Monday, April 28, 2014

Springtime in Memphis

Lucas and Grammy got to head for Memphis last Monday so we could enjoy Olivia and Ethan while their Mommy and Daddy went to San Antonio for a medical conference. The weather was beautiful and we went to the park at least once every day!  So much fun!!!
 O tried the big swing but was more comfortable "going high" in this one
 It's hard to keep this guy in a seat. He tries to stand up in the swing!
 Lucas and Olivia had a blast digging in the dirt
 Crawling up the stairs to the play set
 The two amigos
 The dogwoods and azaleas were so beautiful!
 Feeding the ducks
 Ethan was watching from the sidelines and wanting to get in on the action
Lucas got a little too brave for my liking.....I've seen what geese can do!
We had such a great time loving on these kiddos and hated to leave them!
Thanks for putting up with us, O and E.  We love you!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Late again, but this time it's a good excuse!

I'm late getting these Easter pictures posted but with good reason. Last Friday, as we were getting our boys unloaded at church for the Good Friday service, I got 2 of my fingers caught in the van lift as it was deploying. I can't even describe the pain it caused and needless to say, we headed straight to the hospital and missed the service. We finally left there around midnight with 2 broken, sore fingers that required 6 stitches each. They are on the mend and I am so thankful that it wasn't worse! Typing is a chore so I'll just post the pictures. 
Are these guys handsome, or what?!
We had a lot of fun with an Easter Egg Hunt.
Brenna finding one of her eggs.
Felicia spotting one
Ian's eggs were strategically placed so he could reach them and he loved it!
Lucas had to reach high for some of his
Jeremy finding one of his

Checking the egg contents
This is what Langston thought of his first egg hunt
Felicia's upside down glasses
We are mostly thankful that Resurrection Day is NOT about eggs but all about our RISEN Lord!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Birthday, Wedding and General Family Fun!

Lindsay and the kids left yesterday after a crazy, busy and very fun week! Ethan slept for 5 hours when they left here, so I'm thinking we completely wore him out.
We started the visit with a cousins photo shoot, which was hilarious!  I wish I had set up the video camera while we were trying to get all 5 adorable grandchildren to look at the camera and smile. 
 The best "smile" we got out of Felicia....
 The adorable Langston Thomas
The Girls
We had a special treat and got to help Olivia celebrate her 4th birthday with a big celebration, complete with a bounce house.  Everyone had a blast - especially the kids!
 Birthday Girl, blowing out her candles
 The grandpas watching the festivities
 Somehow, Ian got a nerf gun and drove around shooting people!
 Langston, hanging out with Great Pa
 Lindsay, with the adorable Ethan
 Proof that Felicia does smile!
On Saturday, we headed to Winona Lake for our nephew's wedding.
 Pops and the grandsons
 Dancing with O and E
And just general cousin craziness....
Cousin pile-up
Aunt Lindsay with Langston
Playing the Wii (they are vicious sword fighters!)
Thank you, Lindsay, Olivia and Ethan for making the long trip to Indiana and thank you, Troy, for sharing them!  We missed you!