Spring-ey, I am pretty sure that is not a word but we have had some beautiful weather lately!! It feels like spring is here and we even have some pink faces to prove it from our park morning. We have had a great Spring Break so far. I have plenty of pictures to share so those of you who have been waiting for some pictures, you will be so happy! (Does anyone actually read this blog? Hmm...)
Our first day, we saw The Lorax as a family of 5. It was so much fun and the kids did so good! We were so proud of them and it shows how big they have gotten! :) Then we had the family over to celebrate Justin's 33rd birthday! His mom made his absolute favorite cake- peanut butter cake! Guys, this cake is so amazing! It tastes like heaven in your mouth!! Justin got some goodies and we got to spend some quality time with some of our family.
You can see the peanut butter-amaziness that Mikah is trying to taste!
On Tuesday, I got to spend the entire day at my brother and sister-in-law's house. Justin had to
work all day so it was so super special that I got to spend that time with them. I have a new nephew Jeremiah that I haven't been able to see much since he was born in November so I held him the entire day!
Also Mikah and Feliciti were so affectionate and caring towards Jeremiah! Feliciti really blossomed into a "little Momma" as she soothed him when he was fussy, gave him his lovey, his
paci and just overall wanted to hold him the whole time! It warmed my heart to see her so loving and caring towards him.
But I got a tad freaked out when she leaned to me and asked, "Do you have another baby in your tummy?" Now I didn't freak out because she thought I was fat. (I am in the best shape that she has ever seen.) I freaked out because I am so done with babies! I have never heard from any of the kids regarding another kiddo so this took me by surprise to say the least. Anyway, I informed her that we get to welcome new nieces and nephews into the world but that we were not going to have any more babies in our family. She said 'OK', and then hugged Jeremiah again. :)
We had a blast making homemade pizza, even making our own dough in Aunt Bibi's (Vivian) breadmaker. We do love our Bibi and Bobo and always look forward to spending time with them. They live in North Richland Hills and for some reason, sometimes it's like they live in another state. :) Our lives get so busy and with all of our kids, getting together is so hard. But I am determined to make it a priority to have my kids know and love them and vice versa.
Pretty hard to get 5 kiddos under the age of 6 to all smile at the same time.
Today we went to Putt-Putt and had the best time! We all had a blast and we enjoyed spending some fun outside-time and teaching them how to play! Madilyn was much more into posing with the animals and placing the ball straight into the hole. Feliciti sort of got it but she also enjoyed just hitting the ball around for fun. Mikah, on the other hand, was really into learning how to play and he did really good! He is definitely our more competitive child and he is very athletic.
Here is Madilyn placing the ball straight into the hole...adorable!
You can see her concentration- she really tried about half the time and just enjoyed hitting it the other half. :)
Had a little bench rest time and we had them pose with their balls and clubs.
Justin teaching Mikah intently how to hold it the 'right way'.
Family pose at the 18th hole. I am so blessed!
I even got Mikah to take a picture of Justin and me...I realize after our family outings that I never get pictures of Justin and I so I am making an effort to get some of those done. I let Mikah be the photographer and he loved it!
All in all, I have to say that God is so good! He has truly brought me out into a spacious place and rescued my life! Without Him, my life would be meaningless and empty and I am forever grateful for all that He has done in my life...He has truly held me into His hands and given me a hope and a future. Sigh...