Sunday, May 27, 2012

Snaps of Our Blessings

Both kidos like climbing trees and pretending to be, as Hil says, "Ooo  Ooos" (monkeys)!

Clara decided to sit in the tree like Daddy does and hold Hil.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


It's spring!  And our favorite farm is up and running!  They have new babies in the petting zoo section and we visited the cows a couple days back.  Clara wanted to touch those cows so badly!  But Momma was pretty worried about the fence... I wasn't sure if it was electrically charged or not.  The cows look like they were worried too... either about the fence or Clara.  :-)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Special Blessing

Thank You, Lord for the extra special moments You bless our days with!  
While Clara, Hil and I were out taking a little walk yesterday we made an absolutely adorable find... this sweet little turtle!  He was such a cutie and hadn't seemed to have learned much yet about hiding in his shell.  He'd stick his head and legs in occasionally, but spent quite a bit of time with them out.  And when he thought he had a chance to run, he could really move.  As you can tell from the pictures, our little girl GREATLY enjoyed the experience.  She named him Mr. Turtle.  Hilkiah wasn't nearly as impressed.  When I did let him hold the little guy at one point, as soon as the turtle tried to run, Hil quickly dropped him.  Thankfully, as far as I know, turtle was not hurt.  

Clara wanted to bring Mr. Turtle home to show Daddy, but the pictures are our souvenir of a special moment and experience the Lord blessed us with.  

Don't miss Hilkiah's birthday post below!  :-)

Friday, May 4, 2012

It Flew By...

Our little man turned 2 today!   Sometimes we ask ourselves, "how could that be?"  But it's true!  And such a gift from the Lord he has been to us. 

Hilkiah, there are so many things about you that bring us such smiles and joy...

The way you say "Mama", "Dada" and "Yaya" 
The ways you are just such a BOY, like tackling sister and running all over the place
Your love for balls
Your fascination with trucks ("Cha"), motorcycle ("A-cha"), fire engines ("Woo-woo") and trains ("Choo-choo")... oh and don't forget airplanes!
The way you ask about "Yaya" in the morning when she isn't up yet
The way you pray for each of us by name
Your love of taking orders for "tea?"
Your kisses and hugs

We pray you grow into a man who loves and follows and believes the Lord Jesus with all your heart!

This was actually from a few months back...

And here is some birthday fun from today!  We went to Daddy's work and Daddy bought us all lunch.  After eating, Hil got to open his presents... a soccer ball and football!  And of course we had to try them out!  Enjoy!