Let them be little

Let them be little


Almost SUMMER!!

Annabelle has Splash Day at school today, and I'm sitting here wishing I could spy on her. I hope she has fun! She's been a little sad this week when I have dropped her off at school. I hate leaving her when she is upset, but I know she is in good hands.
TOMORROW is the last day of school, and I'm pretty excited about that. It will be nice to go back to the days where we didn't have to rush out the door by 7:30.  Annabelle gets to go back to "BO". (Gymbroee.  She says "BO" for Gymbo, the name of the happy clown puppet) AND, we can have more days like this....

Memorial Day breakfast at Cracker Barrel...
This past weekend, Craig and I celebrated our 7th anniversary! We had some good time alone, and both agree another 70 years together would be pretty great. ;)

Carter got his first haircut.  Just a little trim, and you can't even tell.  My babies just have a lot of hair. 
My kiddos love this guy.  Justin is a friend of mine from high school and he married an amazing chick!  We all love hanging out with them.  Pretty sure Annabelle has a small crush on Justin.  He's really good with my kids and I am thankful for the friendship we have with him and his wifey.

This is KIM.  (Justin's wife)

 Craig and I started teaching a preschool Sunday school class at our church once a month.  It is pretty awesome for many reasons, but one is that we get to be with Annabelle.  This past Sunday, she crawled up in the baby doll play high chair and was reading a tiny book.  I don't even think you can see the book in this pic.  It cracked me up.  I think she is the cutest thing of all time. 



He Giveth More.

" He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength when the labors increase: TO added affliction He addeth his mercy, To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.  When we have exhausted our store of endurance, when our strength has failed ere the day is half done, when we reach the end of our hoarded resources, our Father's full giving is only begun.  His love has no limit, His grace has no measure, His power no boundary known unto men: For out of his infinite riches in Jesus He giveth and giveth and giveth again. "

-Annie Johnston Flint



The past few weeks have flown by!  Haven't they? Time flies by when you're having a good time.  Am I right?

Annabelle has been doing so great in school.  The first week was pretty hard for me, and a huge huge adjustment for Annabelle.  She cried every day at drop off and she seemed kind of overwhelmed.  Which is totally understandable.  Watching her cry and reach for me every day made my heart hurt. I was unsure if we had made the right choice to put her in school this young.  She is so tiny compared to the other kids.  It's also really hard that she can not totally communicate her needs with us, and she can't really tell us how her day was.  Her teachers are super sweet, and communicated really well with us all week.  They really helped me feel better about all of that.  Her teacher even sent me pictures of her at school, and a little video.  So sweet.

After that first tough week, she has been great.  She doesn't get upset when we leave for school, or when we pull up and she sees the bus, or when I hand her off to teachers.  She always looks like she is having a great time when I pick her up.   I still miss her a lot for those four hours in the morning, and I am SO excited to go pick her up every day.  We are really thankful that the experience has been a good one so far.  I still have some fears and concerns with her being at school, but I am still thankful.  We only have a few days left, and then we have our mornings back all summer!  :)

Carter is still growing like crazy.  I can not even believe he is 9 months old.  He's super busy and still loves his Annabelle.  He is clapping his hands, signing "EAT", and he waved "bye-bye" the other day.  It even sounded like he said "bye-bye".  Super cute. 

Mother's Day this year was so fantastic with two kiddos.  Craig never fails to make me feel so special.  We took it easy and just hung out with our kids.  I love my little family SO much.

OH, also in May, Craig's brother came to Texas for a visit.  It was so great having another visitor.  The time with him was so special, and I know Craig loved it!

Last Friday was our last MOPS meeting until after summer, and we had a little party.  Each table was to have a theme, and the meeting was just laid back and fun.  Our table was "Toddlers and Tiaras!"

 Annabelle at school...
Justus and Carter...
This picture cracks me up.  You can see Carter hitting him. 

Annabelle praying before dinner...
Uncle Hans...

One of my favorite pictures...
On Mother's Day weekend, we went to Dallas to see my sweet grandma...
Mother's Day dates...

Super love this pic...
We have had a lot of time together since Annabelle has been at school.  We are soaking it up. 
These kiddos are playing together more and more, and I love watching it!
Annabelle reading in her corner.  :)
Have a great rest of MAY!