Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A new day!

 Our Vacation is officially over today!!
Dada went back to work an hour ago..
i sure will miss having him around everyday..
we went to the Foster Family reunion again this year, but we had our own cabin..
what a difference for the boys..

 new locations are always a little tricky..
the newness..the exploring...the light switches!!
So much to be interested in..
we decided to get our own place to be accomodating to our children..
and other family members...and OUR SANITY!!
What a great blessing this was!!
 Cute baby alert!!!
 We ventured out on the property one day..it was HOT there just like everywhere else..but the fresh mountain air was a delight!!
Sam really is an explorer!
so much more this year than ever before!!
 he is also an artist..more often than not, you can find him with the bucket of crayons..
 or watercolor paints!!
97 cents...atleast 30 minutes of creative wonder!!
 Mauldin came on vacation with us!!
He did great!
The car ride was perfect..we looked like the Clampets..bringing everything possible to accomodate our family of 5!!err...6 w/ Mauldin..
we hadn't even left the driveway and Myles asked.."are we going on vacation?"
a close second to "are we there yet?" which was equally asked throughout the trip..!
 more painting!!
Move over Picasso!
 ALERT!!!
My little dream boat!
I am forever saying.."Come look at him...look! Look! ooh..he's smiling...he's laughing!!
Oh I love him!! Look!Look!"...
 Even something very planned can feel spontaneous for us!!
After therapy on Monday, We took the boys for a picnic at Pooh's park..you've seen us there before..remember the huge Winnie the Pooh statue?? hence the reason we call it Pooh's park..
Yeah...NO WINNIE THE POOH STATUE!!!
WHAT.IN.THE.WORLD!!
we survived the initial onslaught of the obvious
"where's Pooh?" questions..
we enjoyed our picnic..and then pulled out Myles' bike and went for a little ride..
until in POURED buckets on us!!
Myles LOVED this...Lee really did too..
Sam ran behind the two of them chuckling and sporting his silly self..
owen and i brought up the rear in the stroller...
BUCKETS of rain people!!
One of our favorite summer memories so far!!

 Look at him!!:)
 My Mom came over one day last week..we had a craft day...
she made a fun robot with the boys from the Family Circle magazine..
and hemmed 2 pairs of jeans for me...and made a Mrs.Roper dress into a skirt... for me!!
SO MUCH FUN!!
This is a silly picture of her..but i think she is adorable!!
"Look at her!!!" :)
 Sweet Sammy listening to Owen on the "telephone"..
baby monitor!! He cracks me up!

 the begginings of a quilt i've started..
happiness!
Can't.get.enough.of.this.one!!
Look At Him!!

Have a love-FULLY day dear friends!!

6 comments:

Debbie - StudioBeeCreations said...

GOOOOD MORNING!!!....a day off for me....see you soon!!!!!..love, mommy

Lora said...

your baby boy is such a cutiepie! i love that last photo of you and him.

Hope Greenwood said...

So sweet! Glad everything went well!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love seeing little snippets of your sweet life, Joy. I adore each and every one of you! Thanks for sharing your adventures and pics with us all.:) Lori

sara's art house said...

Such adorable pictures!!!! :) :)

Chelsea said...

He has the BIGGEST smile! And he seems to use it a lot!
I'm so glad you updated here. I loved all the pictures! And I love you! It was great to get a little mini session of Joy time the other day. I'm still praying for you, even as things seem to be settling some!

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