Wednesday, July 29, 2009

First day of second grade

Some days it seems like Jake is so young. Other days he has the attitude of a teenager. Yesterday was one of those days. Jake was "too cool" to take first day of school pictures, and I was mad! Oh well, I suppose these pics capture his true feelings on the momentous day. I hope the school year get's better!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A little more graduation

Well, it has been 3 months since graduation, and sometimes it still seems totally unreal. I am so thankful to the people who were there that day, and to all of the others who supported me all along the way. I Finally got the pictures I was looking for, so please excuse the overload!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Batman/Backyardigans Bash!

Jake and Logan's BIrthday's may only be a day apart, but the boys are 5 years apart. That means that although they may share a birthday party, we still need 2 themes. Jake chose Batman, and Logan picked Backyardigans. We had a wonderful family party on Friday night, and Jake enjoyed a small swimming party on Saturday. We are so thankful for the family and friends who helped us to celebrate these two amazing kids. Happy Birthday Boys!

Happy Happy Birthday Babies!

My Babies are growing up! Jake turned 7 on Saturday, and Logan turned 2 on Sunday. I can hardly believe how much they have changed in these past 2 years. Jake has gone from a little boy just getting ready to start school to a "big boy" about to start 2nd grade. He has new front teeth, several inches of growth, a new attitude, and so many new skills! He reads, he writes, he rides a bike, and I can hardly believe how much my baby has grown. As I watch Jake learn so many new things, I realize just how fast the time is flying by. Before I know it my little boy will be a young man. I love you Jake!

Chris is constantly reminding me that Logan is not a "baby" anymore. He will always be my baby! Even so, I realize that he is growing up. His attitude says it all! He is 2, and there is no going back. Logan is smart, fun, and oh so sassy. We love him so much! We just wouldn't be complete without him. Happy Birthday Logan!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence day!

I love Independence day! It is a wonderful holiday that allows us to contemplate the blessing of living in a free country. I always feel teary as I watch fire works while listening to patriotic music and thinking of the men and women who have sacrificed so very much to maintain our freedom. I am so grateful to have the gift of raising my family in this wonderful nation.

We had an eventful 4th. We enjoyed the Rockies game followed by fireworks on Friday night. After the game we climbed the stairs of the parking garage to the 4th floor where we were parked. Brayden, Jake, and I were a few blocks ahead of everyone else. As the heavy fire door closed Brayden reached out behind him at just the wrong time. The middle finger of his right hand was crushed in the hinge side of the door. The firemen and ambulance came, and eventually we got to the Children's hospital ER at Parker Adventist. After x-rays and exams is was determined that Brayden's finger was squished with enough force that the tip came very near to literally "popping off". He fractured the bone in the process. Needless to say it was a painful night for Brayden, and a long night for all of us! I feel so blessed that things did not turn out worse. I am sure that Brayden will be back to his normal self in no time!