Sunday, April 24, 2011


This was truly a wonderful Easter. It seems like one of the best Easter's I've had in a long time. Spending time with the three of us, since our families all live so far away, made for an awesome weekend. Malachi is getting older and starting to understand more and more. This year he had the hang of hunting eggs. But more importantly he is learning who Jesus is. We have a wonderful kids church who help us teach him about the love of Jesus. I'm so thankful for Northplace church. And now to tell you all about our weekend.

We started out Saturday morning with Nick and Malachi getting their haircuts and mommy preparing the eggs to be dyed along with Malachi's Easter basket. I love doing a basket for him. And even though it's not much, it takes me back to Easter when I was little. My mom always had a basket for us and we always hunted eggs. I think I know why Easter is my favorite holiday. Every Easter for as long as I can remember, all of the family would gather for church and friends we didn't see that often. After church was the egg hunt. It was always so fun hunting them. And then, after all that, my family would all go to my granny and grandpa's for lunch. We would just hang out, play, laugh, hide some of the eggs again, and then eat them. I love remembering those times. This was the first year Malachi and I dyed eggs. I wish I had a picture of his face when he saw his basket. He loved it! His words....OOOOHHH MAANnn!! lol We dyed eggs and then he an daddy played with his new ball and glove.

Later that afternoon we went to the community egg hunt right down the street. Tons of "crazy" people. :) We had fun though. It was fun watching Malachi get the eggs. After the hunt, we got ourselves some cotton candy and popcorn and headed to the bounce houses. This boy would stay in a bounce house ALL day. He was plum tuckered by the time we left. But rest assured, HE.DID.NOT.TAKE.A.NAP :( Around 5:30 we went to some friends house where we had a potluck. So much good food and so much fun watching the kiddos hunt eggs in the front yard. Laughing with friends and hanging out......perfect end to a perfect day.
Sunday morning we went to church (like we always do) and listened to the wonderful message Pastor Bryan had for us. It was such a wonderful reminder of just how much Jesus loves us. Praise the Lord, HE IS RISEN!!! After service we took a few Easter family pictures. I'm so thankful for these two wonderful people I have in my life. I'm so blessed to have such an amazing husband (who by the way cooked Easter dinner for us) and a wonderful little boy. I can't wait until we have Lawson with us to share all of these memories.
This was a perfect weekend. Family, food, and remembering that Jesus died on the cross but 3 days later he rose again!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I can't breathe!!!

What in the world am I going to do this summer?? I'm 20 weeks right now and I already feel like I can't breathe. I can only imagine what this summer will be like. I guess I'll be lounging in the kiddy pool quite frequently. It's so interesting to me to see the differences between my two pregnancies. Malachi......felt fine at 5 months. This time...still gaggy, want to sleep ALL THE TIME, out of breath, etc. I can now see Lawson kick and moving. Sometimes though, just like his brother, he kicks and it does not feel good AT ALL. My favorite thing right now is at night, Malachi will kiss my belly and say good night baby Lawson. It's the sweetest thing EVER.

Malachi is growing like a weed. Obsessed with being outside. This year we are prepared with a breathing machine. Thank goodness!! Sunday we took him to the circus. He loved it. His favorite things were the elephants, motorcross bikes, and the human canonball. He is fascinated with motorcycles. His face was priceless. While they were doing their tricks, he would say Be careful. lol He's so funny. Speaking of funny....he's really in to laughing at himself right now. When he tells us something or when he does something silly, he will just laugh and shake his head. He tries to do it when he knows he's in trouble too. Potty training has been going great. He tells us when he has to go poop and pee. It's great. I knew at some point we would have the set back phase and well that happened this weekend. It was like he decided, nope, not using the potty today, really don't feel like going to all that trouble. All well, everyone has accidents. I'm so proud of him though. He really has been a big boy using his potty. any man I guess, when he goes poop, HE HAS TO HAVE THE FAN ON! Seriously???

Here are my boys both at 20 weeks.

Malachi at 20 weeks

Lawson at 20 weeks