I have the happy problem of having so many fun and wonderful things going on in my life that I simply can not document them all. I know, you feel terrible for me, don't you? ;-)
Let's seee....First and foremost, we have a very full house right now! My husband's brother and his family moved in with us. Yes....moved IN. They're going to be here for about 6 months while they purchase a piece of land and build a house. Thankfully, I love them to bits, our kids love each other, and we have a big house! They've been here about a month now, and I'm loving it.
Sorry for so many blurry pictures. I've definitely gone over to the dark side....it's just so much easier to shoot a quick photo with my phone than it is to lug my big camera around, then transfer everything! Just another reason I really want that new phone....better camera resolution. Here are some snapshots of life at our house lately....notice the love busting through every picture :-)
|Nick and Esther|
|Sammy with Stella|
|Thomas and Milo - good buddies|
|Thomas's 5th birthday (!!) was extra fun with family to celebrate with us|
So this is who's living at our house right now:
7 kids ages: 10,9,6,5,5,3,one day
Let's see....what else?
My kids are all doing wonderful. Ben has started the cello, which I'm loving. Here's a video of him tinkering around even before lessons began:
Ben, Clara, and Sammy are all excellent students -- learning and growing and just happy busy little people. I'm so proud of them all!
Thomas -- my baby -- turned FIVE! Unreal!
|My Luke is such an amazing Daddy -- eternally patient and always|
looking for fun things to do with the kids :-)
|Movin' on up from the scoot bike to a big boy bike with pedals!|
Then, on the actual day of his birthday (which is a school and work day for the rest of our family), Thomas and I had a sweet day of fun and snuggles. We spent 3 hours building a Lego space shuttle in the morning (I love that he still has his chubby little baby boy fingers and cheeks):
Then we met Daddy at McDonald's for lunch....of course, as always, the box is the best part:
And then we went to the Boise Aquarium for an afternoon of petting sharks and "oohing" and "ahhing" over all the amazing creatures we saw:
This little boy of mine is such an incredible joy. I sincerely don't think there's been a day since he's been on this earth that I haven't smiled and/or laughed out loud. He's busy, joyful, affectionate, smart, and thoughtful. Thomas.....I love you to bits, and I'm so very proud of you!!
A snapshot of my Thomas as a 5 year old:
See why I'm always smiling? :-)
Whew....this has been a marathon post....and I've barely caught up! 'Till another day...
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