Thursday, June 6, 2013

Our big kids 2013

Playing around at Costco Optical - such a cute little nerd! 

May 2013

Heading up the mountain for a camping trip! Cora and Elijah were little troopers, they carried their own packs all the way to the campsite!  Cora's had most of her supplies in it, and was fairly heavy, for a 4 year old.  Elijah's backpack is actually a little bigger than Cora's but was filled with pillows, so it was light.  Still, it was hard for him to carry.

April 2013

Cora helping Daddy's scouts do a beach clean-up.  I made this dress for Cora a few months ago.

March 2013

Ryan and his mini-me after church.

February 2013

The kids hanging out together in the Rehab hospital lobby while visiting Grandma.  Jordan was trying to squat like Elijah.  

January 2013

We didn't manage to take many photos in January.  Ryan's mom was in the hospital - that month she woke up and started talking, and moved from the Queens ICU to the Rehab Hospital in town.  We spent a lot of time going back and forth to town to visit.  We were so happy when we were able to talk with her again!  That's what we had all been praying for - including Cora, who would pray that "Grandma could wake up and talk to us again." 

This photo was when she was still asleep at Queens but gave Cora's little hand a squeeze.

My mom came out for a couple of week to help us out and to visit.  She was able to be here for Elijah's 2nd birthday, which was nice.  She helped me do a few projects and get my house back in order after a kind of crazy holiday season.  I hadn't been feeling well so it was a real blessing to have her here.

Here are some pics of the kids at the beach while she was here (although we didn't get either of us in any of these photos)