Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring (?) Break, Butterflies and MM&DD

The boys had spring break this past week and we didn't have any big plans but Mom-mom and Dad-dad came on Thursday for a visit. We took them (and Brenna and Felicia) to the butterfly pavilion at White River Gardens. It's a beautiful, tranquil, warm place and we all enjoyed it immensely.

There were several large owl butterflies that we could get very close to and one even landed on my leg.

There are also lots of beautiful flowers
Another beautiful flower! 
Teasing with Pops

Watching the butterflies and....
watching the fish in the little pond
Unique, tropical vegetation
Uncle Lucas in a rare pose with the girls
Handsome Ian
These fabric structures float around the ceiling, mimicking the butterflies
Brenna with the Make-your-own Butterfly board
This was the Girls' Chair and they were having a lively conversation
Thanks so much for coming to visit, MM and DD. 
We love you and can't wait to see you again!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrating Felicia!

Three years ago today, this sweet girl came into the world. I will never forget her birth because we were in the middle of a 2 week, intensive therapy program with Lucas and she showed signs of making her entrance during most of that 2 weeks, causing us to fret that we would miss it. BUT, in God's providence, Felicia waited until the last therapy day, after we were home, to arrive! In those 3 years, it has been a joy to watch her personality develop. She adores her big sister and her little brother and it's wonderful to see the bond that they all have.

 Opening presents
 Princess Tiana
 Crazy man Langston with Pops
 Taking the new bubble mower for a spin
 Time to sing to the birthday girl
 Blowing her candles out
 Oh, the anticipation, waiting for cake!
 The Birthday Girl with her Mommy and Daddy
I tried to get a picture of all 3 kiddos but it's a challenge. :-)
Happy, happy birthday
sweet Felicia!
We are so thankful to be your grandparents and we love you so much!
Grammy and Pops