Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Birthday and a Break














It was a very busy Spring Break.  We celebrated Quinn's Birthday.  I cannot believe how much he has grown in the last year.  He is a great kid, very smart mixed with a little silly which always equals hilarious.  He cracked us up at lighting all of those candles.  He and his brother are growing up to be such wonderful young men.  Last night, I was watching the 4 youngest playing soccer in our backyard.  Lots of laughing and shouting.  Claire sat down beside me and we both watched them play.  The boys go outside and play soccer together these days.  Vincent has developed some nice footwork practicing along side his brother.  My, have they changed.  They get along, and might I say, have a few things in common now.  It's nice to see them together and having fun!  They are finding their way as brothers. Makes a Mama so proud.

Only the youngest allowed us to take the early morning Easter picture.  Thank you Ms MK for suggesting those tops for the girls.  Even Emily liked this one.  And yes, they did wear their new boots to Church just like in the photo.  I said nothing, they are growing up, and it was their choice. 

And finally, the littles and Claire spent some time at the tide pools.  Thanks to our neighbor who saved the day and got them out of the house while Mom was working.  The view was breath taking.  Claire caught a fish for a moment, they all got wet (of course) and they had an amazing time.  They even found a hermit crab. 

Everyone is back in school now....but very soon summer begins!  Let the fun begin.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Tooth Fairy's Dream

Shaelee finally lost those 2 front teeth.  We needed the help of a dentist, because they just refused to come out.  But finally, after many months of waiting, Shaelee is showing off a toothless grin. She can hardly wait to spend the loot the Tooth Fairy left.  One more milestone achieved sweet girl. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A newly minted Teen






Happy Birthday to a very special new teen.  You shock us and amaze us, and we are so proud of you.  Your road has been long, and sometimes hard, but I look at you now, and think how lucky we are to have been able to have shared in your journey.  You aren't a baby anymore, but thankfully you still like hugs.  Happy Birthday Vincent, and I look forward to sharing your teen years, and this new chapter in your amazing life.  I/We love you with all of our C hearts.