Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Snails!

Dear Joshua, This poem below describes you perfectly! What are little boys made of? What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails And puppy-dogs' tails, That's what little boys are made of. You saw a baby snail outside and picked it up. Then you put it on a play dish and brought it in the house to show Daddy. We went back outside and you said, "bye bye baby snail" when you put it back on the grass. Your 3 sisters would NEVER pick up a snail. You are so special and we are thankful that God gave us you! Love, Mommy
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Sarah and Hannah saying their memory verses

Dear Sarah and Hannah, You two are a joy to teach. Here is a little video of you both saying (actually singing) two Bible verses that you memorized. I love you. Love, Mommy
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Reading Mr. Brown Can Moo by Dr. Seuss

Dear Hannah,

When we moved to our new home back in December, the tree in the front yard had no leaves. Now that it is spring, it is covered with green leaves but I never imagined it could be a fruit tree. Today you picked a fuzzy, green ball off the tree and asked what it was? After carefully looking at it, your daddy and I think it must be an apricot tree. We will have so much fun picking the apricots and making jam when they are ripe. Our backyard has an orange tree too! We are lucky to have *free* California fruit growing at our new home! I have had so much fun homeschooling you and Sarah in Kindergarten this year. I am so amazed at how well of a little reader you have become! I made a little video of you reading that I hope you will enjoy watching! :) I love you.

Love, Mommy
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Love Shows Itself In Random Ways!



Dear Sarah,
Today was a busy day. I took you and Hannah to Gymnastics. Then before your choir practice I stopped at Wendy's and bought all 4 kids chicken nuggets. One of your chicken nuggets was shaped like a heart. You said, "Look, this is a heart and I am going to give it to Eli. He is who I'm going to marry and I love him." I told you that was so sweet. Then you said to Hannah that you changed your mind and was going to save your heart chicken nugget for somebody else. Hannah asked who and proceeded to name all your friends and your answer was no to all of them. Then you said that you wanted to give the heart to your Mommy because you love me and wanted to share your lunch with me since I didn't eat. You have such a sweet and giving heart. I love you sweet Sarah Grace.
Love,
Mommy

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Worms, Worms and Yes... More Worms!


Dear Sarah, Hannah, Joshua and Julia,
Today, while I was in another room, I heard a blood shrieking scream. My heart jumped out of my chest while I thought to myself, who could that be? I was thoroughly surprised to find out it was Julia crying with a high pitched scream because she hardly ever cries and is such an easy, happy baby. Then, I hear Sarah shouting, "MOMMY JULIA HAS WORMS ALL OVER HER!" I thought, "Worms? What is she talking about?" I ran to the living room. Sure enough, Joshua was pouring the fish food titled, "Freeze Dried Blood Worms" all over her body. She was sitting on the couch and was covered from head to toe with this nasty fish food that looked like sand from our sandbox. I then picked her up and shook the worms off her and immediately told Joshua that was a No No and he was not to pour fish food on people. Next, all on his own, he went to his crying twin sister and gave her a huge hug and held her until she stopped whimpering. Last, we put the worms back in the container and vacuumed the rest up that was on the couch. Now, I am reminded of why I didn't want a pet while having 4 children ages 5 and under. But when Daddy's work was getting rid of their fish tank, we thought it would be the perfect Easter present this year for you to remember Jesus is Alive and rose from the grave just like the fish is alive. I love you sweet children.
Love,
Mommy
P.S. Today is the first day that Joshua and Julia have said their big sisters names more clearly. Hannah sounds like NaNa and Sarah is Rahrah.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Two Sets of Twins

My friend Amy, http://www.spergerswoman.blogspt.com/ came to my MOPS group today and inspired us all to start a blog. So here I am! I am a stay at home mom to two sets of twins. Yes, you heard me right 2 sets. Many people (especially strangers) tell me that, "I have my hands full". I like to think that "I am doubly blessed" which is why my blogspot is doubleblessingsx2@blogspot.com My first set of twins are girl/girl and are 5 1/2 years old. My second set are boy/girl and are 21 months! They are truly a blessing and gift from God. I plan on writing letters to my children with this blog. Hope you enjoy it!