Friday, September 21, 2012

From kid to teen...he's turning thirteen!

Oh, my gracious!!  Our oldest is turning thirteen on Sunday.  I simply cannot believe we'll have a teenager in our home!  We're just around the corner from a driver's license and looking at colleges.  DEAR HEAVENS, I'M NOT READY!! 

Our Jacob is an amazing kid!!  He excels at school and on the ball field.  There's no better big brother, and with four little siblings (two here and two at his mom's), he gets tons of practice.  He's respectful and mannerly and has an unparalleled heart for others.

We are so proud of the young man he's becoming!  I know God has great plans for this boy and I can't wait to watch it all unfold!

"Boys are beyond the range of anyone's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years." ~James Thurber

"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons.  And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes." ~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

"Don't wait to make your son a great man - make him a great boy."  ~Author Unknown

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."  ~Emerson

"Sons are the anchors of a (step)mother's life."  ~Sophocles

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~God

Monday, September 17, 2012

Baseball big brother

Baseball season is in full swing around here.  Not only is Eli playing, but Jacob's team kicked off their season, too!  He's in the "big leagues" now!  Playing in the 13-15 league means bigger fields, bigger bats, and bigger boys!  I think Jacob's adjusting nicely (and proved so by firing the ball from center field to throw out a runner trying to steal home)!  Here are some pictures! 

Check out those throwback uniforms--pretty awesome!

(photo credits: Jacob's mom

Monday, September 10, 2012

Baseball baby

Our middle boy started his first season of baseball recently.  After spending many, many seasons watching his big brother play, Eli has finally done his time as a spectator, and is a full-fledged baseball player.  

His team is the Bulls.  He's on the far right...the little teapot with his hands on his hips!  :)

This is his serious baseball face.

Teammates playing while waiting for team pictures.

Baseball ready!


Some of Eli's biggest fans (aka brothers)!