Evie turned 3 in May and her personality is just simply awesome. Extremely independent, she is willful, precise and hilarious. You can frequently hear her singing "I'm sexy and I know it" courtesy of dad's pop dance parties. She's shyer than ever in her first preschool class but has made some new friends and continues making up friends and where they live (i.e., her friend Candy lives in Hawaii, Felly lives in Michigan, Stella in New York). We're unsure if she needs more playdates or has the travel bug. She takes gymnastics and just started karate with her big brother. She'll do anything with dad and never wants to miss out on anything athletic. My all time favorite quote from her this year came after she watched her favorite movie Elf about a go-zillion times. She came running into the kitchen telling me "Mom, Mom, I think I broke the son of a nutcracker." Here's a picture of her and the "Son of a Nutcracker"
|their proud selves after stuffing the car and writing on the windows!|
Owen turned 6 this month too. He's a sweetheart; forever concerned with others feelings and has a crazy head for numbers. He's really into Wii, loves climbing trees, ranks as a camoflauge belt in karate, would do anything to be with his big sister and idolizes his cousin Danny. He's got a sensitive streak that is frequently excited when dad teases him about his "girlfriends." One of our favorite memories of this year for Owen is when a little girl came up to him and school and said "Owen, I like you and I want to marry you." Owen proceed to say to her "You're too short (meaning too young)" and she replied with an "Owen, you are going to regret that!" Already breaking hearts...
Some favorite verses from the year...
- Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. [1 Peter 5:7]
- Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. [Ephesians 4:29]
- And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. [Hebrews 13:16]
- I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. [Philippians 4:11-13]