Thursday, July 18, 2013

Time is Flying

Time is flying quickly. It's hard to believe it's already nearing the end of July.

This summer we had our first big road trip, and in our new mini van! It was a huge success.

We felt like the all American family, pulling up to a rest stop somewhere in Indiana, rolling out our picnic lunch of sandwiches and spreading our quilt out on the green lawn.  The kids crawled around and enjoyed eating al fresca!

The temperatures up in IL were perfect for a summer trip - boasting of a nice 75 degrees, while rain poured back at our southern homestead.  The kids did great, enjoyed seeing their grandparents, great grandparents, great aunts, uncles, and cousins.  We celebrated their first birthday while we were up there, and they got loads of fantastic gifts and even some shoes!

They are growing so quickly. Mimicking words, gestures, and more.  Sweet Ella has watched us hold hands at the dinner table and pray each night, and is now quickly taken to grabbing mine when I hold it out at dinner.  When I open my eyes after amen, she is just pretty pleased with herself for participating in this activitiy the only way she knows how - holding our hands! It's so precious!

Franklin is an eating machine! You think you've filled his plate, then by the time you fill sissy's he already needs more food! He grabs cheese, bread, and meat by the handfuls.  He's working on a double chin, and there's no cuter accessory on a 13 month old!