Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Countdown

Ali turns 4 on Sunday and we have been talking about it for quite some time.  We love birthdays at our house and usually end up celebrating or having parties 2 or 3 times for each person!  Ali has 2 parties this weekend and she is so excited.  I cannot believe it has been 4 years.  Everything about her first months of life is still fresh in my mind.  Praise the Lord for the many works he has done in her heart and life in the last 4 years.  

We have been counting down the days, which is pretty funny to do with me, my 4 year old and my 2 year old.  Most of the time I don't know what day it is, so I change the countdown frequently as I remember what day I am on.  Ali is still saying that it is just 1 day away.  At first it was 1 month away all of the time.  And little Ava just has to chime in because her sister is talking, so she says it is 8 weeks away.  I love it.

3 days until her 1st party, 4 days until her 2nd party, and 5 days until her actual birthday.
Thank you Lord for Ali.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


We love Aria so much.  She brings so much joy to our home.  Her smile is so big that we sometimes worry that her face will break:)  She is such a special blessing from the Lord.  I remember praying that the other girls would not be jealous, and that they would love her.  Praise the Lord.  They love her so much!  It's amazing how one day she was in my tummy, the next day she was here and now I cannot imagine life without her.

Her name means a melody.  An Aria is a song in Italian and is usually sung by one person.  My prayer for baby Aria is that the song of her life would be a song of praise to the Lord.  We are working on choosing a verse to go with her name... what a blessing!  Tears come to my eyes whenever I think of my girls.  We love them so much.

For Justin and Laura

Click on me

Aria's pushups!

Children's Museum

Imperial Trip

Birthday Parties!

Princess Dance

Aria must be teething...