May 4, 2015

In Common

The things my kids have in common never fail to surprise me.  They are all such little individuals that I am always caught unawares when they have something in common. 

One thing that all four kids love reading.  From the oldest to the youngest, books are consistently a hit at my house. 

May 3, 2015

Fun with Firsts!!

We took the kids to the park today.  And Little Prince had a lot of firsts!

He managed to climb stairs for the first time on his own!

He used sidewalk chalk for the first time today.

He played with sand for the first time:

He went down the slide for the first time by himself! (although he insisted on going on his belly)

He was brave and interested and explored things around him!

His big sisters were super-helpful in helping to watch him and keep him safe.

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday
Sunday's heart felt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

Here are some things I am grateful for this week:

1.  My boy tried strawberries (or 1/2 a strawberry) for the first time.  We watched as he licked, sniffed, touched, poked and pushed the 1/2 a strawberry.  Then he sniffed it again and then rubbed it all over his face because he liked how it smelled but it was too wet for him to eat. 

2.  A fun night out with my girl and our friends.  The figure skating was fun!

3.  Shopping at the farmers market with my family.  So fun! 

 4.  Spending the day downtown with my family. 

5.  This awesome boy had a fabulous day out with the family and then slept ALL NIGHT LONG!!!

6.  These awesome kids, they make every day a little more interesting and fun.  

7. A big sister who loves to help with her little brother!

8. A little boy who learned to manage stairs on his own for the first time.

9. A little boy who saw everyone else using chalk and decided he wanted to use it too.  (for the first time!)

10. My little boy being brave enough to go down the slide on his own for the first time!

May 2, 2015

Saturday Photohunt: Youth

The Saturday PhotoHunt for this week is: Youth. 

This pic captures the carefree feeling of youth.  Only when young is it okay to dance in front of the busker at the farmers market.  

And only when young does a little girl walk up and sit down and become instant friends with the little boy she happens to see.

And there is nothing like the excitement of trains when you are a joyful youth out on an outing  

And here are all my favorite YOUTHs . . . all my babies.