May 31, 2018

First Swim of the Year

This year has been crazy.  I think we skipped spring and landed right smack in the middle of summer.  It has been super hot, but more humid than anything.  Dean came over to my driveway and invited the kids to swim.  I don't think I have ever seen Liam dress himself so fast.  He was thrilled to be able to play in Dean's pool.  Amber and I took our kiddos over to let them burn some energy while the adults hung out and chatted.  It was unbelievably hot, which made me regret not slipping on my bathing suit to cool off.  Amber and I settled for a head dip instead.  Hey, it's better than nothing I suppose.






















May 28, 2018

Awards Day - Second Grade

I didn't take too many pictures because it was a small space and I was running late due to an appointment.  I missed Liam standing up in front of the room while his teacher gave him the award, so I just did the best I could.  The classroom was so chaotic and cramped. Oh well, better luck next time. So proud of this boy!



Mrs. Wetzel had her baby - a whopping two weeks young.  She brought Finn in so the kids could finally meet the little guy growing in her belly.  He is so precious!



I went ahead and took Liam home early.  He loved that idea.





May 19, 2018

Taking His Time

Liam has always been our challenge, in one way or another.  He isn't very motivated when it comes to tying his shoes, reading, doing homework, cleaning his room, or even learning to ride a bike.  He is definitely taking his sweet time and very stubborn.  I don't blame him, though.  There's plenty of time for that stuff, but it would be nice if he would show a little bit of interest.  Landon didn't want to get on two wheels either.  Things will come when he has the desire or confidence - every kid is different.  I just hope it's sooner rather than later because I don't know how comfortable I feel teaching my 20-year-old how to ride a bike.  Ha ha!  Liam doesn't care.  He's too busy being in his own little world. It probably doesn't help that we have crazy inclines around where we live either.








Liam wasn't hurt.  Although he did tip over, he stayed there and soaked up some rays.




May 18, 2018

Happy Kid = Happy Mom

Liam's smile, laugh and cute personality are undoubtedly the most infectious parts about him.  You can't sit there with a straight face and call yourself human.  He's so adorable when he wants to be.  He makes jokes about silly things and always makes my day brighter when I need it the most.  This day was no exception.  This kid seems to laugh at everything, and I mean eeeeeeeverything.  His happiness is very important to me and I make sure to remind him to keep on shining, despite any challenges he may face along the way. 





















Our friend, Barry B. Benson (Landon named him), is back.