Well, life lately has been…quiet. Quiet because I have had laryngitis for almost a week now. Insert sad face here. I am not sick one bit…I even went to the doctor hoping he’d be able to offer some relief but since I’m not sick, he said I have a old-fashioned case of laryngitis. Which is difficult when you have a bunch of kids at home who ask 4.6 billion questions a day. So, I’m on the upswing…but it’s been a rough few days of silence (on my part) around here. Saturday through Tuesday were the worst, but now things are starting to sound a bit better. Other than that…here’s a peek at life lately…
We celebrated Ashby’s 2nd Gotcha Day last week! Look at my big girl!!!
The picture on the left was taken the day we got her…and on the right, exactly two years later :).
That evening, we went to PF Chang’s for our annual Gotcha Day dinner tradition. Love my family so much!
We explained to our waiter why we were celebrating and he brought out a cake :).
Lately, I’ve been feeling very grateful for round two of kiddos. A few years ago, it was always Kensington and Smith in the kitchen with me and hanging out with me all day, but now they’re in school. So…I get to do it all over again with these two AND IT IS SO MUCH FUN!!! I think now more than ever, I realize how quickly it all goes by, so I’m savoring every single minute.
We had a little dusting of snow on Friday and when it began, the two littles wanted to go outside and catch snowflakes on their tongues. I’m so thankful for these moments with these girls.
Friday afternoon, Kensington, Ebby Lee and Molly tried out for the school talent show. It’s going to be so much fun to watch them perform!
I took this picture on Sunday just because. Kensington is getting so big. She dresses herself and has her own stamp to put on everything in life…she’s just a really sweet girl and I’m thankful for her too :).
I posted this picture of me doing my quiet time on Monday morning. To read more about the daily books I read every morning, click HERE.
We had a play date on Monday and I took a picture of these two just because. They have the sweetest little relationship.
She’s like “look mom, I’m putting the lights on the light wall”. She’s getting so independent and active! She loved the play date too!
After school, we played at the park with the big kids. It was cold and windy…and Madeley ate everyone’s snack she could find. She looks so innocent but really…she was just casually waiting for everyone to walk off so that she could eat their stuff and drink out of their water bottle 🙂 .
It’s funny how my kids have naturally paired off. This didn’t happen when I had three, but now, it’s most definitely happened. Kensington was sitting at my desk doing 30 minutes of homework on my computer and little Madeley just sat next to her the whole time. I was like “Kensington, do you want me to take her?” and she was all like “No, she likes sitting here with me.”. These two are quite the little pair and are together all the time. Just like these two…
…Smith and Ashby. I was in there folding laundry and they came in to ask if they could play a game together. Look at them in their pjs with their blankets. They just bounce around the house together after school until bedtime. They’re just a little pair 🙂 .
So, that’s a little life lately. It’s a good thing I don’t need my voice to blog or else we would have been in trouble this week 😉 .
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See you tomorrow!