Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Friday, April 11, 2014

Patience is 2

Our baby girl turned two last week and I can hardly believe it. She is such an amazing addition to our family with all her feistiness and never ending energy. She is the biggest hugger and never runs out of kisses to give to all of us. I'm so head over heels for this little lady!! Happy Birthday Patience Joy!! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Science done

We are working extra hard to get school finished before baby Z6's due date and Serene was the first to finish a book. She completed her science book and now has a just a few more pages in her other subjects to complete her year. This sweet baby is gonna be a 2nd grader.... 
Time is flying by. 

Sister love

It's moments like these that my heart is so full it could burst. Watching my 9 year old on the floor playing tea party with her not quite 2 year old sister. Patience thinks Anna and Serene are about the two greatest people on the planet and it makes her day when they want to play with her. Sometimes she is locked out of the girls room when they want peace and quiet to read or talk but they still dearly love this little girl and she feels it. I'm overwhelmed at how blessed I am to have these five kids! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mommy party

Yesterday my kiddos spent all day upstairs working, working working telling me they had a big surprise and to not come up. They also asked if I would help them make a cake. We did make a yummy chocolate brownie cake and has it ready for after dinner. 

Turns out my precious kiddos were planning a party for me. A party just to celebrate "the best mom ever" they said. They had each made cards, they worked hard on precious homemade decorations and even got all dressed up in their best clothes. 

My heart is so full right now. As a mom sometimes you feel like the hard work goes unnoticed but my sweet kids do care so much and their love is so very unconditional. I adore these little people and the life we spend together!! Come to find out, this entire thing was my four year old little boys idea. He said "you the best mom ever and I wanna have special party for you"....

I'm just amazed at their little hearts, full of love, so giving and caring... I'm so happy to be their mommy!! 

A poster that said "this party is for mommy"

Paper lanterns 

Sooo precious!! 

Lots of hanging decorations!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Valentines Day is always a favorite day in this house. We do a fun meal and have a big scavenger hunt for the kids where they find a "treasure box" full of goodies…. this years box had candy, valentine pencils, nerf guns, beads and string for the big girls, superman action figures for the boys and a puzzle for us all. Jimmy took the day off and took the big girls ice skating and to lunch at our new favorite little English pub here in town. It was such a great day and filled with memories! This day can never pass though without me saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little niece Charlotte…. a Valentines baby, how fun is that??!! She's 2!!

Happy 6th and 9th to our big girls!!

We celebrated the big girls birthdays with their friends in January this year and it was so fun. We had a GORGEOUS day with temps around 68 degrees and so the kids enjoyed playing outdoors the entire time. I think the SMORES table was the big hit of the day though! =)

How is it almost March?

I've never gone this long without blogging… UGH! I hate that. I feel like blogging is my way of keeping a record of our families life. I DO NOT scrapbook and I never will… I'm not that creative and I certainly don't have that kind of time with raising five kiddos and homeschooling. NOT GONNA HAPPEN. So my blogging is a quick way to keep up with it all and Jimmy always has a blog book printed for me at the end of every year so keep the record permanent. So all that to say, there is sooo much catching up to do. SO much! So here goes! I'll start with a super fun trip we took to a local museum that has life size dinosaurs who move and rawr at you! It was so fun and the kids loved it… especially our dinosaur guy Rivers! He was thrilled! Even though it was really cold we had a great time and enjoyed a picnic there too. So grateful Daddy took a day off to go with us too!