Sunday, August 31, 2008

Two Little Boys Ready For Church

The boys looked so cute this morning before church that I had to snap some pictures.

Sitting Up

He did it! For the first time this morning, Benjamin sat up all by himself! He's still not too steady, but I'm sure that will come in time.


Our dog, Bullet, cut himself severly last week. His paw bled for a while and then swelled up terribly. Paul decided he needed to see the vet, so he and Zack took him. The vet cleaned up his paw, probed around inside of it and gave him some medicine to keep it from getting infected. Worst of all, Bullet has to wear this cone so he won't lick his paw. He hates it. He can't scratch himself, he can't see and he gets stuck places. Poor dog! But, his paw is already much better, so he won't have to wear it much longer. He really is a nice dog and has grown on all of us (even Paul). Benjamin loves the dogs and tries to chase them in his walker. They, in turn, try to get away from him as quickly as possible.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


There's a new movie coming out by the same group that produced Flywheel and Facing the Giants. Last night, Paul, his parents and I had the privilege of attending the premiere at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. But it wasn't just a premiere! It was the 60th anniversary of Truitt Cathy and his wife. Truitt Cathy is the founder of Chick-fil-A. If you don't know the history of Chick-fil-A, you need to! He built his business on Christian principles many years ago, and it is still run by those principles today. They put a huge amount of money back into the community, especially into at risk youth.

His sons, who now run the business, put on this premiere/party for their parents anniversary. They filled up the Fox with over 4000 people, at their expense, and treated us all to a wonderful evening. Before the movie, we attended a reception for the Cathys with delicious food. During the movie, they provided us all with drinks and popcorn, and before we left for the evening, we were given a gift bag of goodies. Inside the bag were 3 books relating to the movie, and nice tee shirt, a poster, magazines and various other odds and ends.

Now all this was very nice, but the best part of the night was watching the movie. It was excellent. It stars Kirk Cameron, who was there last night. This movie gives a clear message of the Gospel and sends the message that without Jesus, we cannot love like we are supposed to. It is the story of a marriage that is failing...and that is all I will say because I don't want to give it away! I was so impressed with Kirk Cameron. He spoke a bit after the movie and told us of a vow he made when he got married. He vowed to never kiss another woman, other than his wife. Now that's a no brainer for most of us, but you can see the conflict for a movie/tv star. He has turned down numerous roles because of his vow and wanted everyone to know, that even though there was a kissing scene in this movie, he didn't break his vow. They flew his wife in and she stood in for the lead actress. I was so relieved to hear that, because the kiss (while it fit the movie) didn't fit the message of the movie.
Make plans to go see it. You won't regret it.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Around my house this week...

Look who is mobile and getting into everything. We bought him a walker, and he LOVES the freedom.
He figured out he could get into this drawer and get the stuff out! Guess which drawer is now empty, except for baby toys?"Yes, Mom. I am cute and I can do whatever I want""Who me? You're telling me no??"
Sam stepped on a yellow jacket and was in alot of pain for a while.
The only thing that seemed to calm him down was to sit with his foot in a bucket of cold water, which he kind of enjoyed. (Especially because it was nap time!)School timeCutie Pie
When I give Ben a bath, I have to make sure to have 2 washcloths. 1 to wash him with and 1 for him to suck on. And don't even think about taking his away!

Guess who had to try it and see if it was any fun???
His head has turned a lovely shade of green and yellow.
My boys!
You looking at me?? Don't touch my washcloth!
Blueberry Eyes.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Thought Provoking Read

Go check out my cousin Gretchen's blog here. She has an interesting perspective on Michelle Obama's speech last night at the Democratic Convention, a perspective you probably won't hear anywhere else. And, I agree with her. :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sam's Head

Sam fell after church on Sunday onto the concrete floor and got one of the largest bumps I've ever seen. It was pretty scary looking at first, but after a few hours, it went down. Today, it's started to turn black. It's hard to see in these pictures, but it's definitely a goose egg! Thank God little children are so resilient, and like Paul always says, made of rubber!
(The largest goose egg I've ever seen belongs to Anna. She fell off the back of the couch onto ceramic tile when she was about 3. The doctor was amazed that she wasn't knocked unconscious, and it took weeks for her head to turn back to it's normal color.)

An Explosion of Carrots

Child Labor

Friday, August 22, 2008

Benjamin at 6 months

Benjamin is alot of fun at this age. He loves to be talked to and played with and is always ready with a smile. Here are some pictures of him and what he is up to these days.
He's almost sitting up. He sits, propped up with one hand, any chance he gets.
He is also teething! Look at that drool!
Cute little head!

This is how he greets us when we go into his room to get him up. He's always glad to see us.
As soon as he hears the door open, he props up on his hands and looks around to find who is coming to get him.
Showing off how he is learning to sit up.

More sitting up.
He LOVES Sam. Ben always has a smile and usually a laugh when he sees Sam.
As you can tell, he enjoys eating. Here he was trying carrots for the first time.

The girls and I dressed him up and took him outside for his 6 month pictures. He looks like a little man.

He's a great baby and has been a wonderful addition to our family!