Saturday, November 18, 2017

Jonah's day at the news

Last Spring Break, our friend Denise took Jonah to the news station where her husband Tom works.  Jonah was on the news crew at his school and really into all things news then.  So, this day was so perfect for him!  (I know I'm 8 months late but I have 20+ posts sitting in my draft folder!  I've been a really bad blogger lately!)





If you're local to our area, you'll recognize some of these people from our local news.  





Tom was so great to Jonah.  He took him all around the station and introduced him to everyone.  They let him push buttons/ask questions/look at everything.  


























It was such a fun day for Jonah.  It gave him an appreciation for all that goes into making a newscast. Thanks to Denise and Tom for an amazing experience!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Happy 7th Birthday, Micah



Happy birthday, buddy!  I can hardly believe you are 7 years old.  That sounds so big!  Fortunately, you still love to snuggle up close and sit for as long as time allows.  Your love language is definitely physical touch and you are free with hugs and kisses.  I don't know how much longer that will last but we will take it as long as it does.  

You love school.  Reading is your favorite thing and hand writing is your least favorite thing.  Your favorite special area is Music with Mr. Uppercue but you also enjoy Mr. Tindal's computer class because you say he is so nice to you.  (See, kindness always matters!)  You do not enjoy P.E. because it's hot and they make you run.  (proof you belong to me!)

You love an adventure but the thing you love most is being at home in "comfy clothes" with no agenda.  You love to play games, play with Imaginext, put puzzles together, play super heroes, play the PS4 or play alone in your room.  Basically, you just love to play.  I've never known another kid who could play alone for hours in their room and be perfectly content.  

Making your bed is play time.  Putting your toys away is play time.  Reading a book is done with voices and sounds.  You take every boring task and make it into something full of noise and action.  


Micah, you are hilarious!  Your sense of humor kills us.  We laugh our heads off at you.  You don't even realize you are funny most of the time and that makes it even funnier.  You add an element of of fun to our family that makes us stop and enjoy the moment rather than rushing through life at such a busy pace.  You've gotten into jokes recently and it tickles you to make someone laugh by telling them a joke.  I think you've learned that laughter is a gift and you are pretty good and helping people enjoy this life just a little bit more.  

Your heart is so sweet and kind.  It is full of gratitude and love.  You find joy in the mundane.  You see the good in everyone.  You are quick to forgive.  You give hugs without reserve.  You remember to thank us for the most basic of things.  You are generous with your possessions.  You're a really good kid.  You experienced your first lost relationship this year and it broke your heart.  You talk about it all the time.  You are so loyal and you don't understand when that isn't always reciprocated.  It has been a hard thing for you to experience but watching you navigate it as a little kid has taught me some pretty amazing lessons.  While your heart is broken, your love has remained steady.  You only see the good.  I'm watching you and learning from you buddy!
I often think back to what it felt like before you joined our family.  I was sure our lives were complete.  I was shocked to discover God had blessed us with another baby.  I had NO idea the joy you would bring and the perfect way you would fit into our family.  We all love you to pieces and think you are the funniest, sweetest, kindest 7 year old.  I'm so grateful God let me be your mommy.  It's a gift I will always treasure.  

Love you, my sweet pea!
Mommy

Monday, October 30, 2017

2017 Pumpkin Patch Photos

 We almost missed a visit to the Pumpkin Patch this year but fortunately we were able to visit at the very last minute on the night before Halloween.  Whew!














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