Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend

Thursday before Mother's Day we loaded up and headed to my parent's house for the weekend. Our friends came too so they could be there for Ethan's dedication. 

Friday we spent the day at Legoland...it was seriously the best day ever. We had so much fun! My sister and her kids came too so we had quite a crew. It was perfect weather and it wasn't very crowded which made for such a fun day! 

Ethan looks like he's had a little too much of something...haha 

My favorites...so sweet! 

Madeline thought this guy was hilarious...he snores when you get near him. 

We rode all the roller coasters and Madeline was tall enough for all but one this year. She rode every single one, raised her hands, and laughed the whole time. My crazy girl! 

Saturday we celebrated my mom's birthday...we surprised her with a party. There was lots of food, lots of music, and lots of dancing! 

Ethan got lots of loving...

Sunday we dedicated Ethan to the Lord. We know God gave us Ethan and his life is in God's hands. We committed to raising him to love the Lord, and it was the sweetest day. I can't count how many times I got choked up during the service. I am overwhelmed by God's goodness manifested to us through Ethan. What a blessing he has been to our family! 

Sunday morning we also prayed for sweet Hadlee...Ethan's buddy, born just a week before he was. Shyanne has been such a dear friend to me. I can recount a particularly low point in my life, right after I miscarried in 2012. The first Sunday I went back to church Shyanne greeted me, tears in her eyes and just hugged me. She didn't say a word and didn't have to. I wish with all my heart I was in Texas and could be there for her now. We will not stop praying for a miracle for Hadlee.