"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 4: 6-9

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Race Cars!

Carson has really taken an interest in racecars since receiving the movie Cars from Aunt Erica at Christmas! He loves to "race" to the bath, to dinner, to just about anywhere! Steve and Lori gave us Lil' 500 racetrack tickets as a gift a few months ago, and this past weekend was the perfect weather to hit the tracks! Tanner and Carson were glued as soon as we got in line. The track for kids 5 and under is super slow, and we were excited that TT would get to ride too! Matt rode with Carson first, and I rode with Tanner. Tanner is ready to race!And so is Carson! We laughed the whole time the first round. The boys were hilarious, and were really into it! Tanner gripped the steering wheel and pretended to make turns. It was so cute! Matt and Carson got a little adventurous on the 2nd round and were high fiving every time we passed each other. What a perfect Sunday afternoon racing with our boys!! We can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Hooray" for Preschool!

Carson was so excited when Preschool was back in session. He has made sweet new friendships, and loves when it's "Preschool day". This morning when we turned into the school, Carson yelled from the backseat, "Hooray for Preschool!!" Makes this Mommy very happy! He was excited to show me his lace card mitten he did all by himself today at pick up. So thankful for such a wonderful school and for loving, christian teachers that take such good care of him.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Alex's Sweet Sixteen

My cousin Alex turned 16 on Sunday! I can't believe how fast the time has gone by. She is growing into such a beautiful and smart young lady! We spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon with our family for her birthday.My uncle read such a sweet letter to Alex for her birthday. Such a good Dad!The kids had a blast running around and playing. What a fun afternoon celebrating Alex!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Monkey Joes

Matt was gone for 2 weeks (we did see him for 24 hours inbetween his 2 trips) so the boys were really craving some Daddy time! He took off work the Friday he returned from his trip and we had a blast playing at Monkey Joes with Hannah and the boys! We were so out of breath after the 20th time down this giant inflatable slide. It was too much fun! Monkey Joes has more than just inflatable bounce houses and slides, it has games too. Tanner's favorite was the car... And Hannah was really good at this whacking game! :) After all of that fun, we went to Chick Fil A for lunch, more playtime, and ice cream! We are so glad to have our Daddy back!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome Baby Ryder!

Matt and I were ecstatic to become an aunt and uncle for the 7th time! Steve and Lori welcomed their 3rd child, Ryder John Robert on January 2nd. Ryder weighed 9lbs and 12oz! What a beautiful, healthy baby boy! I was honored to be there when big sister Brooke and Ali met their new baby brother for the first time. They were giddy with excitement!Brooke was in awe of all of his little features. They will be the best big sisters ever and Mommy's helpers too. We are so excited for our boys to grow up with all of their cousins. We know they will find all sorts of adventures to get into together! We love you baby Ryder! Welcome to the family!