Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Even the Tiniest

Scouring, searching, hoping, hunting...That's what I did last fall and early spring. Searching for what? Well, I was hoping to dig up a small tree, for instance, an oak tree. I was anticipating being able to dig up an oak tree and show the boys the acorn attached. Or any other sort of little tree that would show its shoot off of the nut. Fall came and went. All trees I tried to dig up were rather attached to their soil. My husband and brother-in-law poked a little "fun" at me. Winter of course offered no hope and even my dear Spring left me a little high and dry. Except for the last days of Spring. I was rearranging and planting when I saw this little tree growing in a flower pot I had place around the side of the house. I promptly went to pull it up when I discovered my little blessing. Squeals of delights escaped my mouth, of course!

Look at it.
It's a pecan tree!!!!

I guess a squirrel made off with some of our pecans my Nanny brought up last fall. This means that it's related to my Uncle's pecan tree. I'm saving the little tree for my Nanny when she comes up or I go down there, whichever comes first.


I prayed to find this little specimen of seemingly ridiculousness to some. But to me, it was important! I wanted the boys to see it! Education in the highest and all...
And God answered my small ridiculous prayer.

I'm so glad the Lord answers even the tiniest of prayers!









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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Because of This and Because of That

Because of this kid (the one who started the baby train), that guy way below is a Daddy.

































We knew he was going to be special. Born on the first day of summer. 6/21 at 6:21. Special kid.













Because of this Daddy (the one who gave a piece of himself to create this amazing child), that kid is celebrating his 7th Birthday on Father's Day this year.










Because I have an amazing husband who is the father of my kids, because I have amazing kids who make me a Momma, I am so BLESSED.

Happy Birthday, T-Bird.
Happy Father's Day, Brett.






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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Family Fun

















































And here's the dandiest caving technique I've ever seen. His booty was so muddy, but there was no bat encounter! Genius kid! {Please refer to this post to understand T-Bird's aversion to bats.}


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Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Found Boys

Let's celebrate the fact that we are done with the first grade! See ya! Now for a break! We will start school earlier than most just so that we can have a couple of extra breaks here and there during the winter. To celebrate our summer vacation beginnings, we decided to go a little native. Or perhaps it whispers Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, ahem, I mean Found Boys. I don't like penning Lost Boys over my kids. They are very much found! Right, Found Boys they are!
Inspired by The Blue Yonder, we made a tee pee and hiking sticks. Little Boy Blue style of course. As in my little boys blue had a blast with their very personal creations. They had a voice in everything from their style of stick to where they were tied together on the tee pee.
Daddy took us out into the great depths of nature, aka the thicket behind our house, to go stick huntin'.
Look at bossy Little Hoot doing what else? Bossin' someone, in this case Daddy. Professor x was analyzing and T-Bird was ready to laugh. Naturally. This is a great example of a moment in time. Naturally, perfectly my kids.






Our masterpiece.







Wooo, threatening. Chest banging. Beware!


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