The Hands

The Hands
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Belt ceremony

I missed Ethan's belt ceremony, I was working. But Daddy and his brothers went to see him get presented with his new belt. White with a yellow stripe. He was so proud, as was his teacher.





Around the house and Aiden and Gavin's dedication




Gavin finally found his toes!! The physical therapist has been really emphasizing this milestone and Gavin has been totally uninterested until recently. It is so cute now because he does it all the time. As you can see from the laughter in the picture above, bedtime is always a fun time at our house. They are all so silly.

We have been working hard with homeschooling Ethan along with his church preschool. He is doing very well and has a good work ethic. This weekend we built a volcano and did the baking soda and vinegar experiment. It was so fun to watch his amazement.

This Sunday was a very special day for us at church, we dedicated Gavin and Aiden. It was great. We haven't had a chance to dedicate Aiden because last year he was so sick that we avoided church because he always got sick. It was great to do both of our preemies at one time. Marlon, our community pastor, has spent countless hours praying for our boys and he did the dedication. It was really nice. They put pics of the boys up on the screen. The pictures don't do it justice because it was so dark in there. Grandma, Grammy, Grandfather, Grana, Grandpa Ray, mrs. Debra and Mr. Bill were all there. It was very nice. Then we all went to lunch and uncle T met us for lunch. It was a nice family Sunday.

It was so funny because we had gotten there early to organize the dedication and the band was practicing. Aiden was in awe of the drums. So when he got to go up on stage he walked right past the pastor and went to the drum set. It was cute.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cabin Trip September 2010

We have begun making it an annual trip to a cabin for My mom, Lee and Kinsley's birthdays. It is a lot of fun. After I got off work Friday night we headed up and met my mom, Lee, Christen, Travis, Katherine, Kinsley and Gian Luca up at the cabin. It was a nice cabin in Blue Ridge with a little brook in the back and a firepit. The kids were so excited! We got up there late Friday night and they all crashed but Saturday morning the boys were so excited to get up and explore the outside.



Nothing says fun like rocks, water and mud.....
It took Kinsley a little convincing to want to get in the muddy water, but once she did, she had a blast!

There were lots of little bridges over the brook which led to lots of exploring...



Gavin got lots of loving from Aunts, Uncles, grandmas and grandpas......


Grana and Pa Ray came up for lunch and we celebrated Kinsley's birthday. We had homemade cupcakes from Aunt Kat, presents and crafts. Then later on that evening we roasted marsh mellows and made s'mores. 

 
 
 
Mommy and daddy....


The whole family....

Happy Birthday Grandma!!