I just have to say, I love my family. Truly, they are the center of my happiness. Yes, we have moments when…. you can fill in the blanks with all the images of chaotic, messy, real family life. But without them my life would really be void!
Lucy. She's learning to say more things… "more milk mommy, peas!" "I hold voo!" (I want you to hold me) and "nana duddle" (I want to cuddle). She's starting to enter the "I do it myself!"phase, and it's a little fun to see my passive little girl fight for what she wants a little bit more. I do secretly enjoy that most times when I push an issue, she will just say in her little easy going way, "Okay, mommy!" (It takes me by surprise every time, I'm not used to a toddler who doesn't fight tooth and nail over everything!)
My little sweet and sassy Avery Jane. What would we do without her? She makes life sooo fun. She literally skips into school each day, excited to see her little friends and to learn. She's happy and makes us all laugh and is such a good big sister to Lucy. She loves to craft, color, create and bake. I love that her face is filling up with freckles. She will get whatever she puts her mind to in life. She's brilliant and a true beauty.
Jackson. He's such a knowledge machine. He LOVES to learn. He soaks up facts and just files them away in his brain. He just loves to talk and to share his knowledge. He just is so naturally curious about nature, animals, the earth, and he's getting into machines and how things work. I really love that kid.
Kirtis. My rock. Today he gets home from work and says, "where's the phone charger today hun?"and laughs. I seem to move it from the bedroom to the kitchen or somewhere else, depending on when my phone died and where I needed it at that moment. He totally puts up with my idiosyncrasies and I adore him for it.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Summer of 2014. It is flying by. Stop! I love my kids home. I love the creative time. I love the time to work on chores, practice instruments, and go on adventures. I love the weekend trips and treat nights and time to read. I love morning snuggles with these cute little bodies.The kids have made the living room into a fort a few times this summer. This is one of the arrangements.
We went to Bridgeport Lake one afternoon. The kids had a great time with the Drew and Ella Haley.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Our camping trip to Niabrara River a few weekends ago.
This is "Carhenge" … near Alliance Nebraska…. saw it on the way home. (Not sure why blogger has reordered my pictures, so we'll just go with it!)
The Sheriff came by the campsite to recruit some new Deputies.