Sunday, August 31, 2014

Our Precious Babe


After seeing a handful of new doctors over the past couple weeks we are beyond happy to report all the wonderful things we have learned about Juliette! Her doctors are so happy to see all the progress she has made and surgery will not be required. Praise God! We will continue with physical therapy for quite some time but her doctors hope for a close to full recovery. And icing on the cake, our little babe raised her arm over her shoulder for the very first time! Oh, how we are thankful!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

OU Football

 Sweet Juliette being a precious baby Sooner fan. :)
 Family + Football is always a win.
 Warming-up before the game
 My view of little Juliette in our baby sling. Thankfully she stayed shaded from the sun in it until sunset.


 Jackson's method of eating popcorn. He makes me smile.
 Trying to peek over to see the half-time action. :)

 Joshua, my love. He was dripping in sweat before the game even started so he took off his polo. He was probably the most thankful of all of us when the sun went down.

What a fun, fun day!! Eric and I went to our first football game together eight years ago and here we are taking our four children!! Craziness. Jenni loved being back in Norman because she considers Norman her home. She also enjoyed telling Joshua and Jackson about the football games she had been to before either of them were born. :) Joshua decided that he wants to be an OU football player, but only if Jackson plays, too. :) And Jackson enjoyed watching the game, eating snacks, and babbling to anyone who would talk to him. :) At the end of the night Jenni told me that she had prayed earlier in the day for a smooth trip, good parking spot, and fun day at the game and how she was thankful God answered her prayers. Amen.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back in Ballet

Jenni is back in ballet with high hopes of dancing on the stage in the Nutcracker! She loves practicing around the house and we all enjoy watching her dance so gracefully.
 Just like Joshua at the age of 2, Jackson loves watching the dancers. Never has he stood so quietly and still while watching the older ballet students. Being quiet and still is hard to do for Jackson, so Joshua and I were quite amused watching him. :)
Sweet, little Juliette. Jenni hopes Juliette will be a ballerina when she gets older so that they can dance together.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Joshua & Julliette


 Joshua is smitten with Juliette. His eyes sparkle when she gives him attention. He recently has started playing peek-a-boo with her and she'll smile back at him. Such a proud big brother.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cousin Camp 2014

THEME: Camping
FOOD: Hamburgers, hot dogs, s'mores
FUN: Grocery shopping with six kids, a "Cousin Fort", board games
GOAL: To have fun! :)


THEME: Tie-dye
FOOD: Pizza night and rainbow cupcakes
FUN: Celebrating cousin birthdays, balloons, backyard water fun, sensory tub
GOAL: To have fun! :)
 Sisters staying up late making shirts and a sensory tub for our little loves!

 Jenni, Joshua, Jackson, and Gavin enjoyed running in circles in the house being dinosaurs, or monsters, or anything loud and scary. :)

 Gav brought his balance bike which was a huge hit with the kids.

 Andrea and Jenni went to run an errand and came home with treats for everyone!
Sweet G liked to wear his stickers. :)
 Outdoor fun with the littles ones
 Water balloon fight in the pool!

 The babes having fun in the shade :)
  Our rainbow gelatin sensory tub - my favorite sensory tub yet!


Aunt Andrea brought CONFETTI EGGS!!

 I believe Jenni smashed all of her confetti eggs on the top of Jackson's head. Sibling love at its finest.

 The four older cousins inspecting baby bunnies!
 Cousin shirts! A favorite of all.



When Andrea and I were kids, our Great Aunt had birthday cakes at summer family reunions to celebrate birthdays. LOVING this idea, we did a big cousin celebration complete with cupcakes, balloons, and lit candles. We even sang Happy Birthday six different times which was super special to each little. :)
FUN: Local Diner for breakfast, feeding the ducks, playing at the park
GOAL: To have fun! :)

GOAL: To get a good picture of all the grandkids for Grandpa and Grandma :)
 Captain America!
 Hulk hands!

 Six kids. Five under five. We tried our best. :)
 Getting a picture with two boys is hard enough. :)