Friday, March 31, 2017

Celebrating Birthdays x 3!

This year we celebrated Sydney, JJ and Luke at our home all the same day in early March.
Luke is already 6 and way too soon JJ and Sydney will be 8 and 10.
We are so blessed that these three have each other to grow up with.

They had a great time...
great food, gifts and loved ones.
All four of their grandparents, their great grandmother and the Linns all were able to make it.
And, of course, that made the day!

We got the grandparents for the day and the Linns all weekend.
Glad you had such a great birthday celebration SG, JJ and LA.
 I love you birthday trio!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Neil Armstrong

JJ, As a part of 2nd grade, it was your turn to be in a wax museum at school.  You were to study, dress up like and prepare a speech about a famous American. 
You were Neil Armstrong-the first man to walk on the moon!

We borrowed an astronaut costume from a friend and modified a Buzz Lightyear helmet. 

You had fun creating your display and learning about him. 

Daddy and I were both glad we could come and see you.  We are proud of you.


Most classes came through too, including Kindergarten and 4th grade :)

I met Queen Esther, Squanto, JFK, and even Donald Trump among several others.
However, you...Neil Armstrong...were the best!
Love you!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Goodbye Braces

Sydney-February 1st of 2016 you got your braces (and a lovely expander-ha).

You have rocked them!
You have been the best patient ever. 

TODAY was a big day-----off they came! 

And your smile, as always, is absolutely beautiful......

Bring on the gum!!!!!!

PS.  This is the note ("invitation") your brother JJ gave me for tonight. 
Those two boys celebrated right along with you today.
Love you.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

JJ's Basketball Season

JJ-you sure do love basketball!  You had a great season and are sad it's come to an end.
This season you played on the Ducks, and you learned so much.
Most of all-you had FUN!

We are proud of how aggressive you've become at defense and how you've worked to release your shot quicker.  Hands up in your face or not---you are shooting that ball.  Often times, it works out just fine for you since you are taller than almost everyone.
Your rebounding and ball handling is improving all the time.

Of course, you enjoy having fans at your games-your grandparents each made it to two games and Mrs. Henderson came to see you and Conner too.

We're thankful that Upward has been a great option for you the past three seasons.
I hope you know how much your Daddy loves you and enjoys being one of your coaches.

Great job #2!  It's such a blessing to watch you do something you enjoy so much...
Your #1 fan 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Luke Takes A Shot

Luke-you've just about wrapped up your first season of basketball.  You were a Bear and played in the K Upward league  We did not expect you to enjoy it as much as you did.  By the 2nd game of the season, we were riding through town and you were thanking us for letting you play. You said it's " too hard to pick" if you liked basketball or baseball more. 

You loved scoring (in one game 7 times!), and were not a big fan of passing!  During the first few games, there were no passes and so we would try to encourage you to get an assist.  While you didn't like that plan at first, late in the season you did that too.

I think part of the fun was getting to play the same sport that your big brother also enjoys.  Every week we would have your game and shortly after you got to watch him play in his.

You were a JOY to watch-sometimes you would spontaneously run off the court to give me a hug or Daddy a high five.  Hope you enjoyed him coaching you as much as he did being a part of your first time playing basketball.  We love you #15!  Can't wait to watch you do your next thing...