Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Broken Heart

Rustin climbed in bed with us before the sun came up this morning.  He's my baby and he has a way of melting my heart. 

He's a talker.  I mean he always, always has something to say.  This morning he confided in me.  His voice was soft...a whisper.  He asked what we were doing today.  I whispered back, "church".  He responded softly with, "Oh yipee...that means no school!".  I asked him why he didn't want to go to school and he said, "I don't want to go to school because Emma broke my heart...she took it out and stomped on it.  She broke it in half".  He said even more quietly, "Cavin is her boyfriend now".   

Daddy chimed in after overhearing our conversation...."Girls are trouble, buddy.  You're better off just staying away.". 

Remember this baby boy.... you're only's a long time before we should be mending broken hearts...but always know that no matter how broken your heart is..I will be here to piece it back together.  There is nothing a little Blue Birthday Cake Ice cream can't fix.  May you always confide in me.  May you always turn to God and may you always know that He is your safe haven.  We'll be here to remind you of that and wrap our arms around you when you stumble! could just sing her one of your favorite songs at school tomorrow.   Cher Lloyd's "Want You Back"~

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Let Go

Today you grew up.  Today you said, "I can't" and then you "did".  Today you made me so proud that I jumped up and down, screaming with joy.  Today we used Daddy's tools to take the training wheels off and you rode your bike.  

My heart nearly pounded out of its chest the moment you told me to "let go" said "I've got it". I was resistant, but you were knew exactly what to do.  I stood and watched as you made big circles on the bike without any assistance...and then it hit me.   You're going to continue to tell me to "let go" and I'm going to continue to want to hold on "tighter"....but I won't.  Spread your wings baby boy, but always know that I'll be here to put my hands back on the bike and balance you. are so Big and I am so Proud! You insisted on taking one final spin in your pajamas right before bed...may your dreams be filled with the memories of this sweet, sweet day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


These are Rustin's characters.  He loves them.

He drives them around in trucks.

He spreads them out all over the floor and they always interact with one another.  Daphne shouts, "Jeepers!!!" when she sees a ghost.   Doc McStuffins offers to fix boo-boos.  Polly Pockets go down make believe water-slides while Jesse and Woody play cowboys.  An argument usually breaks out when Batman and Robin are involved.

 Rustin...May your imagination always be as big as it is right now...

 ...and may you realize that picking up all of your characters after hours of play doesn't make it "the worst day ever". 


Monday, April 15, 2013


This dog officially had more baths this week than all of the rest of us combined. are officially in the doghouse.  These two boys may think its fun to wash you three times a day, but I have other ideas about how I'd like to spend our days.  Let's end the'll make for a healthier owner/pet relationship.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring Soccer

He just needed a little bit of one on one time with his Daddy today.  Soccer Fields.  Guarding the Goal.  Team Captain for the day.  We are super-duper proud of you, Ryder Matthew!