I haven’t posted pictures of the kids lately so I thought I would post an update. K is such a fun-loving kid and definitely keeps us on her toes with her questions! Last week, she “decorated” the living room. She loves maps, so it wasn’t surprising that she made the map the center of the room.
She is a ball of energy and even when she is sitting (not often), at least one part of her body is moving. She loves to climb trees, play in the dirt, cook and help Adam on the farm.
I noticed during school last year that K was squinting when reading. She wasn’t on our vision insurance in 2014 so the first week in January this year, we took her to the eye doctor; especially when she started complaining of double vision and headaches. It turns out, like her daddy, she has a pretty significant astigmatism and she is farsighted (I had to look it up to understand). Here are 2 quick stories to help you understand. The day after she received her glasses she said to me, “Mama, before I had my glasses when I looked at the light and then at you, you looked blurry. Now I can look at the light and then look at you and you look clear.” She also said, “Everything is so big!” When we left the eye doctor she was over exaggerating her steps (it was quite hilarious) because her eyes had adjusted so well to the astigmatism without glasses. Now with glasses, everything looked extra large to her. A curb looked like a mountain. While it has been a struggle to keep her glasses on her face, she loves them!
Little man had his first trip to the barber shop with his Grandpa. Here is G pre-haircut:
He thought it was the coolest thing! I have always cut the kids’ hair and Adam’s hair as well. He came home and told he got his hair cut at “the barbeque shop.” Man, I love that kid! He looks so handsome. He loves the shirt he is wearing in the 3rd picture. He says to me, “Mama, do you know what my shirt says? It says DIRT MAGNET!”
He has such a great imagination and he talks non-stop. He likes to play with guns, trucks and transformers. Like any boy should, he loves to get dirty and dig in the dirt. He likes climbing, jumping and ramming himself into things, especially me. I have figured out that it is one way he shows affection. He will just run as hard as he can right into the back of my legs and then hug me. He keeps us entertained for sure! He is also a very sweet child. Multiple times a day he walks over and leans in to me and says, “Mama, no matter what I will always love you.” (This is a phrase we use after they are disciplined). It is so precious when he says it to us.
MJ is tiny little ball of energy. She is so petite but she has quite a personality. She is a child that knows what she wants and she will let you know! She talks a lot too, just like her big brother and sister, but most of it I have no idea what she is saying. She is very petite and very fast. In the last week she has become attached to one of K’s baby dolls and during that time she weaned herself. It has been a difficult transition for me but she is happy and growing up.
It is difficulty capturing pictures of all 3 kids, mostly because MJ doesn’t sit still for long. We are so thankful at how well the kids get along. They play so well together and the older kids miss each other when they are apart. Minus slight bickering, they really are best friends. It is a sweet relationship and I am blessed to be a part of it. MJ has recently learned to smile during pictures so enjoy!
K was reading the Bible to them; it was very sweet to watch and listen.
Some days are hard but every day is rewarding. We are so blessed for these rambunctious kiddos. They are a constant reminder of Christ’s love for us. They teach us patience, humility, forgiveness and how to laugh at the little things.