Two of the highlights of my life

I have a great life.  I have a husband who adores me – he tells me so every day.

I am blessed to have two beautiful, wonderful sons who have given me one more son and a daughter.

On top of that, I have Zachary, who brings us joy every day.

That being said…….these two little guys were and continue to be two of the highlights of my life…….I love you kids…….

WTH?????

Don’t EVER try to find something to eat for breakfast at Keith and Justin’s house – and I mean EVER.

Below are our choices for breakfast (Keith and Justin were still sleeping – we were foraging).  What the heck is this……..

To be fair, we had purchased some country fried steaks at Sam’s – we broke into that box and each had one of those with our ONE EGG each.

Dear Zachary,

Dear Zachary,

Do you know how much we love you?  Maybe, maybe not.  You flap your arms and hands crazily when you see us.  Your face lights up in a big beautiful smile.  Maybe you do feel our love.  We definitely feel yours.

Here are SOME of the lyrics from a song by P!nk (some are too naughty for you to hear)…….this part is for you, little guy……….

Pretty pretty please

Don’t you ever ever feel

Like you’re less than perfect.

Pretty pretty please

If you ever ever feel

Like you’re nothing

You’re perfect to me (us).

We remember watching your little legs kick while the doctor was working on you.  You were a fighter from the word go.  We are glad you fought.

We love your scrunched up funny face you make.

We love when you are frustrated and clench your fists and growl.

We love when you crawl everywhere.  Watching you explore and discover the world around you is a new adventure for you and nothing short of pure joy for us to watch.

We hope you stay humble and enjoy the little things in life, as that is what truly matters.

Love, Grandma & Grandpa

 

 

One little, two little, three little Mickeys……..

One little, two little, three little Mickey Moms/Grandmoms…………

Take a moment to smell the sunflowers……..

We got the great joy of having Zach spend the night Friday.

He played with legos – these are Keith and Corey’s legos from when they were little………..

He played bumper cars in the kitchen…..

He kissed our dishwasher……..

He learned about recycling (he learned that he can take Grandma Teri’s laminated sign off the recycling bin)……..

He enjoyed slamming cabinet doors………..

He took a moment to smell the sunflowers………..

He watched Benji………..

…………until he got bored……………

…….and wanted Grandma to hold him………..

………..and then he fell asleep – awwwwwwww…………

The next day, we went to Menards to get some wood.  These pictures are taken through the headrest.  He was helping Grandpa Mark by holding on to the wood so it wouldn’t move around.  What a little helper.

We had a great time with the lil’ guy – we love you, Zachary!

Happy Spring!!

My sweet man stole these for me today.  So beautiful…..

(Disclaimer:  He didn’t really steal them. He picked them along the side of the road on his way home from work.  No garden was harmed in the creating of my joy.)

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  My Mark got me a heart-shaped box of chocolates and the most beautiful picture frame.  This frame is my favorite Valentine’s Day gift ever.  He even picked one of his favorite pictures of us and put it in the frame.  Mark……..I love you as much as the day I met you……..10,389 days ago!!!