My sister married in April, that was alot of time, chaos, fun and laughter.
Her vocabulary is growing each day and I love to listen to her talking to anyone about anything. She is very dependent on Brady, she likes to be with him and near him but she is also very independent and knows what she wants. Her and Brady play well together and have a volatile relationship all in the same day, everyday. She still loves her Monkey and is very attached to him. Brady and her love playing house together, she likes to read books and is happy making messes with Brady. Oh, the messes! One of her favorite things to do is swing on her belly. She's the perfect size and loves swinging.
I'm so thankful I get to share another year of life with Joe and my kids. It just keeps getting better, the fact that time goes so quickly is definitely bittersweet and each year I find myself learning to enjoy each day and savor these moments more fully. It's all we can do, all we have is today.
No one was sick on my birthday! We had soccer games in the morning, Joe and I had a sitter for a few hours and went out for Mexican food and a little shopping. We came home and watched the Derby and had ice cream and brownies Bethany made for me.
put on the icing all by herself.
The next day, Jenna had a Golden Birthday party with Bethany and her cousins, Maddie and Mylee.
They made toasts to Jenna.
Afterwards that played in the sprinkler. Such a fun time!
Soccer season has started, it's Brady's first year and he loves it! Bethany's favorite sport to play is soccer, she is really good and has so much determination on the soccer field. She hated basketball so turning her loose on the soccer field was like watching a bird fly from it's cage. It's super fun watching all of them play. Jenna and Brady are on the same team and they both enjoy it.
We have been preparing for end of year testing. It's the last 3 days this week.
Laynee just turned 9 months last week, I don't have a clue where 9 months went. This was her first time sitting in a shopping cart.
We are so thankful for this warm sunshine and pretty green grass and trees. Summer break will be here before long and we are trying to put the brakes on and clear our schedule to really enjoy it stop running from one place to the next. I feel like all we do is look for lost shoes 10-15 minutes before leaving the house. As crazy as this might sound, doing that 2 and 3 times a day, 6-7 times a week will really create a stressful home.
I want my house more peaceful again. We finished reading a biography about William Carey yesterday. Having time to read aloud to my kids creates more harmony than you might think. You can read more about my thoughts after finishing the book on my Instagram. One of his quotes I didn't mention there is this one,
"I'm not afraid of failure; I'm afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter." ~ William Carey
I pray that in the midst of my busyness I'll be successful in the things that matter most!