Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy 7th Birthday Katie!

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear katie
happy birthday to you!!!

It's on days like today, I realize just how fast time is flying by.  7 years ago this morning we were on our way to the hospital to be induced.  We welcomed a dark haired, beautiful daughter.  She was our biggest baby (and currently is almost the smallest one) also the most content and quietest baby of the 4.  She's still a sweetheart, but has come out of her shell.  (smile)  She loves animals: the cats, horses, the calves/cow, puppies.  Her latest passion is drawing, coloring, painting, crafts.. anything art related.  Quite often she willingly offers to help around the house and the barn.  By no means is she a 'girly-girl'  She loves purple, dresses and frilly's, but she can tear up a storm outside on her bike, racing with the boys, playing in the mud/dirt/sand and tagging along on hunting trips in the woods.
I'm sure in the blink of an eye another 7 years will pass by.  But for today, I'm learning to live in the moment and cherish the little things, like early morning snuggles, while they last.
happy 7th birthday katie!  we love you!
dad, mom, benji, carolyn and john

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Things I want to remember:

The kids are all under the weather with a cold.  John came down with it first.  He was laying on my lap and looks up at me and says:

"Mom, I know how I got sick!  I slept with my mouth open and a 'bug' crawled in my mouth and got my mouth sick!"

Silly little bugger!  I'm hoping to keep my mouth shut when I sleep so I don't catch his 'bug'!  (smile)