Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Hot, Hot, Hot Birthday Party!

Today we celebrated Matthew's fourth birthday with a party. He had several friends over to enjoy a water slide (graciously loaned by good friends), and a visit by the local fire department. Matthew was absolutely THRILLED when the truck pulled up and he realized that they were here for HIM!!! He tried out all the seats, got to blow the horn and siren, and also got to run through the "rain" created by the fire hose.

We had a great day (though it was very hot, even at 10 in the morning) enjoying our friends and each other!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garden Update

Our garden has grown, and grown, and grown -- we attribute it to our neighbor's green thumb (I'm constantly calling and asking what to do next), and the TONS of rain we've been receiving.

We harvested a few green beans last weekend -- (the kids both tried them, but still declared them, "YUK!" -- they didn't want to wait until I cooked them, but wanted to eat them right out of the garden...) You can see from the pictures that we're expecting a bumper crop of tomatoes, and our zucchini and yellow squash are flowering. On a sad note, apparently our radishes have boycotted growing any edible portions. Their leaves have grown quite large, however there is just a red area on the stem where the radish should have grown... I've been told that it's just too hot for them... Oh, well...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday, Matthew!!

My sweetest boy,

I absolutely cannot believe that today you are four. How quickly your years have gone by! It has been an absolute joy for me and Daddy to watch you grow and learn. Your sweet spirit, your hilarious sense of humor, your stubborn-ness... all of it has been a great blessing to be a part of. We look forward to the years with you, and in seeing you become the man that God has created you to be. We wish you a very happy birthday, and many, many blessings. You are the best son, and an answer to our prayers!!

We love you so much!
Momma and Dada