Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nathan and Owen's school Christmas Party

The boys had great Christmas parties!

Owen made reindeer food, a reindeer cookie and sang songs.

Nathan made some crafts, exchanged presents and sang songs.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Busy enjoying life

We are busy enjoying life!  This is one of my favorite times of year.

On November 14th, Nathan and Owen turned 5.  We had a small birthday party for them this year, but no less fun.  They enjoyed having family and a few really close family friends over to celebrate.  Our theme this year was school buses!  Nathan is absolutely in love with the school bus.

The boys also celebrated at school!  They enjoyed eating school bus cookies with their friends and having Preston and I there for lunch and story time.

 We decided to add a few furry friends to our family.  Logan has been wanting pets, so we decided dogs would be good.  I did lots of research and we decided on King Charles Cavaliers.  A few weeks ago we took a road trip and adopted these two: Marlie and Charlie.  They are brother and sister.  They are 10 years old, so WAY PAST the puppy phase.  They are totally trained, lay around and sleep most of the day and are wonderful with all four kids.  Logan is doing an incredible job taking care of them...and he has decided that dogs are pretty good after all....just not big ones yet!

Nathan and Owen enjoy going crazy in the ball pit.

We enjoyed a special visit with our friends, the Cooks.  We miss seeing them!

Karis is spending some extra time at home with me over the next couple of months.  Today she was a great running partner...just give her Oreos and LaLa.  She really enjoyed riding in the stroller.

Yesterday we went for a long walk.  I wanted to be sure she is getting good exercise since she is not getting PE every day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

5th birthday coming soon

Nathan and Owen will be 5 on Friday.  It is so hard to believe they are growing up so fast.  They have enriched our lives so much.  They are a hug blessing to everyone who meets them and I am so blessed to be their Mom.  Tonight Preston and I had the privilege of telling their amazing story at the March of Dimes dinner.  We love sharing all God has done in their lives and will continue to do.

 This is Nathan just a few days old.  He still has his right hand here.

Here is a picture of Owen just a few days old.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The past few weeks

Just a few updates.

Nathan has a new chair and table.  He loves it!

Nathan and Logan having fun at Biotech!

This Ninja is about to go trick-or-treating. It was cold, dark and windy so Logan was the only one who went out.  He shared his candy, though no one wanted any past Saturday night.

We enjoyed some time at the Samford game Saturday afternoon.  Preston's Dad and Donna came over and watched the GT game with us and then kindly stayed at our house while Karis napped and we got out for a few hours to enjoy more football.

Owen had so much fun he tired himself out and fell asleep in the grass.  He did not wake up until 6 a.m.
This guy had tons of fun sliding down the hill.
Nathan and Preston had fun together.

Last Friday we enjoyed the Grandparents Day program at Westminster. It is always so nice to hear and see what all the grades are working on this year.

Nathan loves the school bus so much.  Every day at school he waits until it comes so he can point to it and wave.

We have been working hard clearing out some of our backyard.  This was a pile from just one of three weekends.

Logan went to Pete Hannah Palooza at Samford and got signatures from both the men's and women's basketball teams.  He was also in a Halloween costume contest and had tons of fun playing on the inflatables.

The boys relaxing after our Pace for Grace Down Syndrome Buddie Walk.

Karis enjoyed her first taste of egg nog at Christmas Village.