Saturday, August 31, 2013

Holding on to Summer

PaPa Whitesell sent this sweet pirate ship kite to Cory. It hasn't been very windy, but we did get it airborne behind the 4-wheeler. Can't wait till the next windy day to try it out again.
 Cory loves to dress up and has the coolest imagination.
 This picture makes me smile. He was playing with a grasshopper at the park and made this awesome face when it climbed onto his head.
 We spend so much time outside, especially with MaeBelle.

 We do plenty of relaxing inside with the a/c turned down nice and cool too.

Mason begs to ride the 4-wheeler. He gets really serious and cries when you make him get off.

 Just playing in an Iron Man costume and snow boots in August. Totally normal right?
Their zoned out faces worry me a bit. I guess we need to do more painting, coloring and reading. These boys love a good cartoon.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cory's First Day of Preschool

Prepare for cuteness overload here. After much anguish and prayer, I enrolled Cory in a preschool, un-enrolled him is said preschool, and then found a preschool perfect for Cory and perfect for our budget. It may sound silly, but I really feel like the Lord help guide us in making this decision. I sure adore my Cory Boy. I can't believe he's big enough for school.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Grandma Thatcher's Birthday!

Grandma Thatcher is an amazing lady. She is an example of grace, class, faith and kindness. I seriously want to be just like her. It doesn't hurt that she is beautiful either! We celebrated her birthday at a park in Mapleton and I just love these pictures, especially the one where the boys are looking up to her.

Monday, August 5, 2013

MaeBelle Bird

 Meet MaeBelle, the newest member of the Bird Family. We've talked about getting a dog for a long time. We've really missed Belle and Chance, but knew a puppy was a huge time commitment. We waited until Mason was a little over a year old and decided it was time. She is the sweetest little thing. Cory likes her a lot, but Mason basically despises her.

This may have something to do with why Mason dislikes her.  
 Save me Mommy!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

6 Years ~ Better Together

We left the kids and went on an actual date for our anniversary. Kevin let me choose the restaurant, and we went to Red Lobster. Lately Kevin has been saying how young we looked in our wedding pictures. I quickly correct him and tell him, "You looked young. I still look exactly the same!" We always laugh about it, but the truth is, a lot has happened in the past 6 years and you can see parts of our story written on our aging faces. Ha!
 Not a day over 25 right!?