Monday, September 15, 2014

Kicking off Fall

Ford and Hays took their first boys trip of the fall to the Ole Miss game. 
I think it's safe to say that Ford is an Ole Miss fan.
Pretty sure it runs in his blood.

First Sibling Sleepover

These two little people have grown to adore each other. Like any siblings, they have their moments but overall, they are giggling and playing with each other ALL the time. It was a tough road for us while they were babies but now I'm so glad we had them close.  

They were wrestling the other night on Olivia's bed right before bed time and ended up wanting to sleep together. Olivia said "mommy, can Ford sleep with me? He's my best friend." Now how do you say no to that?

It took them a LONG while to go to sleep but afterwards I went up to check on them and they looked like a small litter of puppies all snuggled up together. 
I pray they will always stay best friends.

Wrapping Up Summer

Labor Day weekend we wrapped up summer with a quick visit to Montgomery and a long weekend at Lake Martin in Alabama. 

These two were excited to be spending some time together.  We went to the bookstore, library and visited the zoo.

We took a train ride, a sky lift ride and even fed the giraffes!

Then we headed to paradise, the lake.

We met the Hesters and Glovers there and had the BEST weekend.

It's sad to wrap the carefree summer up. 
God willing, we'll see it again.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Update on Brother Bear

Y'all, this boy continues to amaze us.
 He is doing so well that his OT has been decreased to only once a week (he was going three times a week just 3 months ago). He also continues to have speech once a week which he will pick up with at his new school. 
He is saying everyone's name and 3-4 word phrases.
He is able to go up and down stairs with minimal assistance and his sensory issues seem to be decreasing. 
We are SO thankful to our clinic, A Focused Brain and the therapists there. There is no way Ford would be where he is today without their persistence, knowledge and love to help children like Ford.

All Glory goes to our Lord.
 He has and always will have a special plan for this brother bear of ours.

New Beginnings

It's that time of year again. 
A new year, new friends, a new teacher, a new school with all new beginnings. 

We're excited that both Olivia and Ford will be attending Covenant Preschool this fall. They both already love it so much (although Olivia has had her moments). 
We can't wait to see how they learn and grow in the coming year.
And, we hope it just drags by...

New start to a new year of dance too. 
Olivia is working on her third year to take and LOVES it.

The Furry Baby

She's loved just a little bit...

Camping or the Beach???

We went camping a few times this summer. Probably a few more times than we anticipated. We would ask Olivia if she wanted to go to the beach condo or camping in the pop up and every time she would say camping. We bought the pop up when Ford was just a baby and we can already say that we've gotten our money worth. The kids just absolutely love it and just can't get enough. So every chance we got this summer, we packed it up and off we went.

We're happy to say that after many years of crying babies in the car, we finally have silence. 
We thought this day would NEVER come.

The kids favorite spot to camp is Jellystone Park which is only 30 minutes from our house.
Doing a family "train" down the slide was a big highlight.

The bathing beauty.

This is what the girl packs to go camping. 
She always has to be accessorized. 

We have two little ones counting down til we can get the ol' camper out again.