Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What Makes Me Smile?

These kids do!


I love watching my kids use their imaginations.  We had a computer box just sitting in our play room for a week.  Mj asked if he could use it.  An hour later, he came out and showed me the castle he made for their McDonald's happy meal minions.  I love it!  They played for awhile on our back porch with that castle!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fortney's Take On Miami

We got back from the Wilds and headed right into vacation. Mark's family all came to Miami for a week.  It was a fun-filled and exhausting week!  Here's some pictures of our vacation.

Job enjoying some sand at Matheson Hammock Park.
The kids love their Papa.
Having fun with my sis-in-law Leah and niece Zoe.
Gabe loved the water slides at the water park!
Hanging out with my niece Julia.
Job loved the water park, too.  He wanted to be in the water at all times.
Jadyn makes a splash.
Jadyn & Gabe hanging on Uncle Benny.
The 3 baby cousins - Job (10 months), Zoe (6 months), Sydney (4 months)
The sis-in-laws and our babies!
The guys went to a Marlins game.
Gabe and I enjoyed riding together to Bayside.
Uncle Jonny bought the kids their first pair of crocs.  They were so excited.  Jadyn chose bright pink and green crocs.
Gabe chose the monster crocs.
Mj liked the blue and yellow crocs.
And I chose chameleon crocs for Job.
Time for some cousin fun at South Beach.
My little surfer dude.
Mj, Uncle Benny, & Jadyn enjoying the water.
Zoe & Job catch a nap in the shade.
Ryan, Jadyn, & Gabe having fun digging a hole with Uncle Jonny.
We went and saw Despicable Me 2 - I laughed so hard!
We had lunch at Chuck E Cheese on a rainy day.
Fun in the pool.
Job and Papa snuggling.
Cousin movie time.
Gabe & Ryan had a blast together! Oh the life of a 3 year old boy!
We enjoyed some fun at the mall play are!  You know you're going to have fun when you get to play on a waffle!
On the last day it was rainy so we took the kids to jump a roo to jump and slide and wear them out!
Micah & Jadyn having fun.
One last afternoon together.  The kids enjoyed playing some baseball in the back yard.

The Wilds 2013

I'm finally back from a fun couple of weeks! The first week of July we traveled to North Carolina with a bus full of 46 teens and juniors to the Wilds Christian Camp.  It was a very wet week, a very fun week, a very encouraging week. Here's some pics from our time at the Wilds.

The bus loaded up and ready to go.  Nothing like a 15 hour bus trip over night to get you excited for camp!
Job's first bus trip and first trip to the Wilds!
This was Mj's 2nd year to go to Jr. Boot Camp at the Wilds. He was so excited!
Dropping off our 10 Jr Boot Campers!
We were able to see Mj throughout the week.  Mark joined him for a game of connect 4.
Job and I hung out in our room a lot trying to stay dry! Did I mention it rained a lot!
We actually had a dry afternoon to take a sponsor hike to the 2nd falls.  We didn't think we'd brave the 4th falls hike with the baby.
Job loved the hike!  He was talking to all the trees and I must say, I got quite the workout having him strapped into his carrier!
The water was freezing cold at the 2nd falls, but Job didn't seem to care!  He loved it! If you're wondering what he's staring at, he was flirting with the 3 girl life guards who were our guides for the hike. lol
Job enjoying some play time with his cousin Sydney.
Some of our JBCers showing off their Crew T-shirts!
We enjoyed hearing testimonies from the teens on Thursday at Family Reunion.  An added bonus was that Brent was at camp and roomed with some of our Miami boys. Brent was in our youth group in Pa.  It was so good to see him and we loved that our youth group treated him as one of the crew!
Job learned to pull up while we were at camp.
The creek was too high to go tubing!  I've never seen the creek this high!  Like I said, it rained a lot!
Job had a fever on the way home.  He was a trooper and we were all definitely very glad to be home!
Jadyn & Gabe were so excited to have MJ back home.  The night we got back from camp they begged to have a sleep over.  I walked in to check on them and they were sleeping like this.  Mj's feet are on Jadyn (she's hard to see in the bottom left corner) and Mj's arm is on top of Gabe.  They were so happy to be back together! So sweet!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

10 months old

On Thursday Job turned 10 months old!  It is so hard to believe that in 2 short months my baby will be 1 year old!  The time sure is flying and I'm trying to find a way to stop time, but it just isn't working.  Job is full of energy. He does not like to be still.  He is crawling all over the place and has just started pulling up on things.  He'll be walking before we know it!  He is definitely a momma's boy which, of course, melts my heart! He loves playing with his brothers and sister.  He enjoys his walks in the stroller and loves going to the beach or pool!  He definitely is a Florida baby! ;)  We love you Job!  You make each day brighter! =)

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