Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Secrets shared

A certain 3 yr old can't keep secrets. We hit some clearance racks at Target this morning while grabbing diapers.  
Tonight after supper, Ella announces, "mommy bought Elsa jammies today."  About 10 seconds later Lily is running circles around the living room shouting, "this is going to be the best Christmas ever!!!"

Looks like I can't throw gifts in the cart anymore. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

14 months

This boy is 14 months today & on the GO!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

pumpkin book report

Lily had her first real project for K5 - a pumpkin book report.
Lily needed to pick out a book, choose a character from the book, and turn a pumpkin into the character. Of course, she picked a Frozen book and the character was Olaf.

The only adult help Lily had was with the hot glue gun. Otherwise, she did great!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

13 months

I know I say this every month, but time is flying.  #babyB turned 13 months yesterday.  He is walking, running and into everything.  He eats like a champ....any & all food we put in front of him, plus mulch, leaves & dirt.  He is almost always smiling and his giggle is contagious.

Monday, October 12, 2015

employee of the month

Since this blog is also our family photo album, I had to document this.  Today, Jake was awarded Employee of the Month for September 2015.  God gave Jake this job; He clearly dropped the job in Jake's lap, at the perfect time, when we were NOT even looking for a different job.  That's an amazing story for another day of God's sovereignty, impeccable timing, direction & provision. 
Jake started his new job at My Employees on June 15.  July was training, we were gone part of July & August for vacation, so September was really his first full month of work.  We're super proud of him!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

family date night

Last night we had a family date night.  Every event was a surprise to the kids, some events a surprise to Jake & me as well.  A great time was had by all!

First off, we headed to the pumpkin patch.  We came home with lots of little & mini pumpkins.  Lily has a book report project due next week where we have to decorate a pumpkin like a character from a book of her choosing.  It should be fun! I"ll have to post that project once it's completed.

We then were heading to Panera for dinner, but saw a bunch of fire trucks parked outside of the mall.  They were letting kids tour the trucks & talk to the firemen. There were a few other emergency reponse vehicles as well.

The firemen let us know that they had more fire safety activities set up inside the mall.  We headed to Panera to eat.  Gotta love feeding a family of 5 for $1.08 thanks to a gift card!  After our bellies were full, we went to the mall.  The girls got to meet Sparky! They also got to sing & dance with him.

I am so thankful for the blessing of family!

Monday, September 14, 2015


ONE year old
21 pounds 4 ounces
28.5 inches long

I am taking 4-5 steps at a time.  
I can stand on my own for a minute or so.
I say "ut-oh," "mama," "dada," and mimic what I hear.
I have 4 teeth on top, 2 on the bottom, and 2 bottom ones that just poked through.