Monday, August 11, 2014
It only took a few tries and jaely was riding off into the sunset! Literally. After watching her on her balance bike I knew she could do it. So I took her to the park and no lie within 4 attempts she was doing it on her own. We moved to the pavement where she took off before I was ready to let go! And then my favorite part. I witnessed her determination tonight. I don't think I've witnessed first hand any child concentrating so hard and be so determined to do anything as she was with starting up all on her own without help. I didn't even have to say to her, "you do it". Or "keep trying". She tried and tried and tried and got it and tried and tried and tried and got it again. And then my very close second favorite part.... How proud she was of herself!!!! Wow! "Mom I can't believe I can ride a bike". "I'm 4 and I can ride a bike by myself!" I have one amazing talented little girl. Love her. So proud of her.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Jaely made dinner tonight starting with a fruit salad. Oranges peeled by Jacob.
And finally presenting dinner by Jaely. She even lead prayer: Dear God, Thank you so much for my mommy and daddy and my brothers Jacob and James and for my dog and thank you for being inside me. That makes me not cry. And thank you for my entire house.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Rarely do I get to sleep in. Today I went back to bed after josh took the kids to school. Usually if I make this decision I'm choosing to deal with the consequences of whatever jaely decided to get into/draw on/ eat while I'm sleeping. Today she crawled back in bed with me. I woke to this.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I'll too often we crush our kids creativity. I'm guilty of crushing mine. Just today my daughter wanted to bake a cake, so she pulled together any ingredients she could find. Strawberry milk, leftover from Starbucks, water, donuts, and bread. It wasn't until she wanted and egg that she can ask for help. I rushed out into the kitchen with soap all of my hands from cleaning the bathtub and this is what I found.