Monday, May 26, 2014

Photos from the past months

I love my children because they are beautiful, silly, funny, maddening, loving, frustrating, wonderful and mine ! I am dedicating this post to my 4 beautiful children: because of you I am blessed to be a mother. Many times I fall short and cry myself to sleep and pray that the next day will be better. But I hope you know that I am doing my best and how much you are deeply, truly loved.
At attention!

watching general conference

always my happy baby

5 months big

created her own "Frozen" outfit and taped snowflakes on her dress

"this is serious, mom"

she wasn't too sure of the chick she got for Easter

Happy Easter 2014

decorating Easter cookies with way more sprinkles than one could possibly need!

snuggles with big brother


"why do they make me do this?"

playing with my baby sis

Mother's Day 2014

Ellie's 1st Grade program

The school year is almost done which means end of year programs and activities. The whole first grade did a program about continents and took us on a "tour" of the world with songs about different continents and places. She was one of 2 kids from her class given a speaking part. She did a great job and e-nun-cia-ted her words very well! I can't get the video to load, but it was adorable. After the program, we went to her classroom to see her and to eat cookies.
Tate walking with his friend Kaylie to Ellie's class.

she looks so big
 I am proud of Ellie. I can't believe that she is finishing up 1st Grade, time is going by way too fast without my permission.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Taters Turns 4

4 years ago on Mother's day I went into labor with our Tate-man. He was 4 days overdue and finally decided to make his entrance into the world. It was the best Mother's Day gift I ever received!!
For his birthday this year, he asked for a 'Frozen' cake with just the "Frozen boys because I'm a boy, mom". Do you have any idea how hard it is to find 'Frozen' characters let alone just the boy characters? Luckily, Tate has an aunt who wanted him to make his birthday special. After  lot of searching she finally found a character set that included the boy characters too.

he's so happy to "start" his birthday
Tate asked for a left handed baseball glove. He's been using Ayden's old one, but it doesn't work very well for him considering Ayden is right handed and Tate is left handed. He was very excited to receive his own "right hand glove, I mean left. But it's the right one."
He received other gifts from grandparents, friends, big brother but my favorite gift he got was the one Ellie gave him. She made it herself and wrapped it for him.
A birthday crown! ADORABLE
It's hard to believe that this guy is already 4. He has brought such adventure into our lives. Tate has such a fun, silly personality, but there is also a serious, grownup side to him. His preschool teacher tells us she loves listening to his "little man voice" and loves hearing some of the profound thoughts he has. He loves to sing and play mom and dad with his friends at daycare. His favorite thing to do right now is ride his bike, often without permission or knowledge of his parents. There have been many times we have found him down the block at the park....alone. This would be his independent side that is starting to come out. Here is a picture of him last year on his birthday riding his bike
age 3, 2013
And here is he this year
age 4, 2014
I am so thankful to be this boy's mom. Some days are so very hard and I wonder how I will ever make it through his childhood. Some days are so rewarding and wonderful that I just want him to stay little forever. He has definitely been the best Mother's Day gift I could ever ask for.