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Dear Luke, Today you are three years old. I am sad at how fast the years are flying by. Truly, life is a vapor—here today, gone tomorrow. But I have so much joy when I reflect on how you are growing and thriving and soaking up the joys of childhood life. This morning as I…

The things he says (part 2)

To say that Luke is a verbal child is kind of an understatement. It would be more accurate to say that he never stops talking. And he talks to us like he’s a little adult. The things he says keep us rolling. I’ve been drafting this blog for a little while, writing down the funny…

Luke tells the Christmas Story

This post should actually be titled Luke tells the Christmas Story to Doc and J-J. I loved my parents’ response to this video. They both loved it and commented to me separately . . . Mom: Doc was a little jealous that J-J got so much attention in this video!  Dad: J-J’s head was a little bit…

Oh, this kid.

He is something else.  He is wild and full of life— a talking machine.  He loves to say, “Well, good morning, Mama! Whatcha been doing?” or “Hi! How are you?” to friends at church. {Let it be noted that he is sometimes in a “mood” or worried that I’m going to leave him with someone and,…

Fire prevention parade and the difficult twos

Fire Prevention week is one of those fun, small town traditions that’s hard to understand and appreciate unless you’ve been a part of it. But in the little town I hail from, it’s a pretty big, stinkin’ deal.  A whole week in October is centered around fire prevention activities. The firemen come to the schools…

2 years old

Luke Stevens Rice, You are my absolute favorite 2 year old! AND one of the coolest kids I know. A year sure does make a big difference. You’ve changed so much in your second year of life—from a babe to a boy.  As always, I feel happy and sad watching you grow. I’m so glad…

Luke’s 2nd Birthday Party

In my two short years of having children, I’ve already developed a love/hate relationship with birthday parties. On the one hand, I wouldn’t trade celebrating the milestone of another year: taking pictures, making memories, eating good food and cake amidst precious themed decor, blah, blah, blah. On the other hand, though, I would trade the…

The things he says

Mr. Boy has really started talking. Like overnight. And, y’all, he is a total parrot. If we say it, he repeats it. I never realized how much I say “Oh, gosh” until I heard Luke saying “Oh, gos. . .Oh, gos!” Luckily, he also loves to passionately exclaim, “OH GOODNESS!!!” especially after someone sneezes. And…

20 months

Sweet Luke, It’s hard for me to believe you’re only 4 months away from turning 2 years old. I feel like you were just born. They said it would go fast. . . You are changing from a baby to a little boy before our eyes. Almost daily, your daddy and I talk about how…

Lately. . .

AKA . . . Photo dump from Insta. You’ve been warned It’s been a busy couple of months, and I haven’t had time to write about all that we’ve been up to. So, here are a few a lot of my favorite pics for documentation. In January, we went to Gatlinburg for a weekend with our nearest…

All things wheels

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a Mr. Boy post. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in a state of utter exhaustion for the past 5 months. Anyhow, here’s the 15, 16, 17 month update. . . just for the record. This whole stage of Mr. Boy’s life can pretty much be summed up with two…

13 Months

Even though we’ve said goodbye to the dreaded monthly photo shoots in the rocking chair, I still want to document a few things about our little 13-month-old-Mr. Boy. Plus, from time to time, I like to dump some of my favorite iphone pics on the blog in case, God forbid, I ever drop my phone in a…