The "blue" team. Tommy is the 3rd on in the back row, standing.
This year we were able to participate in the Dad's Club Parade and it was great fun! The parade route is about 2 miles and it was a sweltering 10,000 degrees out. We lucked out though and were offered a ride on the Rocket Car!!
It was still hot, but it made the parade that much sweeter! We threw candy at the crowds and had a great time waving to fans....lol!
I am constantly in awe of the children. Not a day goes by that I don't thank our Heavenly Father for these three little people, exactly these three little people! One of my all time favorite things to do is catching them loving on each other. It is so sweet, not scripted, pure and loving. I love the picture above. Penny perched on top of Charlie's lap having just woke up from a nap and hugging her pink kitty (Uncle Jason and Nicole, this is her FAVORITE animal!!), and looking so peaceful on his lap. Sure we have moments, on a daily basis!, where the kids are not getting along. But we also have quiet, loving moments like these everyday too.
Rituals: Trent and I go in and check on the boys each night before we go to bed. I don't know how many times I have stood over their beds and kissed them good night, ruffled their hair and covered them up again. They are so sweet and peaceful when they sleep and
My quiet time buddy: When Charlie is at school it is Tom, Penny and I. Penny takes a good long nap in the day time so it is Tom and I for a good chunk of he day. We amuse ourselves by watchng shows cuddled up on the couch together, taking closeup pictures ourselves, playing games or taking a nap. This kid cracks me up, I don't know what I am going to do without him next year when he is in full day kindergarten :(
Little Lady: T.R.O.U.B.L.E, of the sweetest variety. We need to start preparing now!
Siblings: One of the best parts of my day is watching all three of our kids playing together. Two of them are always together, with the third party getting some one on one time with a parent or some much needed alone time. But when they all get together they are so fun to watch
Tradition: It would only be right if an older brothe shared his favorite show (Yo Gabba Gabba)with a youger sister. It is so cute to see Tommy taking on the role of big brother with Penny, just like Charlie did with him.
The kids are doing great! They are so sweet and funny, all of them. They keep us on our toes, warm our hearts and make us smile. They also challange us to be better pearents and to do right by them. They are true gifts!
In early May, Tommy's class went on a field trip to a gymnastics gym. The kids had so much fun learning the different technices and doing an obstacle course.
Penny had a great time too. She was ALL ove the place and totally in her element!
I was amazed at how brave Thomas was. He hardly hesitated to do the activities and really had a good time.
I am so grateful that I am able to participate in these kind of activities with my children. Deciding to send the children to traditional schools was so difficult and painfum in so mnay ways. However, it was opportunities like these, where I knew memories would be created and that our bond woul be strengthend, that helped with the transition. I love being involved with my children's classes, I love personally knowing their teachers and classmates and I know that it helps the kids.
Life seems to be flying by, especially since having the guys! Everyday they say or do something that just tugs at our heart, amazes us or even brings us(me) to tears! We want to remember it all!! We want to remember all the fun we had, all the messy fingers, and yes, even the hard times! God has truly blessed us with a wonderful family, amazing children, and each other! How grateful are we!? So here goes trying "remember"!