Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Chase is 7!

Time flies when you have kids. I think that should be the phrase people use. They are a constant reminder at how quickly time passes and how much can change in just a year. 

Chase is 7! I can easily remember they day chase was born as he was our only child that decided it was time to come all on his own-- in the middle of the night. Chase is a sweet boy like no other. He loves to take care of his little cousins and makes an effort to make sure friends aren't left out. Maybe it has something to do with being a middle child. 

Chase finished first grade with good grades. He enjoys going to school but would prefer school did not come with homework. He played basketball on the Bulls this year with Reese and coached by Ryan and another dad. He did ok but doesn't seem to like it as much as soccer. I coached his soccer team with coach Vito and he played with with his school friends. This year he will try out travel soccer and see if he can learn more that way and have a good experience. 

Chase is still a stubborn kid but a special guy who is full of love. 

Chase was excited to spend his birthday in Colorado playing laser tag, swimming, hitting up he arcade and hanging with some of his cousins. 







Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blake is Five







I have been a terrible blogger the last couple years and I really want to get back to it. I think it's so awesome to look back and see so much changes in such a short time! Like Blake! He just turned 5 and is such a big boy!!

Blake finished preschool as a reader. He picks up skills quickly watching Reese and Chase. He has a great buddy in class and his teachers always said how he is "the big man on campus" and is going to be a great student in Kindergarten. Speaking of Kindergarten, they now offer full day, which Blake is SO excited about and ready for. He thinks having a lunch box and eating lunch there will be amazing. I am worry about him getting tired! He goes hard and will just fall asleep. Maybe a bunch of early bedtimes in our future.

Blake smiles 90% of the time. He is just a happy kid and if he gets in trouble, he will frequently just back down and cry. He isn't perfect... turning 5 has made him think he knows more than he should sometimes. He can be a stinker.

Blake loves his siblings and all of his cousins. He is full of happiness anytime he is with them.

Blake is our early riser. He is up between 6am and 7:15am... usually too early! He wakes up, pops up and is ready to start the day.. which is usually too early for the rest of the house.

He is almost as tall as Chase and we get asked if they are twins. I think he is going to be the tallest one in the family.

Blake is so loveable! So glad he is ours.




Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Chase's 6th Birthday and Blake's 4th Party!


 
 
 






 

A great day at Wild West Town






Blake is 4!

Our baby is four. Like everyone says, it's crazy how fast time flies. I mean, I am 34 already! Anyway, back to Blake. He is our  smiley boy. He wakes up in a good mood and 98% of the time he stays that way the entire day. What else...
-His speech is getting better. He works hard to talk so others understand. 
-He is still so tall and so solid! He looks like a 5 year old. 
-Blake loves to play with his siblings. He loves Pokemon and lion king. That's all he puts on his birthday list. 
-He loves playing soccer. He just wants so be cool like the big kids. 
-He is looking forward to his second year of preschool. He loves to write and work on "learning things".
-Blake loves to come in our room for morning hugs and snuggles. 
We love you Blake!





Another fun week at church camp!

This was Blake's first year and he had a blast. He was a bit concerned that the day was long, but he did well! Chase and Reese also had a great time. They love learning the songs and come home with great stories and lessons learned.