Monday, November 30, 2015

What an amazing ride we're on......

This year in First grade has been and continues to be an amazing year for the twins!  I have seen a tremendous amount of growth, intelligence and all around beauty in both Birk and Addy.  I'm amazed every day when I look into their eyes, listen to them read to me or watch them grow right before my very own eyes.  

So all I want to say in this post is a special note to the best thing I ever helped create.....

Birk and Addy ~  I am most proud of the hearts that you both possess.  You have been given a life that is a miracle.... and God has shown us time and time again that you are meant to do great things!  Continue to praise Him for all that he gives to you!  Sing loud, dance wildly and always remain true to who you were designed to be!

I love you with every breath that I have!  You amaze me....

That is all!  :-)

Monday, August 31, 2015

First Graders

I have first graders.  FIRST GRADERS!  We are 4 days into the adventure of first grade and I have to admit, they are loving it.  This mommy's heart is a bit heavy thinking about them growing up though.  I thought it was rough when they started Kindergarten, but man.... this year was worse! 

This year they have Mrs. Forret and they are at Rock Creek.  They love this school and so far are loving their teacher.  She is such a kind hearted person and I can already tell by the way Addy is playing school she is perfect for the twins and their educational needs this year.  We were so lucky with Mrs. Murkins in Kindergarten that I have to be honest I was a bit nervous with 1st grade!!! 

Couple First grade points ---

  • When Birk was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up his response was; Basketball player, baseball player and a football player.
  • When Addy was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up her response was; a teacher, a mommy and a police officer. 

NOTE (and to help me be accountable with this).....The whole reason for starting this blog and for writing so many times was to use this blog to help document the awesome things Birk and Addy are accomplishing with this life so I'm making another promise to keep up with this blog!!! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My family .... that is all

This is my family.  We are crazy, fun, loud, messy, imperfect and wonderful all at the same time.  I can't imagine what life would be like if we didn't have each other.   

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

... and then they turned 6

Age 5 has now come and gone.  I'm sitting here watching a movie with my sweet 6 year olds, and I have to be honest... it makes my heart hurt a little bit.  We've had a great day.  They each got to invite a friend to join our day of fun.  We started out at the Ankeny indoor playground, had lunch at Pizza Ranch, then we had an A to Z scavenger hunt at Target.  It has been amazing to spend the day with them today.  I can't seem to get enough of spending time with these sweet kids (well, if i'm being totally honest I do enjoy spending time by myself too).

Here are some highlights about my 6 year olds (it doesn't get easier as many times as I say it.....)

41 pounds
Loves to READ everything
Is reading books by himself for the most part....
He loves basketball (both playing and watching ISU)
His best friends are .... everyone in his class
Is excited to start playing Coach Pitch baseball this summer.  He is hoping his buddy Blake is on his team.

40 pounds
Loves to READ
Loves to sing and dance
Loves her gymnastics class and practicing cartwheels
Is great at art and using her imagination

I'm so proud of these two.  They make life better every day.  They make me want to be a better person and a better mother.  I thank God for them every day, and the blessings/miracles that they are. It's so strange to think about where we were at 6 years ago at this time.  Not knowing what their future would hold and here I sit with perfect little children (and by perfect, I don't mean their behavior... :-)

Happy Birthday Birk and Addy.  I love you to Heaven and back to Ankeny and I always will.

Blessings on your 6th birthday and the year to come.