Life really doesn't slow down. You think it will (or at least you hope it will) and somehow it just manages to get busier and busier. And my babies just keep getting older and older. I really try to cherish all the moments, all the laughs, all the time together. I know that life is nuts right now and having such a young family can be a handful and loud and crazy. But I also feel like I am in the midst of what I will look back on as some of the happiest, most fun, love filled days of my life. I am so in love with my family and my kiddos. And I love each and every memory we make...the big ones and the small alike.
My boys at the wild animal park....looking very active, dirty and boyish....which they are!
Kellen and Brooke are so cute together. I think Kellen really likes having a girl younger than him that he feels like he can help and be the leader of and play with. The older they get the better and better they get along.
These two are such peas in a pod. Really! Though very different in many ways, Makenna and Conner have a certain energy about them, a certain life and vigor in their ways that really compliments one another. They just really get each other really well. Maybe it's what comes with the blond, blue eyed gene...I don't know. But I am glad they have each other....my silly goons!
The end of Makenna's school year has brought with it a lot of projects. One of the things she had to do for school a month or two back was memorize a poem, create a prop and act it out and recite it in front of the class. I immediately thought of a poem by Shel Silverstine that I did when I was a kid young in elementary school called "Boa Constrictor". She memorized it really quickly and with a lot of help from Grammy we made her a huge boa constrictor as a prop. The poem is about someone being eaten by a boa constrictor, so as she recited it she moved the snake up her body, pretending to be swallowed. She was very shy about performing it in front of family and at home, but when she got up in front of her class she took one deep breath and did the whole thing perfectly! It was a very proud mommy moment. It just makes you feel good as a parent watching your child have a positive experience and succeed.
On the 100th day of school the kids were supposed to come dressed like a "100 year old person". So we put Makenna's hair in a bun, sprayed her hair grey, and she looked adorable!
The 101st day of school....self explanatory
Of course Con has to participate in the fun!
An activity you can easily catch the kids in these days - Makenna plays the role of the teacher and Kellen and Conner are the students she reads to and teaches. It's cute....though I think what is boils down to is Makenna liking the shift in power and getting play the dominant role :)
Makenna and Katie....such great friends. Making a poster for a parade they put on at the house
Kellen and Brooke working on their parade posters as well
Brooke was put in charge of the parade music...
Katie lead the parade and pulled Makenna in the "float"....
Kellen wanted to ride his bike in his mouse costume and carry his banner
This is what was responsible for inspiring the at home parade - the annual circle preschool patriotic parade
How could you not vote for such a cute president! Dream big Kellen (though I am not much for the idea of having a child in politics...but shoot for the moon!)