Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I have very few words, yet too many to describe how perfect of an evening I experienced with Lillian.

My Lillian has always been a special little girl.  
Her emotions, loves, and dislikes are usually to the extremes.
On this night I saw my girl's heart sing out and almost completely burst with pure joy, excitement, wonder, and the most happiness that a 5 year old can exude.

As soon as I told her that we were going to go to a "cat dance"  that was all she could think of.  What was a cat dance? Well I showed her a couple Youtube videos and she was hooked.

We went up to Beef n Boards for the CATS production.  
It was pure entertainment and magic.
Everything from the warm attentive welcome we received,  the touch-the-stage seating, vocals, dancing, and interactive entertainment was absolutely perfect.
During the show Lillian had multiple experiences with the Cats.
They laid in her lap, purred on her, stared at her eyes from just inches, rubbed their noses to hers, slept at her feet,  played with balloons and then topped it off by giving her a autographed "dawg" sign during the show.

Afterwards, some of the girls were kind enough to come out and meet Lillian.
She was so excited to tell them about her real cats and they were so sweet to listen and seemed to really enjoy talking with her.  

We coordinated our leopard outfits and even had matching boots.

Yes, I did cry about half of the time we were there just watching her face.
I'm sure the girls at the end thought I was some weirdo mom.

At the end of the night she just kept saying, how she "loved it" and a sincere  "Thank You Mommy. You are the best mommy ever!"

This is one memory that will absolutely be forever stored in my heart.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

He has my heart

This little guy came to me 7 years ago and I couldn't ever have wished or prayed for a son that I would love as much as him.  Josiah is such a cool kid.  He's fun to talk to, is developing a good sense of humor, and is so compassionate and caring.  When he was a 1 year old wild child I thought I would be chasing him for the rest of my life.  Now he can be on the slightly lazy side and not the total "all boy" that I thought he would be.

 We started the morning out right with his donut cake.
 Then in the evening we had a little bit of family over for some brownies.
He was very adament  that he did not want any icing at all.  So we decided to to a brownie and ice cream sundae bar with all the toppings.  It was a big hit.
The evening was a little cool and with 31 people in our house it was a very cozy and festive time.

Trying on his new gear.

Then we surprised him with his basketball goal!
He loves basketball.  
He has the knack for remembering stats, teams, players,  height, weight, about anything would want to know.  He just absorbs all of it, from where, I don't know.  We don't have a tv so he just picks it up from school, reading, and talking to people.  It's so impressive.

My cousin who I hadn't seen in 3 years came up with his kids.
It was so great to see them and the girls had a "fashion show" for us.

Josiah's best buddy from church.
They both have had their first overnight stays at each other's houses.  
It's been so cute to see Josiah developing a friendship.

I love you with all of my heart Josiah!
Happy 7th Birthday