Friday, February 16, 2018


Three years ago, we knew that they were going to induce Ashley...
From time to time, I woke during the night to check on updates...
And then I got this text from Andy...
Merrriam-Webster had this to say:
Definition of bam
: a sudden loud noise often used interjectionally to indicate a sudden impact or occurrence 
But in our family, BAM means that every time you hear that word, your heart leaps with joy, your eyes fill with tears and you utter a silent, heartfelt prayer of thanks to God for the wonderful gift of this delightful, amazing child.
Meeting Locklan for the first time was like the first time I saw the Grand Canyon...I knew it would be a special thing, something that I never saw or felt before...but I had no clue of the intensity, that my breath would be sucked away, that  I would fall in love like this!
Happy third birthday, Locklan David..
You rock my world!        


Thursday, February 15, 2018

One sure sign

One sure sign that you're growing up

(after all, you will be three in just 2 days!)

You start to grow a 'smush-smash!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bowling Lessons!

When you are almost three and Aunt Mindy gives you bowling lessons...

Sometimes your ball goes so slow,
You have time to lay down and take a nap while you wait for it to hit the pins...
Don't ya just love it?
(Thanks, Uncle Tony, for sharing your photo)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

When You're Almost Three...

When you will be three in three days...
It's nothing at all to put four spoons on your drawing paper...
Because once you do that, it's nothing more to ask your grandma to get you some apple sauce
 so you can test all the spoons (that you have drawn around with your markers).

You keep testing until...
Whoopsie, you dropped some on your art work!?!
And get right back to the business of testing spoons, sometimes using more than one at a time!
(and yes, that trampoline is still in my living room)
The final verdict:  they are all good but we need more applesauce!