Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

You're never too old for a fun kiddie pool!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What a fun day-

On Saturday, we went to Lubbock and spent the day with my aunt and uncle. It's always fun to go to their house! We enjoyed it very much. They had not met Toryn, yet. I know he had a really good time. Aunt Peggy and Uncle Bill have a beautiful yard and all three of the kids enjoyed it, as you can tell from the pictures.

Kids with Aunt Peggy

Treagan and Tessa enjoying the soft, green grass. Who can do a handstand longest?

We had fun using her backyard for the perfect photo shoot! Treagan is like me, he loves to take pictures, so he took this one.

Sugars for Sissy!

My Little Asian Sensation- looks like he is in deep thought!

Playing cars with Uncle Bill.

Take time to smell the flowers!

I have the cutest kids ever! Love those smiles! I love you guys! Thanks for being such good kids and blessing my heart daily! Thank you, Jesus!

Playing with my "sports" setting on my camera! I'm not sure what these goofballs were trying to do in these next photos! Thought I'd embarrass them by putting them on my blog! hee hee


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Drum roll, please.......

Remember, when you become a mom, it brings with it bragging rights! I want to brag on Mr.Treagan. Treagan is in the 8th grade (almost a high schooler!). He plays the drums for our school band. A couple of months ago, the band went to a Solo/Ensemble contest. He made a Division I on his drum solo! Not only did he make a Division I, but they also chose a few students as "Outstanding Soloist", and he was chosen for that also! He does a great job on drums. Can't wait till he is in the high school band next year. Great job, son! You make me proud!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Funny story to share!

Last Thursday, we went back to Dallas for Toryn's six week post-op check up appt. We are thankful to report that it went well. Dr. Genecov was thrilled that everything has healed so well. We are very thankful and thank you for your prayers. We also had an appt. with the speech therapist. Toryn will need speech therapy two to three times per week. No biggy, other than I am having a difficult time finding someone here in town that does that. I have a couple of more phone calls to make and hopefully, we will be able to do that here in town.

After our doctors appt., we went to eat lunch. Termite ordered a chocolate cake with ice cream and hot fudge on top. I wish I had my camera with me, because Mr. Toryn was hilarious. He literally, and I'm not exaggerating, had one knee on the table, two spoons in one hand, and one spoon in the other hand, chowing down on that cake like there was no tomorrow. I said, "Hey, can I please have a bite?", and he replied, just as plain as day as he held up one finger, "Just one bite!". Oh, I love this kid! He makes me laugh hard! So nice of him to share Termite's cake! LOL


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009


It's the little things in life.....that we take for granted. Like sucking through a straw. How simple is that? Easy for most, but can be a challenge for some. Those of you with cleft children know exactly what I'm talking about. You see, Toryn couldn't suck through a straw with his cleft palate. Bless his little heart, he would see Tessa and Treagan using a straw, and of course since he does EVERYTHING they do, he had to have one, too. He would try so hard to use it, and he just couldn't. He would get so frustrated, so finally I wouldn't let them use one in front of him. This week, we gave him a straw to try since he's had his palate repaired. It was the cutest thing. He would use his whole body to try, but he finally figured it out. The look on his face, when the substance entered his mouth through the straw was priceless. His eyes got big and his precious smile lit up his whole face. Job accomplished! Another milestone! Another HUGE thank you, Lord, for his successful surgery! Don't forget to thank God for the little things! To some, they might not be so little!
Have a blessed day!

"I think I can, I think I can!"

"I can! I can!"

"It still is easier to take the lid off, but with practice, I'll get better!"

"I'll get the hang of this! I'm already pretty proud of myself!"

Friday, May 1, 2009


This boys LOVES to help! How great is that! We love it! (Now if he would just rub off on his brother and sister!) Today we found out he loves yardwork, too. It's a good thing, because there is plenty of it around this place! Can't wait to get the flower beds ready, so he can help me plant flowers.

I found the perfect t-shirt for Toryn. It says, "When I grow up, I want to be just like my Dad... a Redneck!"