October 29, 2008

Life With My Guys

Here is a peek into what goes on around here from day to day. We have had some crazy weather, from heavy snowfall to mid 60's. The difference in weather has made for a variety of fun things to do and has kept the boys busy.

Here are some pics from all the snow we got. The boys loved it but it only lasted a day.

It was so heavy it took out a lot of branches.


Here is a little fun in the tub one night.

We had a nice, cool fall evening the other night and went tramping around outside.

This was the 60 degree day we just had.
We raked up around our big swing tree. The boys were a big help!

Even the little man tried to help.
I had a picture of them in the wagon behind the lawn tractor but it got deleted. That is how we haul it all to the dump site. They love that!

October 11, 2008

6 Years Old!

I am not sure where 6 years have gone but our big man is already 6! Todd and I had to be at a conference over his birthday so I did not get anything posted and am just getting to it. Thankfully he still got to spend the day with my mom and dad, we had a party the week before with his friends and then another the Sunday after with both sets of grandparents and Mike and Maija.

It has been such a joy to watch him grow and change over the last year. He keeps us on our toes with his constant questions trying to figure life out, and brings us great joy with his tender spirit. He loves school and learning so many new things. He has become a fantastic big brother, always watching out for his little brothers. It has been amazing to watch the Holy Spirit work in his heart bringing conviction and teaching him to live the way God wants him to. We are so thankful for the last 6 years the Lord has blessed us with his presence in our lives. We love his intense spirit and the way he goes after life full throttle. He has such a tender heart towards those who don't know the Lord and we pray that he will keep that for the rest of his life.

This is a pic of the big man when he was around the age our little man is right now.

Now here he is at 6!

He is very into riding his bike and wanted to have a race with his friends.

Here he is with two of his friends, probably the 3 most intense riders.

Lots of fun with friends and gifts.

The gift he got from my parents was these things called moon shoes. You strap them on your feet and can bounce. So when we were at our conference I called to see how things were going at home. I find our from my dad about another instance of brothers pushing each other to crazy things. The two older boys were up on the roof of where we store our fire wood along the house. The big man has his moon shoes on up there and is being told "do it, do it" by the middle man. My dad finds out that the plan was for the big man to jump down onto the deck with the shoes on...not a good idea! He has quite the time talking him out of it with the middle man pushing him. Those crazy boys!