You, my sweet boy, bring so much life and excitement to our family!
You are passionate, loud and brave.
I pray that you would use your voice for Jesus....that you would proclaim His truth and always stand up for what is right.
You are nurturing and loving and the best brother.
You are going to make a great Daddy and husband one day (and you have already promised to live next door to me forever...so don't forget that).
You are one smart and creative cookie.
I love to see your little imagination at work.
Sometimes it is used coloring crayon on the patio (we are still working on channeling it in the right direction) and you love.love.love. scissors. You always know where the 6 pairs we own are in the house.
You are the best helper.
God has definitely given you a heart of service (just like your Bapa).
You love to help Mommy and Daddy with whatever we are doing and you especially love to help Mommy in the kitchen.
I'm sure one day your going to be whipping up gourmet meals for all 6 of us!
You love your "stuffies".
Last night you had 13 in your bed.
You are funny. Like really funny.
You know what to say at just the right time to make us laugh.
Heck... I just love listening to everything you have to say.
And you have always have a.lot. to say.
You are my little curious George.
You love to explore and get into things that well... you shouldn't be into.
I don't think you will be touching this stuff again soon.
It's only one day a week on Fridays so I get to enjoy my kids at home Monday-Thursday (because let's face it once they hit kindergarden they are in school for the rest of their lives) and then they get to go to school to learn, and craft, and be trained and loved on for a few hours on Friday (and I get to enjoy running errands with only one kid).
It's also a co op model which means that I get to help out a few times a year and get a peek into what they do during their day at school.
Helping in their classes is one of my favorite things to do (and my kids LOVE it too).
I love watching them interact with their friends, and seeing them participating and learning.
Last month I got to help in each of the kids classes and I of course went picture crazy.
Here is Kenzie with her amazing teacher Mrs. Vorrell.
Hooking different color links together during her listening skills time.
Each week the kids work on a letter of the alphabet, a coordinating character trait and bible verse.
This week the letter was L and the theme was ladybugs so we made lady bug snacks (ritz crackers, red peanut butter and raisins)
and a lady bug craft. We read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle,
and the kids got to release 1,500 lady bugs into a garden outside the preschool.
It was so cool to see so many ladybugs and to be able to hold them.
During snack/recess we got to see Wesley and I snapped a picture of him with his awesome teacher Mrs. Yartz.
Me and my babes.
2 weeks after I helped in Mackenzie's class I got a chance to be in Wesley's class.
He was so excited to introduce me to all of his friends and for me to see him in action.
This week the letter was N and the theme was nests.
Wesley's teacher made these adorable nests out of chocolate and pretzels with jelly bean eggs inside.
We made these cute little nest crafts together, learned all about Narwhals, read "Are you my Mother by P.D. Eastman", counted eggs in nests, learned about being Nice to one another and more.