Friday, July 27, 2012

Think Positive!

Who wouldn't smile after this song???  We sing this song every night before bed, and every afternoon before naps.  In fact, James asked Jared to sing it for him one night and the following conversation happened:

James: Daddy, I want "If you chance to meet a frown."

Dad: But I don't know that one.

James: Yes you do. You make a frowny face (and demonstrated), and then it goes like this....

And he proceeded to sing the entire thing by himself. I cherish this part of this hard stage of life!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Millie - 60 pounds of love!

We have a new foster dog named Millie, for whom there are no words to describe.  Loves kids, loves water, loves other animals, just an amazing dog.  We will have a hard time giving this one up!

Monday, July 16, 2012

5! 5! 5!

Sariah, the amazing girl who made me a mom.  Today, you are 5. You are smart, ambitious, careful, thoughtful, nurturing, and very independent.  You make me smile every day, and you will make a difference in this world.  I love you, sweet girl!

NOTE: She had her birthday party at her gymnastics gym.  She invited some friends...and her favorite babysitters.  Quirky girl!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Why Dad's Shouldn't Stay Home...

Jared was home sick for a couple of days.  As much as I love him, having him home kind of throws everything off.  For example - he woke up from a nap.  And in his groggy state, he said, "Is Sariah playing with water?  And you let her do this?"  Uh...yeah.  It's 106 degrees outside, in the summer, and Sariah is perfectly happy in her own little world.

Go back to sleep, sweet husband.  I got this!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2012 Wilkes Family Reunion - Mexico Style!

Ate too much. Slept too little...well, except on the mornings that my hubs took the kids and I slept in. Had so much fun. Forged new friendships. Rekindled old ones. Laughed until we cried at our first annual family talent show. There are no words to describe how much fun we had!