Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our family blog. This may be your first visit here, or you may be a friend from across the globe, or family that we have just seen. Who ever you may be, thanks for taking the time to read about our little family, and all we are learning on this adventure the Lord has called us to live! Here you will find, the random thoughts, funny stories, prayer requests, and the journey our family and Jack is on with his battle with Leukemia.

Getting close to single digits...

Time is flying by these days! I can hardly believe that in 10 weeks my due date will be here, and Lord willing so will another little boy. It is just a matter two months or so for the world to change again for us! As the days grow shorter of just time with Tyler alone, I have had so many sweet moments with him. He has been especially cuddly and tender. It just is the sweetest time.

We have gotten so much done around the house, and Tyler has been changing so much. Jordan and I have been amazed at how much he has been talking and understanding. He babbles on sometimes, but then all of a sudden he will start saying sentences and asking questions. It is amazing!

I have been meaning to post pictures, but when we moved the computer, my cable that connects my camera to the computer disappeared. I found it just the other day, and have some fun pictures to post....

We recently got a big doggie for Tyler, that he absolutely loves. It is twice his size! He uses it for tackle practice, a pillow, a lounge chair for TV time, and he even talks to it. It is so cute.

For Jordan's B-day, we made him some yummy desserts, and I have found Tyler really likes to help me when the mixing bowl is going. As soon as he hears me turn it on, he drags a chair over to the counter to stand on and "help." His idea of helping is putting whatever he can reach into the mixer while it is on, turning up the speed, and eating whatever is inside it... notice the sticky face below!

Part of the birthday celebrations for my love was to write on the sidewalk a bunch of messages to him... this is fun for Tyler and me. He colors, and I write...

One of the last hot days a week or so ago, we went to Germantown park again.. always fun times.

Progress on the Tyler's new big boy room is really underway. These pictures are from two weeks ago, when I had just finished fixing the holes in the walls and begun painting...

The walls are all done being painted now. We also just got a dresser off of Craig's List for next to nothing, and finished painting it last night. It looks as good as new. Now we are putting the finishing coats of paint on his bed frame, and the room will be ready for pictures to be hung and the boy to move in!!!!!

So, I don't know what it is about this picture, but it reminds me of my sister when we were kids. We have a picture of the two of us in the tub, and she is making the same face...

We have been incorporating "craft time" into the daily routine these days. I am trying to teach Tyler to sit and focus on an activity for more than 5 minutes, and thought crafts would be fun to try. So we bought the finger paint, play doh, coloring books and crayons.... so far, the winners have been play doh and finger paint.

It has been fun to watch Tyler try new things and enjoy them. Finger painting was the funniest, as he doesn't like to have messy hands.. so he kept trying to wipe off the paint, instead he kept smearing it around more!

Another attempt at "cooking time." We made pretzels together. I knew I was in trouble, when he took a handful of flour and put it in his mouth.... yuck!