20 February 2011

Drake's Dedication

Today we had Drake's Dedication at our church. We were so blessed to have most of our family here to celebrate this special day in Drake's life! We are also so blessed to have such a wonderful church family that is willing to aid us in the Christian upbringing of our children.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 6:5

Train up a child in the way that he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Eileen baked this wonderful cookie to share with everyone today!

Our handsome fella!

Pastor Dave and our family.

Our little family!

Calla helped open up Drake's gifts.

Drake and Papa Mike!

Calla's 4th Birthday Party!

Whew!!! What a FABULOUS day we had here!!!! We celebrated Calla's 4th Birthday with a wild My Little Pony party, lots of family, lots of laughs, lots of food, lots of toys, and a Whoopee Cushion!

Calla's pinata hat after it was broken.

Blowing out the candles!

A little picture by the fireplace...Burlynn didn't want in.

Calla and Grumpy Papa

She was "so sided" (excited) that she got a Barbie Car!!!

A pic of Calla and some of the gifts.

Four silly, cute girls eating lunch!

My pretty girl before church!

My wonderful children together!

The birthday party room.

This was our cake project that started Friday night. We started with our yellow cake mix and Calla decided she wanted it to be purple, pink, and blue.

In the pan, ready for the oven.

Out of the oven.

All decorated!

This is what the inside looked like! It was really hard to get a picture, but it looked pretty awesome! (Gel food coloring works the best!)

The party room this evening. One happy, tired girl that can't decide what to play with first!

(Calla got a Whoopee Cushion from Great Grandma Mona. My brother Shane had a wonderful time placing it under people the rest of the day.)

I love you Calla! You have matured in to such a beautiful little girl. You have a big heart and lots to say. I pray that you continue to have such a great love for life and all of those around you!!
Happy 4th Birthday Baby Girl!!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Calla and her heart shaped pizza she made for supper!

My little love bugs before daycare!


Two weeks ago, Drake was diagnosed with R.S.V. Not at all a fun week in our house. The happy, easy going baby Drake turned in to a crabby, non-smiling, needy baby. We spent the week holding him, trying to get him to eat, holding him, giving (forcing) him medication, holding him, trying to get him to smile. He slept in his bouncer seat that week so that when he coughed he would be not laying down flat. Well now, he wants to be held a lot and will pretty much only sleep in his bouncer seat. He no longer has a cough and his nose runs only when he is upset.

Thank the Lord he got over it pretty quickly and only required one dose of meds and no hospital stay!!

05 February 2011

February Begins

So it has been quite a while since I blogged. Not sure why, guess the sleepless nights catch up with you after 4 months! I pretty much go to bed as soon as the children do at 8:00PM! Enjoy the pics from our outings over the last month or so.

Sledding while at Grandma & Grandpa's town!

She is stoked to have a matching dress for her doll!