Kendal did a great job on Thursday night. I could really hear her singing. She loved going to school 2x a week and it was a good balance for her first year. Next year she will be attending SHES as a peer model for their preschool program. Kadyn and Mia both went through this program and I am excited Kendal will experience it as well. It will be 4x a week in the afternoons. I love the PM spot so I can grateful it worked out.
Yesterday this little boy turned one. I dislike it when people say, "where has the time gone?". But I am at a loss of words to describe where my year went? I look back at his pictures and I see that time was spent laughing, loving, holding, napping, feeding, folding, cleaning, and mom"ing". I know where the year went. I have his memories and pictures that remind me where it went. It still went by too fast. I remember holding him while he slept and his little hand grabbing my shirt while we cuddle. I want to enjoy every day as I know he is our last (unless Dman's procedure didn't take), and while this year was spent being a mom to this incredible little person, it still went by way too fast!
My Mother's Day picture for 2014 was taken around 8pm, not in our pretty church clothing but on the trampoline as we ended the day! Qman was in his PJ's, I had no bra on (now you're looking to see if you can tell), Gaby smelled, and Kadyn's hair was crazy and well... that sums it up.
Mother's Day is not my favorite holiday. I think if we are doing our jobs as wives, moms, daughters we shouldn't need one day to say, "I love you mom". So, Dustin and I really do not make a big deal of this day. But... here is it Mother's Day 2014, my first Mother's Day as a mom to 5 awesome, rock star type kids!
Our family celebration for Qman. A friend made a cake for Quentin so we would have cake on his actual birthday. After Gaby had drum lessons and Mia had dance we had a fun time singing and giving Q his gift from us. He was getting mad... he wanted his CAKE!
Tonight Mia and I started to read her "Read to Me Bible". I wanted to know how much she could do on her own. The creation story was eight pages long and she rocked it. Stumbling on a couple of words only. This makes my heart so happy that she is on target and loves to read.
So... our reward??!! Cheap dinner at Sam's where everyone had greasy pizza and hotdogs!
As we approach summer, I am trying to get summer school lessons ready for Kadyn. I feel like she has made some good progress and I don't want to see her go backwards. This will be a challenge for me as I feel like summers we become lazy on our routine.
As we wrap up the year, it is bitter sweet. Gaby goes to middle school, Kadyn's teacher of 2 years is on maternity leave, and I loose some amazing kids to school and new schools. I am looking forward to our summer but sad to say good bye's. I love my daycare families and their kids as my own. Kadyn has LOVED having 2 of her classmates get on the bus with her- she had grown closer to them this year because of the before school care. This kids are just great kids. And my time with them is coming to an end.