Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mid Week Moments~

The beautiful unseasonable cool weather is making for more pleasant
time outside for pool and playing~
 Loving each of my bigs from afar and thankful they post to IG sometimes~
ALL make Everything Beautiful in my life!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekend Highlights~

EK & SJ DID make it all night and all morning and into the afternoon~
With Aunt Susan... and had lots of stories to share!
They can't wait to go back AFTER the boys have their turn!!!

Rosie and Hayden went to Luke Bryan concert~
and now off to Guantlet for a week with our church NewSpring.
THIS was last year~
When Rosie made a profession of faith and was baptized in the Atlantic Ocean...
SO excited for the blessings God has in store this year for every student going!!!

Lots of time spent swimming~
Holly is getting so comfortable in the water~
Laughing and jumping~
As we swam, Scott got the grill ready for burgers and drew a crowd~
For one of his infamous Browny Bear stories.

Friday, July 25, 2014

BIG Step~ {For EK & SJ}

During a very Fun Friday with lots of fun and a field trip to the post office~
{Full story @ Growing Whole Hearts}
we saw Aunt Susan and she invited either the big girls or boys to sleep over~

LOOK who decided to go for their VERY FIRST sleepover ever~
Um yes! EK and SJ!
And pretty sure they took about half their belongings! :)
It was touch and go for about 2 hours but now @ almost 11pm,
they are still there and sleeping!
What a Big Step for them!!
Couldn't be happier and more proud of them!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family Time~

Amy and the kids came over today for a little swim which was pretty cool since it was cousin day~
 LOVE that mama stopped by to love on the cousins!

Sisters gave brothers lessons on how to make ice cream sundaes with play dough~

Holly sat with me this afternoon practicing all her family names~
Already getting her southern accent on!

And tonight after dinner we swam again~
Evie: Howy (Holly) it sprays upside down.
We wost (lost) the straw.
{Sweet thing is Howy always listens}

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Another Appt~ {HM}

So with most adoptions comes lots and lots of dr appts...
some not such a big deal~
 As was true for our first appt with Dr Steele for a follow up.
HM had gained 3/4ths of a pound and doing great.
From there we were sent for Titer bloodwork and THAT WAS a big deal~
 HM was super brave and only shed silent tears 
as she watched the tech draw five big viles of blood.
HM is so trusting and calm...
she kept looking up at me for confirmation that this was all ok.
Juice box for both girls made everyone feel much better.

The other 4 kiddos enjoyed Daddy Nana Day Camp while we were gone~
And there was NO need for a Target prize this day...
Visiting BC is all the PRIZE we need!!!
Can! not! get! enough!
Thank you Nana for always helping out and letting us 
LOVE BC with everything we've got!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A New Dawg in Town~

For the last couple of days, Rosemary has been @ orientation~
with her sweet roommate and mom~
friends of ours' from years gone by... 
7 of them and picked up right where we all left off!
We had such a great day yesterday taking in as much as we could
and coming to terms with a day when they will STAY.
Right before we were done for the day,
the students went out to learn how to 'Call the Dawgs!'~
They even called alum up to help with the cheer... 
LL and I were super excited to be back in our old stomping grounds!
Today Rose was there on her own, registered for classes~
and got her ID!
Little Rosie... baby original...
HOW can it be time to set you free~
God has big plans for you at that Big Ole University...
Go glorify Him in Everything Beautiful you do!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Who Are These Girls?~

I took EK and SJ for their 'yearly' haircut and~
These two Big Girls walked out of the salon...
Is it just me or do they look two years older???
My Littles are getting bigger.
Beautiful Big Littles. :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Few Sweet Moments this Week~

Doing Life Together!

Blueberry Picking~

Schooling Outside~

Big sisters riding Little sisters~

A Photo Shoot for School Blog Header~

Learning every day right along side these 6 blessings!
Sweet Moments for sure!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Song in her Heart~

I discovered early on Holly loved and responded to music and began singing lots of things to her.
Tonight I videoed her singing our Brush Your Teeth song~
I also put on a cd of Chinese Children songs this morning for their room time and her face was priceless...
she perked up and just beamed that she could understand the words.
Made my heart sing too!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Another Dr's Appt~ {SJ}

Today was SJ's day for a follow up eye appt and we found out she would need to patch one eye for 2 hours each day~
Not what she wanted to hear but it is only for 3 months and we go back for a recheck.
Hoping for the best.

And you know we had to stop by to see BC~
{photo shot by Amelia}
 Evie and her REAL baby~

After our visit we headed home for some playtime~
Holly really can't ride anything alone so she was SO happy to be riding around with Will~

Look who climbed on a float all by herself~
AND Look who jumped off the diving board for the 1st time~