Friday, April 30, 2010

My sunshine...

You are my sunshine...

My only sunshine...

You make me happy...

When skies are gray...

I hope you know dear...

How much I love you...

And I thank God for you everyday!

My Sweet Collin and Madelyn,
I am always looking for the words to adequately express the deep, deep mommy love that I have for you. I have yet to find words that are big enough, great enough, descriptive enough, beautiful enough...
My prayer is that each and every day I will shower you with tokens of my love. I pray that I will continually find new ways to express just how much I adore you.
Someday, God willing, you will have children of your own. It is then that you will finally understand just how much love a parent heart holds!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wishing you a...




Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Our Madelyn

There is one question that people ask everywhere we go... "Is she ALWAYS that happy?" They aren't asking it about me...ha ha...but rather about our sweet Madelyn. I can honestly say that YES, she is always happy (well almost always...ha ha) She wakes up with the sweetest smile and she wears it as her greatest accessory all day until she goes to bed...

And her "funny face" well that is enough to make everyone smile!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fearfully and wonderfully made

"You weren't an accident.
You weren't mass produced.
You aren't an assembly-line product.
You were deliberately planned,
specifically gifted,
and lovingly positioned on the earth
by the Master Craftsman."
~ Max Lucado

And there isn't one thing about you that I would change...

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Mamma"razzi Monday

In between these two lies my heart...

Oh the joy that dirt brings to little boys...

A tow truck cookie on a stick is sure to get a smile!

That is one serious "workin" face!

Look at that wild hair...quick get a BOW!

You talkin to me?!

Million dollar smile!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

What do you see?

I took the kids to Target today and while we were paying for a cart full of unnecessary purchases the "payer lady", as Collin calls her, just keeps going on and on and on and on about "how much the kids look alike". Collin kept asking "what does she keep talking about mommy" as I tried to explain to him that the "lady thinks you and Madelyn look like each other". He looked at me like I was out of my mind, because of course he does not see the you???

Collin on April 16, 2008 at 13 months old

Madelyn on April 16, 2010 at 13 months old



People always comment on how much our kids look alike. When I look at them I see two sweet souls that are so different in so many ways. They are each fearfully and wonderfully made by God, and He has made them each so unique.
But the one thing that is EXACTLY the same about these two, is the way that they melt my mommy heart when they smile...and they most certainly have caused my love cup to overflow!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Year Ago Today...

These pictures were taken April 24, 2009 exactly one year ago today...

Just when I think that I couldn't possibly love these sweet babes any more than I already do...

Tomorrow comes...and I find a million new reasons to fall in love with them all over again!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A fly on the wall...

Do you ever wonder what people would think if they walked by and heard a sentence or two of what was being said at that very moment in your house? HA! Here are few that you may just hear if you are walking past mine...

"Collin, seriously how would YOU feel if I put yogurt in YOUR new shoes!"

"um yes when you grow up you will have hair on your legs too."

"yes, you and your sister are still too little to drink 'diENT' pop."

"Ok you are not making "sugar" anymore. Melted ice cream and huge bowls of water do not make look at the floor!"

"quit telling Madelyn to drink the bath water."

"Yes I know you pooped on the potty but you are still not big enough to drive mommy's car."

"...because mommy is too big to fit into your Spongebob underwear but thank you anyway."

"I am not being mean to you, you need to start following directions."

"That's it...BED TIME!!" :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dinner Date

Tonight we had dinner at Grammy and Papa's house with Uncle Dude and Aunt Andi. We just ADORE them...

We could hardly wait for the love birds to arrive!

Thumbs up for our Uncle Dude...

They don't come any sweeter than these two...


Two of Collin's favorites, "operators" and Aunt Andi!!

A little lovin from one of our all time favorite people!

When it comes to aunts and uncles, and all the things they do...there is no aunt or uncle who is better than you!! We are blessed that you are ours! XO

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Mamma"razzi Monday

"Mamma"razzi Mondays will be devoted to pictures. To say we take a lot of pictures is just an understatement. I mean lets just be honest, we went to the park the other day for about 30 minutes and when we left I checked my camera only to realize I had taken nearly 300 photos!
My children probably think that "seeing spots" is just a normal part of their vision. They probably hear "clickity clicks" in their dreams...
What can I say...I AM a "Mamma"razzi but the days tend to fly by and I just don't want to miss a thing!!

Pure sunshine!

Smile and the world smiles with you...

Seriously people this child can always make me smile!

This boy is pure joy!!

Sweet boy "sprinkles" happiness wherever he goes...

I just love that I have two car seats in my backseat. I often look in my rear view mirror (even while in the car alone) and I have to just give thanks to God knowing that He has filled those seats with the two most precious gifts that I will ever be given!

Eat your heart out ladies...