Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bug Lover and more....

                The picture above pretty much summarizes my oldest boys passion.

There are slimy, hooky, slippery, shiny, noisy, bright, mean, pinchy, beautiful and yucky bugs.  
We live close to a lake and therefore we have lots of bugs in and outside of the house which delights Zachy. He loves to pick them up after we determined that they are not harmful (thank you google) and studies their details and purpose. 
I truly believe that he has an OCD, whenever he passes a big rock he has to turn them over and sure enough he finds new little friends every day:) 
We love that nature shows us how mighty and big our God is, his creations are beyond amazing, the purpose of some of these bugs are incredible and remind us that we also have a purpose in life. I often wonder what Zachys purpose will be, but I am never worried because he has passion underlined with determination all while he handles Gods creatures with such grace. Only great can come out of this. 

Now, we had a few pregnant spiders in our house and let me tell you it freaks me out. 100 mini spider going 10 miles and hour in 4 different direction just to make new baby spider...arghhh. But Zachy will give them a new home. 
I enjoy turning over rocks and carefully (after our black widow encounter) examining new bugs and have great conversations with my big boy, he also teaches me so much! 

Our family has a "summer must do" list, you know the one where you check of the important fun filled summer activities that you might otherwise miss. Like... 
- eat Popsicles faster before they melt
- have juicy deliosious smelling watermelon during sunset
- s'mores ( the baileys version for this Mama) 
- running through the sprinklers in just your undies ( NO adults allowed) 
- catch fireflies in Mason Jar 

My husband told me that he did this when he was a little boy but I couldn't imagine how in the world can you catch these guys, turns out its actual pretty simple, it's almost like they want to be caught:)! 
This has made for some fun nights, watching my boys, yes even the big one  getting all competitive and finding the best places to catch firelys, fills my heart with such joys and I timecapsule this memory in my heart forever. These are the movements when being a parent is rewarded in so many ways. Nothing that any money in the world can ever buy you. 

                               THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR YOUR FAMILY! 

They are becoming little buddies and love to tease their Mommy until the tickle monster comes out:) 

                                       My handsome kind hearted boy! 

I recently won a photo shoot with our favorite photographer. Capturing these moments is priceless. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy Birthday America and more!

How many people were rejoicing over a 3 day weekend? We were for sure! And thank you to all of you who worked on 4th of July! 
Let me summarize 4th of July in one word here in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee 
Yes they are super serious about fireworks. About 2 weeks before the 4th you will see red and white tents popping up on every street corner ( no I am not exaggerating), they are stands where you could potentially spend a fortune on everything that resembles a sonic boom aka Fireworks. 
But it was fun to watch and sure pretty! 
Here a few pics of our fun filled weekend! 

Julia and Daddy having a special moment! I could squeeze those cute dimples. 

AJ watching Music at the park while drinking out of his special camelback:) He loves that cup and really sucks down a lot of water. 


Because I am happy clap along if you feel like a room without a roof......

Car show! A nice gentlemen asked the kids to sit by the door of the car and after the picture he pulled out 2 hot wheel cars. Boys and hot wheels never fail! 

Zachy is a little water rat. We swam a lot this weekend, in pools, lakes, bathtubs, and flooded splash pads! 

One word- Tennessee 

Happy Birthday America. We are grateful for our freedom that we have everyday thanks to those amazing souls who keep us safe. 

Old timer lessons with daddy. Curious little faces all around! 

We might as well enroll this little fella in a hot dog eating competition the way he eats his dogs! 



Daddy and Zach did some fireworks and used Mommy's (new) mason Jar:) 

Jumping into the pool

Brother Love, they are so great with each other right now! 

Phew we are a little tired and sadly gladly are ready to get back to a "normal" week:) 


Thursday, July 3, 2014


This week was already so fun filled! 
We are getting ready for an adventurous 4th of July mixed with music, pool fun, 5K, parades and of course World Cup game:
     Germany vs. France 

As my 2 year old would say Gooo GERMANY! 

Have a blessed and safe 4th of July! 
I love the fact that The USA is so proud of their country and waves flags high while singing the national Anthem! 

Little Jujuu loves to be on her belly now and listens to her brothers infomercial about transformers! 

Watching the German soccer game while Zach thinks I need stadium feeling and bham there it is Mr. Bunny, seahorsy, teddy and many more creatures keeping me company. 
BTW Germany won! 

Splash pad fun to escape the heat! 

Cupcake love

Oh my we are officially using all three swings! AJ moved up to big boy swings a little faster than he wanted to but he is doing a great job ( not falling down)