Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thanks Bubba....

Thank goodness for Josh who loves his baby sister and was willing to assemble her new trike that is super cool but was a big turn off for mom when she opened the box with all those pieces! Nothing was together!!!! Natalie is ready to ride now she went to the park with daddy on her new bike and didn't want to come home! LOL!

Friday, April 17, 2009

My boy is what??? 18, you have got to be kidding me

Oh my goodness, how can it be..... I think I am more than a little sentimental today. I am sitting here thinking back to all Josh's firsts! He has excelled at so much from; walking at 7 months, learning all his presidents at 4 (thanks Aunt Boochie), memorizing all the books of the Bible just driving to church and back, excelling at ANY sport he participated in (I have the huge case of trophies, plaques and certificates), school has always been a breeze, the drive he has to accomplish and reach his goals, competitiveness that drives him past what he may be capable of!!!!!! I am so proud of the man he has become! I have no idea how to "cut the apron strings" to let him be his own person. But, I know that I will have to start loosening the bow and letting him make decisions for himself and hopefully he will listen to the advice Mom has to offer....I love my boy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My 3 girls! LOL!

Of course when I planned to take Josh's Senior pictures it soon became a family affair! LOL! Someone might of missed out on something so here is who was in attendance other than my subject and photographer....nevermind we all froze but at least Josh didn't sweat!!!! And yes look at that picture of Natalie she IS getting some hair 2 1/2 yrs later!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Josh's Senior Pictures

I attempted to take Josh's Senior Pictures today! These are just a few. Constructive critism is greatly appreciated!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Day 2009

Posing for Easter Pictures with Joshua Jay is a nightmare! He is such a pain in my butt can't stop haming it up! These were the best we could do!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

City Wide Easter Egg Hunt!

This has been a great outreach day to our Edmond community. Our church had the privelage of sponsoring the Egg Hunt for our town! 100,000 eggs! Insane hu! You should of seen the kids. Mackenzie got the opportunity to be on the Praise Team and she loves to sing and dance! This was officially Natalie's first hunt so when she picked up her first egg she squealed and jumped up and down then tried to go sit back down! Mackenzie & Dallas jumped right in telling her to keep going and pick up more! The kids had a blast and so did I! Josh got to perform his High School Human Video in front of all those people, it was AWESOME! Sometimes your kids really impress you and make you proud and this was one of those days! Our God is Alive!

Big brother....

Natalie got such great joy wearing one of Josh's t-shirts to bed last night! When she heard how Mackenzie liked doing it she couldn't get to her Bubba's room fast enough! She is going to miss Josh playing with her at night to unwind, hanging out in his mess he calls a room (but none of the kids seem to mind), wrestling and performing for him. Weekends home from college are going to be priceless....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bitter Sweet....

I have spent so many years sitting through practices and watching soccer, wrestling, basketball and football as my boys have grown! This is a bitter sweet year for me. Josh is a Senior and is playing his last season of soccer. It seems like yesterday that the boys starting playing soccer on the same team "Big Blue"! Josh has managed to always keep the number "23". They were such a dynamic duo and hard to stop. Now as they have grown just a little (don't you think), I'm pretty sure they can stand their ground pretty well and may be just a little bit intimidating! So goodbye to Josh's last season of soccer, it has been a great ride! You've made me really proud especially when you just played the game and kept your mouth shut! LOL!