Here is my niece Penny. I have the privilege of watching Penny three days a week. We just all love her so much and when she is not with us the children always ask where their cousin went. The days that we watch Penny are the days Avielle and Anderson go to preschool. These two girls in stripes, hang out in the mornings together. Funny that both my sister and I put them in stripes that day.
Penny, is quite the busy one these days. She is rolling over, trying to hold her bottle, and talking up a storm!
Ellie just loves her cousin!
Ellie with her bling pacifier.
Penny has such beautiful blue eyes!
Here is Penny and Kaeden having a play date together. These two are 3 months apart.
The other day I found Ellie snuggling in Penny's car seat!!!!
As you know Avi and Anderson had their Birthday last week. The week before that, we had their 4 year old Birthday party with family and friends! Every year that we have had their party it has been miserable weather. Their first Birthday we had it at my brother-in-laws apple orchard and it rained most of the day. Their 2nd year old Birthday party was going to be outside in our backyard, but the forecast showed rain, so we moved it to the Neighborhood Museum. Their 3rd Birthday was at my parent's house and we rented bounces for outside and it was freezing cold outside. You needed to wear a winter coat to be outside that day! The funny thing was that the weekend before all their Birthday parties it was beautiful weather! For this year, I decided to have their party early so we would have nice weather, but more and more I thought about it I decided it was just best to have their party inside. Funny thing is the day I planned their inside party it was a chilly overcast day. Good thing it was inside!
Here are some pictures from Bounces R Us!
This is Bella, Ryan, and Ellie going down the princess slide. Mackenzie, Brynn, and Avi greeting each other at the beginning of the party.
My mom and Penny
Bella going up the rock wall.
Bella and Luke going down the Batman slide
Cousin Katie Mae cruising around!
Miss Christine and Calli going down the truck slide.
Have giving her favorite princess Cinderella a kiss.
Sweet Abby hanging on the slide.
The boys hanging together (Anderson, Ryan, Austin, and Timmy)
Here are all the kids: Ellie, Geneva, David, Brynn, Jake, Austin, Stephie, Ryan, Bella, Izzy, Kelsey, Micah, Luke, Jackson, Addy, Aaron, Avielle, Anderson, Timmy, Caleb, Mackenzie, Henry, Addison, and Kelsey
This is Auntie Jenny with the matching girls Ellie and Penny. I know that Ellie's hair is quite wild! It was from all the jumping!
Nana and Ellie checking out the cake. The cake had two sides one Cinderella and the other Toy Story and one side was chocolate and the other vanilla.
My spirited boy turned 4 on Friday! As Anderson and Avielle would say they can finally chew gum and now they are finally 4! It has been quite the celebration the last two weeks with their party two weeks ago and then their individual birthdays. This mommy is tired!
Isn't he one of the cutest redhead boys you have ever seen? He already has two marriage proposals!!!!!
My dad and Avi share the same B-day. On Sunday we had a big celebration for the birthdays. We went to my parent's house and had lunch and went on the four wheelers, had fun with the paintball gun, and decorated pumpkins.
Doesn't he look so old here?
The celebration in now over. I will never forget how they are such miracles in their own ways and how God placed them together for a reason. I prayed for many years for these two and I know God has a big plan for them! Happy Birthday to my God twins! I'm so blessed to have both of you in my life!
We have a pet frog that lives in our basement with our storage stuff and my school stuff. Yes, he is a pet that we decided to just let roam around free! I'm just kidding about that! As of last week we had two frogs living in our basement. But from the picture above you can see now we only have one.
My husband captured the frog with these two cups. The funny thing isn't that we have two frogs living in our basement, but that we have known about them for over a month! I continued to kindly ask my husband to maybe capture them and free them, but they weren't on the priority list.
This is where I do all my school work and when I go down to the basement and open the back door, what do I find a frog looking at me. Of coarse he moves and I just go about my work, because it is not a mouse. I really don't like mice, but I guess frogs are ok?
Chevy and I are so blessed by her! We love her so much and love to see her sweet spirit develope. She is so sensitive and helpful. We are blessed to be her parents. She is so beautiful and our prayer is that she loves the Lord with all her heart. Lately she asks me each night to rock her in my arms and I sing Amazing Grace to her. I just love holding her in my arms. She has been sad about growing up. She tells us that if she grows up Nana won't be able to hold her in her arms. I tell her that she will be are baby forever! We love you princess!
This summer has been a big baby explosion for my family. My oldest sister had her daughter in May, Penelope and my younger sister adopted her baby, Kaeden, in August. My parents now have 9 grandchildren and all of my 3 sisters have children. My parents are busy!
I watch Penny three days a week, so I get my baby fix!!!!Ryan is happy about that!
Last week we went to the Trinity Homecoming game! This is where Chevy and I went to college and where we met. It was actually Chevy's 10th year after graduation!
Chevy was a junior and I was a freshmen and we had a mutual friend that introduced us. I still can remember walking to one of my classes and Chevy was with his friend Vince and we would all usually say hello, but this time it was different. Chevy had asked me if we could hang out Saturday night. This was in the fall and I of coarse said yes. At the time, I didn't know if it was a date, but after talking to our mutual friend I soon found out that it was a date.
Of coarse, I got dressed nice and had my hair looking good and we went out on a double date to go golfing. Little did I know that a 1 1/2 from then I would be engaged and that in two years I would be married to this wonderful man and that he would be the father of my children. So Trinity is very special to us both! :)
We didn't watch much of the football game. They were getting creamed! We did watch the soccer game and the Trojan's won!
It was funny to see the Chevrier girls were dressed in pink, the McMahon girls were dressed in purple, and the Domier girls were dressed in white! (On a side note, both Kelli and Barclay went to Trinity and I didn't really know them well during the time there) Now I do life with them!
My husband, Ryan, who is my true love. He is my helper, encourager, provider, and soul mate. We met in college and have been married for 11 years. He works as a financial recruiter and during tax time he works as a CPA. We were married young and have really grown up together. We love spending time together and chasing after our three little ones. He is a finacial recruiter by day and a tax preparer by night. He truly is a loving father to our three and finds great joy in being with his family. He is a lover of the Red Wings, anything sports, a spiritual leader to the family, and a servant to others.
our 1st miracle child and our oldest by 5 days. Her name means, "The Lord our God is gracious." Her middle name is named after her mommy and grammie. My beautiful Avi is our fun loving, giggling, strongwill, determined 1st daughter. She is my sunshine and cuddler, who loves my undivided attention and loves routine. She is mommy's helper and loves to help me cook, clean, and work in the yard. She loves being a big sister to her little sister and spends most days playing with her babies and taking care of them. She is such a nurturer to her family and to her friends, especially to the younger ones. Avi is extremely smart and brings me joy every day with her smile! I thank God everyday for her and I'm amazed at what a miracle she is and that I get to be her mommy.
Our 2nd miracle child that we tried to get pregnant with for a few years. He is our only and oldest boy . He is 5 days younger than his sister. Anderson's name comes from my maiden name and his middle name is named after is Daddy, Nana, and Great Grandpa. Just like his hair is full of color, his personality is full of color. He is an extremely sweet and sensitive boy who really likes to put on the charm with the ladies. He is full of adventure and has a big imagination. Anderson is all boy and loves sports and superheros. In many ways he is like his daddy who he really looks up to. He has a really good disposition and is also extremely smart, especially when it comes to talking. He truly loves life and a good party!
Our third miracle is our little 3 year old Ellie. Her middle name is after her Grammie. She was our wonderful surprise born when our "God Twins" were 19 months. We had 3 children in 19 months! God has a sense of humor! When Ellie was born she had a heart issue that the doctors had a hard time diagnosing. After 10 days at Children's Memorial she was sent home on oxygen. When she was born the doctor's told us that she would need open heart surgery several times in her first year. The Lord healed her heart and she has never needed any open heart surgeries. The doctors are amazed at the healing of her heart. Praise God! Meeting Ellie you would never know that she had a heart issue. She is our spunky little Redhead that loves to have fun and wrestle. I am convinced that she thinks life is a musical. She sings and performs all day to her family! She is such a joy and I couldn't imagine life without her!
Somer Joann (Mom)
Yes, I was named after the season, Summer. Almost everyone asks, "Were you born in the summer?" "Yes, I was." I just entered my 30's. I am blessed with a great upbringing. I have three sister and my parent's live close by. I am a former 2nd grade teacher. I taught for 5 years at a Christian school and love working with kids and being creative. I now stay home with my kids, but I am able to teach one day a week and I also teach piano once a week. I love that I'm able to stay home with the kids, but must admit it can be challenging some days. We like to stay busy with preschool for my older two in the afternoons and MOPS. One of my hobbies is running. I love the Lord with all my heart and truly try to follow His ways. Though I am human and fail in many ways. My desire is to be a woman who loves the Lord, a supportive wife, and a loving mother.