Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy 90th Birthday Great Grandpa Wesley!!

Happy Birthday to you......
Happy Birthday to You!!....

Happy Birthday dear Great Grandpa Wesley!

Happy Birthday tooooooo YOUUUUUUUU!

We love you sooooo much!

Hope you had a wonderful day!!

Before we called Grandpa to sing to him, Matt said to Katherine, "We are going to call and sing Granda Wes Happy Birthday for the 90th time". She said, "Whoa..that is awesome...that is a lot!"

Love you Grandpa! You are an incredible man!! Miss you and Love you tons!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bye Bye Nukie....

First night...sleeping without the nukie!

Tonight was very bittersweet for dear Wesely....

when we got home from having dinner at Joel and Julia's there were no nukies in there usual spot in the cupboard. Wesley looked at me and said, "Do you think the Nukie Fairy came?" He ran upstairs to find a present laying on his bed. He was so very excited as I read him the letter left by the Nukie Fairy. He said, "I'm not even gonna cry mommy." He opened the present to find a spiderman sleeping friend. He was so excited and hugged him so tight. We then read stories and as he lay down to go to sleep he said, "Mommy, do you think the Nukie Fairy knew I loved spiderman?" I said, "Yes, I bet she does." As the minutes (seconds) went on...this tough, excited attitude changed into a very sad little boy bidding farewell to a beloved comfort. As the tears started to roll down his cheeks, he looked up at me and said, "Mommy, I think I'm gonna cry." It was so sweet. I teared up as well. I asked if he would like me to pray with him. He said yes. As I prayed and he held my hand and cried for his nukie. I held him tight and comforted him. He then threw his new spiderman down and cried harder. I continued to talk with him reassuring him (and me) that we could do this. I gave him another big hug and kiss and went down stairs. 10 miniutes later....silence. So a total of 40 minutes and we have accomplished our FIRST night of sleep without the nukie! To bid farewell to our dear friend I have included some pics of my dear sweet boy and his nukie.....enjoy!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Spiderman Birthday!

Spiderman Wesley shooting webs at Daddy!

Ready to party...and catch beattles with sticks!

The cousins hanging out!

Since it was Wesley's golden birthday (3 on the 3rd) and the first year he actually understood it was his birthday, we decided to go all out. Thanks to the help of all the grandparents, we were able to get a bouncy house for the party. It was a huge hit. Wesley's eye just about popped out of his head when it blew up. He was so excited!

Thank you so much!!

The kids were pretty bummed when we had to take it back today. They thought it was ours forever. Katherine is looking forward to getting one on her golden birthday!

My sweet boy on his 1st Birthday. This is one of the picture collage I made hanging around the house. My little prince!

Time to bounce!

Here is the game we played for the party:

Matchbox car racing with party blowers

The girls were the big winners of this game!

Katie was the all time winner. Here she is demonstrating her skills.

She beat Tyler pretty bad and wouldn't let him forget it either!

Layla and Wesley off to the races!

Go Wes go!

Ani was the most creative and just pushed hers with her blower. This was the closest race as right after this picture Cory puled right up next to her.

Cody had a tough time as his blower wouldn't really work like he wanted it too. But he did bring lots of entertainment with his determination.

Wrestle mania with Daddy!

Opening presents!

"I've been wishing for this!"

Studying the rainbow on his card so closely.


Cake time

Building with the blocks Daddy made.

Who's that masked man?

Ready to wrestle the green goblin!

Wesley has been wishing for this mask for a long time. This was Cody's mask and we have a picture of Cody wearing it on our fridge. Wesley will look at it and say, "Mom do you think Cody will let me have that mask someday?" Well Cody passed it down for Wesley's birthday and Wes was so excited!

Ready for action...Spiderman and Spidergirl!

I love this picture of Wesley shooting webs.

He loves Spiderman and now our house is covered in Spiderman gear!

"Money....for my bank!"

His daddy has taught him so well.

Mommy would think..."Money, let's go shopping!"

Good thing Daddy does such a good job teaching us all to save!

"I'm three and that's really big!"

Thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful birthday wishes and gifts. Wesley had an incredible birthday. Although he woke up sick in the middle of the night and coughed all night. His actual birthday was spent cuddling in the chair with mommy watching movies and reading books. He is on medication now and already starting to feel better.

He is so thankful for all of his presents.

We are so blessed with an amazing little boy with a very tender heart. He is so sweet.

The nukie fairy is coming to visit now that he is three. We ask you keep Wesley in your prayers as he goes through this MAJOR transition. Little man loves his nukie, but understands it is time for it to go to another baby. But it still is going to be very hard on him.

Lots of love!

A quick note about our amazing daughter as well...who is loving Kindergarten and being a big sister. The day of the party Katherine was so sweet and loving to Wesley. Letting him chose everything and helping him. It is incredible to watch them work together. Don't get me is not always harmony. But for the most part they are the best of friends. We have so much to be thankful for. God is working in our lives and I am so thankful for all HE is doing in each and every one of us.

Happy 3rd Birthday Wesley!!

We love you so much!

Happy 3rd Birthday Wesley!