20 October 2011

five years ago today

this sweet little face came into the world.

she's one tough little cookie.
she's always been full of muscle and power (look at those arms).
earlier this year she wanted her ears pierced. she earned the money
needed by daily cleaning. she picked the skull earrings. no tears were
shed, not even a flinch was given, and she had earrings.

the other day i picked her up from school and she asked if i would
take her to the dr. i asked why. she said, "i wanna get shots in my
arm and see if it hurts. i don't think i'll cry."
she loves animals.
her current favorite is a bat.
she loves to got on hikes, bikes, walks, pretty much anything active.
she is pretty much fearless and a thrill-seeker.
she loves roller-coasters.
she has even done a flip into the pool from the edge more than once. 
(not okay with that especially bc it's into only 3 feet of water.) 
here she is by a cool tree in the mountains of arizona.
she sure isn't camera shy.
in-fact she doesn't seem shy at all anymore.
she is incredibly sweet to everyone she meets.
her preschool teacher says that she is a friend to everyone in class.
this year (4 turning 5) has been a great year for her.
not only has she come out of her shell, but her speech has
improved massively, and she has out grown her baby belly and all her clothes and shoes.
she's excited for our growing family and is super sweet with my baby bump.
she loves church and primary, especially singing all the songs and talking in the microphone.
(this is HUGE for her, she crying the whole year in sunbeams.)
she loves wrestling with her dad and helping me around the house.
her best friend is her sister and she loves all her extended family.

i love being her mother!

14 October 2011


the girls are playing soccer this fall.
the first game was tough for jill.
 jill excels in practice but got frustrated during the game,
when 20 kids surround the ball. she was use to practicing with order and didn't quite
understand the "game" aspect the first week.

she has steadily improved and is now having fun in the games and at practice.
with a number of break-aways during the last game,
jill is getting the taste of dribbling with speed and loving it.
after each break-away she turned to the crowd and joined us all as we
cheered and clapped. 

it's still warm in these parts so water breaks are essential.
camille really enjoys posing, playing with her hair,
lying on the soft grass, wondering around aimlessly, and taking frequent breaks,
all during game time.

perhaps 3 is a bit too early to try soccer.
on the parenting side:
watching my children play sports is more fun than i ever imagined.