Saturday, August 29, 2009


My nephew Jaylen was born a couple of weeks ago making me a Great Aunt! I was already great, but he gave me the title! Jaylen was 12 weeks early, and was 1lb 11.8oz, 13 inches long! He is now 2 weeks old and 2lbs! It is a miracle that he has survived. He no longer has his ventilator and IV! God is good! (and to think people abort at 28 weeks) Emily seems huge after seeing Jaylen!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Indiana State Fair

As you can see we had a great time at the fair! We saw everything from eggs hatching to the circus! Hannah's favorite thing was the horses, Elizabeth's was the bunnies, Rachel's favorite was
working at the farm! A great time was had by all!

All I want for Christmas is My 2 front teeth!

Hannah was very excited on Saturday. She lost her 2 front teeth! Now for the story. Hannah & Elizabeth were playing around when Elizabeth accidentally kicked Hannah in the mouth. Her gums immediately started to bleed & when I felt her teeth they were finally loose enough to pull! Her teeth had been loose for a while, but not loose enough. We had a lot of fun surprising daddy when he got home from work that evening!

Monday, August 24, 2009

~True Heart Award~

Wow! I received this award from my Sister-in-law Rachel. I know I really fall short of this daily. I feel I need a ton more patience than I have. My cousin Lisa says God gives us what we need when we need it, and starting the end of September I will need a great deal more as we begin our schooling. My desire with homeschool is to teach my children how to fear God, and become a loving Christian young lady! The latter is the hard one I think. We have few young ladies in this day and age. Thank you Rachel for the honor of this award!

What does this award mean:

"Those that receive this award are of the sweetest nature. They are kind, fun, friendly, loving, and eager to share their love of Jesus with others. They are brave with their efforts to reflect Him in this darkened world. They are the kind of folks you are blessed to know, even if it is only in the blogging world."

Friday, August 14, 2009

What makes a Mom smile

I have always heard it is the simple things in life that make a Mom smile. I have learned that this is true. This morning I woke up to noise in my kitchen. I knew it was Hannah so I called for her. She came back and I asked her what she was doing. Her response was, I am cutting bananas & strawberries for our breakfast. I then asked what knife are you using??? She replied, the red bumpy one. That is her kid knife from Pampered Chef, Praise the Lord (my thought). I always check E-mail in the morning so I was in the middle of doing this when Hannah came back and asked me to get back in bed. I did to have her bring me a plate of bananas & strawberries for breakfast! The pictures made me smile this afternoon. Emily is sound asleep, Rachel & Julia sitting together watching Strawberry Shortcake, Hannah & Elizabeth asleep on the floor! The simple things in life: my children. So sweet, and innocent. I am responsible for how they turn out, I am the one who will answer to God for these sweet little darlings. I love my girls each and every one of them. I never knew how I would love more than one, but now I realize that God grows your heart each time another child is born. Some people may think we are crazy having a big family, but I know that God placed each one in our family for a special purpose. I love my girls! God has blessed Robbie & I 5 times, and I am eager to see how each one will chose to serve God!
Psalm 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Doctor Visit

Yesterday Julia & Emily had an appointment with their doctor. Emily received 3 shots! YUCK! She is quite cranky today as a result. Julia had one shot & she took it without screaming or crying! What a big girl. Mind you I was laying over her so she could not see what was going on;) I learned that trick from one of the nurses! Before going back to the room Julia decided to play peek-a-boo then climb on the table! It is always interesting when we all go to the doctor!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hannah & Taylor

Hannah wanted her best friend Taylor to stay all night before she starts school on Monday. We had a great time. Pizza for dinner, pancakes for brunch! They fell asleep before the first movie was half over! So much for staying up all night! LOL I remember those days.

Elizabeth & her BFF Georgia
Hannah & her BFF Taylor

Elizabeth, Taylor, and Hannah


Emily Ruth Kennedy 8 Weeks

It is hard to believe that my baby is 8 weeks old already! We will have her two month check-up tomorrow. I know she has gained weight since she is getting harder to carry in her car seat! What I love most right now is that she will smile at me when she sees me coming to get her. I enjoy every moment I have with her. I thank God daily for my newest child, and the blessing she is to our family. I am also thankful that I get to stay with her each day and see her milestones! No rushing up & down the road this year.

Who needs a superhero when I have my dad! Rachel saw this shirt when we were shopping & I had to have it for Robbie! He is our superhero;)
I just love the look on her face in this picture!

Sleeping while we ate dinner. We got to go out as a family Mon. night! It was too hot in the house to cook.

Mommy & Emily

Smile! This one is my favorite picture!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Destination: HOME

Our trip home was uneventful! We did have to travel back over the INFAMOUS bridge! Only Aunt Nola and mom will completely appreciate that one! We did have some great times in our BIG white van! From movies, to singing, to laughing, and yes even some tears were shed;)! Kids travelled pretty well thanks to the invention of the portable DVD player that Daddy hooked up for us! We arrived back home just after 2 in the morning! We slept most of the day Monday!

Julia did not want to go over the bridge!! LOL

Watch out here comes the BRIDGE!!!

WHEW! We made it to the top!

It's all DOWNHILL from here!

Julia & Rachel enjoying a movie! Hannah is in the back.

Watch Out Daddy here we come!

Love It!