"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday - My Favorite People!

As many of you know, I am one proud mommy and wife and I love to show off my family on my blog. They are my world and today especially, I am so thankful for my 3 kiddos and my sweet hubby. Andrew and I leave tomorrow for a special weekend in the piney woods of Texas and I already know that I am going to miss my 3 little munchkins a ton. We just don't spend too many nights away from them and as Austin would put it - "We like being a family." So, thanks for letting me brag a little more about these amazing people the Lord has placed in my life. :)

Austin had an Art Show at his school last week. It was so fun to see some things he made in his class. Here he is beside "his piece". He chose to call it - "Chuggington Dogs". Chuggington is a new Disney show about trains that he is really into these days and the dogs part is of course the subject we discuss every day with him - getting his own dog one day. This kiddo cracks me up! At the art show we were handed a packet where the teachers described each student (or artist). Here is what Austin's teachers had to say about him: "Austin is a passionate artist. He likes bold colors that make an impression." Ummm - YES! That description pretty much sums my first born up! :)

How adorable is this sweet girl?! This is the new rain coat that Andrew bought Audrey. She was so excited to get a "special gift" from her daddy. She walked around all day like this. It was too cute! This girl LOVES her daddy and LOVES being dressed up as a princess (as she calls it). We have a very special surprise for her 3rd birthday next month!! (We are going to Disney World!! Shhh! ;)

All I have to say is look at those dimples!! (And it looks like she has also inherited the Mauritzen-front-teeth-gap. Sorry kiddo. :) Ainsley is almost 20 months old and she is in full toddler mode getting into everything (purses, bags, drawers and the trash are her favs) these days. She is sooo curious about everything! I love watching her mind work as she processes how to put something together OR take something apart. Ainsley is persistent and we call her a little scrapper all the time. I guess you have to be when you are the youngest. :)

Austin and Audrey help Daddy all the time in the kitchen. I walked in the other day to see this. I just love how they pulled the stools into the kitchen to "help". Daddy is by far every one's favorite person in our home. When I say that he is the center of what this family is all about that is an understatement! All four of us can't wait until he comes home each night. It will never get old hearing the kids scream "Daddy's home!" and run to the front door to greet him. I am such a blessed woman!

And this is just a cute pic of the kiddos watching a movie one night last week. They get so excited about our movie nights. These simple family times are the best!
A-Team - Mommy and Daddy love you so much! We are going to miss you guys this weekend, but we know you are going to have so much fun with Nana, Papa and Grandma. Be good! ;)


The Owens Family said...

Angie my dear friend, I just love reading your blogs. They are so inspiring and I take a little something from them each time. Love You, Torrie

David M said...

Isn't it great how three kids can be so different, yet so alike? My 3 boys are all so very different, but they get along so well together - at least they get along now as they have matured into young adults... Your kiddos all have so much personality and it is great that I can "know" them better by reading your bog updates!