Eleven Birthdays shared with Pawpaw
Both born on September 27th
A boys axe from Pawpaw and Mammaw in Texas! Just what he wanted!!!
Duck Tape. . . he has asked for this all summer. For an eleven year old boy it is a highly valued item. He has already made 1/2 dozen duck tape wallets which he is taking orders for and then selling them. Quite the business man!!
We gave Pawpaw a gun case for his Binnelli gun.
Morgan was speechless when he opened this gift but the brothers had no problem expressing their excitement for it. Star Wars ship of course.
So excited to have this Star Wars ship!!!
Grammy made their double chocolate cake for Pawpaw’s 51 and Morgan’s 11
Dalton tried so hard to blow out the candles from across the counter
It was so fun celebrating Morgan and Pawpaw’s Birthday with the cousins. We completely surprised Grammy and Pawpaw by driving down to the Coast without telling them we were coming. We snook up on Grammy while she was at Barnes&Nobles, she had no idea who the little boy was that was hugging her(Jordan) until the rest of us turned the corner!!! We went to Pawpaw’s work and his face said it all, he was over joyed to see us!!! Both surprises were priceless, I’m so glad we just went for it and made the spur of the moment quick trip.
Happy Birthday Pawpaw and Morgan, we love you so very much!!!
There comes a time while blogging when you’ve edited photo after photo thinking of ways to blog about them and suddenly it hits you, “Have I already done a post on this??” For some reason today is the day I am wondering if I’ve already posted these photos of Joseph. I don’t possibly have the time to look back through the other post to check so I just apologize if you’ve already seen this. Feel free to let me know if I’ve already blogged about this and I’ll give you a virtual high-five. Way to go for finding it!!!
Joseph had a close friend that broke his leg so he decided one night that he would be just like his little friend and ‘cast’ his own leg.
Great double ply toilet paper cast!
He decided to make it look really realistic and added the towel so it was the same color of his pals!! As for the sling, I have no idea, being a macho boy he probably had to one up his buddy and have more broken bones than him!!
Yes, You’re seeing correctly. . . Mary was our Starting Goalie and was incredible!! She saved 2 balls from being scored!!
She played offense as well and had a magnificent break away
The grass is so fluffy her little feet just sink into the turf
She’s a dribbling queen on the field
Concentrating. . . lining up on the ball for
a mighty power kick!!!
Such a great effort but too bad
she’s going the wrong way!!!
It was a beautiful Saturday morning just perfect for soccer matches. The Warriors won 7:1 and it all started off with a mighty mini in as goalie!!
Today began a new era for Elijah, our first-born son. I can’t believe he’s 12 turning 13 this December!! It has really thrown me for a loop this year that I actually bought school supplies for a 6th grader when he is a 7th grader!! He just won’t stop growing! Today he began a transformation in his life by starting the day out looking like this:
Enjoying one last piece of bubble gum
- Getting his Ceph taken
- Nervous laughter!
- No I’m Not ANXIOUS one bit!!!
AFTER AFTER – Braces and Haircut!!
So begins Elijah’s phase of braces. He is not a severe case by any means just needs a little bit of tweaking to pull a lateral forward and straighten up a few things. Our doctor doesn’t suspect him to be in them for long which pleases Elijah to no end! I am happy we were able to get them for him, God is so good to us. I have been talking to Elijah for at least 2 years now about him getting braces and he was adamant he did not want them and would not get them! As a Mom who’s a dental hygienist I greatly wanted him to get them but also know the child has to be compliant and keep superb hygiene while under Ortho care. This summer Elijah finally spoke to me about getting braces so we had a consult and when the time requirement for having them on was incredibly shorter than we figured, Elijah was all on board and couldn’t wait to get them. He really likes his Orthodontist especially since he is good friends with some professional baseball pitcher ( I couldn’t tell you who) and because he got to pick out the St. Louis Cardinal’s colors for his braces!!
Many would say that since we already have 5 children that we have our hands full and why on earth would we want another. I love the adoption explanation prior to the song/video because it is our desire too. On another persons post they wrote, “Children are not expensive, lifestyles are”, I absolutely agree. We have much to offer if we will just let go of our selfish lifestyles and desires to give a child a priceless gift. . . Family!!!