its even more so with wilder. her only complaint about him? that she wasn't there at the hospital. i am sad she doesn't have a sister (and we aren't planning on trying for one) but i don't honestly think she realizes what a sister is, and further more, i don't think she would want them, i think she loves being the girl.

but she is not just a girlie girl. she is rough and tumbly just like her brothers. she will balance tomboy and princess quite well.

for christmas i put together a sewing box for her, and i love watching her take out the items and ask me how to sew. she wants to snuggle, she wants to gab, she wants to be rescued from the monsters, and she also loves to engage in full on battles.

i have no doubt that i have my hands full with just her. i have no doubt that the Lord gave me her to challenge me and to teach me more about who He is, how much He loves me, and how much He loves her. i have no doubt that she will be the light and laughter of our house. i have not doubt that she will try and be the boss of our house. and i have no doubt that my life would not be as wonderful if she wasn't in it.
on her 3rd birthday, much love to my darling daughter. may your love and curiosity grow, may we teach you more about God's love.
happy birthday little miss, you are trouble wrapped up in a grin, you are loved by many.
your brothers, and dad and i love you so much.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

bookworm buddies.

Henry really loves to be with Campbell. Well, he really likes to be in that chair, or any chair, if anyone is in it. He really just loves to involve himself in what is going on. Campbell was a willing sport.

a shot from 5 weeks.

i've really yet to find a jealous bone in any of our kids. they absolutely love the new baby. Mason really loves to pose with Wilder. and Wilder really loves the attention.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

at 3 1/2 weeks

he's already changed so much! time goes way to fast.

Friday, November 12, 2010

little brothers.

and someday, they will be best buds.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

more old shots.

these are some old shots, but so very cute.