Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Miller's spot

One of Miller's favorite things is to climb under things. Under the coffee table, kitchen table, chairs, etc. His favorite spot is under the chair in our kitchen. He climbs under it and often gets stuck. He was stuck the other day so the good mother I am, I took pictures instead of helping him. He eventually got out on his own.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Easter - Part II

We started the day on Saturday to duck and bunny pancakes.  Its one of Austin's favorite things so we do it most Saturdays but this one was even more special considering it was the weekend of ducks and bunnies =).  We then headed to our second egg hunt at one of David's attendings homes.
This was so special.  They have a 17 year old son (who obviously doesn't egg hunt anymore) but they really wanted to do something for the residents who were on his rotation.  They had a wonderful lunch spread with the most amazing backyard filled with eggs.
Miller wanted to get in on the action.
Miller's new thing is crawling without letting his knees touch. Its pretty funny. He also loves to eat things. This is him eating the grass.
Austin loved having daddy at this Easter Egg Hunt. They played and wrestled in the yard after the hunting was over.
After all the eggs were collected and the daddys grew tired, the next best thing happened. Popping all the balloons. Who knew that popping balloons would be so much fun.
We then headed to our third Easter egg hunt at a family's house from church. This is a yearly tradition and quite the party. This is my first time to go. I was in California last year at a conference for Le Bonheur so David took Austin (chipped a tooth while he was there =) It was a lot of fun and a great thing they do for the community. We only got one picture while we were there. David and I were tired and so were the boys. Austin hunted eggs for about 1 minute and then decided he was hunted out. As soon as the big kids came through the gate to hunt, he ran for me and started crying.
We jetted home to take naps and when the boys woke up, we made resurrection cookies.
After the cookies were sealed in the oven, we packed a picnic and headed to a concert at Levitt Shell. Our church brought Bebo Norman to town to play at an outdoor ampitheater. It was a perfect night to listen to music outside while eating a picnic with your family and friends.
After the concert, we rushed home to get the tired kiddos to bed and let mommy become the Easter Bunny.

to be continued with Part III

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter - Part 1

We had a WONDERFUL Easter weekend filled with so much fun that I am going to do a post for each day of the weekend.

On Friday we were invited to an Easter Egg Hunt with some of the other resident wives of Campbell Clinic.
 This was Austin's first egg hunt of the year so he was ready to go.
Miller was busy eating but then joined in on the fun.  This little guy still hates his bottle but thankfully he LOVES to eat solid foods.  He would sit in his high chair forever and eat.
Lousia and Chisolm weren't playing around. They were after those eggs. I actually think Chisolm had cheese puffs in his basket and was content to eat those =)
Austin quit hunting early so he could have a run at the car.
This is us trying to get a picture of all the kiddos with their stash. As you can see, the Benner kids would have posed all day if we asked them too. Now my kids, they were another story.
Still posing
Still posing
Miller was content with his empty egg and Austin was checking out his loot inside the eggs.
Thanks Colemans for hosting us and Benners for helping out.  It was a great day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

little tease of Easter

Hoping to have more time later today to do a longer blog post but here is a little tease of our wonderful Easter weekend!
I'll do a recap later with more pictures. Hope everyone had a blessed Easter! He is risen!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thank Heavens for Dogs

Sadie is a real life vacuum. She sits under their highchairs waiting for something to drop. As soon as they are finished eating, she goes in for the scraps (sometimes even before they can get up from their seat).

I am thankful for Sadie because without her, I would spend a lot of my day cleaning up the food off the floor.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Forrest Spence Fund Dinner

Last Thursday night, the Forrest Spence Fund hosted a dinner for the families with a child in the Critical Care Units at Le Bonheur. We served close to 100 people. It was a great night. I am so thankful for the volunteers!
Casey Cockrum helping a family with drinks
Holly Kulp and Casey helping a family
Reading the story of Forrest and how the Forrest Spence Fund came to be!
Beautiful flower displays done by Halley.
Delicious cupcakes done by my staff liaison at Le Bonheur
Sweet volunteers-Crocker and Mayers Wallace and Amy Carter
Halley and Lindy working the cupcake area.

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