Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Luke graduated Preschool!

Wow the year has just flown by, it seems like Luke was just starting preschool, now he's done with the next step.... kindergarten....sob.
We were so lucky in that he had one of the nicest teachers I have ever met. It was such a good experience for him. On the last day of school I woke him up and then went in to check on him. He was sitting on his bed crying, when I asked what was wrong he said "I'm just going to miss my teachers". With all the rough and tough stuff I forget he has such a tender heart. He asked me to take a picture so he could remember Miss. Barbara. I think it turned out just perfect.

Luke and Kolby pretty much divide their time equally between fighting and playing. They are either screaming or laughing with a few moments of rare quiet time in between. Luke is Kolby's very best friend he follows him everywhere. Luke takes his role of big brother very seriously in quite the bossy demanding way.
But I have noticed something lately, every time time I go to take a picture one of them puts their our around the other.

I liked this fence at an old barn and just told them to stand there, they did the rest.

I was taking pics of our dogs and the boys ran over and jumped in.

And my favorite picture because they don't even know I took it. They are totally engrossed in a Diego video on the computer, I looked over and this is how I found them.

Such sweet examples of love just melt my heart.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's day!!!
I have had the privilege to "meet" so many amazing mom's in the blog world. I wish you all the very best this weekend!!
I have two favorite pictures of me and the boys. They still make me smile and cry to look at them.
This one is in Kazakhstan, sitting at the Baby house with Luke. This was before he smiled, we were there a few weeks before we saw his first grin.
After waiting so many years, holding my son in my arms........heaven.
And this is Kolby on our visit trip to Guatemala, Dewey took this not long after we brought Kolby back to our room for the first time. He was such a happy easy going guy.
There is nothing in the world like holding your child for the first time.
And one of my new favorite pics, taken in San Diego. It makes me smile because it shows the real us. Luke is not smiling because he is on a ship and oh so close to huge planes and his mom is making take a picture. And kolby is doing his "cheese" grin, looking at all that is going on around him and crossing his leg's because he can not hold still for even a few minutes.
When Kolby looked at this picture he said "look mom your a princess". I think that is the best complement I have ever received. If my son thinks I am a princess I'm a happy women.
To all the wonderful women in my life and all you Amazing mothers out there....
Have a simply perfect weekend what ever you do, you deserve the very best!!!
Happy Mother's Day!!
A Mother's Love
There are times when only a Mother's love
can understand our tears,
can soothe our disappoints
and calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a Mother's love
can share the joy we feel
when something we've dreamed about
quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a Mother's faith
can help us on life's way
and inspire in us the confidence
we need from day to day.
For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
and a Mother's steadfast love
were fashioned by the Angels
and sent from God above......
-Author Unknown-