Monday, May 24, 2010

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Over the weekend we headed out to the state park with some of our good friends, the Lambs. We had actually planned to camp, but with the boys being sick (theirs were sick this week too) and the park being so full we just decided to make a day trip. We had a BLAST!
We brought picnic lunches to enjoy and let the kids explore. We never did figure out what was in the hole. :)

Getting ready for the river!

Peter brought his little bag to collect rocks. :) Grama and Papa Jon will be proud!

The water was cold, but it felt really good! Justin got used to it...

Brent, Peter, Jaxon and Jeff all skipped rocks along the water....

My pal, Laura. :)

Boys being boys. :)

After the river we all decided to go up and let the kids play on the playground...and the adults too.

...and they're OFF!

The diaper change is always such an important part of any trip...

We are so blessed to have such sweet friends!

This pic was actually taken at Taco dude.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

So Justin has now been to the ER twice. On Sunday night, actually early Monday morning around 1:00 am, Brent went in to check on Justin and found him to be very, very hot. I checked him too and we decided that his fever was just too high to take a chance (we have no thermometer to be sure) and his little eyes were matted shut with green "gunk". So we put the boys in the car and went to Cook Children's. We were there for about 4 hours. The doctor told us that he had an upper respiratory infection and an ear infection. Poor little guy. After we had been there a while though, the tylenol began to help him feel in these pics, he looks happy. It was his 10 month birthday. But we were so blessed to be able to take our son home. My heart goes out to the parents that are told that their baby must be admitted to the hospital and they cannot take him home. Surely God is watching over our children.
Peter was a real tropper too. He had a fever while we were at the hosiptal as well, but I never felt like his was as high...again, no real way to be sure. Justin and Peter are both on antibiotics today and seem to be doing better.

On another note, our garden is going very well....these are some of our tomatoes....when I took this pic I counted 72 tomatoes in the garden total! Yummm!

We decided to plant a tree in the backyard to start getting some shade back there.

Peter is just like his Daddy...always has a face for the camera.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mother's Day

My boys are so good to me! For Mother's Day we went to lunch and they gave me a Devotional Book. It is really a great read so far...more updates on that. Brent also had the most beautiful bouquet of tulips sent right to the front door with chocolates! (see pic below) I am so blessed that God made me a mother and I am daily humbled by the responsibilty of taking care of these little lives. God is so good and gives me the grace I need! :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day out