Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gotta love softplay!

Softplay just gives us moms a place to wear out our kids. Tyler loves it and then gets really tired and usually has a really good nap!
Hopefully some of my friends will send me some pics of MOPS Farm Day that I can post. We spent the day at the Life of Riley farm April 17th. One of our MOPS leaders family lives and runs a farm. We had a blast. We fed the horses whole pieces of bread, went on a hay ride, saw 100's of cows, colored chicks, bunny rabbits, squealing pigs, goats, a turtle and a dog that lives on the roof of the barn? Now Tyler knows what a horse says and what a cow says. Neigh and MOOO (just in case you forgot!). So cute. Pictures to follow soon!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Isaiah 40:31

I asked God to give me comfort today when reading the bible. This is where He directed me. Isaiah 40:31

but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

In the side notes of my Quest Study Bible it says this about hope.

What does it mean to hope in the Lord? (Isaiah 40:31)
The word hope implies both trust and patience. Trust involves confidence in God's power to deliver and faith that he will keep his promises. Hoping in the Lord also implies the patience to wait for God's promises since God works according to his own timing.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Superhero

We went to a superhero birthday party recently. We didn't really have an outfit, but I found some PJ's handed down from Tyler's cousins with an A (I think Alvin Superhero but not really sure). Anyways, Tyler had a blast...here he is carrying around a part to the swing set. When I first saw him with it, I thought it was a noose.

Isn't he a cutie?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter...Myrtle Beach Trip

Happy Easter everyone! Jesus has risen and is alive! We had a wonderful day today with a beautiful church service with a professional sand artist live at the church. After church we headed out to Aunt Amy's for a wonderful Easter dinner of lamb and crab cakes. We had great conversations and fellowship, the kids had an Easter egg hunt (Tyler needed some coaching...but started to get the hang of it), we watched the Master's on TV and searched for Uncle Rob and Grandpa but never could spot them among the huge crowds. The kids played with the bubbles that Grandma Easter bunny brought. Tyler's new word! He really loves the bubbles! We ate too much and then ate more desert and now we are home. Tyler is snug in bed and I've realized I haven't updated in weeks! We've had such a wonderful time the past few weeks...I've put the computer aside and really only checked my email once a day! It has been nice.

Last week we were blessed with a vacation with Grandma and Grandpa to Myrtle Beach, SC. We stayed in a hotel suite right on the ocean with a gorgeous view. Scott and I got the room with the view because it was the room with the pull out of the wall Murphy bed. So we got to wake up to the sunrise every morning! Tyler loved swimming in the indoor heated pool (somewhat heated). Daddy really won the prize of swimming with Tyler 3 days in a row!We both got to play 2 rounds of golf with Grandma babysitting Tyler (even though she had a sling on her arm protecting her recent shoulder surgery) she was such a trooper, we both appreciated her so much. Scott golfed on the coldest and windiest day, we both golfed on Wednesday at a course called The Wizard, and I golfed on Thursday (the nicest day!). We also went to the big Broadway on the Beach area where they had fun games and rides. We were trying to tire Tyler out this night. He loved the skee ball!

This vacation was the perfect distance away (only 3-4 hour drive), the perfect company, the perfect amount of nights (5 nights), and perfect relaxation and stimulation vacation I've had in a long time. We can't say thanks enough to Scott's parents for inviting us and treating us to such an amazing trip. We love you.