Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Family and a Beach

We took a rode trip over spring break to St. George Island, Florida.  My parents rented a house for two weeks and invited us to come stay with them.  It was a fun road trip (even when there are hard times you tend to remember the fun more) and we stopped in Alabama for a break.  The next day we got on the road and only had about 5 hours.  That allowed us to get there in time to run to the beach.

I made sure to bring the kids lots of sand toys!  The short walk to the beach was amazing.  It was the whitest sand with greenery all around.

This is the kind of beach I wanted my kids to see.  It was beautiful and we didn't have anyone near us for at least a mile.

The water was very cold this time of year, but they still enjoyed being near the water.

We took lots of walks down the beach collecting shells.  This day we watched the dolphins leap through the water right in front of our eyes.

This picture was one of my favorites!

Uncle Matt was helping look for shells and Avery and papa found one that papa put on a necklace for her.

This was the table to clean off their shells.

The pool was great, but the bugs were not:(  The kids didn't mind.  This was a great family vacation full of relaxation, conversations, and much more.  I didn't get a picture of the house, but it allowed plenty of room for us all!  It's sad this summer without the lake house, but looking back at these pictures makes these trips even more special!  Thank you mom and dad, the kids are still talking about the beach!

My Baby is 3! Since February

We are moved in and living a normal life!  I just found my camera and couldn't wait to post this about our little man.  When I look back at life with three babies I barely remember the hard times.  Now that they are all getting "older" (and Lincoln being 3 is different then the others since he is the youngest-he seems to grow up faster) life is calming down.  Yes, we are on the go more, but they are much more independent.  There are many ways to describe Lincoln.  He is absolutely an amazing little boy.  His knowledge is endless, his vocabulary shocks me, and he asks the most astonishing questions.  He isn't afraid to talk to others and is very energetic.  He loves soccer and playing at home.  Next year this big boy will be at school and he is so ready!  He weighs in at 35 pounds and is 39 inches tall.  Everyday he brings something new to our family.

Lincoln woke up to presents and his siblings were so excited too!

We are always looking for fun things to be outside and we found this wheelbarrow-it has already been at work. 

After school/work we headed to the indoor bounce house where all his cousins joined him and baby Kalen.

The adults really enjoyed their time.

After an hour of bouncing, we headed to our favorite pizza place where Mark was able to rent a room.  His cake was waiting along with a room filled with our closest friends and family.

I love how many people love our kids!

Happy Birthday my sweet Lincoln!! I love you to the back of the moon:)