Kierstyn’s favorite book right now is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? She knows it by heart and likes to “read” it to us!
Champ got to come spend all day with us on Friday while his mom was working.
(I just realized he has his hand all up in her hair!)
It was Silas’ birthday last week so we did a lot of fun things to celebrate. We usually try to spread out birthday fun over the course of a week or so — it allows us to really savor each activity and means that the birthday person gets more celebration!
D likes to have time every day where we sit and snuggle together. He is such a mama’s boy and it’s the sweetest.
I got to go to a Mother’s Day Brunch for foster & adoptive moms at a local church and it was such a blessing!
Weekends are for baseball!
My mom and brother were driving through on Saturday on their way home from South Carolina and stopped by for a few hours. They got to go to one of Silas’ games.
We went to Cracker Barrel on Sunday for Mother’s Day and Silas’ birthday. It was our first time to go out to a restaurant as an entire family in a long time!
Kierstyn especially enjoyed the gift shop!
Jesse and I went on a late night movie date for Mother’s Day after the little ones were asleep for the night.
Silas and I went on a date for his birthday that included Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
The laughter and giggles and joy that our sweet D brings to our home is captured a little bit in this photo!
He’s officially a teenager… although, I’ll be honest, I’ve kind of felt like he was one for quite awhile!
Silas, it’s a gift to be your mom. I love our long talks, your enthusiasm for life, and the hard (but so good!) questions you are often asking.
I’ve seen you be stretched a lot this past year as you’ve taken on more responsibility in multiple areas of your life. It hasn’t been easy many days and you’ve sometimes felt overwhelmed and frustrated, but I’ve watched you grow and mature through it.
Your passion for baseball has been so fun to observe — and you are constantly teaching me new things about sports that I would never know otherwise!
I’ve so enjoyed watching you be strategic and intentional in growing your YouTube channel this year. Your entrepreneurial spirit, attention to detail, and how you research and learn and experiment with new things is something many people don’t naturally have a gift for. I can’t wait to see where it takes you in life!
Your care and compassion for your younger siblings, how you always have your older sister’s backs, and how you are not afraid to stand up and do the right thing even if others don’t agree with you makes me so proud as a mom.
My prayer for you is that you will continue to grow in your love for Jesus and others. God has given you many gifts and so much drive for life and I pray you always use those for His glory.
I’m so grateful that even though you are 13, you aren’t too old to be a mama’s boy. I love you so much and am so grateful to have you as my son!
My 6 Goals for Last Week
Delete 1000 photos and videos from my phone. Finish cleaning out the basement storage closet.
- Work on a craft project.
Finish video on habits for upcoming online conference. Drafts done for upcoming sponsored campaign.
My 4 Goals for This Week
- Delete 1000 photos and videos from my phone.
- Finish cleaning out the basement storage closet.
- Finalize list of 40 things to do before baby comes (since it’s only 40 days until my planned induction date and I want to help the time go by more quickly!)