Today my baby girl turns three. How is that even possible? She is growing up way too fast. Seriously, wasn't it just yesterday that I posted these pictures of her?
Molley can make anyone smile. She is a stubborn little gal, with a slight flair for the dramatic. She loves pink, princesses, and her brother. She can mess with him, but no one else had better try! She loves to play outside with her friend, hunt for frogs with her David, but keep the bugs way from her! Dancing and singing are some of her favorite activities, and one of these days she will be potty trained. Molley loves to wake me up in the morning and cuddle. I may tell Nate that I don't like to get up so early, but I secretly love the morning cuddles. She cares for her babies, and makes a mean cup of pretend tea. She will even make you pizza if you ask.
Happy birthday, baby girl. We are so blessed that God picked us to be your parents. We love you so much!!!
This is a few weeks old. Catching her still has become a challenge!!
I know I say this every year, but wasn't my baby born just yesterday?!
5 was a big year for David. He accomplished many things this past year!
He played his first season of soccer!
He graduated from pre-k!
He learned to swim without a puddle jumper!
He started kindergarten!
He had his first real campout with daddy!
He had his first snow day!
He started playing baseball!
He moved into a new house AND switched schools!
He learned how to ride a 2 wheeler!
He go to drive a boat!
I know the year was filled with so many more accomplishments! He is growing up much to quickly, but I love watching him explore his world. He is into science and figuring out how things work, just like his daddy.
A conversation had one Sunday morning after I told David that he was staying 5 forever.
David: No mom, it doesn't work that way. I will get older. I can't wait to be a parent.
Me: Oh! Why not?
David: So I can make my own rules.
Me: So what rules do mom and dad have?
David: Clean your room.
Me: Yes, but you aren't very good at that one.
David: No, but I'll still make my kids do it.
Molley: Sing, mommy! Sing!
David: Mom, when we move, we will have a new house, right?
Me: Yes buddy.
David: Where will our new church be?
David: Well, if we move houses, will we be too far away from our church to go there.
Me: No buddy, we will be closer.
David: Good mom. I like it there.
Me: David, what is your favorite part of our new house?
David: The basement!
David: 'Cuz I get to play video games.
David: Yup. Justin said so.
Ahhh...big cousins. :)
David: Mom, will you play baseball with me?
Always bud. (Of course, it did take some time to convince him that I played baseball and mom was my coach. )
We recently went on a hike. My shoes had very little traction and the trail was very muddy. These words were uttered, but not by me. They were all said by Molley to me.
Take my hand.
Molley: Mommy. I talk. look over there. Pretty. Bird singing. Flowers. Windy. Sunny. What that? Big tree. Fun walk. A turn and big smile at me.
Molley: Talk mommy.
Molley: Sing, mommy, sing!
I love our new routine. I pick-up Molley and then we come to get David off the bus. We have about 30min every day for just us. It is spent singing in the car, dancing at home, and Molley worrying that we will forget David.
We listed our house, sold our house, and moved into a new house. ENORMOUS news.
The Easter bunny found our house. EXCITING news.
David started at a new school. CHANGING news.
David learned to ride a 2 wheeler, HUGE news.
Molley made a new best friend, AMAZING news.
David started playing baseball, SPORTS news.
All of these things and more, yet I did not make a single post.
I will not win blogger of the year.
We are loving our new neighborhood! There are kids - so many kids, so many laughs, squeals, smiles, and hugs. We have some pretty cool neighbors, a great location, and the prefect house for our family.
Most of these have made their way to Facebook, but here are some of the highs from the past few months.