Madelyn: 6 1/2 Years Old


Sweet kiddo,

You are 6 1/2 and so proud of it!  We went to Gondolier to celebrate and eat cheesy pizza and have some cake.  You loved it!!

Madelyn Joy, you have grown up so much in the last 6 months.  Learning so much everyday, acting older, getting taller, you have your first pair of heel boots and are so excited about wearing them.  They make your legs look really long!  Growing up so fast.

You weigh 44 lbs and 45.5 in tall

Currently in size 6t tops, pants and dresses.  Size 12/13 shoes.  Your favorite clothes are still dresses, skirts and your new fringe boots!

Your favorite foods are pizza, mac and cheese, fruit and anything with sugar

Going to sleep at night around 7pm, some days earlier when it's been a long day at school

Some of your favorite activities are dancing, swimming, bike riding, soccer, jumping on the trampoline, eating, playing with your brother, coloring, homework and playing with friends.

You absolutely love 1st grade.  You'll come home from school and do "homework".  Which you don't have to do, but say it makes you smarter. 

You've started gymnastics this fall and are having fun with it!  You're asking to take dance as well, but we're waiting til after Christmas to start that if you're still interested.


Theo's first day of Pre-K


First day of Pre-K for this little boy!!  He's going to the same preschool/parents day out as last year and he's loving it.  Praying for a good year!

Total Eclipse {of the heart}


We had a fun day viewing the eclipse on Monday.  Had about 99% coverage from our house.  A lot of people drove about an hour west to view it, but we decided to stay home.  The kids got a day off school for "incliment weather" so that was nice!  A couple friends ended up coming over too.  We would go in and out of the house periodically so see move.  Then all three of my "kids" decided to make masks to go over their glasses to make sure they didn't look straight up.  Madelyn learned all about it at school the week prior so woke up really excited!

Madelyn's in 1st Grade!


We have a first grader!  And she's loving school.

Arkansas Trip


The week after Florida, we headed up to Arkansas.  One of my best friends is having a baby so I went up to Missouri the day after we got there and headed to her baby shower!  An added bonus was riding up with one of my college roommates.  Loved catching up with these girls!

While in Arkansas we went to the pool, their new-ish waterpark, ate some good food, got pedicures, hung around the house and saw my brother, sis in law and their kiddos!

Florida Trip


Back in mid-July, the kids and I joined my parents on a trip to Florida!  Tim wasn't able to join us this time, but he surprised us at my parents house the following week.  Thanks mom and dad for a fun couple weeks!

Lots of pictures ahead...

4th of July


We had a fun 4th of July this year!  Started off the morning with breakfast together then headed to the $1 movie at Regal to see "Sing".  A new favorite of ours.  We own it, but enjoyed seeing it on the big screen again with some popcorn.

Lake Day


The Sunday before 4th of July, we headed to the lake after church with some friends.  Started out the day with a time of worship then a churchwide BBQ after.  The weather didn't look too promising, but thought we'd try to head out anyway.  Ended up being a beautiful day.  Love being out on the lake with friends!

Georgia - Mimi & Papa's Anniversary


After our trip to Myrtle Beach, we drove down to Georgia to catch up with Tim's family to celebrate his parent's 45th anniversary.  It was fun seeing everyone and catching up!  I'll post some more pictures from the photographer soon.  But for are a few from our visit.
(and heads up...links to more new blog posts at the very bottom)

Myrtle Beach Vacation


After VBS, we headed off for a short family vacation to Myrtle Beach!  Thank you John and Joan for letting us stay at your condo.  We had a fun time!  While there, we spent some time at the beach, pool's and Broadway at the Beach.

One of Theo's favorite's was building sandcastles and burying Madelyn

Daddy Daughter Dance


Tim and Madelyn went to the daddy daughter dance put on by Chick-fil-a a couple weeks ago.  It was a "Masquerade" so of course she had to wear her butterfly Halloween costume.  They both had so much fun!  MJ came home telling me all about the good time she had.  They ate some chicken nuggets, pictures in the photo booth, crafts, more snacks and dessert and won a dance off!!  I'll have to see if I can record their award winning dance moves.



Started summer off right with VBS at Salem!  The theme this year was Galactic Starveyors.  We had a neighbor friend, Baylee, join us each day.  Then we'd hang out after at the pool or somewhere fun!  I worked registration again and Tim was in charge of the worship rally along with taking videos.  Let me just tell ya...registration is no easy task.  Lots of things to do!  It went well and the kids had such a good time.

lunch the first day at Salsaritas with friends!

money for missions

Theo's 5 Year Old Party


We had a few friends over the day before Theo's birthday to celebrate him!  He absolutely loved it.  They played outside on the trampoline, with chalk and whatever other toys they could find.  Betty made his cake which was AMAZING as usual.  He wanted a doggie cake and she definitely came through.  Tasted good too!  Thank you so much to everyone who came out.

Theo's Birthday!


A few pictures from Theo's birthday.  Started out with some birthday balloons and cinnamon roll!  Then we headed to Krispy Kreme for a donut celebration (yes, more sugar!!).  Madelyn had a good report card again (all the praise hands!) so he wanted to go celebrate her accomplishments on his birthday.  Such a sweet boy.  He loves his sister so much. 

Theodore: 5 Years Old


Dear little boy,

You are FIVE years old! A whole hand!! You have been so excited about your birthday this year.  Counting down the days.  We love to see your excitement!!

This year has been a rough one for you, behaviorally.  Still learning boundaries and that mom and dad's no means no.  But you are slowly getting better.  Praying for patience all around.

You will do absolutely anything for your sister.  We LOVE seeing this kiddo.
We love you so much bubba and are proud of you!

You weigh 34 lbs and are 40.75 in tall

Currently in size 5t tops and 4t pants.  Size 11/12 shoes (same size as sis!).

Your favorite foods are cheese, cheese and did I say, cheese?  Also anything sweet, veggie straws, chicken nuggets, waffle fries and fruit.  Still a pretty picky eater.
Going to sleep at night around 7pm.  You'll occasionally nap in afternoon.

Some of your favorite activities are preschool, swimming, bike riding, soccer, jumping on the trampoline, eating, playing with your sister, coloring and cutting paper, and playing with friends.

You just completed preschool young 4 class and will go to Pre-K next year at the same school.  You had a great year and are excited about the fall!

Taking soccer this spring/summer season with a practice once a week then a game each Saturday.

You're looking forward to some fun summer activities - VBS, the beach, visiting family, spray parks, Mrs. Robin's pool and movies!

Love you buddy!








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