Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gabriel turns 9

It is hard for me to believe that Gabriel turned 9 this year. I think actually it is harder for me to think that I have been a mother now for nine years. Some days it feels like just yesterday that I started all this parenting stuff and then others days when things just seem to fall into place I think hmm yeah I may just have gotten the hang of this. Gabriel is maturing into such a kind hearted young man. Yes we have our battles over some laziness issues, but for the most part he is so eager to please and never gives me any trouble. He is so patient with his sisters and I love to watch him(when he thinks I am not looking) in those tender moments with them. He does very well in school and all his teachers just rave about what a pleasure he is class. He is playing soccer right now and still has a love for football and skateboarding. Like most nine year old boys he loves his video games, but is finding that reading can be enjoyable and not just something you have to do for school.

Gabriel you are such a blessing to our family. I am proud to be your mother! God really blessed us with you and it is such a joy to see the young man you are growing up to be. My heart just fills with love and smiles when I think of you. May God bless you this year and may all your dreams and ambitions come true!


One of my favorite pictures of Gabe


Thanksgiving 2009


Happy Birthday Gabe!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

3 going on 13

Today while cutting the grass Faith asks if she can go inside and get a snack. I say sure, thinking she’ll grab a cheese stick, some crackers, maybe an apple. After a while I noticed that she hadn’t made it back outside so I thought I better go check on her. As soon as I opened the door the smell hit me…oh no she had used the toaster. As I turned the corner this is what I found


She had decided to make a toasted honey and marshmellow sandwich. I couldn’t help but laugh and of course I let her have it after all the trouble she went through to make it. We did have a discussion though about not using the toaster when mommy or daddy weren't around. I guess next time I need to be more clear on what the snack options are!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Starting Over

I can not believe how difficult it has been for me to keep up with this blog. There have been many things I have wanted to write about and journal but finding the time and motivation has been hard. I think that is a real character flaw of mine. I always have the best intentions but following through is a challenge for me. I have decided to give this whole "blogging" thing a try again because I really do want to preserve the special and everyday moments of my family. So here it goes...stay tuned.....