Thursday, April 17, 2014

Benjamin's first haircut

Today Benjamin no longer looks like my baby boy.
Because he finally got his first haircut.
Courtesy of his Daddy.
Look at the beautiful blonde curls!
I was amazed by how still Benjamin sat.
Although he slowly moved into a reclining position.
But then his Daddy helped him sit right back up.
David did an excellent job and now Benjamin looks like a handsome little boy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter egg hunting

I hid some Easter Eggs around the yard today for the children to find.
They looked high and low.
And ran throughout the yard.
Trying to find all the eggs their Momma had hidden.
And wouldn't you know that after they were all found, the kids wanted me to hide them again.  We hid and found eggs for almost two hours today.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Exploreum

We went to the Exploreum today.
And looked at the bugs and butterfly exhibit.
There were so many butterflies to look at!
Then we headed upstairs to the Hands on Hall.
We played with the marble runs.
And played horsey, too.
After that we investigated the lights.
And shadow wall!
I must say that the shadow wall was my favorite.
I think it was the kids favorite, too.
Grace and Faith loved posing.
And then looking at their shapes.
Finally we played with the Tinkertoys before heading home.  The Exploreum is the perfect place for a rainy day.

Walking

We took a walk today.
All around town.
And ended up at the beach.
The kids jumped off the dunes.

And played in the sand.
We enjoyed the sunset.
And then went home.  What a gorgeous day.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Grace lost her first tooth

Today we realized that Grace had a permanent tooth growing in behind her baby tooth.  So we called her dentist and they worked her in and pulled her two bottom teeth.
And Dr. Jones gave Grace a tiny little pink treasure chest for the tooth fairy.

The next morning Grace found a tiny letter from the Tooth Fairy and two whole dollars, as well.
She was utterly delighted.  Hot pink is her favorite color and she loves money.
As soon as she read the letter, Grace asked, "Mom, is the Tooth Fairy for real?  'Cause her writing looks just like yours."  Can't pull anything over on her.  So of course I divulged the truth.  I'm a firm believer in telling my the kids the honest-to-goodness truth anytime they ask me a question.  That's a whole other discussion but if your kids can't believe you with the little things, they'll never trust you on the ones that really matter...

It makes my heart a little sad to see Grace growing up so fast but I am in awe of the beautiful, kind, intelligent little lady she is growing into. I am so blessed.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Laps

We went to a new restaurant today.
We took the boat.
And the children loved it.
We played with the bean bags underneath the restaurant.
And we ate there, too.
The children especially had a good time.
It's nice to go to a restaurant that is child friendly.
They even had swings.
That swung super high since they were hung with 20 feet or so of rope.
Faith loved it.
So did Lily, her doll.
In fact, Lily went on quite the adventure.
She took turns riding the duck.
Finally the kids wore themselves out and decided to test out the hammocks before we headed back home. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Raybon reunion

We went to the Dunnam family reunion today.
We started off with a Bible devotion.
And prayer.
Then it was time to eat.
There were lots of people at the reunion.
I didn't know hardly any.

After a while Marty and some others broke out the banjo and guitar and started picking.
And the food kept flowing.
As did the conversations.

And the children played.
And explored.
And had a grand time.
Hunting for eggs.
And playing with cars.
And swinging from poles.
We tried to drive tractors.
And we made friends with family.
It was a wonderful day.
Filled with story-telling and singing.
And best of all it was time spent with family.



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