Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Yesterday...

As many know, my Dear Father-In-Law has been going through treatment for Lung Cancer. It's been a rough battle, words cannot describe how rough. Well just recently he started losing his hair. So we decided to do some portraits before his hair loss. Here are 2 of Grandma and Grandpa from Sunday afternoon..
And this is quite a bit dramatic.. Fun drama before the big trim.. (by the way, Daniel was the photographer for this)..

I think you can tell Grandpa wasn't hurt..

He could reach up and just grasp his hair and it would come out..

So Grandpa asked me to bring my hair clippers up and 'finish' his hair loss..



Grandma had to help 'ease' the situation with some her humor.. you'll see that in the next few frames.. (though in the first one, I think it's quite visible how hard this really is on Grandpa)..

Grandma noticed how much Grandpa looked like his father now..she went and got the portrait and 'posed' Grandpa the same way to see the resemblance..

A little love..
After Grandpa's hair trimming, he went down in the basement.. while he was gone, Daniel sat in the chair and said "My turn, Grandpa and I will have matching heads and we'll wear matching ball caps."...

So here's some more love..
A lovely Grandaughter.. (this wasn't 'posed' this is completely Julie when around her Grandparents)..
Later in the evening, Nick came by and asked Grandpa to trim his hair.. Grandpa obliged.
So, here's some more love..

And more love... This time from Timmy and Jake..
We all LOVE you so much Grandpa..

I just want to Thank everyone who has been praying for our family. You have all certainly shown us your love and God's Love.. We know He's here.. I Praise Him this day for his Grace and Mercy over our lives, I know He has so much in store for ALL of us..

Have a great evening.. God Bless..

Lamb of God..

PRESS PLAY on this picture..it's a video of the boys singing Lamb of God...


video

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Confession of an Addiction..

I have a confession to make. This involves an addiction of mine. I've had this addiction for a LONG time.

Here's my King Size addiction:

Yeah..it's a writing utensil addiction. I have them ALL over everywhere. This set was found in the basket in my van. There are 30 there, YES 30!!

I don't know really when this started. Maybe it was because of those 3R's tests we had to take in elementary school. You remember the ones. You were not allowed to get up after the test started, so you had to have all your NO. 2 pencils sharpened.

All I know is that I've never been without a pencil nearby. My backpack in College had several compartments full of pencils. My mechanical pencils always had at least 2 extra packages of refillable lead! And now, I have 2 shoe boxes FILLED with pencils and pens, just in case the boys need extra pencils throughout the school year.

If you have any ideas how to help this addiction, let me know. The pens, pencils and markers are back out in the basket in the van- you know just in case I need to write while I drive...

Have a great evening..

Melissa

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

His favorite CARS!!

Watching little boys grow in their play is wonderful. Using cars as an example.. When they start they suck on them, they have to feel them in their mouths.. then start 'rr-ing' the motor as they pretend play. Then they'll start to line them up in parking lots, but noone would be able to get out of the cars because they are literally side by side.. Then they take them outside and create roads in the driveway or dirt and then the cars each get their own parking spaces and the passengers can actually get out of the car..

These are J's favorite CARS. He has a collection of the Disney CARS. These 3 though are what he enjoys playing with..



Enjoy..

Monday, March 16, 2009

I guess I really do ROCK as a MOM...

Number 1: He's wearing a shirt that says My Mom Rocks!!
Number 2: Check out how I cut their hair.. They love it..



I didn't cut L's like his older brother's... but he did get a trim. He was out riding his bike around the house with B, well B wasn't riding he was running..and WINNING!!

Have a great day..

Melissa

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sylvester..

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Mama bought a brand new drop..

Check out my new background, it arrived today so of course I had to play.. I need to get the wrinkles out but I LOVE it.. I'll add more later..



Have a great evening..

Melissa

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

What a sweetheart..

I set up my strobe and background and L was happy to let me photograph him. He's such a sweetheart. J had to get in on the first few, so I'll share one of the two together.. Both have little scratches on their face somewhere. I didn't edit them out..




Have a great day..