We were working on Christmas pictures, and we got some serious fun. The water was really warm. The kids had lots of laughs, and no, Claire and Quinn did not throw Shaelee in the water. I love the bond between all the kids. Love that Claire and Quinn are so close. A year ago, Quinn was 6 inches shorter than Claire. He is taller now. They grow up so fast. Everyday, I think how lucky I am to be their Mama.
Um, too funny. We make most of our meals on Sunday. I asked for a little help here. Needed a few onions diced. I love that they are so creative. Those goggles are way cool, and there were zero tears peeling the onions at the C house.
Emily and the girls made a weekend of a very special gymnastics meet in Orange County. Claire is a gym sister these days, and she now understands how nerve wracking it is to watch (as opposed to actually doing). We watched with gritted teeth, and sometimes through half closed eyes, just hoping that there would be no falls. Emily didn't disappoint, she was able to achieve her personal best. The thing about personal best moments, is that you can see the possibilities for the future. Claire and I were thrilled that she was able to come up with a 9.0 and a 9.1 on bars and beam. The girls weren't supposed to look at their scores this meet, but I am pretty sure that she peaked. Her grins kind of said it all. After it was all over, she told me that she was really proud of herself. So were here 2 sisters and her Mama. Congratulations Emily, we look forward to your State meet. For this gym Mama, it has never been about "winning", it's always been about having fun. And I can definitely say, that Emily had a lot of fun. Claire, Shaelee and I were happy to come along for the ride.
Happy 8th Birthday precious girl. 4 years ago we were on a plane to finally meet you. I am not sure how 4 years went by so quickly, but we are so blessed to be your family. You are my sunshine little girl, and such a sweet sister and daughter.