Monday, February 25, 2013

Treasure Hunt

I'm not sure how we got this idea, but we decided to do a treasure hunt for Eli's birthday with his buddies, Mac & Keenan, and Knox.  The boys LOVED it!  We started out in our backyard and ended up at the farm.  There were five clues and five treasures.  Jerrold did an incredible job drawing out their clues and burying all the treasure.  It was so much fun!


 Briggs doesn't like horses!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

1st Carolina Game

Eli and I had a great time at the Carolina game today! We were blessed to share this day with Papa & GG! Eli had so much fun! He cheered the whole game and was so excited with the win!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

1 Year Comparisons

 Knox 2010

Briggs 2012

Eli 2009

Happy Birthday Briggs!

We can't believe our sweet boy is 1.  He's actually 13 months old by the time this post made it to the blog, the same age as Eli when Knox was born.  Whew...

Dear Briggs,

You are the sweetest little baby.  You bring so much life and joy to our family.  You really love your brothers and are pretty confident you can do anything they can do.  I think you'd be walking by now if it didn't limit your ability to keep up with them.  Eli still marvels everytime you stand unassisted.  He's a little concerned you may never walk.  Knox would like for you to stay little forever as he insists on spoiling you rotten.  You can say a few words that we can understand.  You say Mama and Daddy really well and we can hear the beginning sounds of ball.  You were so excited when we opened our Christmas ornaments.  You said ba, ba, ba, over and over.  You have some attachment issues that are really pulling Mommy away from Bible study on Thursday mornings.  The first few times you screamed they feared you had an allergy because your face broke out in welps from crying so hard.  You are definitely a dramatic one, not quite as bad as Knox yet, but there's still plenty of time to reach that level.  Balls are still your very favorite toy and you also really enjoy cars and trucks.  You aren't one for baby toys, you like to play with the toys the big boys enjoy.  You were beginning to be a fairly picky eater until Mommy took away two of your daytime bottles.  We are trying to let go of the nighttime bottle, but you have made it very clear that you're not quite ready for that transition.  We don't mind still treating you like a baby.  You still take a morning and afternoon nap and sleep for 12-13 hours at night.  We're thankful you are a good sleeper.  You were in the 85th percentile for weight and 75th percentile for height at your one year check up.  You're very well proportioned and healthy!

We love you so much and are so thankful for you.  We continue to pray for your health and safety.  We also pray that you will one day know God as Savior and serve Him well. 


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Perfect Beach Trip

Our family was so blessed to spend quality time together this week at the beach.  This was the first time we've been away just the five of us.  We definitely missed MaMa, Paas, Papa & GG, but there was something special about being together.  We enjoyed lots of beautiful weather and reminded each other that God made all of His creation for His glory and our pleasure.  We certainly took pleasure in all He has given us this week.  There are so many times that I want to freeze this stage and enjoy their ages a little longer, but it is also such a privilege to see our boys growing and developing their personalities.  Eli enjoyed walks on the beach collecting shells.  He is fiercely independent, but still relishes in direct attention from either of us.  Knox was perfectly content to hunt for crabs.  He's mastered this too, as he caught several on his own.  Briggs is becoming quite the character.  Wow.  He is trying so hard to talk to us and insists on participating in whatever it is the big brothers are doing.  He loved the ocean and wore his knees out crawling on the sand.  He is easily the most easy going baby I've ever known.  He rolled with the punches our entire trip and didn't give us a fuss about anything except a football he spotted in Old Navy.  He got the football.  All in all it was an incredible time and we enjoyed every minute!