Friday, September 28, 2007

So Very Much Like Daddy

This morning I was a bit "at my wits end" about what to do with Jack. Lately we have realized that much of Jack's recent "acting out" has been because he is BORED. I mean, there is nothing left in the house that even remotely interests him. His toys are boring, the back deck is boring, the front porch is boring, pushing the stroller is boring, and most of all, MOMMY is boring. I've been sick for a couple of days and haven't felt much like playing. So this morning when he was up and raring to go at 7:30 a.m., I was feeling a little overwhelmed at what to do with this incredibly active, incredibly bored child. In desperation I went up to the attic to see if there was anything up there he could play with. To my surprise I found several toys. I brought them all down and was pleased that Jack immediately jumped in and started playing. He singled out two particular toys, and I just had to take pictures of them. One was a blue tractor (look familiar?) and the other was a bobcat-like toy. Jack just recently watched his daddy use the bobcat for several projects in our front yard, and I thought it was hilarious that he decided to pick up a rock with his bobcat. I walked in the foyer and found the bobcat with the rock inside the bucket. Priceless!!!

New pics of Baby Sierra

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Baby Girl!

Sierra Nicole Sinders (not sure if I have the spelling just right) was born yesterday, September 17 around 2:00 p.m. She was a whopping 9 lbs and 1 oz! Wow! Mom and baby are doing great, although Jill did end up having to have a C-section. Sierra was just too big! Grandma Poo says she has a gob of dark hair on her head and looks like Jill.

Praise God for her safe delivery--now I can't wait to get my hands on her!!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Our Teenagers

Wednesday was Anne and Bryan's 13th Birthday! It was weird to have been with them so recently, and then to NOT be with them on their birthday. I know we celebrated it while we were on vacation, but it just didn't seem the same. I hope that they had a great day and knew that we were missing them. Below are some of my favorite "family" pictures from our vacation. Both Anne and Bryan are so special--they have been through a lot with their dad and show him every time we are together how much they love him. I just love the picture of Anne and Dad, and I have to admit that I also really love the one of me and Bryan. I am amazed at times just how much I love these kids. God has been so very good to me to give me such a great family!

Vacation Part II

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Home Again

The worst part about vacation is.....coming home! I have a mountain of sandy, dirty laundry to do, so I don't really have time to sit and narrate each picture, but I at least wanted to get some up for you all to enjoy. There is more, but I will have to get them in a slide show.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

When It Rains.....

So, I have spent the last few weeks painstakingly planning our first "family vacation" with Jack. I've spent the last couple of days frantically packing our swimwear, sunscreen, hats and towels in anticipation of the true beach experience. We picked up the kids yesterday and headed due east, straight to the Atlantic Ocean. At this point I'd like to reference the pictures below. See the one that is dark and rainy. Yeah. That one. Well, that was us at about 6 pm last night. Jack's first glimpse of the ocean. Not unlike mine at age 18, remember, Lisa? Atlantic City. I digress. This is NOT Atlantic City, this is St. Simons Island, GA, and it is stormy and rainy and has been since we got here. BUT we are together, and really that is all that matters. So what if I paid an arm and a leg to be as close to my beloved ocean as I could be? We are eating well, sleeping well, and still having fun, no matter what. Well, Jack could sleep a little better, but who's paying attention (although we are very grateful for the king-sized bed since Jack takes up most of it). More later......