Its been awhile since I have updated here! Life has been crazy busy, but so much fun! Isabell is in 2nd grade already and LOVES to read and draw! Emma is in Kindergarten and loves to talk (apple doesn't fall far) and also loves to read and anything that involves music! Chris is still working full time for the government, National Guard for the Air Force one weekend a month and a shift or 2 every month in a local town as a Reserve Officer also. I started working when the girls started school and that has been life changing for us all! I make my own schedule so am able to help out at school anytime I want and am loving what I do. Everyone is happy and healthy for the most part. Seems runny noses haven't stopped for awhile but I can't complain. It could be worse, right? Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to around here!
I can't believe it has been 5 years ago today that I placed Isabell in Christopher's arms for the very first time! A day I thought would take forever to come, is one I will never forget. Emotional to say the least but very thankful at the same time....
Christopher has been working hard for our family to provide for us and to make it possible for me to be able to stay home! The girls don't always understand why he isn't home when they wake up as he works a weird schedule. Today we had to run an errand and he happened to be in our neck of the woods so we got a surprise visit from him that warmed our hearts!!
BOTH girls were wide awake before the alarm rang this morning! We have been talking about this day for a long time so they knew it was very important! I talked myself into being okay with my first born, the child I JUST gave birth to was heading off to Kindergarten and there was NOTHING I could do to stop the hands of time. If I had that super power . . . . . . would I? I don't think so. I love my babies and wouldn't trade my job for anything on this earth BUT I am also so very excited to see what the future holds for them. When you stop and think about it, it isn't so scary.
I held it together this morning but had to reassure Daddy that she was in safe hands and was going to do fantastic! I worried all day that when we arrived to pick her up, that she would be bawling her eyes out but I was completely wrong! She was smiling ear to ear but looked EXHAUSTED! Daddy took us for ice cream right from school and she told us all about her day. When we got home it was bath time, dinner then ready for bed. BEFORE dinner was ready we had to scare her to keep her awake, she was so tired and just wanted to go to bed. I think it was around 6:15 that she was DONE . . . OUT and we tucked her into bed! Our baby isn't a baby anymore. She will be 5 on Sunday and she makes me so proud! Today was the first day of so many years of school but she rocked today!
My babies have been with Grandma for 5 days and I have gotten soooo much done while they have been gone but I am ready for them to come home today! Diapers have been replaced with new panties...bibs have been replaced with paint smocks...diaper bag has been replaced with a back pack and I have shed many, many tears!
In just a few days my babies will be turning 3 and 5! WHAT? I can't even believe it! When I first gave birth to them everyone always said "don't blink" and they were right! Time goes by so fast! I am so thankful that God gave me these blessings! Being a Mommy is the BEST job in the whole wide world!
Today, we went to Isabells new school and met her teacher and had her picture taken also! I felt like I couldn't breathe when I woke up this morning...was she ready for this? Should we have done another year of preschool for her? Was she going to be assigned a teacher that was going to be right? As soon as we walked into her room, I felt like I could breathe again! She found her locker, seat at her table and went right to work with what her teacher asked! She wasn't being shy AT ALL! We have another full week until school starts and now I feel like we are ALL ready!