So picture day didn’t turn out quite like I had hoped…
… these are probably more accurate than the pictures I envisioned anyway. Someday I’ll look back and think these were the best pictures we ever took (hopefully).
Baby Girl did great!
Big Brother was a champ!
It’s hard to believe that I’m the mother of a 4-year-old. Four years since they laid that tiny baby boy in my arms. Four years of watching him grow and learn. Loving his infectious smile, his bottomless curiosity, answering thousands of questions, smiling and shaking my head at his creativity and ingenuity…
I know he doesn’t really belong to me, I’m just so grateful God saw fit to give him to us.
He has become fascinated with pirates lately. So I sent him on a treasure hunt to find his birthday present. I hid clues all over the property and house that lead him to the bathtub were his new pirate ship was waiting.
He got so involved in the hunt that when he actually found his “treasure” for a moment he seemed a little disappointed that the hunt was over.
He soon got over his disappointment!
Snuggling with Grandpa in the rocker.
Grammy and Grandpa R. gave him a huge inflatable pirate ship swimming pool. Complete with a slide and a cannon that shoots water! Oh yeah, we’ll be posting pictures of that later! Grandma and Grandpa W. gave him pirate legos which he drug up onto my bed first thing this morning and said “Mom! Mom… wake up! Let’s put together my legos!”
I had visions of a pirate ship cake complete with sails and a treasure chest… but my cake making skills are limited (to say the least), but he was more than happy with his blue frosting and pirate action figures.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOY!
The days and evenings have been so beautiful.
With all of the changes lately, peace has been a day-by-day, moment-by-moment thing. At times I feel like I’m sinking and I’m never going to get my head above the water, then suddenly I look around and realize that it is getting easier. Projects are getting finished, the house is starting to look like home, the boys are settling in… I think we’re going to be ok!
This is the birth announcement we ordered from Etsy. I love Etsy! For anywhere from $11.00 to $20.00 you can go to Etsy; chose from hundreds of photo cards and the seller will email you a high-resolution image with your photo and personal info. Then you can send it to the photo developer of your choice and get as many copies as you wish. In addition you can post your card to your blog, or email it to friends and family.
I looked online at websites that print photo cards for you, and they all cost around $2.00 per copy; which was completely out of our price range. You can find Christmas cards, engagement announcements, save-the-date cards, birthday invitations… tons of beautiful designs.