Easter Weekend 2019

Happy Easter!!! We had such a fun Easter weekend this year. It was filled with dyeing eggs, playing outside, soccer, and creating lasting memories. Each year the kids seem to love the traditions we have created more and more which makes my heart so full. They had so much fun dyeing the eggs. They took turns rotating the eggs in the dye and pouring in the water. Their little hands were covered in dye, but they didn’t care. Jonathan had a soccer game on Saturday which they won so that was a nice way to start the weekend. The weather was a little chilly on Saturday, but it is slowly starting to feel like Spring and we couldn’t be happier!

Sunday morning the kiddos were up bright and early and Jordan was so excited to see if the Easter bunny came. This year was bittersweet because we finally had “the talk” with Jonathan that the Easter bunny, tooth fairy, and Santa is Mom/Dad. He was getting way to curious and asking a lot of questions that we felt he was of age to know the truth. He has taken the responsibility of keeping the “traditions” alive for his little brother and sister very seriously. Motherhood is full of highs and lows and this was a tough one for me because it really brought to light how old Jonathan is and how much I miss him being a little toddler. However, he loves to give me input now as to what should go in their Easter baskets and what “Santa” should leave under the tree next year! He is so clever.

The kiddos got lots of candy, outdoor toys, puzzles, and hair clips for Jazzy in their baskets. They played all morning, afternoon, and into the evening with their goodies. We finished the weekend together eating a ham (which has become the boys’ favorite meal), potatoes, and carrots. We watched hockey and Game of Thrones (which we are loving the final season so far) and went to bed feeling so blessed.

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I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! Xo

Happy 9th Birthday Jonathan

We celebrated Jonathan’s 9th Birthday a few weekends ago (insert all the tears here)!!! I seriously can’t believe he is nine! He is growing up to be such an amazing, kind young man. He is smart, funny, and energetic! He’s so fun at this age because he wants to be involved in all the “grown-up” talks and somewhat ready to move up from the “kid” table.  He loves soccer and hockey. He is the world’s greatest big brother. I am so blessed to be on this journey with him and can’t wait to see all he accomplishes.

For his party, he decided he wanted a few friends to come over and have it at home instead of at a place. We staged the backyard into a battle zone so they could have a nerf gun battle. Jonathan also painted some boxes prior to the party and used them for additional barriers outside. They looked really cool and I’m bummed that I didn’t get any pictures of them. My sister came up and stayed with us a few days before his party and created a scavenger hunt for Jonathan and his friends. They really enjoyed the hunt and were happy to find the treasure which was a few small nerf guns for our guests to take home as party favors. The boys played outside, we ate pizza, and finished up with birthday cake! It was such a fun day and we loved every minute getting to celebrate our sweet boy!

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Dream big Jonathan!!!

We love you so much!