We’ve been so busy (the weather is finally nice!) that I can’t believe how quickly time gets away from me.
Buddy. First off, we had a blast at your 6th birthday party – a robot party to be exact. To see your eyes light up by the friends who came to celebrate with you, the games, the pinata and the cake, brought joy to your mama’s heart. You show me each day what is means to love others. Thank you, Buddy. You and Blondie also had your violin recital, and once again, I was filled with pride to see you excel (you played a duet with your teacher). In May, we were also able to finally go to the greenhouse and pick out some flowers. It was so sweet watching you pick out which flower you wanted to buy. You looked and looked until you found just the right one. You wanted a yellow one and as we were walking around the greenhouse you saw a yellow flower in planter and said, “I want that one”, so we went and found the same one to take home (it was a yellow tuberous begonia). Another time we were back at the green house and you picked out a red and white striped petunia. When we got home you took such care to pick the best spot to plant it. You also helped plant the garden and have been so interested in taking care of it. You’ve done this by helping me water the garden, and by asking many questions about the plants we are growing. The other day you said to me, “Mom, look, I can carry the baby”. My heart just about stopped, but you were right, you can carry the baby and you do an excellent job taking care of her. In the last few months I’ve noticed how much you value quality time. Often before you go to bed you ask me to get up early in the morning to spend time with you (because you know I try to get up early to do devotions – try being the operative word). It is always a precious time when it happens (and you are always disappointed when it doesn’t). Every time it fills my heart with joy.
Blondie. At your violin recital this month you completely blew me away. You went up with me and preformed the most perfect bow I have seen yet. You did it! I am so proud of you, Blondie! You have grown so much in the last few months, and I can see how God is growing in you a heart to learn His ways and how even when it is hard you try not to give up. This spring has been so much fun with you as we have put up bird feeders and have been identifying different birds and learning about them. You also really enjoyed going to the green house and picking out some flowers. This year you chose a black-eyed susan climbing vine and black petunias. You have been encouraging me to pray more as your heart to pray for others has grown. Before you always wanted someone else to pray, but now you are praying for others and are eager to intercede and mention requests.
Happy. Oh. what. JOY! You keep me busy, but you fill this house with such joy. I can’t help but smile thinking of you. I thank God for blessing us with you as you have taught me so much about being joyful and letting go of the rest. You are also such a good big sister. Button absolutely loves you and you absolutely love her. When we come across a piece of clothing that doesn’t fit you any longer, you say, “Now it’s Button’s, right Mom?” So sweet… At the greenhouse you picked out only pink and purple flowers, but not only just pink and purple, but just pink and purple petunias. What a funny girl you are! Planting the garden with you was very interesting to say the least. I spent most of my time trying to keep you from “unplanting” the garden. So far nearly everything has survived except one cucumber plant and about six green bean plants. I consider that a success…However, when I wasn’t looking, you proceeded to attempt to drown everything claiming they needed water…sheesh…
Button. You are so squishy, sweet and sticky. Love. it. It is so easy to make you laugh, and everyone in the family has one way or another to make you giggle. We can get over how HAPPY you are. You love spending time outside with us. We got you a baby swing which you have already spent hours in and we have all spent time pushing you in. You still love food, and we rarely come across anything you don’t like. Toward the end of May you accomplished a whole bunch of impressive feats. You grew two teeth (bottom centrals), learned to crawl, signed please, and went from being on your tummy to sitting up. I think I’m in trouble now… and your hair is growing!