Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy 2nd birthday Kamdyn

Happy 2nd birthday Kamdyn Ruth Ferrell aka Kamy Rue! I can't believe you are 2 years old.
You are such a joy and a delight! You are so sweet but yet so spicy!
You currently can count to 5 and sing your ABC's not perfect but you can.
Today, we started off the day with singing happy birthday when you woke up. Followed the song with flowers, balloons and breakfast. I made chocolate chip coconut muffins. I worked on your cake and daddy hunted squirrels! Nana arrived with presents. She got your a Barbie car for you princess dolls and a princess doll. A soccer ball, so mommy can start teaching her girls some soccer and an elmo book. We ate lunch and than headed over to Deanna Rose Farm Stead. We visited all the animals! We came home and got ready for dinner. You opened your card from Nanie. You will use your birthday money for some kind of toy!
For dinner we had, hamburgers on the grill, squash and potato salad. It was so beautiful outside that we had to grill out and sit on our new outdoor furniture!
We followed dinner with your cake. You wanted a Super Why cake. If you watch PBS in the mornings than you know Super Why! It was chocolate with a peanut butter chocolate chip filling, I made it. You love peanut butter!
After cake you opened presents from mommy and daddy. You got a princess camera, cinderella and her horse, garden tools and a Thomas the Train. Taylor got a art center from nana and a princess camera and garden tools from mommy and daddy.
We played with your new toys for a while and than took a bath and quickly got you into bed. No nap so you were ready for bed!

Kamy, we love you so much. We pray that the Lord would give you eyes to see him and ears to hear him this next year!

Monday, April 11, 2011

2 years ago

Two years ago today, my dad went to be with Jesus. Exactly 6 months to the day from being diagnosed with lung cancer. Those 6 months went by so fast. If only we knew!
We planted 2 apple trees last year in honor of my dad. We used to sing a song together every night, when I was a little girl "don't sit under the apple tree." We danced to that song at my wedding and a cousin played it on the guitar at his funeral.
They are doing great, lots of leaves. One day there will be apples!
I miss him more than I can even explain or show.
But today, I prayed and thanked the Lord for the wonderful years we had together. For the wonderful woman I became because of him (and my mom.) For the kindness he showed others. For his sweet and tender spirit even when I was not so sweet and tender. For showing that a man has strengths and weaknesses and that is ok. For loving me well.
I prayed for Jacob that he would have wisdom and revelation on how to raise two sweet little girls in such a not so sweet world! That his relationship with them would be like none other.
So, I close this post thinking about my dad. And telling my blog readers to call your dad if you can. You only have one set of parents.....
Sometimes I wonder why God didn't set up a phone line so we could talk to our family in heaven, that would be perfect!
Miss you daddy and love you!

Taylor's birthday pics

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday!

Taylor Renee Ferrell, happy 4th birthday!
Two day's ago Ta started with a tummy ache and all mom's know what that means, stomach bug.
We haven't been sick in about a year, not even head colds.
So yesterday, she ran a 102 fever all day and finally it broke.
Today, she was great and oh so excited for her birthday. We began the day with the table set with a happy birthday table cloth, flowers, pictures, balloons and her first gift from Grandma and Grandpa. She got a pillow pet (which she wanted), a book and Toy Story 3 on DVD. We allowed Kamdyn to open her presents from Grandma and Grandpa as well. She also got a pillow pet and a book.
We ate breakfast and watched Toy Story 3 of course. And than Kamdyn got sick and than Jake started to get sick, stomach sick!
We followed with Nana arriving with presents and more goodies! Ta got a jewelry making kit, bean bag toss game, baking cupcakes thing and a barbie car, not for her barbies but for her dolls! We followed with a quick lunch. We received a card from Nanie in the mail. Ta will go and pick out a gift with her money. She wants more dress up clothes, like she doesn't have enough! And than I made pizza for dinner. She wanted me to make it! It was probably by far the worst pizza I have ever made. Ta ate like two bits and I didn't eat much more than that. Nana, ate a few bites.
Kamdyn and daddy didn't eat....:( After we ate Ta opened her gifts from mommy and daddy, a Toy Story 3 puzzle and the Jessie doll from Toy Story 3. She wanted the Jessie doll...Its a cowgirl from Toy Story 3. We had her cake which was chocolate on chocolate with lollipops and dark chocolate candies all over it. She wanted a CandyLand Cake and I thought that would be perfect. Her other gift from mommy and daddy is coming up, when everyone is feeling better. She wants to ride in the Cinderella Carriage (with a horse) downtown Kansas City at the Plaza, with her princess dress on. We were going to do that today but everyone got sick. When you read this please pray "Lord please keep Lacy healthy and bring health to her family!"
I will post pictures from the days events!
Tonight when I tucked Ta into bed she was sleeping on her new pillow pet, sharing it with Jessie and she had her cupcakes baking in the "oven" her dresser! So cute.... I love that kid!
I can't believe Ta is 4....
Her sunday school teacher stopped us and told us what a dynamic little girl Ta is! Its true, she has such a great personality and she loves to show "love" to others. Taylor, I love you with all my heart!
PS im sitting here watching Jake and Kamdyn sleep together on the couch....it breaks my heart to see them not feeling well!