Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Happy Baby

Well, actually he isn't technically a baby anymore. But I imagine both my boys will always be babies in my eyes. Their mamma, that's me.Would ya just look at those pearly whites? And see those two gaps there on the bottom? Well, Logan is very busy these days filling those spots in. If you look real close you might be able to see the little white buds.
Last night Logan had a blast in the tub. He always has a blast in the tub, but something about last night...he was just havin' more fun than usual.He had his tongue out most of the time too. He was so full of laughs. He would put the toys in, then pour them out so they would hit him...and the water would splash his tummy and chest. It was hysterical to him. And to me too. Just hearing his laugh is so heart warming. There's that tongue again....if you look closely. You know what though? This warms my heart even more. This smile. This happiness. This obvious love of life. This little boy has filled so many people's heart with warmth and joy: OH! Don't ya just wanna grab him and squeeze him till he pops??

I know you've seen the pictures from the fun bath time, but if you have a couple minutes you can watch the video and actually hear the happiness!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Newest LePage

Introducing Selah Eden Rose LePage:
Isn't she precious? She is the very first girl cousin!! Way to go Jonathan and Sara!! She is the little sister of this sweet boy:That's the Micah boy! Gettin' some sweetness!

The Texas LePage's loaded up the car for Memorial Day weekend and drove north. A. Very. Long. Way. 694.3 miles to be exact. St. Louis, Missouri. The boys traveled very well. Thanks to portable DVD players, Nintendo DS's and Elmo! Oh, and fruit snacks and crackers. PaPaw was there. So was Gammie.And Aunt Jess too.

So, just enjoy the pictures. We had a blast and I think they will speak for themselves!

Yep. We had a good time. Life is great. Family is precious. God is so good to us all!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Banana Spilts, for real.

This is Lukas.
This is Lukas with his very first banana split.
This is obviously a very excited Lukas. Lukas earned one of those Free Dipped Cone cards from Dairy Queen last week. So in my moment of weakness the other day, I pulled into the drive through lane of our local Dairy Queen. As we are sitting there, Lukas says to me "Mamma, I want the three point four nine one." Confused, I said "what are you talking about?" He proceeds to point to the picture of the banana split. And below it is reads: $3.49. "Ahhhhh. So you don't want to use your coupon on this day, eh?" is my response. And as Lukas starts to talk about this picture of this banana split stating all the colors, how much ice cream there is...etc., my mind drifts far, far, far away. To a time long ago. A time when I could so easily be places upon my daddy's shoulders. He would set me up on those shoulders, take his hat off and let me brush his hair all the way downtown to Dairy Queen. I can still see the red benches that lined the front wall of the store where the walk-up order window was. This particular Dairy Queen had no inside seating. You either drive up or walk up. We walked. Every time. My dad would order one banana split and we'd sit on those benches and share our favorite treat together.

May 26 will mark the three year anniversary of my daddy's passing. May 27 he would have turned 68. *sigh*. I miss you so much daddy!

Well, after my fond memories of my banana split days, how could I turn my oldest child away from such a special, sweet, treat!? So we ordered up Lukas his very own banana split and took it home. Can you feel the excitement this has radiated?I mean look at all that sweetness! It's almost too much for me to handle! Help me now!

The first bite:

Look at that anticipation! But wait....what's that I see??It looks as though someone else might have a slight interest in the sweetness upon the table!Our little one already is very aware of what he is missing out on. Don't worry, I made Lukas share a few bites. In between my stolen bites, that is. Then this happened:Snap back to reality. Ooops! The "Sorry mamma!" was followed by exactly 43.2 minutes of crying. Bawling, actually. Poor guy. Oh well. After many reassurances that there will be more banana splits, our oldest was able to relax a little.

And there will indeed be many more banana splits! And I just know that my daddy is enjoying one right now. The best one he has ever had!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

All Tucked In



This is what my loving husband saw the other night when he checked on our oldest: Of course after telling me what the situation was like in Lukas' room, I ran to grab the camera before entering the room to check things out for myself. And here's what I saw:OK. Do you see what I see? No? Well look closer:Puppy. All tucked in. Complete with his own pillow, on his own side of the bed. Precious puppy. Puppy has a long story of his own little life as the beloved comfort toy of Lukas. Puppy has been all over the country. Puppy has also been left behind in numerous hotel rooms. Always to be returned to us via the USPS. Still intact and happy to be home in the arms of his biggest fan - Lukas. Precious puppy.

Precious Lukas.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cars & Squeeks

Logan was born February 12, 2008. So, as of today he is exactly 6 days shy of being 15 months old.

WOW. That's good for me. Math was never my subject.

Anyways, Lukas was 10 months old when he took his first steps. This means that Logan is taking his sweet time learning how to get around on his on two legs. Although, he is mighty good (and fast) at getting around on all fours. But this past week Logan has taken great strides (no pun intended) in learning how to walk on his own. It has brought huge smiles and laughs to the rest of his little family.

If this don't make ya smile and feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside, I just don't know if anything will!

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See. You're smiling, aren't ya?

OK, well if you're not, you will be after watching this next short home video:

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There is no greater testament to the passing of time than a growing child. Thank you Lord for the little children. They are all precious. Precious in His sight.

And pretty stinkin' precious in my sight too.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Home Grown

If you know me at all, you know that the last two weeks or so of my life have been totally life changing. So tonight when I stepped out on our porch and checked on my beloved flower pots and strawberry plants, I saw this:Wait. What's that?! It seems that in all my chaos, this plant went about it's business. Growing, flowering and sprouting these:MMmmm. That is gonna be good in another day or so! I am way excited about this little strawberry. I have been trying for years to grow my own berries. And until now, the birds and squirrels were getting to my goodies before I could. Now I am on to those little varmints. And now my family and I can finally start and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it. 1 Cor 10:13