February 28, 2010

Day Ten

Ice Cream in bed... my kids aren't spoiled!

February 27, 2010

Day Nine

I love it when my children actually show that they love one another... you know, between the name calling, hitting, and screaming!

February 26, 2010

Day Eight

Nothing like destroying a room to induce sleep!

February 25, 2010

Day Seven

I'm so tired! Just posting pictures today...

February 24, 2010

Day Six

I had fun playing with the kids after my photo shoot today. Ansley was a "Mommy Princess" because she had on mommy's glasses... and Eli didn't want to get off the potty. He kept pretending he was asleep on the potty. What silly children I have!

February 23, 2010

Day Five

I had to set up my equipment for my senior photo shoot and Ansley decided to help me. First she modeled for me, and then she took some pictures of mommy and baby Seth with my wireless remote! We may have a future photographer to help mommy out soon!

Eli was kept happy with cookies!

February 22, 2010

Day Four

Today I'm sharing a picture of the kids chore charts I made up. They are pretty excited to help mommy and get credit for their efforts that in turn earn them prizes...

February 21, 2010

Day three

You know, as broken as my heart still is over Wyatt, it amazes me how my heart can overflow with so much joy and appreciation for the members of my family I do have here. It still pains my heart that Wyatt isn't physically a part of our family unit here, but he is still a part of our families soul. He is still in everything we do because he is always held very closely to our hearts. My life is richer because of Wyatt. He's taught me an entirely new level of love. I love my family more fiercely because of that amazing little boy. I am so thankful for him. I have no new photo to post of him... I know I never will... but I just needed to acknowledge how much of a blessing he is in my life daily. Death had no power over the love that bonds our entire family together. We're merely separated for a while... but only a while. Life is short compared to eternity. I'll focus on that when I miss Wyatt more than I can bare.

With that being said, here are some pictures that made my heart smile today...

Sorry about having to sensor out some boy parts. What can I say?... Eli is more comfortable in his own skin than clothes! But I had to share this picture... I love that he's wearing his daddy's shoes. Such a little boy now, but one day I hope he fills his daddy's shoes just as well as his father does. I will be a very proud mother if he is half the man my husband is. I'd say he's already off to a good start, wouldn't you?!

Also, Pepsi is his fathers addiction... Eli could drink the stuff like chocolate milk if I'd let him! Doesn't he look like a happy camper...

This was probably one of my most heartwarming moments today. Eli was taking a nap when Joseph decided he would take Ansley for a walk to the mailbox. As he's walking with Ansley, he was telling her how getting mail was one of his most favorite things to do. He explained how precious mail became to him when he was gone with the Marines away from his family and that he was happy she was getting to do something he loved so much with him. I am so blessed to have created four precious children with a man so full of love. I love the following picture. A true picture of what a daddy/daughter relationship should be like. This picture is one of those that speaks more for itself than words ever could.

I have a beautiful and blessed life. Thank you lord for filling my heart with joy today.

February 20, 2010

Day 2

A cute Picture taken of Eli about a month ago... I just wanted to share this because it made me smile today!

And here's my two munchkins enjoying some Spaghetti. Eli gave up on using his fork and raked it all into his mouth with his hands. So messy, but too cute to do anything about! Ansley shoveled hers in as well, but she was a very neat and clean big girl in the end.

February 19, 2010

Well, today will officially be the first day of my project. I may have to change the title to "A picture {or more} a day"! I just can't seem to pick one picture of each of my children.

So today, I start off with a picture of my sweet little Eli. He was less than thrilled when his big sister dressed him up in one of her "princess" dresses. I asked him to smile for me so I could take his picture and this is the face I got!

And here's the proud fashion guru! She solidly stuck to her mantra that this was a great look for her little brother.

Dinner tonight was a hit with the kiddos. Joseph is gone with the Marine Corps. so I made homemade Mac and Cheese with counrty style ribs. Food didn't last long on any of our plates...