Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Our Four Treasures...

9 months and our littlest peanut  
14lbs of pure joy
The tiniest hands and toes 
Blue eyes and fair skin 
Narrow head 
The best smiles and cutest giggles
Army crawls everywhere
Can stand while holding onto things 
Loves bath time 
Eats solid foods with her itty-bitty fingers 
Is happy to be outside and go places 
Her first and only word - “Hi!”  
Claps her hands 
Dances to music 
Has 8 teeth - 4 top and 4 bottom 
Takes 2 naps and sleeps 6pm-7am at night
Puts everything in her mouth 
Sucks her thumb and adores her Comfort Silkie
Favorite foods are: breast milk, avocado, bananas chicken and cheese

2 years old and our only boy 
Potty training was a success 
Enjoys puzzles, play doh, legos and reading books 
Makes everyone laugh 
When frustrated uses words like: “bam - right in your face or you’re bad.”
Is great at riding his scooter and tricycle 
He melts us all with his adorable cheeks, dark eyes and tan skin
Loves story time before bedtime 
Got his first big boy haircut from Daddy

Favorite foods: Mac and cheese and pizza 
Favorite color: blue
What he wants to be when he grows up: a doctor 
Highlight of the year - Christmas and Great Wolf Lodge 

5 years old and is a Kindergartener
Spunky and extremely fun 
Loves “one on one time” 
Enjoys - playing dolls, legos, dress up, make-up and dancing 
Is the most spirited of the group 
Enjoys gymnastics
Curly blonde hair, blue eyes and the most beautiful smile 
Learning how to read, write sentences and add/subtract. 
Is the greatest homeschool student and works hard 
Lost first two bottom teeth 
Has the best time going to school on campus with Laylie 
Is such a good helper and takes good care of Nyla
Learning to be best buds with Holton now that he is growing up 

Favorite food: pancakes 
Favorite colors: teal and pink 
What she wants to be when she grows up: a teacher and a mom 
Highlight of the year - Legoland Days

 8 years old and is a 2nd grader
The greatest Baker in the kitchen
Mamas helper in every way 
Enjoys crafts - coloring, sewing, beading and painting 
Playing with her siblings and friends 
Is learning how to write paragraphs and recite poetry
Just started gymnastics and loves it
Sensitive, sweet, tender and caring 
Blue eyes, reddish hair and freckles 
Favorite food: pesto pasta 
Favorite color: purple 
What she wants to be when she grows up: a baker and a mom 
Highlight of the year - Nyla being born and going to Great Wolf Lodge  

And Some Family Memories...

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Our 4 Month Angel

Nyla is now 4 months and such a darling little girl. She is cooing and making eye contact now which melts everyone's hearts. She is the most peaceful baby and is happy to go with the flow. We thank the Lord for her sweet personality since she is the fourth and there is a lot going on in our household. Each of our kids love holding and snuggling her throughout the day. Laylie is extremely helpful by holding her when I need two hands, Rael makes her giggle, and Holton keeps her entertained with whatever he is doing. Her sweet snuggles make the world fade away and we adore how she sucks her thumb and cuddles her blankie. She is sleeping throughout the night like a champ from 7pm-7:30am straight without any help. A couple days this past month have been rough, with adjusting to homeschooling the girls, being a mama of 4, trying to get everything done around the house, and doing errands. I get tired, but as soon as I hold Nyla in my arms my lungs take a deep breath, my mind tells me it's going to be ok and the Lord carries me through each and every time. I love that her little body and her sweet baby smell helps this mama in ways she doesn't even know. The whole family is extremely grateful for our little Nyla and we can't picture life without her.

Kindergarten and 2nd Grade

The girls had their first day of school. They had the greatest week and really like their teachers. The best part of school this year is that they get to go to school together. Laylie enjoys teaching Rael all the school rules and including her little sister in everything she does at recess and lunch. I will never forget the sight of them walking hand in hand to the gym while Rael bounces up and down trying to keep up with Laylie's steps. May these two sisters be best friends for a lifetime and be a blessing to everyone they are around at their school. Cheers to another year of school!!!

On homeschool mornings, the girls wake up on their own every morning at 6am to make their beds, clean their room, get dressed, and walk down stairs to where their home school books are laid out. They sit at the table together and work hard until 9:30am with a breakfast break in between. They have been enjoying school and learning together. Homeschooling two now has been fun and I am realizing it is doable which makes this mama very happy. The way they both work hard and like to do lots of schoolwork makes me so proud. I love that our family gets to spend so much time together throughout the days and its makes homeschooling all worth it.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Summer Memories..

The girls ended their school year and were very excited for summer. Rael graduated from preschool and Laylie from her 1st grade class. They are thrilled that they will be going to school and homeschooling together now. This summer we stayed local and didn't travel much but we sure had an amazing summer. Investing in each other, having moments with a new baby in the house, waking up each morning a little later, playing at home, soaking up lots of sunshine, camping with the family, going to art camp, having fun at VBS camp with cousins, splashing around Legoland waterpark, outings with friends and so much more...
We are grateful we had a super awesome summer and can't believe it's coming to end already. This mama is hoping for a fantastic homeschool year and teaching two will be better than one.

Celebrating the Last Day of School

Summer Time