Monday, June 8, 2015


This spring was full of gymnastics for our girls and they had great anticipation leading up to their recital.  

We weren't sure how Olivia would do because she cried all through her Christmas show at school.  Also, Kyrie's recital was after Olivia's so she didn't have big sissy as a model.  Our girl absolutely shined in front of the crowd.  She loved every moment of it.  

We were a bit disappointed because the week leading up to the recital she told us as well as her coach that she couldn't wait to, "sing on the stage".  She didn't sing but, she belted out a loud "TaDa" after every adorable move.

Big brother gave her flowers and he was super excited about the hug he got in return

We had a couple hour break and then it was Kyrie's turn to shine.  She absolutely loves gymnastics and we are so proud of how hard she has worked over the last 9 months.  It's great that she has found something she is so passionate about.


I thought I was gonna handle my little guy going off to kindergarten well.  It's not as new the second time around.  We have done this kindergarten thing before.  Well, to my surprise, I was a puddle of tears the last day of preschool and all through the graduation ceremony as well.

Lesson learned:  letting go is hard no matter if it's your first, second, third, fifth or tenth child.  Being a mommy is my greatest life honor and I will certainly miss the preschool years with my little buddy but, I couldn't be prouder of who he is becoming.  

Through preschool Brooks showed he is strong, resilient and free spirited.  He went to a different school all three years of preschool.  At each place, he quickly adapted, made new friends and stole the title of "Romeo" and "Class clown" both of which we find perfectly fitting.

We are so proud of you little man.  We can't wait to see where God leads you in your life.  We know He has great plans for you.

"Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your Gd will be with you wherever you go" Joshua 1:9