Sunday, July 2, 2017

may fun

May was a good month.  We had lots of fun, and here are some of the highlights:
 In May we FINALLY got Krew's school pictures back (they were taken in October).  Isn't he handsome?
 Everly continues to play with her princesses every day.  In fact, if we ever tell her that anyone is coming over to our house, she always asks if they are going to play princesses with her.

In May, we also learned that this little diva knows how to pose.  She picked out these sunglasses (very trendy!), put them on, and then struck this pose.  She wasn't even posing for a picture, apparently the sunglasses make her pose.  She then told me to try them on, on proceeded to critique my poses.  Seriously, where did she learn this stuff??
 One of my favorite things about May is the Memorial Day parade!  Everyone in coordinating clothes, people throwing candy to us, and warm weather.  What more could anyone want?

 The end of the school year is full of fun themed days, like crazy hair day!

 Being able to be outside as a family, going for a walk, shooting hoops, throwing rocks in the water, riding bikes, and more is why I love this time of year.

 Everly met a nice giraffe one day

 And she loves, loves, loves swings.


mother's day 2017

Every year I tell my children that the thing I want most for Mother's Day is pictures of me with all my kids.  Most years after we attempt said photoshoot, I think it would be easier to ask for just about anything else, but the effort is always worth it when I get to look back over the years and see how my kids have grown with me.

Even though raising four children is often stressful, chaotic, tiring, and I constantly feel like I am failing, being their mother is the highest honor, and greatest blessing I could ever hope for.  I am blessed daily by seeing them smile, hearing them laugh, watching them take care of one another, watching them learn something new, listening to them try to explain the thoughts and questions in their heads.  I get to hear the silly songs they sing, and the funny jokes they make up.  I get to watch the boys play with each other and help their little sister.  I get to witness the unique relationship that only twin brothers can have,  and be amazed constantly at how a five year old boy who can be so stubborn and wild, can love and cherish his little sister.

These children are mine, and I am theirs.  I thank Heavenly Father every day that I get to be their momma!