Family Fun and Firsts

I am amazed at our fast our little girls are growing up. Just this week, Aleah rolled over from her back to her belly for the first time. She was already rolling from her back to her side, but she’s found out that she can make it all the way over. Hannah is speaking so clearly now and has started to sing little parts of songs. Tonight, while Molly was working in the office, Hannah was sitting off to the side saying her ABC’s and other little ditties. Both of them are so happy and fun. Children are such a blessing.

On the 27th of September, we hosted the 5th Annual 5K Run and Walk Benefit at Vesuvius Baptist in conjunction with Vesuvius Heritage day. We sponsored a youth in our area named Matthew Koogler and had a great turnout for the event! During the event, we had hayrides, bouncy houses, firetrucks, race cars, a silent auction, a clown, great food, vendors, and even the national ring jousting champions. There was a really neat booth set up that talked about drunk/buzzed driving and had “drunk goggles.” There were two objectives when wearing them. One was to throw beanbags into a target circle. The other was to walk a straight line. Just when you thought you’d done it, you’d take the goggles off and find you were way off target. I had a lot of fun with that one.

While we were having the event, Hannah got her first opportunity to ride a horse. The ring jousters allowed kids to have rides around a rink they set up in the lower field. Hannah was a little nervous when she first got on, but after the horse started walking, she was hooked! She kept wanting to go back and ride again and again.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve enjoyed each other. Whether it has been at church, at the park, or just coinering around, we love to be together!

I am so thankful for my family and the joy they bring.

A natural born rider!
Hannah’s first horseback ride!
Hannah's first ride on a horse!
A natural born rider!
Hannah and Aleah sharing some time together.
My sweet girls
Aleah and Daddy at the park!
Aleah and Daddy!