Thursday, April 29, 2010

Kindergarten, Driving, Weddings, and Babies

I took Elizabeth to school today and received her last preschool calendar. Every time I think about her being in Kindergarten I want to cry, but today I did. I'm sure there's much more of this to come with us touring Kindergarten next week and her final preschool program coming up and then her last day of preschool. I know for a fact there are many more tears to come in the next few weeks and then in August when I take her to Kindergarten for the first time. I guess I didn't realize that it would all happen so fast. All of a sudden it all seems like a blur and even though I stay at home I feel as though I've missed it. I know that I haven't because I've been here day in and day out in happy times and times I thought I really needed medication. But Kindergarten! Seems like her going to school should still be so far off and like a friend of mine said in her blog not to long ago I feel like Kindergarten leads to her getting her driver's license, going to college, getting married and her having babies of her own and it all seems to be happening so fast. It's not like my preschool days are over. I still have Sarah Grace and Cole to go, so you'd think I'd be ok with this and for the most part I "play it cool" like I am, but truth is I'm not! I never thought I'd be like this by Elizabeth since I had 2 more "babies" at home with me, but apparently someone told them it was ok for them to grow up too! Seems like yesterday I was fixing bottles and staying up all night feeding babies. Now I wake up at 6:30 am to the sound of Sarah Grace and Cole jumping up and down in their beds and laughing and I think about how blessed I am to have these 3 kids. I never asked for them. I never decided I was ready to have babies, but the Lord had other plans. He saw it fit for me to have them and I guess He will see me through, but that isn't making it any easier for me right now. I know that I am blessed to have them I just wish they wouldn't grow up so fast!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Growing Up

I have been constantly reminded at how much my children are growing up lately. I don't know for sure what started it, but all of a sudden it seems like there kids and not babies. Maybe it's the length of the girls' ponytails or the length of Cole's hair. Maybe it's their vocabulary or the timing of their jokes, but these kids are really growing up.

Cole loves to play basketball (ba ball) outside. He constantly asks for you to hold him up so he can shoot.

This is Sarah Grace with her baby. It's really a baseball bat which upset her sister because she wanted to play baseball.

And last but not least is my big girl, Elizabeth. I can hardly believe that she'll be in kindergarten next year. It just doesn't seem right. I remember holding her when she was just born. The last 4 (almost 5) years have absolutely flown by.

Like I said they've really grown. I love them even though they're growing though.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Weekend

Saturday was our sixth anniversary. Hard to believe it's been that long! It's gone by so quickly. Here's the rundown of those 6 years: we've moved 7 times, had 3 kids and bought a house! It's been a busy six years with more busy times ahead I'm sure. We went to Prattville Saturday to do a little shopping and have lunch. We had a good time. We did not make it back in time for the church Easter Egg Hunt though. We came home and rested and had pizza for dinner and dyed Easter Eggs. My husband seems to think that the Easter Bunny won't come if you don't dye eggs. While he dyed eggs i did baths. We put the kids to bed and did the Easter Bunny thing and went to bed. The Easter bunny had to hide things from Elizabeth since she comes down stairs in the night and sleeps on the love seat. We got the kids up early and did the bunny thing and got ready for church. Worship was awesome! It always is, but it was really good this morning. When we got home from church the Easter bunny had come back and hid eggs all over the house (by Easter bunny I mean Aunt Nandie, Nanna and Michael). They hid 92 eggs all over the house. They were inside, outside, up high and down low! The kids had a great time. When we went outside there was a note from the Easter bunny. Pluto had somehow gotten away (he went to live at Nanna's) but he replaced Pluto with a baby bunny that Elizabeth has named Nibbles. Sarah Grace and Cole aren't sure what to think about Nibbles and they don't quite understand that Pluto is not here anymore. Elizabeth did, but I think she's ok with it now. After the egg hunt we ate a wonderful lunch and had naps!
What a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Preschool Easter Egg Hunt and Party

Today was Elizabeth's class Easter Egg Hunt and Party. I was a little nervous taking all 3 kids by myself, but they did fine. I took enough eggs for Sarah Grace and Cole to participate too, so they could have a good time. The party had enough extra for them to, so they felt very included. Elizabeth found the most eggs of my 3. She's the only one that really knew what was going on. Sarah Grace is starting to get the idea of an egg hunt, but it will be a while before she understands that it's a competition. Cole just ran all over the place. Luckily it was a big lot with plenty of room for him to roam without being trampled. After school Elizabeth's friend Belle came over to our house to play. Elizabeth has been to her house twice, but this was our first time to host. I know Belle had a good time because she cried and tried to hide when her mom got here. Elizabeth had a good time too, but didn't like the fact that Belle played with Cole and Sarah Grace too. She had a little jealous spell, but I explained that Belle doesn't have a brother and sister to play with at home and she understood a bit better. I believe they had a good time. The good news is that all survived the day.
Thank you Lord for the beautiful weather today!