Monday, May 16, 2016

One Birthday. Six Anniversaries.

Diamond,  You turned six, three months ago!  I meant to write you a letter, confessing my unconditional love, but with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it was shoved to the back burner and eventually "taken off the stove".

But here I am, I've managed to find a few moments to document a few things and also to tell you that, I do love you.  Unconditionally.

A lot has changed in the short year it has taken you to turn six.

We moved and you became a big sister.  You're a pretty amazing big sister!  You're only jealous sometimes.  Sometimes, I have to take a step back and a breath and remind myself that you were the center of attention until Dani came along.  You used to like her a lot more, but she recently started crawling and now she "needs" to play with whatever you're playing with.  I've gotta give it to you though, you're a pretty patient gal.

You recently graduated Kindergarten.  What?!  You are very very interested in reading and you currently love Fly Guy.

My little ponies are your favorite thing to play with and I'll just go ahead and add that to your favorite show to watch, too!

John 3:16 was the first verse you mastered in sign language and you're working on Galatians 5:22-23.  It seems as if you learn and retain your memory verse much easier if you also learn to sign it.  Crazy kid, you're something else!

The other day, you had very bad behavior.  It was the first offense that actually broke my heart.  I won't say what it was, here on the blog, but I am making a note of it so that if you ever read this, we can talk about it.  I will say that you have learned to appreciate sorting and putting your laundry away, and I will leave it at that.

I love you, my little blondie.  Speaking of blonde, you are super duper excited because "your hair is turning brown, just like everyone else's".  It's so strange how you've always longed for plain ole boring brown hair  Blonde or brown, it doesn't matter to me, you're beautiful.

Love, Mommy (:

Little bits to my babies

***I just found this post that I started over a year ago. Why not publish it?  Also, I can't believe I stopped doing this!***

September 16.

Dani, today you learned to go up and down stairs all by your self!  My little independant girl!

September 17

Dani, you demanded sprinkles for lunch!  You ate all of the red ones first!  You're so funny!

September 23

Dom, today we celebrated your half birthday.  You were so disappointed when I  told you the cake failed, but you were splendidly surprised when I pulled out the store bought chocolate half cake.  Daddy and I got you the book you've been eyeing for like, ever.  The battery was completely dead in my camera when we celebrated you, so I didn't get any good pictures, but that doesn't mean that I love you any less.  I did get a funny video with my phone.  I love you and I like you.  You make me laugh, funny boy.

September 28

Devan, today I watched you play volley ball.  Your team lost both matches, but you tried and never gave up and that makes my heart swell with pride.  I asked you if you wanted to stay and watch the ninth grade play and you happily replied "yes"!  I knew that you really just wanted to hang out with your friend C and eat candy, so we stayed.  You and C are very proud of yourselves because both of you fit in the lockers in the locker room.  I told you not to tell anyone else that.
Seriously.  Just Don't.

September 29

Diamond, you read a whole chapter from Frog and Toad today with out help!  Impressive!  You currently say that reading is boring, but I have a hard time believing that when you laugh hysterically when you're reading to me.