Yesterday we talked to the kids about the meaning of Memorial Day.
How there have been many times where men and women have given their lives while serving our country.
“They did it even though they knew they could die?”-Sienna.
I want them to know the meaning of sacrifice and honor and being grateful.
I want them to pray for the families of those heroes.
The kids LOVE America. Chatting about it… singing about it…
Waving the flags and wearing the bows.
But today most of all, we are thankful.
Today we are celebrating the lives of those who served our country so incredibly.
We remember our fallen Heroes. They are the reason we are free.
I wanted to capture this moment in time…these sweet faces and these ages.
My blog has always been my love letter to my kids…
and I want them to be able to look back and see this bond that they had.
They are a pack. They love each other and bicker and fight and then hug it out.
I want my kids to know how I love each of them so much.
That they bring so much joy and so little sleep to my life haha.
Sometimes I feel like there is no way I can be the mom I want to be,
I’m not patient enough or holy enough,
but I’ve seen God work in our family and help me to grow and trust in Him.
These are His little ones that I’ve been blessed to have these years.
How amazing that He invites us into this crazy adventure.
He wants good for us! He knows that family life is hard but He sees the blessing it can be.
We have amazing jobs as parents…to help form these little ones
and witness first hand the amazing things they can do in the world.
Thinking today of all the parents who have lost a child while they served our country.
Praying for their peace and that they feel loved today.
We are grateful for the years they spent forming their children
and fostering that desire to serve others.
I hope that my kids grow up to be just as brave.
I’m thankful for these years and for the oreos I got “for the kids.”
Today she kept telling me, “MOM..I feel so big today. It’s weird.”
“Oh my gosh my legs are so long.”
“I look so old! Oh my gosh I feel so big today.”
HAHA. yes girl. you do. and it’s freaking me out.
How is she almost 8?! I started blogging when she was just a baby.
I might have teared up loading these photos in here because
I feel like I was able to capture this moment where she felt so beautiful and a big girl.
She has the biggest heart and loves to take care of people. Especially Asher.
Sophia currently wants to be a Vet or a Nurse.
Which makes total sense because she’s always concerned
about people and wanting to help them.
I love seeing her learn and become confident.
She is particular and wants to do well. LOVES to read.
She asks A LOT of questions and wants to just chat all the time.
She’s an amazing artist and loves the weather, softball and whistling.
She has that sparkle in her eyes and such a kind gentle soul.
She is strong and sweet. Almost 6 this summer.
She went through a shy stage at the start of this year
and each day she has grown in confidence. She still isn’t sure if she wants all
eyes on her, but she definitely wants to be the star on stage.
She is a hoot. seriously. that’s the best word for her. She makes us laugh all day.
She has sassy dance moves in her bones.
She is super proud of her self learned skill of vocal warm up?? noises.
I have no idea. But we’re blaming the music teacher for that talent that is very loud.
and kind of sounds like a fiesta or mariachi band is about to happen.
Sienna is a Horse Girl. She rides and loves them. Even gives them kisses!
She is very caring. and detailed. She is an amazing reader.
Saw a movie about gymnastics and is obsessed.
Sienna has an amazing imagination and regularly turns into a spy while we are at the grocery store.
She loves fashion and if I let her she would wear ALL the accessories and tights.
I look at her and see her beauty shining from the inside out.
He is pretty much always pumped about life. He loves to tell us he loves us.
Randomly throughout the day.
He breaks into an I love you mom song when he’s trying to get out of being in trouble.
He likes to smash and bash and then snuggle and snack.
It’s a miracle he has shoes on in this photo. Always takes them off outside.
He loves thursday. I’m asked every day “Mom is is thursday?” at least 4 times.
LOVES thursday. I have no idea why.
He’s starting to sing all the songs. It’s so adorable
and I love hearing his non whiny or LOUD voice.
I’ll never know how to do boy hair.
He loves flash and hulk smash.
Just starting to SHOW that he loves his little brother. lol.
He thinks Asher is the best. But daddy is even better.
He loves to play with his sisters and watch egg shows.
He is a warrior and has a strength about him.
He’s going to be an amazing man like his daddy when he grows up.
This baby is pure joy. He was born average at 7 pounds and was a tank by 4 months.
20 pounds and then didn’t gain more than a couple pounds after that.
He’s 8 months now and he looks at you and it’s like he’s looking into your soul. lol.
He wants to be touched all the time. By mom mostly.
He LOVES being outside.
We are recently rediscovering his neck.
When his sisters get home from school he smiles so big and flaps his arms around.
Asher is finally starting to sleep through the night and I’m even more in love with him.
If that’s even possible. Sleep is magical.
This boy has no sharp edges. He’s my toasty marshamallow and
I love seeing him starting to interact more with all of us.
He’s added so much joy to our family.
I took these photos with my Canon70d. (batch edited in photoshop.)
(Pretty much everything they are wearing is from target. It’s where I go. lol.)
I love this sweet crew and am thankful for the men and women who fought for our freedom
and have blessed us with the life we know today.
So thankful. And thinking of their families today
I’m sure they are proud of their heroes.
We never know how long we will have with the people we love.
It’s incredible to me the sacrifice of those who serve and served our country and their families.
Incredible. Hugging my little ones extra hard today.
I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day.
We are over here with sticky popsicle fingers, barbecue and giggle boxes.
I’m not sure yet what our summer schedule will be…
but daily naps is at the top of the must do list. haha.
We did that yesterday, and the rest of the day went so much smoother!
Bedtime was pushed back a little bit but it was worth being able to enjoy the
afternoon instead of struggling through with tired kiddos.
Quiet/reading time or nap times are a must each day.
We are excited for summer but with a full house, a plan is important.
I think we might even create our own color system like they used at school for behavior.
They were ALL about it at school…every day “I got on green!” as soon as they walked in the door.
Freezer will be stocked full of popsicles for bribery.
Because I’m pretty sure that’s what all expert parents do.
PS. The girls started doing a random dance party in our kitchen yesterday so
we filmed a little end of school video that’ll go up at the end of the week!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! xoxo.