Monday, July 28, 2008

its official...

well, its official....I'm getting big now. People are actually commenting on my belly and telling me how I'm really "popping out!" Of course this is nothing new to me since I see myself everyday in the mirror, and for all of you prego mommies out there, you always feel MUCH bigger looking in the mirror than when you just look down at your belly.

Last week was Hot Summer Nites at the ZOE house. It was AMAZING. In fact the first night they had such a huge crowd that there were literally NO spots to sit, and so they moved the next two nights up to the church sanctuary! They averaged about 280 kids each night. Each night tons of kids came and were excited to learn more about the Lord, and also be challenged to be more than just a "normal" Christian. ZOE is exploding right now and Phillip is busier than ever, but it is great because so many kids are coming to know the Lord. In fact he just went through the bible with 4 more kids today and they recieved Christ!

I always have intentions of blogging more often, but when I get a free minute without the girls I am usually spending it laying down. It is a little awkward to type laying down, so hopefully pretty soon I'll be able to sit up more and blog a little more before Canon comes and life gets even more busy:)

Here are some pictures of our recent events:

This was the last night of Hot Summer Nites. It was 80's night, so I thought I'd take a picture of myself at 27 weeks pregnant in the best 80's Maternity I could pull together:)


A sweet family gave us some new toys and this stroller was one of them. The girls LOVE it, and even started pushing each other around in it.

I thought I would let them use the spoon by themselves with yogurt the other day....it was quite a MESS!

Here they are in two of the matching chairs Phillip found in someones driveway, sitting with their trash, waiting for the trash man!!! We know it was the Lord blessing us because they were in perfect condition and FREE! He also got two matching potty chairs that chime when you pee in them, again for FREE! A little bleach and they are practically brand new. Thanks Lord!

On Saturday we went to the pool with Josh and Julie, Jim, Mitzi & Mia , and Fulton and Rubi. Here we are hanging out at the baby pool.

Phillip and the girls. Atley LOVES to swim with her daddy and is ready to take off in the water.

On the way home.....they were pooped!


5 comments:

Julianne said...

Shelly,
I think you look beautiful and radiant. It's so fun to see that belly just BLOSSOM before our eyes. And it is a great reminder of God's goodness, isn't it? :)

Love the pics - especially the 'sleeping in the car seats' one - love how babies look like Jello when they crash like that.

The Baker's said...

Hi Shelly!
I finally started one of these things. You inspired me to do so since I also have out of town family. Our blog address is
www.6ofusbakers.blogspot.com
check it out sometime. I just put a picture on there of Blakey - he got his upper braces off yesterday.
He's getting so big. Only 4 more weeks to go for me! Yeah!

The Buster Bunch said...

God is so good. It's so wonderful that you get to do all these things with your family! Can't wait to see you next week!!! Love you!!!

the broomes said...

Hey Shelly!
You look so cute!!! I'm very impressed with the 80's maternity look. -It's hard enough to find something "normal" to wear when pregnant...let alone a themed outfit!! So glad that everything is still going well with this pregnancy and that you're able to be at home with the girls. We will continue to pray. Atley and Avery are adorable- Anna Bell would have so much fun playing with them!!! It seems like they are doing so many of the same things right now!

lauren w said...

that's so awesome about Zoe! and i can Not believe how big your cute girls are getting! wow! so great :)