I have many titles including but not limited to momma, wife, friend, daughter, sister, cook, house keeper, Physician Assistant. All of my jobs keep me rather busy. In my spare time I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cooking, gardening, bike riding and keeping up with friends and family.
Sydney is our 6 year old "baby girl". She is full of energy and has a huge appetite for life. She loves being outdoors, especially helping her daddy in the yard, loves reading (or should I say being read to), sings constantly, and is a huge fan of arts/crafts and projects. Syd adores her little brother and is so sweet to him. She is always ready to help momma in the kitchen. Sydney is an absolute joy and will always be our "baby girl".
Griffin Sawyer is our 3 year old "little man". He is so content and always has a smile. He is very attached to his momma but loves daddy and big sis. We cannot remember what life was like before Griffin and we are thankful for him.
Lately Sydney is rather attached to a little monkey stuffed animal. She has been wearing her baby sling and carrying the monkey everywhere (even while riding her scooter).
I thought you might enjoy seeing how much she has changed in 2.5 years since we bought her the sling. She is 3 in these last two pictures! The sling still fits great. It is from Kangaroo Korner ( I was going to link the website but I could not find the sling)
Every year Bill's office has a summer get together and a Christmas party. They vary the location of the summer gathering and this year it was at a Grasshopper's game in Greensboro.
This was the kids first time at a game and in a stadium (Bill and I went once before with my office). We parked downtown and enjoyed a short walk to the stadium.
The game is fun because they have all kinds of kid entertainment. There are two dogs that share the job of picking up the bat and bringing it back to the dugout when a player gets a hit. They have games that you can participate in and music playing.
Our meal was catered but the kids got to order off a menu and Bill picked corn dogs for them, he did not realize they were foot long corn dogs!
We were given all sorts of goodies: baseball cards, balls, tee shirts!
It was a fun outing even if we left early and spent half the time on the playground!
We had friends over last weekend and we had a great time. Sydney and Wesley are the same age and will both be attending the same school this fall. Anna Griffin "Griffy" and Griffin are the same age and then they have a baby (not in any of the pics)
holding hands (not staged)
lunch in the sun room
talking to Squeaky
the kids had and great time and so did the mommas so we will do it again I am sure
Friends of our family (childhood friend of my sister Amanda) have suffered a tragedy, their son Truman (13 months old) drowned on Wednesday and was revived by EMS. He is at the University of Michigan on a ventilator and is critical. Please pray for this family and for baby Truman. Pray for healing for his lungs, pH balance in his body, protection against infection, comfort for the family, wisdom for the doctors and nurses that are caring for him. Feel free to add him to your church prayer list and please have faith that God can heal Truman.
Both kids love running up and down the fairway and in the bunkers when there are no golfers. On this particular day Griffin was so funny I had to record a video. I think he was excited to see his shadow. He is full of energy and he had us full of giggles.
We have a new favorite for breakfast, Baked Oatmeal. It is so yummy and easy.
This is the recipe we have been enjoying- I add cinnamon.
Here is another one that looks yummy and has some flax seed, plus makes a larger amount but is individually portioned. If you try one of these recipes or have one of your own- let me know.
We have been working so hard in the yard, truthfully Bill has done most of the labor because I am usually supervising the kids. Bill trimmed all the bushes and the Japanese Maple in this bed and also tore out a ton of vines. The vines are on the fence and they were taking over extending all the way past the line from the large center tree!
I am not sure if we have ever had it cleared out so much and whether we knew there were rocks all the way around the bed. Now when I am back at the raised beds I do not have to worry about what may be lurking in the vines and I can walk on both side of the bed to pick produce.
I added a few new plants, a Nikko blue Hydrangea (5 dollars at lowes) and a Maruc Deep Purple Salvia (4.48 at lowes) . I also planted two ballon plants (? I think this is what they are called) that I bought froma fundraiser and they are coming up towards the back of the bed. I have 1 top hat blueberry in the pot and one in the ground in this bed.
We added all new pineneedles to the yard and dark fine mulch to all the raised beds- I am hoping to keep everything moist this year during the hot season.
Kids drawing on blanket while Bill and I worked on clearing vines and spreading mulch
Bill trimmed all these bushes and scrubbed (oh yes he is OCD) the gas tank and heat/air pumps
Everything around front was trimmed also and new needles put down, plus Bill washed the front and side of the house where there was a thin green mildew growing on siding
It all looks great and we are thankful to be about done with yard projects, of course there is always more stuff to do.