Tuesday, February 28, 2017

My Children Are Celebrities

Part of it is just having so many children.
A little is being in a small town.
Some of it is raising high achieving kids.
All of these things lend to my kids being in the weekly, local paper.
I can't say who our most frequent flyer is,
but either because of spelling bees, science competitions, unicycling,
art shows, musicals, or other activities,
usually at least monthly I spot one of them.
Good job kids.  Way to conquer the world one hobby at a time.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sweet, Sweet Children

Isabella helps at Science Night.  She was so sweet with the elementary students and great at sharing her enthusiasm for science. 
 What is it about babies that brings the world to their knees?
My children are all so sweet and tender with our foster babies.
I love catching these tender moments.
 For years, all of my children have showered now.  So imagine my surprise,
to go up and hear a ruckus and find my 9 and 11 year old bathing together and playing
as if they were toddlers again.
I love how much my kids are best friends!
I guess all this sweet goodness starts at the top with my Travis's amazing example.
Late night Costco trip with Wyatt and they have created a train of baby in the cart,
with Wyatt pushing/riding on the flatbed with Travis pushing.
How can it not be fun and sweet with this man leading our family?

Monday, February 13, 2017

One Last Year

I can't wait until this part of my life is done.
It's not something I enjoy.
I feel the stress of reminding everyone to work on it.
And not just once but each step of the way.

Then I have the worry of race day.
If they don't do well, I have to play emotional clean up.
If they do well, I have to remind them to be good sports.

It lasts forever.
You see crazy parents, setting crazy examples.
So you see, I am happy to know that I have only 1 more year left.

And I'm sure, one day I'll look back.
Maybe I'll be sad.
But today is not that day!
Pinewood Derby 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Friends, Friends, Friends

There is nothing better than meeting new friends, finding they are a perfect fit with your family, and continuing to play.  Whether it is Sunday afternoons and game playing or big events like Super Bowls, I love feeling the comfort of good friendships and the easy smiles.