The faces behind the stories!

The faces behind the stories!
My little Loves.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Oak Glen 2011 & Papa's Holiday Shirts...

We had our Annual Trip to Oak Glen for family pictures! Here are a few of my treasures!!

When we moved to Sonoma, Papa sent the boys up with some amazing t-shirts he had drawn on for them to sleep in... "Papa Sized T-Shirts." We're coming up on Christmas now, and they got a fun new package in the mail... Papa Christmas T-Shirts! They absolutely LOVE their new t-shirts and can't wait to have their Nana and Papa visit for Christmas!

Boys and being cool...

Ok, so this one isn't for parents to read to their small children! There are "Words," as we say in our house! BUT, I just have to type this out and have in my memory books!

Last Friday, we had Charlie over to spend the night. While our house finishes up getting ready for us to move in, we're staying in the RV together. Aaron was out of town for work, I was in the bedroom section of the RV and all three of the boys stayed in the living room area. They were actually VERY good at going to sleep at night, but it was the morning that turned into the "fun" we had! I was laying in my bed, able to hear everything they were saying. I decided to pretend to still be sleeping to see what they would do.

The "Words" began with "Shut Up." One boy said it, then the other, then the other... Each in their own way, but equally trying to be cool! A part of me wanted to stop them, but I held back my control freak side and just let them think I was sleeping and got a little chuckle out of it.

Then, the "Words" went a little further... "Shut Up" had run it's course, and something else needed to take it up a notch! All of the sudden, I hear Charlie's sweet little voice say proudly and loudly, "What the HELL!" My boys did a quick gasp and then chuckled and said, "What the heck." lol On that note, I had to jump in and put a stop to their mouths before someone took it up another notch!

I will never forget that tiny voice being so proud of his "Big Words." lol He's lucky I was in a good mood or he just might have gotten a good taste of Aunti Cole's soap! ;)

What I Came Home To...

The other day I went to have some "Niece Time" with Lilli... We dyed her hair and had fun, but I didn't get home until about 11pm. Aaron had the night alone with his dudes, and they were to have gone to bed only an hour after I had left. When I got home, I walked in to this picture... with the sound of the "Tangled" menu music going over and over! They all three fell asleep to Tangled and were snug as three bugs in a rug. :) I absolutely LOVED this (and of course had to snap a shot!). They didn't like me when my flash woke them, but they will love to see this later! I love these three guys SO much!

A Conversation I Loved Overhearing!

I love my sweet kisses...

We were visiting my sister's house today when Matthew was in the back bedroom playing with Jacki and Charlie. As Christina and I were working on something in the living room, we overheard a conversation between the three of them.  They were talking and then we heard Matthew say, "C is for Christ, while we were sinners, Christ died for us." My heart was so incredibly blessed to hear my 4 year old quoting the scripture he had learned at Awana. I'm so thankful they have the opportunity to go and learn and I LOVE that Matthew is able to express it with others too!

Somebody is a fan of animal print!

Someone asked me today what Matthew is into... The truth is, animals. He LOVES carrying around his "Ti-Long" cheetah stuffed animal (that is currently squished in the middle in this picture). Ti-Long is just about as big as Matthew, but it MUST accompany us wherever we go! Matthew is the definition of a "Cuddle Bug"... Except, it's not with people... it's with creatures. :) The boys LOVES soft things to touch him and I just couldn't pass up this "Animal Print" picture.

Our 45 Degree "Hot Day."

My Handsome Boy...Got me wildflowers...

The other day, I picked Joe up from school. It was about 45 degrees outside with a slight breeze. As we were walking to the car he said, "Mama, could we please go get some ice cream, since it is so hot outside?" I had to laugh at him, as did the lady walking in front of us. I told him, "Joe, you don't need to come up with a story to get an ice cream... just ask and we'll call it a date!" Off we went for our ice cream date!