Saturday, May 15, 2010

Big Kid Bike

Addie is all about being a big kid. She was delighted when she got a "big kid" bike & constantly thanks her daddy for putting together this bike. Not sure where she came up with that though, cuz this bike was handed down to us by some friends...fully built. But at least she is grateful :) She doesn't care it's used and certainly doesn't mind that is it not pink or purple & girly. This is more fitting anyway for our rough & tough little lady. She loves it so much, her first day riding it she drove up to a neightbor we didn't know & proudly announced, "I'm riding my NEW bike!"

Thursday, May 13, 2010

new backpack

Addie has been asking for a backpack (and to go to school & do homework with pencils) for awhile, so when I saw this little one I had to get it for her & she loves it!
Here she shows off how she can put it on all by herself.

And here she's making sure I can get a good view of it :)

Funny how such a small sized backpack (or "packpack" as she calls it) still looks big on my little, big girl!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Today, Mason was dedicated at Calvary, making a promise to the Lord to do everything within our power to raise him in a godly way, prayerfully until he can make a decision on his own to follow God. Addie was also dedicated on Mother's Day, 3 years ago...what a wonderful way to celebrate the day!

Brian was a little nervous to pray in front of the church...
Mason was hamming it up with Pastor Tom & working the crowd :)

We were especially honored to dedicate our son with some of our best friends & their wonderful kids...Thomas & Kristen Milburn with Katin
and Ross & Jessie Richart with Lily

Saturday, May 8, 2010

the Raffi Effect

When I was a kid (BMer here) my music of choice was Raffi and his Singable Songs , we used to listen to this wherever we went. I still remember all of the songs and was able to find a copy of this album so Addie could enjoy it too. Well she has finally given in and now wherever we go we have to listen to "whale with a polka-dot tail!"

Here are 2 clips of Addie breaking it down with Raffi. the first clip is her favorite song Down By The Bay:

and then here again with "Brush Your Teeth" and "Robin In The Rain":