Thursday, May 14, 2009

April/May Update

It's crazy how guilty I feel when I haven't updated my blog in a long time! I feel like I'm failing the world in general--when the actual sad truth is that probably no one has even noticed! I've got to get this guilt off my shoulders, though, and update my blog. Bear with me--I will abbreviate this, but it is still bound to be long.

From past to present:

Okay, we decided to light a fire and roast hot dogs and smores on the Hickory Hill Farm. Was this crazy on a hot Georgia day in April? Yes, but it actually turned out to be really fun. I experimented some with my camera. I would say some of them actually turned out good!

Oh yeah, BIG news: LUKEY'S WALKING!! It's an amazing thing!
Some craft tidbits. We were studying "K" this week so we read a cute book about flying a kite and then made our own out of freezer paper, glue and water, and tissue paper. Then we went out and actually flew a real kite. I haven't had that much fun in a long time. It totally reminded me of being a kid again. It was so fun!

Kk-"K" is for Kite!!

Lukey has not only become mobile, but he's also undergone a HUGE transformation. See if you can spot the thing that keeps changing in these next few pictures...

Better bald than mohawked, huh? Tragic!! That mop will grow back out pretty soon.

Okay, more fun at the Allred farm. They are always so generous to let us come play on their pluthera of adult toys...the decent kind of adult toys!:)

Then we headed down to Florida/pool/beach for some fun in the sun and some fun getting to know Beau's new "Boo", Amy. She was pretty cool, passed my test. Admittedly, Florida was hard with having to take all 3 kids to the pool by myself sans Jake. Even harder when I got hit by the "stinky bug" and had the runs for 2 days straight. Miserable! Overall it really was a lot of fun, though! Here's Beau and Amy--
Isn't she cute?? Will she soon be a Jewkes? Who knows?

This is all Ethan did for 3 days. Lucky boy! Isn't he cute?
Luke didn't love the pool, as you can see...
Coop wouldn't get out of the pool, as you can see...
Finally getting to hang out with someone his own age! Jonah was born just a few weeks before Luke, though you couldn't tell by their sizes!

Yeah for Mother's Day! I LOVE being pampered and I was totally pampered. I pretty much stayed in bed and read all day. Didn't have to change one diaper, nope, not a one! Julie made us some FABULOUS crepes that I'm still salivating over. Jake made us a FABULOUS steak dinner (okay, would have been fabulous if the steaks weren't cold by the time we ate them since my parents were really late to dinner). It's the intention that counts. Thank you to my chefs--Julie and Jake. Thanks Jake for letting me be so lazy!
The fabulous reasons for my Mother's Day... (I love you guys!)

Okay, more crafts. Here's our next book project, "The Hungry Caterpillar". We made a caterpillar by dipping a balloon in paint and then on the paper. Don't you love Cooper's sun? I was shocked by it. I drew the circle and told him to color it in and he started putting rays on the darn thing. How did he know how to do that?

Ll-Lions!! and lollipops, of course!
This was really fun and I thought of it all by myself!! The lion's head is Coop's palm and the mane is his thumb. He loves his lion!

I love this pic of him roaring!



Connie said...

Wow! You did a good job of catching up. It was fun to visit with you and the kids - for a day. You are such a good mom! Keep up the good work . . . and you deserve to be pampered at least once a year!
Love, Aunt Connie

Lindsey said...

I love that pic of Jake and Cooper best. They are such look-a-likes.

I can't believe you have three kids in diapers. There's only one thing worse.....four kids in diapers.

Jen said...

How come I never realized all three of your boys are in diapers? Duh. That makes your comment about not changing diapers on Mother's Day that much more meaningful.

Grant and Shalie Morgan said...

You're back! Just so you know, I did notice that you wren't blogging, I've checked it almost every day to see what's been going on in your lives, so I'm glad you finally posted! The campfire looked like lots of fun, I love Lukey's haircut, he and Chase match now, except his hair probably grows MUCH faster than Chase's! Your crafts are so cute, and dang girl, you are lookin' super HOT, what are you doing?! I will need your weight loss secret, 'cause this pregnancy has turned me into a blimp, not kidding. Well, glad you posted, glad you had a great mother's day and glad everything is going well! Love you guys

Rachel said...

Wow- I don't even know where to begin! This was such a fun post to read. The smores/hot dogs thing sounds so fun- mom and dad have such a perfect set-up for that kind of thing. Your crafts are adorable, as usual. :)

rebabell said...

cute pics and cute update. you look really good, by the way. that mother's day dinner looks scrumptious! Are those Mom's amazing rolls??? yum!

Anonymous said...

I also noticed that you weren't blogging! You are so lucky about Mother's Day. Will you please have Jake give JD some lessons??? I need to bring Avery over this summer (when I am down a kid) and do crafts!! I see those and feel like such a crappy mom! Is Coop learning his letters from that?

Tara & Jeff said...

i missed your posted...glad for the update. Although, i am one to talk. :) Why the shaved head?? looks like you guys are having tons of fun!! I have some exciting news for you...check my blog in a few days for the update!

The Child Family said...

Where to begin???
COngrats on Lukey walking!!!! That's wonderful. And I like the bald head, I just did the same thing to my boys :) Florida looks so nice!!!! I'm sorry bout the runs though, that sucks. Ethan is getting cutter and cutter!!!! Is his hair darker? The kids crafts are so cute, I still don't know how you have the energy to do it. Do you do it every day, or just once a week? Anyway, I'm glad your doing well, and finally updated your blog :) I LOVE seeing how things are going!!!!!

Karen said...

I was looking at your three boys and thinking of our frustration about the lack of having children. It sure didn't seem like that this kind of thing would ever happen. It's all in the timing. Congratulations on your motherhood X3! You've earned it!