Monday, March 16, 2015

Adelyne is 4 Years Old!

Miss Adelyne turned four years last week. 

We spent almost all of last weekend celebrating our sweet little lady. You can read about that here.

Every year I create photo books for the kiddos after their birthday, with memories of the past year and I've included a page of "stats" in each one. For the past couple of years, Addy has been old enough to answer some of the questions herself. Here are this year's stats, Addy's answers are in italics.

AGE: 4
HEIGHT: She measured 39 inches at Target today
FAVORITE SHOW: Cartoons - the one on netflix with Mater 
She also likes to watch Mr. Peabody and Sherman
I don't know why she said purple after I had just thrown her a red birthday party. Her favorite color is red.
BEST FRIEND: "Carter! Are you going to ask me who my favorite cousin is now? Its Cooper!"
FAVORITE GAME: The Matching Game
FAVORITE PLACE TO GO: The dollar store
FAVORITE SNACK: Graham Crackers
She also told me she would like to be a mom.

And as much fun as these stats are, I don't think they give us an accurate description of Addy Grace at age four, so here are a few more fun facts:

She asks for a bandaid everyday, sometimes more than once a day. 
She asks what else she can do to help around the house.
She loves to play the damsel in distress role. 
She likes to take pictures on my phone to send to people.
She says "cutted" and "hurted" and "felled."
Her brother out toughs her on almost everything, except when it comes to playing in the snow, she's a champ.
She knows all the words to Hark the Herald Angels Sing and sings it everyday.
And she can't wait to be pregnant.

First pair of clip on ear rings from Granmarie and Gramps

Making cupcakes for her party.

Addy got a pedal bike for her birthday and her Dad had to get one too, now they can ride together.

She made herself a computer and desk.

Happy Birthday sweet Addy Grace!

Addy's 4th Birthday Weekend

Our beautiful Adelyne turned four years old last Monday. 

The weekend before her birthday was a busy one, celebrating with grandparents and cousins and friends. Her Gran and Papa took her out for a Birthday dinner on Saturday and when we asked her where she wanted to go, Addy said "Can you give me some options?" In the end she settled on the Tomato Cafe.

The birthday celebrations continued on Sunday night when we had the rest of the family over for cake and ice cream.


We ended her birthday weekend on Monday morning (her actual birthday) with a Tutu and Top Hats Party! It was a little chaotic, but Addy loved it, if you can't tell by the huge smile on her face. 

Tutus for the girls and top hats for the boy.

Addy's favorite color is red, so almost everything about the party was red, including the cupcakes which were red velvet with a homemade buttercream icing.

What a blessing for Addy to have such sweet and silly friends to share life with.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Isaiah 43:1-2

FEAR NOT for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you."

Sunday, February 15, 2015

My Two Little Helpers

Thankful today for these sweet little helpers.

Remi made a huge mess the other day (nothing new) and sweet little Adelyne jumped up to help saying "I can clean it up Mom, Im a good helper."

Once again, Remi made a huge mess and he and Addy worked to gather to get it cleaned up. Matt gave instructions and then Addy said "Come on Remi, let's work together."

Love those two and their servant hearts.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Interruptions of Gratitude

I recently found this little gem on Pinterest.

Its now the screensaver on my phone, it's where I've taken the new name for the blog and it's what I have been striving to do when life seems to be closing in on me. 

When I start to feel anxious, when things literally feel like they are closing in on me, I am trying trying to focus on Christ and not on my suffering. 

In the past, the blog has been a place for me to document the little and bigs things going on in our family and I don't intend to change that, I do however plan on having more of an attitude of gratitude and thanksgiving.

So today I am thankful for sweet family and friends who have gone above and beyond to help me this past month. Im thankful for a patient husband and although my kids have been fighting off colds, Im thankful for two beautiful healthy children.

Stay tuned for more interruptions of gratitude.