Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Park Fun

While Sam is away, Michael, Sugar, and I are spending time with my parents. My mom has this really great park near her house! It's a kid's paradise!! There are so many fun things to climb on and swing on and explore! Michael is really going to love this place when he can run around! I have a feeling we'll be spending lots of days at this park!

Michael's grandparents, Sam's parents, left today for Swaziland, Africa! I know they'll be checking in for updates, so I'm going to be more faithful with my blogging. We are all going to miss them while they are gone for this month, but we know God has great plans for them there! We are praying for you and that God will use you and bring HIS glory to the Swazi people!!  We love you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


It's that time of year again...the time where Sam gets to write on our kitchen wall with crayons...the time that he thinks is better than Christmas...the time where Sam wears a different college jersey or shirt everyday! It's March Madness!!
This is Sam's favorite time of year! He goes absolutely crazy analyzing teams and brackets for the NCAA tournament! He even uses our WHOLE kitchen wall as a huge bracket! (We use washable crayon so it just comes off with water...genius!) He's even headed to Vegas for the rest of the week so that he can watch all of the games at once in the Bellagio's Sports Book.

We had a Selection Sunday party at our house this past weekend! It was packed full of friends and family all waiting to see what seed their favorite team received. It was so much fun! We asked people to RSVP with their favorite team so I could make them a cupcake! Here's what all the cupcakes looked like during the party! I thought they turned out so cute! We might have to make that a tradition! My favorite one is that Texas Longhorn one...hook 'em horns!

Have you made your picks yet? I'm working on my bracket as we speak...You'll see who I picked tomorrow once the games start! And, it's not a number 1 seed...hmm....

Monday, March 2, 2009

He's a crawler!!

Michael is officially crawling! Look out world!!

He's been "scooting" for a few weeks now and could pretty much get anywhere he wanted to, but he mainly used his belly to move. Sam called it crawling, but I refused until he used his hands and knees the whole time!
We were beginning to think he might just skip the crawling stage and go straight to walking, but nope! He took a few steps at a time this past weekend, but just today he started going across the room!! Looks like it's time to childproof the house and get a baby gate or two!
I know that Michael is just going to be a travelin' man! He is so curious and wants to get into everything! I'm so excited, but I already miss those days where I could lay him on the couch and be confident that he would stay in the same spot all swaddled up!

My little man is getting so big!! :)