Chris's Change of Command

Chris's Change of Command

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Bubba

This little man is such a joy! He looks so incredibly BIG in this picture. I cannot believe that we are on the down hill to 7. I feel like I was just holding in my arms, rocking him to sleep, and not having a clue about being a Mommy (although I thought I did).

This school year has been one of major growth for my little guy. Starting Kindergarten at 6 was the best decision we ever made for him (so far)! He loves reading and blows me away with his ability and comprehension. We sit together to read every afternoon. Sometimes he reads to me and other times I read to him. He loves the challenge and we both have a good time just the two of us. He is such a good student and loves school. He tends to lean toward science and math as his favorite subjects (wants to be an astronaut most days).

At home, he has adjusted quite well to having two sisters. He loves to help out by reading to Hannah Beth or singing to her when she is upset. He LOVES to make her laugh and smile. He and Hayley are truly the best of friends. They love each other so much. Oh, yes they have their moments when they don't get along, but thankfully those moments are few and far between. He takes his roll as the protector of his sisters very seriously.

I just love this boy to pieces.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sweet Sisters

Hannah Beth has been smiling at us since she turned 5 weeks old. There is nothing like that first smile that shows she is learning just who you are and her way of saying "I love you too!" Hannah just loves to watch Luke and Hayley. She stares and smiles and even "talks" to them at times.
I caught the girls mid conversation a few mornings ago. Hayley is so sweet with Hannah Beth. She talks to her just as I do. Mimicking exactly what I is precious. I pray that they will have such a special bond as sisters do. And Lord help us when we get to the teen years with 2 girls!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Christmas of Few Pictures...

...but the most wonderful memories were made this year! As you can imagine, our house has been quite busy with a 6 yr old, 4 yr old, and 6 week old. We hunkered down and enjoyed our first Christmas as a family of five. No, I didn't get to make the rolled, cut sugar cookies this year or fix an elaborate dinner for Christmas Eve or Day, but truly that is not what it was all about this year. Just enjoying time together at a slow easy pace (on broken sleep that is about all I could do). I wouldn't have had it any other way.

Due to the fact that my arms were full with our bundle of joy most of Christmas, there are not nearly as many pictures since I am usually the one that plays the part of photographer. I didn't get any pics of my in-laws visit or the visit with my whole family while they were here. ( I am counting on my Mom and Dad for pics from their visit). I was busy actually enjoying time together, chatting, eating, and laughing.

We are so very blessed. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.