Thursday, February 22, 2018

Day 2,362

The Power Duos

My money is on this duo in about 15 years. My goodness. Ella Mae already loves the piano, knows to sing songs to the tune, AND dances while she plays. An exact replica of her big sis at this age. Incredible. 

You talking about me, Mom?!

And my hope even more is that in 15 years, they ALL love the bible as much as Dad and Bearett do. My goodness. I can’t wait to see this duo mature over the years. Thank you Jesus.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Day 2,360

The Best is With Dad

She currently hates swim lessons. Hates. Them. She throws a fit the whole time she has to float - which is basically one of only two skills she’s even going to learn. We’re hoping for a breakthrough soon. 

Maybe she just needs her Daddy to be present during lessons. 

Sorry kid. Ain’t happening. Daddy has work now, so you better toughen up! But for real, how cute are they?! Amelia NEVER loved on her daddy at this age like Ella Mae does! It’s my favorite!!

And this is her new favorite. Some sort of sitting and steering bike contraption that our neighbor let her play with. I think I have an idea for a birthday present looming. She’ll be three in a week! Howwwww?

And he’ll be eight - no, no TWENTY-eight - in a few months. 

His man-ripping phonebook hands are proof!

Bearett said “Daaaad! I wanted to read that!”

Monday, February 19, 2018

Day 2,359

The Things of Sunday 

Amelia with twins. 

Ella Mae with boys. 

Bearett with GIANT LIZARD. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Day 2,358

The 2018 Martin County Fair

Our first time at the fair! A day of mostly highs and a few lows - as expected when two mom friends take their six children into the hot Florida sun amidst unfamiliar sensations and excessively sugary treats. The short story: the big boys loved everything - especially the rides. The middle kids loved the animals and hated the rides. The babies - well Nikova was an angel and Ella Mae cried whenever I put her down.  

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Day 2,357

The Total Body (Mind and Soul) Workout

I think we counted 15 children at our morning mama workout yesterday. Moms getting strong in their bodies, strong in their fellowship, and strong in edification. Kids following joyfully in our footsteps (literally). What a treasure these mornings are! 

And the strength training just continues on throughout the day until our heads hit the pillow. The babes are developing a love for scripture and so we’re encouraging them forward in their pursuit of sharpened minds and changed hearts through God’s word. We’re currently in chapter 9 of Matthew. Dad reads five words and the kids copy whatever he reads - something they started doing on their own!! This is some of the most cherished moments in our home every day and I’m so thankful for it. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Day 2,356

The ‘Pen Pals

Dad’s first bullpen of Spring 2018. 

And would ya look at that?! He’s upright and his arm (“slot”) is down where it SHOULD BE. Hallelujah! This is not the version of Adam we saw last year. He feels more like himself - only stronger. We’ll see how it all translates in about a week, but it’s safe to say that he’s far more confident with his mechanics than he has been in a very long time. 

Can’t wait to watch, Daddy! 

Bearett had his own bullpen session too! Though, his mechanics are a bit rusty - considering the ball is BEHIND him as he’s trying to throw it IN FRONT of him. Proof it takes endless amounts time and effort and sweat and blood to pursue this sport, Bear!!

And it takes just as much energy to prepare for a life of motherhood in the kitchen! Startin ‘em young! ;)

What a sweet day. What precious gifts. We’re still trying to enjoy every moment at home before we transition at the end of March.