Saturday, June 28, 2008

More Backyard Fun

Tyner and Kate TrussTyner and Allen Ware
Maggie enjoying her thumb! What a surprise!

Well, with all these fun backyard toys we wanted to have our friends over to play on them with us. It was so much fun!! The kids enjoyed the pool, moon bounce and slip 'n' slide. Maggie just sat on the blanket in her bonnet and watched all the big kids running around! It was a perfect Saturday afternoon. Hunter and I have been so blessed to have found such an incredible group of friends!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Happily Ever After at Cheekwood

Happily Ever After is on display at Cheekwood Gardens until September. We met up with a group of friends and enjoyed strolling around looking at all the fairy tale houses. Tyner crossed the bridge of 3 Billy Goats Gruff. He sat in the King's Chair of the Sword in the Stone and climbed the tower to Rapunzel! It was HOT!!! but lots of fun!

More Back Yard Fun!

Tyner got this great pool for his birthday! He had more fun playing in it. It has a slide and basketball goal. We drug out our grove chairs and enjoyed a cold beverage while he played! Summertime is so much fun!

We have friends coming over on Saturday to enjoy these toys with us!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Playing for a Commercial!

This is what Maggie did while Tyner played in the fountains!
There is a great place to play in the middle of our downtown called the Bicentennial Mall fountains. Our friend Allen called Tyner the other day and asked him if he wanted to play in the fountains with him and be in a commercial! What fun! The Nashville SymphonyOrchestra has hired a new conductor and they are doing a commercial about him. The company Amy(Allen's mommy) works for is doing their advertising! So, since Allen and Tyner are the best of friends we got to enjoy this fun experience with them!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Maggie's Baby Doll

Well, during Tyner's birthday party I looked up and Maggie was playing with all of his cars. She was not only playing with them she was making the "vroom" sound that all the boys make when they are playing with them. I immediately told myself- and a few others- I have got to get this little girl a baby doll!! So, we took a trip today and bought my sweet Maggie a baby doll. And it came with her very own stroller. How cute is that? I tried to get her to kiss "Baby" but she was blowing me kisses instead. Which, that is just fine by me! Sure melts my heart.

Back Yard Fun!

Tyner was so excited to blow up his Moon Bounce today! I even got in there with him and bounced around. It was so much fun just rolling around and laughing with him! What a blessing it is to watch my children laugh, play, and enjoy life! It reminds me of the verse "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him!!" (Psalm 127:3)They truly are!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Race Car Birthday Party

Tyner had a blast at his "Race Car" birthday party!! The cake only took me 3 days to decorate- but it was so worth it! Tyner loved it! We had his new 4 wheeler in the back yard and all the children had a great time riding it. Mama and Daddy came for the weekend to celebrate with us! Tyner was so glad Pie-Big (as he calls them) were there! (and of course Maggie was, too) I still can't believe I have a 3 year old! Where did the time go?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Getting ready for our "Race Car Birthday Party"

Tyner was so excited about his "Race Car Birthday Party." We decided on this theme a few months ago and have been talking it about it periodically. Well, the closer it got, naturally, the more excited he became. He really knew what was going on. (They grow up so fast) Well, I was out shopping for a few things the other day and came across these "race car pj's" and couldn't resist getting them for him! He was so proud!!

(Can you tell?!!)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Visiting the Fire Station

We are so lucky to be around the corner from Fire Station #14. They just completed the renovation of this original fire house and it is so neat! We stroll by it all the time to look at the "Big Red Fire Engine." Several times on our daily bike ride the fire fighters have been sitting outside and have let Tyner get in the fire truck. Thank goodness I had my camera with me this time!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tyner's 3rd Birthday

Hunter and I got up at 6:00 to make sure we didn't miss Tyner walking down the steps from his room and seeing his new four wheeler. He was so excited! So excited that we took it riding at 6:30 that morning!! When Tyner and Maggie woke up from their naps we took him to the swimming pool to play and then to Chuck E Cheese's for pizza and games. It was a really fun day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"Look one handed, Mommy!"

Maggie is so "advanced" she can push her toy with one hand!!

Maggie's Almost Walking

Maggie is taking several steps every day. She is so close to walking. I pulled out this push toy and she is scooting all around the house! How quick time goes by! It seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Pool Days

Maggie is dressed and ready to go swimming. She loves the water! Our pool at the Maryland Farms YMCA is unbelievable. It has slides, crabs that shoot out water, a mini spray ground, and this huge thing that sits in the middle that dumps out water. I had so much fun just watching Tyner chase his beach ball around! I am going to post some pictures of this great swimming pool we get to enjoy!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Swimming Lessons

Tyner started swimming lessons today. He is having a great time. Our good friend Susanna is taking them with us. They are learning how to kick, reach and pull and float. We love summer time!!

The Newest Member of Our Family

We welcomed the newest member to our family today. Her name is Millie and she is a Brittany Spaniel. She looks a lot like her cousin Stella! She is the sweetest dog and already Tyner's new best friend!

Verse of the Week

Our verse this week is Luke 2:9-11. "An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a SAvior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Biblical Virtues to pray for my children

"God, please cultivate in Tyner and Maggie the ability to show true humility toward all."
(excerpted from Pray! Magazine issue #4))

About Me

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I am a mom to 5 beautiful children. 4 on earth and 1 in heaven. Our precious Lucy went home to our Savior on October 30, 2013. This is not the life we ever imagined we would be living, but we rest in knowing that our God is sovereign over us and knows what is best for our family!


Maggie was born on July 2, 2007 in Nashville, TN.

Maggie at 8 months

Tyner-3 weeks old

Tyner-3 weeks old
Tyner was born on June 13, 2005 in Memphis, TN

Now he is almost 3

Now he is almost 3
He is growing up so fast!