We went camping with the boys last weekend.  They were in heaven...something tells me this is what my summers will be like for, oh, the rest of my life.  We only went for one night, but they loved every minute of it, and since we have a tent trailer, it's not so bad for me.  I was worried about how Luke would handle it, but he did great.  Sam got out of the car and immediately started picking up and throwing rocks (such a boy).  Wade was daddy's little helper, he'll be a boy scout before we know it.  We're packing up to head to Texas this week, so we may have a camping hiatus for a while.  Unless of course its for boys night out.  

DSC04206_edited-1 DSC04216_edited-1 DSC04225_edited-1 DSC04223_edited-1 DSC04208_edited-1

Mother's Day 2013

I've had a lot of good great Moms in my life:

My beautiful wife


My wonderful Mom


My boys' Grandma Karen


My Grandma


and mine and my wife's Grandmas.


Thanks for everything you have done and now do for me and my family.  Who knows where we'd be without you.


I got this crazy idea to start potty training Sam three weeks before we move.  He's doing great, but we are pretty much stuck at home.  Luckily, my boys are really good at practicing their silly faces to keep us entertained.  DSC04193_edited-1 DSC04179_edited-1
Love them!

5 months

This little man is finally starting to get some chubs on him...not much, but a little squishiness (probably due to him wanting to eat every 2.5 to 3 hours...really?).  We also got him on some reflux medicine and life got a whole lot easier.  I wouldn't go as far as to say I have 3 kids down to a tee, but we are making improvements.  Luke is a little flirt.  He loves faces. He will stare at the entire room until he finds one and then grin from ear to ear.  He still loves to be held up, but now its because he wants to see what is going on, and not just because his tummy hurts.  DSC04168_edited-1
Wade has always adored Luke, remembering to say thank you for him in each of his prayers.  Sam has been fairly indifferent until recently, probably because Luke cried so much for a while there.  But now Sam seems quite fascinated with his baby brother, and always likes to help out.  Unfortunately, when you are two, its not always quite helping.  But I'll still take the brotherly love for as long as it lasts.  At least Luke isn't quite so breakable now, right?