Friday, February 27, 2009

Found One

Gracen and my dad
Gracen and AidenWell, I was trying to find a picture of Aiden and Gracen together at Evan's age, so you could see how weird it looks. I'm telling you..Evan looks like Gracen. Is it just me or can you see it too? Gracen was quite a bit little chubs...but I can still see it. Well anyways, you might think I'm crazy but I prayed that Evan would like Gracen. Every time I say that I get strange looks, but I wanted Evan to look like her, b/c Gracen has some middle child issues. I wanted her to feel like she fit in. I figured if we had 3 bright red heads and then her, well....she might be sensitive about the differences. It's obvious at this point that Evan doesn't have bright red hair like Grier and Aiden...and I'm just blown away that God would answer such a seemingly silly request...that He would listen to me go on and on about my concerns for my middle child, and show me in such a sweet way that He not only listens but He cares. Isn't He so cool?

Before and After



The days are getting warmer and we thought Aiden could use a change. So we said good-bye to his "mop top" for now. I don't know how well you can see it, but he got a "faux hawk", and it is really too cute. Although, he looks older, and I'm kinda sad about that. But he is turning 5 in a few weeks, so I guess it's okay. He asked to hold Evan the other day...and the picture is really strange for Blake and I b/c she looks SOOO much like Gracen. But all the pictures of Aiden with Gracen at this age are of him as a baby too. He was just 13 months when she was born. It's kinda playing tricks on our eyes.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blog Banner Props

I just wanted to give a shout out to my BFF, Kendall who is seriously one of the most talented people that I know. She created the new banner on my blog and broke into my account and did a little makeover. How fun is that?! She has an amazing eye...and I'm so glad that I'm a recipient of her talent.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Little Girl

So I started the "Project 365" after seeing other people's pictures. It seemed like a fun project to take on. I've only been doing it for about a week, but it makes you look at everything differently...everything is a potential "moment". Anyways, Gracen was at the table finishing up her lunch-side note: she is the SLOWEST eater that you have ever met. We are all done and gone and she is still at the table finishing up.-So I was in the living room and I glanced at her, and she seemed like such a big girl to me. Something about her pony tail, sitting on her feet, and eating a whole apple, just seemed really surreal to me. I can't believe she is about to be 4. Where has all the time gone? My first born daughter is getting bigger, and I think I just noticed for the first time. I'm not so sure I'm ready for this. I tell her often that she is never to leave me...she's pretty loyal...she tells me that she'll live with me forever. I love it! Aiden on the other hand says "Mommy, I have to go and get married and live in my own house." We'll see about that. ;)

Guess That Baby Mystery Solved!

Okay, so this is the correct order of my babies:
1. Gracen
2. Aiden
3. Evan
4. Grier
Ya'lls comments were so funny. There were only three people that guessed correctly. I know it was tricky so I won't give my "BFF" a hard time for guessing wrong. ;)
Way to go Marissa, Cristy and Stacey! And might I just add a special props to Marissa and Cristy. Marissa has only met the first 3 kids like twice. And Cristy has only met Aiden...and he was 3 days old. That was so fun! Thanks for humoring me.