Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I remember checking milk jug expiration's for our other three kids due dates as well. Every little thing is exciting as it gets closer and closer.I've been packing for the past several weeks...and repacking...and adding things here and there. It hit me when I saw this picture...it was around this exact time two years ago that we were all packed, ready and waiting to go to Florida to pick up our baby....and we waited and we waited. And then we unpacked...and put everything back in the drawers where they belonged...we didn't get to go.And God had an amazing plan that we would get sweet Luca Bella just eight short months later. We could see why things happened the way they did then and how God worked everything together for our good and blessed us immeasurably...then God had another surprise for us that we found out just seven months later.My final pregnancy photo and TODAY I go in to give birth to my son. Can't wait to see him in his bassinet.
Monday, November 15, 2010
They got to put diapers on their own babies that they brought along.
They made a craft and we toured the hospital. The snacks along the tour were definitely a highlight. It was fun for them. Here they are with their "Big Brother and Big Sister" certificates for completing the class.
Quote of the day:
On the way to taking Kaiya to her ballet class, Kaiya noticed all the Christmas decorations at the homes we passed.
Me: What else is going to happen at Christmas this year?
Caedmon & Kaiya (with much excitement): Our baby brother will be born!!
Kaiya: ...and mommy's going to explode!!
Then she breaks into song to the tune of Jingle Bells "Mommy explode, mommy explode, Mommy's going to explode!"
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Early risers that first day...excited and ready to go.
Kaiya started Pre-K this year. She goes everyday for half of the day. She absolutely LOVES school and is sad when the weekends come around because she'd rather be at school.
Don't ask me why I get a backpack shot on the first day of school...it's just a crazy mother thing I guess. Her teacher, Mrs. Rose, is a jewel and Kaiya adores her. I didn't cry when sending Kaiya to school like I did for Caedmon when he started a couple years ago. I knew she was ready I guess...so grown up and excited.
Caedmon started first grade this year. He took a big jump academically over the summer. We worked consistently with a workbook his Kindergarten teacher gave us through the summer and it helped him tremendously.
Mrs. Witmer has been a fun and excellent teacher for Caedmon this year. I appreciate her desire to see him grow and to challenge him. I also appreciate how well she communicates with us...keeping us informed of ways we can help him succeed. Spelling tests started this year. I was envisioning long hours and late nights of practice...to our delightful surprise, we have a star-speller. I'm so thankful that it is almost an effortless task for him to get an A+ every week on his tests. His strengths this year are reading, spelling and verse memorization. Math has been more of a struggle and he has to work a lot harder at it...that has been where the long hours of practice have come into play. We're proud of the strides he is making.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
He made these praying hands at church and was supposed to draw pictures of things he would like to pray for. He chose to pray for his mom with the new baby growing in her belly and his church.Here's a closer look at the drawing of me with baby inside. I love it!He keeps us laughing. I love his sense of humor and joy. He's loud...very loud. :) Funny how his personality is such a mixture of quiet sensitivity and loud excitement at the same time. I love how God designs us all so unique.He loves sports. Loves watching football with his dad. He played on a team this Fall. He did great...scoring several touchdowns at each game.
He loves to read...especially books about animals. He knows all kinds of facts about animals that Kevin and I don't know. It amazes me when I think back to last year...reading did not come easy for him and it was a challenge to make him practice. He made huge progress over the summer and now his teacher tells us she has to make him put books down at school.
I love this boy that is quickly growing into a young man. So proud of him.