Sunday, June 30, 2013

Let's Go Racing

I am finally getting around to posting Hunter's birthday party.....a little behind....yet again.....
Hunter's Birthday Party theme was Racing.....
Here is Hunter will his new guitar (aka "kuitar) from Aunt Duh and Uncle Craig :)  He really gets into rockin and rolling on this thing.

 We setup a race track (as best as we could in the crazy Kansas winds, it was not going as I wanted).  Our racetrack included a car wash (complete with a water mister and all)

 Time to race, we brought out all our riding toys and away they went.

 I think the kids could have went round and round all day long!!
 I love this picture of my grandparents.  They are so cute!!

 After the birthday party, the kids brought out their window colors and created a masterpiece.
The week after his party he went in for his 4 year checkup......Some things I wanted to document:
  • He is healthy
  • Weight: 30 lbs (3-10 percentile)
  • Height: 38 Inches (10 percentile)
  • He is still our little man!
  • Marshmallow= "Smarshsmellow"
  • He loves superheros and is constantly running around like he is one.
  • Loves to fight with his sister, but then will be nice and randomly give her a hug.
  • Love's Jesus and loves to pray-- an excerpt from a prayer he says: "Thank you Jesus for this world, thank you for my heart"--Translation:  Thank you for being in my heart :)
  • He can be soooo ornery but again have a heart of gold. 
  • He is pure boy, loves outside, loves getting into stuff and loves trucks/sports/anything with wheels.
  • He does love to sit on the couch with a book and "read" it out loud.
  • Preschool is big on his mind, he is so ready to go, I just hope the preschool is ready for him.
  • Once he turned 4 he was able to start going to children's church while mommy and daddy are in big church. 
  • We are working on riding with no training wheels (pictures to come), it is a slow process but we will get there.
  • I am sure there is more but that is what is coming to mind :) 

We did have his 4 year pictures taken, here is one from his "photoshoot"  :)  More to come later on that as well!!
Happy 4th Birthday buddy.  We love you so much!!  You can always melt our heart with that sweet innocent smile of yours!!!! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Over Hunter's Bday weekend (Memorial Weekend), we did some fishin'. First we tried out Lakeside.....

Results.....One small Catfish.  We had better luck feeding the ducks than catching fish......
So the next weekend, Papa thought it would be a good idea to go to Kannapolis Lake and try their luck there.
We started out at the spillway, but the kids were a little too active for the surrounding fishers :)
So over to an area with a beach.  First off....a small little catfish....
Then papa caught a big catfish......
And then Reanna caught a catfish (she reeled it in and everything....she even put the worm on the hook....ick....)
Poor little Hunter didn't catch anything...he was too busy casting and reeling it in....over and over.  Pretty soon he found more entertainment in the sticks pretending he was a super hero than fishing.
The days catch--3 catfish and 1 bass
They brought their catch home for mom to cook the next night....I have to say not bad.
 Surprisingly Reanna watch them fillet the fish and she ate it too.  She can be as tom boy as it gets or she can be as girly as it gets....guess it depends on the day :)
I foresee more fishing adventures in our future!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

In the Arms of Jesus

Daddy, please don't look so sad,
Mama please don't cry~
"Cause I am in the arms of Jesus
and He sings me lullabies."
Please, try not to question God,
Don't think he is unkind
Don't think He sent me to you,
and then He changed his mind.
You see, I am a special child,
and I'm needed up above
I'm the special gift you gave Him,
the product of your love.
I'll always be there with you
and watch the sky at night,
Find the brightest star that's gleaming,
That's my halo's brilliant light.
You'll see me in the morning frost,
that mists your window pane.
That's me in the summer showers,
I'll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a little breeze,
from a gentle wind that blows
That's me, I'll be there,
planting a kiss on your nose.
When you see a child playing,
and your heart feels a little tug,
That's me, I'll be there,
giving your heart a hug.
So Daddy, please don't look so sad,
Mama don't your cry.
I'm in the arms of Jesus
and He sings me lullabies.
~Author Unknown

If you carry this pain, surely God Himself, "the Father of compassion, the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles," longs to console you.
(2 Corinthians 1:4)