Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mothers Day 2011

Before school let out for the summer Davis' class held a mother's day luncheon for all the mommys!  We had to wear our "fancy" clothes and be on our best behavior!

Well Hello Handsome!

My nice place setting!

David holding the card he made me!  The teacher played a game where they read off the answers to the questions and the mommies had to guess which card belonged to who!

I pretty much knew which card was mine almost instantly! What a sweetie!   Also, this is Davis writing his name in pen for the first time.

Davis kept telling me how "berry" special I was throughout the day.  He now also uses the word "berry" instead of "very" almost all the time.  And he likes to point out the play on words each & every time! :)

Instead of cheese these days he likes to say "turkey-jerky" thanks to veggie tales!

The special pot holder Davis made just for me!  I'm one lucky mommy!
And lastly, this is Davis' teacher Ms. Patti who helped pull off all the small details of the day.   Not to mention, taught Davis all year long!  She is a great teacher and did everything with gusto and love throughout the year!  Praise God for preschool teachers!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Strawberry Pickin'

About a month ago we met MG up by his work one evening and went to a local strawberry farm.  It was so. much. fun! Tornados had ransacked the area the day before but this little strawberry farm remained untouched.    The boys seemed to really enjoy themselves and it was just one of those evenings where  you stop and think "Wow. We are blessed."  I believe that something on my camera must not have been set right because Noah seems to be glowing but I thought I'd post some pictures for memory sake.  Plus these are some cute boys, I must say. I know, I know, I'm bias. But I'm okay with that!

 If I've said it once, I will say it a million times... I adore these three boys!

Our loot at the days end.  We ate some, froze some, and shared some!  They were some of the best strawberries I've ever had.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sweet Reese...

For those people who may not be friends with me on Facebook and seen my countless post, please go HERE for an update on sweet neice, Reese.

As this day come to an end, I have felt the peace of God and I"m praying that as the shock wears off that peace still remains. 

My sister and I grew up singing.  One of our favorite games (espeically when were put to bed on Christmas Eve) was "Name That Tune".  We use to sing everything but one of our favorites was this simple song that has become our motto of years past and is resonating with me this evening, as a lay my weary head down in search of rest tonight...

"I cast all my cares upon you,
I lay all of my burdens down at your feet.
And anytime I don't know what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon you."

I trust you God.  I know my cares are well placed.

Please keep making Your presence known.

Love- Shannon

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter 2011...

A little fun as the baskets were being set out for the long awaited Easter Bunny!   What a goof!

 What awaited the boys on Easter morning!  We usually keep things low key but apparently the Easter bunny wanted to give Davis a bike for the summer (and he may have gotten a really good deal after Christmas and was tired of storing it in his.... ummm... workshop?!?  Does the easter bunny have a workshop)?  Noah of course benefited too, with a lightening mcqueen riding toy!

 Davis exclaimed as he was coming down the stairs "Is the bike all for me?"  Yes, Davis it's all for you.  "Oh wow, I love it"!  And he hopped on it instantly without any fear.  About 30 minutes later, fear set in and he hasn't been on that bike with crying since :( 
Do you see Noah's face in this picture?  What a ham!  He makes this face all the time!  He sometimes furrows his brows with it too.   Not always the nicest looking face, but if you do it back to him he tends to crack up with laughter!

 Hello Sleepyhead Noah!
 Davis making sure the helmet will really protect that big noggin!

 A little family picture after church on Easter Morning!
 Noah knocked out after church!  Love those long eyelashes he gets from his Daddy.
The easter bunny cake I made on Sunday afternoon!  Super fun and crazy easy!  The cake underneath looked terrible but the beauty of it was that it didn't matter because I knew it would be covered up!  I got the idea from I just added a $1 bunny on top to make it more appropriate for the occasion!  Everyone LOVED it!
 Davis saying the prayer at the Foster Family easter gathering @ my parents house.  Love to hear him say the prayer.  It never gets old.
 Davis and Gigi made this bunny cake the day before.  Davis talked a lot about his cake!  He was very proud and wanted to share it with everyone!
 My sweet niece.... Oh and Jimmy and Jennifer too!  Doesn't Jimmy look daper?  Jennifer is glowing herself.  I could look at the pregnant belly all day long.  I love to see baby bumps!

Davis waiting to do the egg hung!  Noah wasn't that into it this year.  I don't think he was feeling very good that day but I could never figure out why!  However, I bet next year the hunt will be intense!

It was a greast Easter but I never want to lose sight of what the day is all about!  Jesus conquring death so that we might have eternal life.  All because he loved us with a perfect, never-ending, unfailing type of  love!  My how blessed we are!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Easter Egg Dying Fun....

Is there anything more fun than dying Easter Eggs in preperation for the big day?  I use to love dying eggs as a child and I loved sharing in the excitment with these sweet boys!  Thanks G-Mama for helping create some pretty eggs!  (Noah was taking an afternoon nap- sorry little man, next year I promise)!