Monday, August 25, 2008

Beach Bonding!

Our family took our vacation this summer to Gulf Shores. We mixed a little business with pleasure and had a wonderful time. Jeremy had the honor of officiating a wedding ceremony of one of his high school buddies so we tacked on a few extra days of vacation as a family. Here are a few of the pictures from the trip. We had such a good time hanging out as a family.

Harrison loved the beach this time and especially loved the pool! He enjoyed jumping of the side off the pool into our arms. He also was very brave and walked into the water with us. The pool was one of those that have a gradual slope so that the kids could play in relatively shallow water. Harrison however; did not let the depth of the water hinder him. I think he sprouted a porpoise fin while we were down there because he was jumping and splashing like crazy!

Kate enjoyed the sound of the waves and the sea breeze. One afternoon she took a nap in the gently breeze. She did put her feet in the sand and dipped them into the ocean. She didn't cry, but wasn't a fan either. Kate was the darling of the beach and attracted the gazes of many people. But what would you expect? She is so adorable, especially in her pink bikini!

We also spent some time at the track! Harrison rode the swings, merry-go-round and the train! He had a blast! Kate enjoyed hanging out and observing her big brother. We got so much joy out of watching our kids enjoy the festivities. They were well behaved and had smiles on both of their faces most of the time!

One of the highlights of our trip was the wedding that Jeremy officiated on Mobile Bay. We were able to stay in a really nice hotel with a really great atmosphere and pool. The sun popped out long enough for Harrison to go down the slide a few times and for Kate to catch a few rays! It was so much much fun! I cannot say enough how thankful we are for God's blessings!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Babies are Growing!

Oh how time is flying! My babies are getting big already. Harrison is knocking on the potty training door and Kate is wanting to get into the action around the Saylor household. Where is the time going? It seems like I was just holding my newborns and now one is trying to outgrow his Huggies (thankfully) and graduate into big boy underwear and the other is eating cereal and playing in her exersaucer.I love them so much and thank God that He has given me these precious gifts. I have such a great family. I couldn't have asked for a better mate. Not only is her a great father to our wonderful children, but he is also quite a catch! He has this amazing smile that lights up the room whenever he enters. His laugh is loud, but engaging and he can make you feel so good inside just being near him. I love him so much. He also is such an inspiration to me. He loves God so much and is always looking for ways to draw people including me into a deeper connection with God. I pray that our children are able to follow his leadership and develop a love for people like their daddy.Harrison just keeps amazing me. He stays at home with me on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I must say, although it is challenging having two kids at home with me, I miss the conversations that he has with me when he goes to preschool. He loves his mommy. The other day, Jeremy took him to the store and he brought me home some flowers. I had tears in my eyes. What more could a mother ask for? It was so amazed watching my little man bring me a bouquet of mums! His daddy is already training him to be a great husband!Kate is blooming with personality. It is hard to believe that she is 4 months now. She has the sweetest smile and is trying to get in on the conversations now. She laughs and coos and dances! She is trying to sit up and is rolling over. She is no longer an infant that eats, sleeps, and poops. She really wants to get in on the action!
I love our family! What a great blessing from God!