Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Proud of YOU

My Granny, the K-man's Great-Granny, has been in the hospital for over a week with several issues. I got a phone call Sunday that Granny was asking when she would see me and the boys. That is all I needed to head down there as soon a s I could! We came up with a plan for me to take off from work then we would leave after K-man's graduation from Pre-K on Wednesday and spend several days with my family. WELL...We received a phone call Tuesday (yesterday) , around lunch time, to remind us that graduation was changed to this coming Thursday... WHAT? The day of graduation and we find out it has been changed!!! You just don't do that!!

I just started to cry. I'm really struggling letting my little boy "out in the world" to attend kindergarten next year (that is another post!) and being so far from family. Well, at that moment I just needed to cry. K-man had been practicing for weeks for his graduation program...he had been singing the songs at home...he was excited about wearing a graduation Granny has been so sick...she is so weak...she wants to see us...I love her so much...I have already taken off work...Trey will not be able to be at the re-scheduled graduation due to work...we just found out!..I have being packing...I want to do it all!!

So I talked with K-man. In a wise, sweet little voice he concluded, " I will be sad not to do my program, because it is my favorite, BUT I would be more sad not to see Great Granny because she has been sick." As my eyes filled with tears I knew he understood how important family was. I was so proud of his understanding of the situation. Then in a whirl wind my mind spun into action trying to make the night special for him!

K-man was THRILLED with the idea of a fun night a CHUCK E. CHEESE! My adorable husband let his love for us shine as he hauled us all to the K-man 's school to pick up his graduation shirt so he could wear it on our night out and then to the Big City to find a graduation hat and head to Chuck E Cheese to celebrate!

The workers there made K-man feel so special, making him feel so "big" because he would be going into Kindergarten!!!

Little Bit didn't mind helping K-man celebrate either!

We had special gifts for K-man letting him know how proud we are - how he has behaved at school and with friends, how he continues to make good decisions, and how he shows his love for God through his daily actions.
Let the games begin...

The proud Daddy!
The proud Momma.
K-man, I love you so much. I know you will do great things for our Father. Your love for your family is evident and makes me proud. I hope this night you had fun and felt a glimpse of how proud we are of you!...You looked adorable with your graduation hat on!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pre-K graduation

Tonight I am picking out pictures for K-man's graduation. His Pre-K school has a slide show during the graduation program. My heart is so tender. How am I ever going to make it through his Pre-K graduation without tears. Tonight as I was watching K-man, while my adorable husband was reading the boys their bed time stories, I could still see my baby boy with his huge blue eyes looking up at me reaching for his Momma...yes, my heart is definitely tender tonight.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A "Picture Perfect" day at the zoo!

On our fun family trip to San Antonio we took some time to enjoy the Zoo.

The boys have always enjoyed animals and never tire of visiting various zoos.
However, this day we decided to give each of the boys a disposable camera to see the zoo through their eyes...
It made the day so much fun to see the boys running around trying to get the best picture and getting excited about the pictures they took. It did take a little explaining to why they couldn't see the picture after it was taken AND that we would have to get the film developed at a store...(oh, the good old days-Ha!)

My favorite exhibit at the San Antonio Zoo was the butterfly garden.
We could not touch the butterflies and when we exited we had to make sure there were none remaining on our clothing. The butterflies were so beautiful AND there were just so many!

NOW, the boys favorite exhibit were the reptiles! Ohhhh...I have never been very fond of snakes and the like, but you do what you have to do. I spent much of my time talking to the boys about what to do if they saw a snake and enjoying there reaction to the "cool" and "awesome" creatures.

Now, of course throughout the day I took many pictures and here are some that tug on my heart strings!

What ideas do you have for making the trips to the zoo an adventure?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mother's Day Smile

I am NOT going to say being a Momma to two little boys is easy.
BUT I 'm absolutely loving every minute of it!
Dear awesome father, thank you for my boys. I never knew how much better I would understand our relationship by having children. I love them so much and I am working daily be the mother to them you have called me to be. I make mistakes, but I'm relieved to understand that you are in control and you make everything right. Thank you for selecting me and my adorable husband to raise Kannon and Braden- I am honored.