Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter 2014

How much life has changed since our early blogging days! Facebook has stolen away all of our attention, as all eyes are on it. Short snippets of 140 characters or less make us succinct, brief, and to the point, to a fault. So here's my hat tip to our blog. The Fowlkes family is going and blowing with all cylinders. But time is passing, as older folks often say, way too quickly. Will is 5; Hannah is 8; Jaycie is (gulp) almost 15. Love this sweet crew, and love to watch them grow. Here's to a fabulous 2014!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Love My Life, Love My Family

Where we are in the spring of 2012:
  • Jaycie is 13...beautiful, tall, slender, graceful, witty, thoughtful.
  • Hannah is 6...lovely, limber, smart, funny, compassionate.
  • Will is 3...handsome, hilarious, strong, active.
  • Lee and Ashley are (ahem) in their 40s...busy, hard-working, in love, blessed.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Good Night, Irene! Has It Been THAT Long?!?

Technology and social media have changed so much over the past couple of years, as evident in my fifteen month absence on this blog.


So much has changed in our family's world. Jaycie has entered the world of junior high. She ran cross-country in the fall and loved it. She is now involved in community theater and having a blast. Hannah, in her last months of preschool, is very much looking forward to living the big life of a kindergarten gal beginning in August, although she'll miss her preK teachers tremendously. Will is almost three, almost potty-trained, and almost as tall as Hannah. He does, however, outweigh her by five pounds. When he resists being picked up, feels like he outweighs me, too! He's a cute, active little booger. We are blessed beyond measure, and crazy busy with life. Speaking of busy, I must go. More again later - actually, hopefully sooner than later. :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Snow Babies





Our first snow was a nice one but a small one. Jaycie loved falling down in it (on purpose), Hannah loved eating it (no matter what surface it fell on),
and Will loved exploring it (totally uninhibited by having to wear his sister's lavender snowsuit). Hooray for snow!

Will LOVES Basketball!

He sizes up the goal.
He aims.
He shoots.
He scores!

Go, Will!


Thursday, December 31, 2009

What a Difference a Third Makes


So much has transpired in such a small amount of time. I can't believe my last post was in August!. Poor Will, whose story will be less documented than his sisters', has grown so much since that time. Ah, the curse of the third child.

Here are a few things I want to remember:

The song I made up for Will when he was an infant is sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." One day a couple of months ago (I think), he proceeded to sing the song with the lone lyric "Daddy" and has now progressed to insert "Jaycie" and "Nanna" (for Hannah) and "Mommy" into it. I guess now it's a family song. It's precious. The only family name he can't say is his own. I guess the "W" is a tough one to pronounce.

Will holds up his pointer finger when we ask him how old he is. He asks, "Where's Daddy/Jaycie/Nanna/Mommy?" and will say "Sh!" if I tell him they're sleeping. He can say "I want..." (more like "ont") "down" / "juice" / "Cheerios" / "ball" and a few other basics. He can tell us what Santa says - "ho, ho, ho" - and says "no" with much more certainty and emphasis than "yes."

He loves to sing. The "I Love You" song was his second to sing (thanks, Barney!), and he will sing along to "Jesus Loves Me" and "Jingle Bells."

He is all boy and loves to play with balls, trucks and trains. He may be a chef like his daddy, since he loves to play in the pretend kitchen. However, he'll have to learn to not throw the food and utensils on the floor to succeed. He makes a beeline to any available cell phone or remote and loves to push any button that makes noise.

What a blessing this little boy has been! Our hearts are full, and our cup overflows!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009