Saturday, April 30, 2011

Big Hearts

The neighbor girls have been working on their "Crafts, Crafts, and More" store all winter. They have made little homemade crafts and have all the details of their store worked out. They decided from the beginning they would donate their profits to kids in need.At Saturday's Garage Sale they worked hard to sell items and inform their customers about their quest to help kids around the world.Cole and Jolie (the passy buddies) were not a lot of help, but the girls worked hard.They ending up raising $47.55 and donated it all to the Rapha House, an organization who rescues young girls in Cambodia from slavery. ( went to Spa Day where they pampered the girls and told them all about the Rapha House. There was a place where they could make donations and the girls took their baggy of money and dumped it all into the donation basket. I felt so proud and was in awe that these little girls would be so selfless, but they just acted like it was something anyone would do. It was so awesome.

They enjoyed the rest of the afternoon and loved being pampered.

I can't wait to see who they'll help next. If you would like to check out their store blog go to

Friday, April 29, 2011

Easter Sunday

We started out our day at church.

Then we met Bud's family at Mom and Dad's for brunch.

I did the Resurrection Eggs with them and I was really feeling my "teacher moment" because Hayden was hanging on my every word. I told her about Jesus and the crucifixion.Later I found out she had nightmares for several nights because of my story. Oops!

We enjoyed our morning. Then we got "cowboyed up" and went to Easter at Aunt Patty's

We wore cowboy attire in honor of Grandpa Boots. We tried to bring our annual Easter Egg hunt back, but the rain spoiled it.

It was a fun Easter though and great to hang out with everyone!

Easter at Meme's

The kids filled eggs Friday to get ready for our big Easter weekend.

We hunted eggs at Meme with Lance and Sydney.

Cole was scared to take the egg from this angel. Papa Eldon helped him.

They found lots of eggs and the rain held off. It was a fun day.

Happy 10th Birthday Charity!

Charity turned 10 April 20th. We celebrated at her house that evening and then at the House of Bounce on Saturday.We got her the high heels she's been wanting.

She also got a Wii Fit.

But one of her favorite presents was the huge box of recycled papers that Mrs. Esposito gave her. Charity loved serving everyone cake.

We played outside and had a fun evening.

Monday, April 18, 2011

What Would We Do Without Him?

Sometimes (okay, almost all the time) I look at Cole and think about how he wasn't suppose to be here. I remember telling Brad in disbelief that I was pregnant and Brad just staring at me reminding me that the doctors said we wouldn't be able to have a baby after chemo.
I know I've said it before but I'm so glad God is in control and not doctors.
I honestly can't imagine our lives without Cole. We are so blessed, all of us, to have him here.
He exhausts me daily, but I laugh constantly. I smile at him even when he's being naughty, because he's so stinkin' cute.
He loves cheese and MnMs, even at the same time. He can't get enough of cars and playing outside.

He loves playing rough with Daddy and Papa, which I think is adorable.

He loves to listen to books and talk to you about them over and over.

I think we would all agree... he's got us all wrapped.