Pre-parade activities....balancing acts and the writing of short stories while the boys were busy tossing the football and snacking on a few morning treats!
These are always my favorite pictures, the anticipation can be read on their expressions....the parade is coming and the candy, oh the yummy sweet candy, is about to be thrown....Jay developed a fine art this year by catching the candy with his bag.
Dear Maddox Ren, so glad to look back and see this smile on her face. It wasn't too long after this that I began to notice a warmth about her face and a tired look in her eye, thus the beginning of our week of illness:/ Thankfully, the boys and Ryan were spared, but as for me and the girls, there were a few rough patches.
Emma and Jay, 8 1/2 and 6 years old. Time is flying but we sure are having fun watching these two grow.
Jay is a baseball fanatic and the mention of the Braves swings him into a complete rundown of players, skills, records, etc....and he is playing Fall baseball so we felt a necessity in his lineup would be batting gloves. I am pretty sure he slept with them on his hands that night!
And while we are on a note of celebration, Colin celebrated his "half" birthday. 13 1/2. Each day with him leads me to a new level of disbelief that he is growing up right before our eyes.
What a true blessing it is to parent this young man!