Monday, February 15, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

Valentine's Day 2016 with the gang!!
Joshua is 3weeks shy of 8yrs old
Madelynn is 6
Olivia is 21m old
Emma is almost 3 1/2
 Emma has a baby doll named Baby Avery. He is a reborn doll and looks and feels very lifelike.  Every birthday and every holiday all Emma wants is more clothes or toys for Avery.  It is so sweet to watch her little motherly heart grow for her baby.  Today she got a Valentine's Day outfit, socks and shoes for baby Avery...she couldn't stop talking about how cute it was!!
Madelynn also has a baby doll.  Her name is Madison.  Today Madelynn got a hat, onesie, headband and shoes for Madison.  Madison quickly got dressed and headed to church with Mady.  Madelynn loves Madison but is usually found playing with her playmobils or animals.

Joshua loves football!  Everything this past fall has been about football and he has started to collect football cards.  He has memorized so many players, stats and teams and he talks about it non-stop.  I love that he has found something that he loves and can continue to learn about since players, stats and teams are always changing.

Olivia loves to build and explore. The past few months she has discovered duplo legos and playmobil 1.2.3. which are perfect toys for her age!  Today she got a new duplo set with a horse, car and horse trailer.  She opened it right away and carried the horse around until we had to leave for church

After we opened presents we left for church and started our new marriage series.  Dan informed me that he had the whole day planned out for us and after church our adventures began. We headed to lunch after church but our plans did not turn out as we had hoped.  They would not accept our coupon, which was not stated on the coupon or in the restaurant, and they wouldn't allow us to order off of the regular menu and everything had to be in a combo-costing an average of $25/plate. No thank you!  Since we had only ordered water we walked out and headed to Potbelly's for a sandwich lunch.  We ran home for naps and then had to wake the girls so we could head to our next surprise...a family date to the Children's Theater!!  This was a first for our children (first play, first theater experience) and a first for us in about 8yrs!!  The older 3 kids did great and really enjoyed the show!  Olivia had a hard time so I spent most of the play walking around with her but we still had a great time!!
We had a wonderful Valentine's Day spent as a family of 6! I hope you had a great day celebrating love day with those near and dear to you!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Too long...

It has been way too long since I updated this blog!  It has been way too long for me to be away from the writing scene.  It has been way too long for many things.

May 2013 was my last blog post.  In the past 3 years so much has changed in our lives.  We have moved, again, and our newest addition is almost 2 years old...Wow!!  Life sure has a way of passing by in a blink of an eye.

I am hoping that I can recommit time to document our life here.  I am not sure how many of you actually read this, or how many of you actually care, but for me it is so good! It is so good for me to write out our life here.  I don't do it for you, I do it for me. It is a way to document our life, our struggles, our healings and our Jesus! It helps me keep record of our school day, the little details that I can overlook by the end of the week, and it allows me to look back and remember details as they happen.  I hope you will stick with me as I update life in this crazy Harrison Household!!