Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Visit With Granny

Friday I braved 325 miles in the car ...with children...solo. Sounds like self-induced torture, but seeing my grandmother get down on her living room floor and play with Mason and hold baby Tucker for the very first time made every crazy mile worth it. Granny is no longer able to drive to us, so we drove to her.

Mason was worried that Granny Mary didn't have any toys but low and behold she had dug out the toys I played with as a girl, washed them up a bit and had them set out ready for play. Mason was in heaven with the 1980's Fisher Price Camping Set. It was always one of my favorites too.

Granny couldn't find her block set, so she gathered up all the Kleenex boxes she could find. Mason played with them for over an hour.

In an attempt to burn some energy before getting back in the car, Grandma Bose took Mason for a walk. I believe she had good intentions, however she allowed him to jump in puddles which made his shoes, socks and pants soaking wet. As if that wasn't silly enough, he then fell face first into the melting snow. We had to put everything but his shirt in the dryer before we could leave. Granny gave him some silly purple and white striped socks to keep his legs warm while we waited.

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a four generation picture, so this photo was absolutely worth the day of travel. I will treasure it for many years to come.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Heart Day

Yesterday was such a fun day. Nothing was super expensive or over the top but I had a great day celebrating Valentine's Day with those that I love.

We started the day of love with chocolate strawberry smoothies for breakfast.

Mason was more than excited to take his emoji cards and suckers to his friends at preschool. Mrs. Mau did such an amazing job helping each little make a "One in a Minion" box to collect their valentines.

Jentry's class held a lunch box auction. Each student was to bring a Valentine's box with a lunch inside. The students could earn love bucks and then use their money to bid on a lunch box. Jentry won her friend Mia's pig. It was so creative and cute.

Tucker and I took lunch to Daddy. Tucker was kind enough to let the two of us eat uninterrupted as he slept through it all. How romantic!

The kids opened cards and gifts from grandparents and we all enjoyed red pancakes for supper.

We ended the day with the "Happy Valentine's Day Little Critter!" book.

Love is just precious.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Child of God

This little guy has been with us for two whole months now. We are all settling in and finding a bit of a routine... if there's such a thing.

Those smiles!

Daddy claimed that Tucker rolled from his tummy to his back during the Super Bowl. Mommy didn't believe him until he did it again a few days later.

Mommy is excited to have a new laundry assistant but the helper apparently thinks laundry is a complete bore.

Well hello bright eyes!

Lunch dates with mom are the best!

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, Tucker Jack McKenzie was baptized at the Sutton Federated Church by Pastor Mary Scott. What a perfect day! After the service, we celebrated with family at the Legion and invited everyone to our home for coffee and dessert.


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19

Friday, February 9, 2018

This Kid

This Kid...

He is charismatic. He is social. He loves people. People love him. He is the star of children's time. He never stops talking. His voice can be heard from anywhere. His questions are endless. He doesn't miss a thing. He is engaging. He is thoughtful. He loves to learn. His eyes light up the room. He owns his mama's heart.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Real Life

After a month and a half of me asking, begging, for a picture with my three children, I finally got it! Never mind Jentry's ridiculous smile, Tucker being seconds away from screaming, the lousy lighting, clashing attire and whatever is going on with my hair.....

I absolutely love it! This my friends is real life. I will treasure the memories from this stage of life always.

Friday, January 19, 2018

37 Days

37 days of swaddling. 37 days of rocking. 37 days of completing tasks with one hand. 37 days of tending to every cry. 37 days of multiple diapers. 37 days of spit-up. 37 days of laundry. 37 days of nursing. 37 days of giving of one's self. 37 days of interrupted sleep! And then this happens....

And all of the before mentioned is forgotten. This!....This very first smile is what I will remember when reflecting on these precious days.