Monday, April 29, 2019

Silas' Second Year

This post is over a month late, but better late than never! :) Silas' second year of life was full of so much learning, growth, and change! He went from a sweet baby to a spunky toddler with a firecracker personality! He began to talk, entered full-time into obedience training, outgrew his morning nap, was weaned from his pacifer, and developed a knack for getting into mischief. (The bathroom is his particular favorite place for mischief!) Thankfully, despite the messes he often makes, he is great at cleaning up!

Silas is a daddy's boy all the way except for when he first wakes up from a nap...then he only wants Mama. He loves to be outside, is loud and full of opinions, and doesn't want to be left out of anything his big brothers are doing! Silas has taken to drawing much earlier than our other children and has been the hardest one to teach to keep the marker or crayon on the paper as he loves to decorate furniture, walls, skin, cabinets, and floors. I will be curious to see how his artistic flair plays out in life... We all love our little Si-Guy to pieces and can't imagine life without him!

Here is the annual picture round-up from his 2nd year. 

Chowing down on something yummy at a restaurant!

He looks so little to me!

Finding a cream cheese wrapper in the trash and helping himself.

Trying to help Daddy with the kitchen remodel. This boy is crazy in love with tools!

Swinging at the park.

Peek-a-boo!

My little ducky. :)

Love that red hair!

Ever since becoming mobile, Silas has loved to climb anything and everything!

Our first kid to take to the ER due to an unfortunate collision with our brick fireplace.

Silas has added so much joy and sunshine to our lives!

Adoniah is often his partner in mischief. 
On this particular day, he decided to help decorate Silas.
With permanent marker.

Which Silas thought was great!

Playing on the pretend bulldozer at the children's museum.

Snuggly boy after a nap.

Hanging out with big brother Isaac.


Josiah giving him a ride on the tricycle.



Learning how to sing songs during morning Bible time.


Playing with his new friend, David.

Squealing at a park in Texas.

Mr. Banana Head

Happy 2nd Birthday, Si-Si!

We love you!

Such a little ham!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Isaac's 6th Year

This past weekend, we celebrated Isaac's 6th birthday! What a year of growth and excitement it has been for this handsome boy of mine! Isaac is a big blessing to our family! He is funny, smart, articulate, athletic, a hard worker, creative, innovative, and my right hand helper! Isaac loves to learn, loves to build, and loves God's Word! 

He has excelled in school and gotten to experience some new extra-curricular activities such as a homeschool gymnastics class and Upward basketball program. He also started piano lessons with me, although we need to get better at being more consistent with those. He thrived on being Nathan's sidekick during our big kitchen remodel that lasted 7 months of this past year. 

A big highlight for Isaac was attending Grandpa and Grandma Camp for the first time during the summer. He has also really enjoyed being part of AWANA Sparks Club at church and has amazed us all with his ability to memorize Scripture. Traveling to Texas in the fall and meeting up with cousins and relatives he rarely gets to see made for additional special memories in his year.

True to his name, Isaac loves to make people laugh! Sometimes this translates into him being super silly, and sometimes he really does do hilarious things! His chicken nugget dance is a winner. ;) 

I have loved watching him grow in responsibility and confidence this past year. He is a huge help to me on the farm with outside chores and animal care. And I can always count on him to do any job given him or run "errands" for me around the house.

Isaac's 6th year was a fun and full one! Here is the annual picture round-up showing its many great memories!

Making boats out of straws and watching them float - Isaac's idea.

Play-dough creations. Look at those cheeks! He looks so young to me compared to now!

His rocket.

"Look, Mom! We are pigs!" 
Isaac thrives on being outside and if the weather isn't too cold, Josiah is usually happy to tag along!

Daddy's big helper.

Rainbow rice ice-cream?

Kitchen demolition.

One of his hundreds of building creations.

Summer school.

A treasure I will cherish that Isaac made just for me to put on my new kitchen window sill.

Helping Daddy in the garden.

Playing games at Grandpa and Grandma Camp!

Getting ready for a cheese factory tour and water park play at camp!

First official day of 1st Grade.

The sun was bright! :)

Fun times at a children's museum.

His human skeleton puzzle.

Puttin' on a show!

Geometry at its finest.

Math-U-See

The Kiddie Tractor Pull at Bob Evans Farm Festival

Riding a pony.



More fall fun at Glassburn's Fun Farm.


Last year, his head came up to the 3 1/2 line. I'd say he's grown!

Showing me his gymnastics tricks.

Swinging with his cousin, Melissa, in Houston, TX.

Puzzle time.

They loved being together!

Learning to play Hop Scotch with Grandmommy!

Zip-lining at the park.

King of the mountain.

Hanging out with friends in their barn in Texas.

Becoming a dog owner.

Kanoodle puzzles for our puzzle boy!

A visit to the dentist.

One cool dude!

Building with his Math-U-See blocks...again!

Just monkeying around.

A one-man band.

Checking out his new Bible, a gift for his birthday now that he can read quite well and is wanting to read the Bible for himself!

Basketball was a blast for this boy!

Mr. Silly Pants

Isaac Nathan Britton
6 years old.