Jake only made it to six months, I think Brayden was 10 months, Logan around 9 months, and Gavin held out the longest, 11 months old for His first haircut. Looking back I realize how shaggy he looked, but I just didn't want him to look so old. Now that his hair is cut he looks more like a little boy than a baby. Thanks to Aunt Manda for doing the honors, sorry he screamed the whole time!
I came down the stairs the other day to find four pairs of tennis shoes, size 0 to size youth 5. For some reason it warmed my heart and made me realize just how blessed I am. (and yes, Jake's feet are as big as mine!)
Logan is a mommas boy. I always worry that he is going to throw a fit if I am not with him. In January He went on a field trip for preschool. I had just had surgery, so I couldn't go. I was nervous about it until his teacher Miss Ang sent me this photo. The field trip was to Hammond's Candy, and apparently not even Logan can be crabby in a candy shop!
Gavin fell in love with food the first moment it crossed his lips. This tiny little boy LOVES to eat. He will eat just about anything. He has proved that teeth are optional, everything can be gummed. We are constantly surprised by his food choices. Some foods are easily eaten, others not so much, but Gavin always eats with style...His very own, very messy style.
January 31st was Brayden's 6th birthday. I feel like such a silly old mom thinking back to the day he was born and feeling sentimental. I have a hard time believing that Brayden is over half way through kindergarten. Next year he will leave me all day every day. Brayden is so much fun! He is especially sensitive to the needs of others. His kindness touches my heart. Brayden is an amazing big brother. He loves to take care of Gavin, even volunteering to change diapers. Brayden is small in stature, but His huge spirit more than makes up for it! We love him so much! Our family just wouldn't be complete without him.
Now that Jake is eight, he is a member of the Cub Scout troop at church. In January they held their annual pinewood derby competition. Unfortunately Daddy was out of town. Chris and Jake worked on the car before he left, but we were grateful for Grampy's help finishing it up. It was a fun night. The car looked great! As far as the race? Well, lets just say we have a few things to learn about building a winning car. Oh well, this was the first of MANY chances for our family.
Our family had a lovely Thanksgiving spent in Utah with Chris' grandparents and other family members. Unfortunately the picturres of my kids with their great grandparents were not taken on my camera. I have been waiting to get the pictures so that I could continue my blog chronologically. I still don't have the pictures...It's March! I suppose I better forge ahead (or behind) and get all caught up.
Christmas, as always, was wonderful. We are blessed to be surrounded by family to treasure during one of my favorite times of the year. We enjoyed all of our Christmas traditions, decorations, and fun. Most of all I enjoyed having the opportunity to share my testimony of Jesus Christ with my children more often than usual. I am so grateful for His humble birth and Incredible life. My life is truly blessed by His sacrifice and example. I hope that every year at Christmas time I will be able to ponder and impart my testimony of the true meaning of Christmas!