Sunday, June 26, 2016


God gave those little children to you, YOU. No one else can mother them like you can. You may have your work cut out for you, but YOU'RE the one cut out to accomplish it. ~ Erin Odom

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wordless Wednesday...Ice Cream

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Beginning And The End...

It's always so bittersweet to look back at how my babies have changed, even just over the course of a school year. Everyone just needs to stop this growing up business...

Little M's last day of second grade was today, and she is now officially a third grader! I just cannot even. I am a hot mess over this. She is beautiful, inside and out. She is brilliant, and loves to read. She is choosing to take a math and science Summer school course and she is VERY excited about it.

She has gained two inches and five pounds this school year, and has grown out of ALL of her clothes. Ha.

Baby J had his last day of school two weeks ago, and graduated from full day pre-k, so he will be going into kindergarten at little M's school next year. I am happy to have them in the same school, going at the same time! Baby J knows more than fifty sight words, all his letter sounds, and can count to five hundred. He is VERY excited to be going to kindergarten and feels so grown up.

He has grown two inches and gained three pounds this year, still keeping him a little guy, but we are happy to see growth!

Welcome, Summer!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday...Happy Father's Day!

To the world he might be just another dad, but to our family? He is the world!

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Our P...she is the funniest little kid I know. ~ little M. Hahaha.

Can you message mommy, and ask is I can turn on a show? ~ little M to baby J. Message me? Ha.

I have so many feelings about you right now! ~ little M, unhappy with baby J
Well... I have some feelings, too! ~ baby J
Wait for me guys! I want to have feelings, too! ~ tiny P, running to join the other two

I hope we get some spicy chips! ~ baby J
I hope so too, but not... ~ little M

Did you just LICK me?? ~ me, to tiny P
Yep! Just like a little doggy! ~ tiny P

Fee, fun, fi, fo...I am a monster! ~ tiny P

I AM SUPERGIRL! AND SUPERGIRL DOES NOT SLEEP!!! ~ tiny P, in bed, at nap time, over and over. Bless it.

Is this Jesus singing? ~ tiny P, about a song on the radio.

After I grow up, I will be a teacher, then I will build some houses, then I will be a heart doctor, and then I will drive a bus to take kids to school. I will probably need a map. ~ baby J

Look at that tree! The branches are moving! ~ baby J
I see! If the branches are still, it is normal, but if it's moving, it is no ordinary branch. That is very out of the ordinary. ~ little M
Or, it just has a squirrel on it. ~ baby J

Mommy, look at those flower, they are pretty just like me! ~ baby J

How was your day? ~ me, to little M
Well. We read about Amelia Earhart...It was interesting, I guess. I really wanted to learn more about brine shrimp, so that was hard. I guess I will just go take a shower, and wash that sadness away. ~ little M

I met a new friend at the park. I was with my class, but I think she was with her parent, or perhaps her guardian. ~ little M

I got a book about dragons today, because I don't know much about dragons... dragons are not real, but if they were? It would be DIRE. ~ little M. Dire...hahaha.

Do you want some corn? ~ the husband
I can't think about that until mommy gives me some cheese. ~ tiny P

Pick me up mommy! ~ tiny P. So I did...
Mommy, I just need you to hold me, and never leave me, ok? ~ tiny P, I was on my way out the door to run errands

Riding in the stroller is my job, mommy! I can't walk! PLEASE, don't make me walk! ~ tiny P, walking into a store.

Elsa was teacher says you can't marry a boy you just met, also. ~ little M

You're funny, P. And also a little whiny. ~ little M, to tiny P

I am a little disappointed that there were no female professionals at career day. Maybe I should write a petition? It's not good for girls to just have all men...what are they trying to teach us? ~ little M. Bless it.

I am so confused about what to feel! Do I feel giddy with excitement, or disappointed that school is over??! ~ little M

You can't punch a pirate. You have to use a sword. A shiny one. ~ baby J

I like living on earth. ~ baby J

I am fast. And strong, too. Now...I just need to make smart choices. ~ baby J

One day I hope I am big and fat, just like Santa. ~ baby J
Why do you want to be big and fat? ~ me
I just think it would make me happy. ~ baby J. Me too.

Sunday, June 12, 2016


In spite of popular belief, being a boy is now the most common special need in adoption. Boys wait for families, while families wait for girls. ~ Kelly Mayfield