Friday, September 16, 2011

The Last First Day of Preschool



Evie started her 2nd year of preschool last Tuesday. I love getting back to a more "scheduled" life and Evie really does well. She is in the red class this year and her teacher is Miss Cheryl. I know that she will blossom and continue to grow faster then us parents are ready for. She looked adorable on the first day, decked out in new birthday clothes (except shirt, which we a pre-birthday gift from her A grandparents) and hair accessory. She had a lot of fun! Shawn and I accompany her on the first day so we can get a few details during the parent meeting. Old hat for us now. Picking her up is my job and with triplets you can imagine there are some challenges. I get special parking privileges, which I really appreciate. In their car seats I couldn't manage them all at once and now as toddlers and mobile it is impossible without the stroller or a cart. The new session of MOPS starts next week and that should be interesting, getting them all inside.

This was taken on the same morning...isn't she a looker. Boys, she's not dating until age 25 so don't get any ideas!!!!! I love the color of her eyes. They are this hazel color that is almost a light brown. They are gorgeous. I love that they are not my eye color and they are not Shawn's eye color...they are unique to her. I love that God is so creative. His word says that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made." So true!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Out of the Office

Today Shawn and I made a big purchase, one of these...

We're busy painting, packing/unpacking, moving and loving our house. Be back in a few days!!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Silly Saturday

Some recent videos of the "babies," including our first walker. Ella loves to walk and does so all the time except after she falls over. She then crawls to any piece of furniture to help her get back up. Enjoy! And for anyone reading this for birthday location news, we don't close/move to our new house til the 8th. Therefore, the party will be held at our "old" house. Evie's last party here...kind of sad. Ok, we're over it!! Can't wait till next week!!!!!!

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P.S Do not judge us by our messy kitchen...we're moving AND we have 4 kids...so there! :)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Evelyn @ 4 Years






4 years ago at this exact time (2:44pm) Shawn and I reached a pivotal moment in our lives: parenthood!! And the little person introducing us to the most precious of moments is the girl of the hour: Miss Evelyn Grace! We are shocked by how quickly the weeks, months and now years have flown by. What an honor God has bestowed on us when he gave us these 4 precious gifts. I gave Evie this quiz 2 days ago. So without further ado:

Favorite color: PINK (which she points out all day everyday, if it's pink it's hers)

Favorite animal: Hippo

Favorite food: Canadian Bacon Pizza

Favorite lunch food: PB w/ strawberry jam

Favorite tv Show: Dora

Favorite movie: Toy Story (all 3)

Favorite fruit: apple

Favorite snack food: goldfish crackers

Favorite Veggie: Peas

Favorite drink: chocolate milk

Favorite toy: Rapunzel

Favorite Bible Story: "Jesus"

Favorite song: "Jesus is Lord" (which she sings often, I asked her where she learned it she said "jesus")

Favorite outside activity: ride my bike and run too

BFF: Abi

What she is excited about most about restarting preschool: playing with my friends

Favorite thing about being a big sister: playing "duckies" (??) with them, playing with them in general

Favorite thing to do with daddy: color with daddy and go on runs with him too

Favorite thing to do with mommy: color

Favorite game: "Princess game" (she got one for her birthday and we've yet to play it together but apparently she's made up her own)

For Halloween I want to be: a bride (and marry daddy)

Other things:
She requests "etmeal" every morning for breakfast and only likes brown sugar. She gets in trouble everyday for not listening or obeying. Especially in regards to her treatment of her siblings. If anything she loves/helps too much. She is learning to crack eggs, her first landed on the floor because she slammed it into the counter. She can write E-V-I-E and at first did them spread out on the page And in random order. Now she loves to write illegible things and draw monsters. Her writing looks just like this IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII and it's almost that small too. She says something so wise on minute and so silly the next. I wish I could record better those moments. She collects rocks. She loves mommy-daddy-Evie time. She says the best prayers. She loves to tease, just like Auntie Candii. When daddy and Evie argue over who's silly they both agree mommy. She packs every bag she owns. She loves the "Go Fish" group and especially "Superstar". She LOVES to be outside. When she stayed with her amma and ampa V she followed ampa all over and wanted to go outside ALL the time. She loves to ride bike, draw with chalk, run, jump, swing, play in the sandbox. She will be one of those kids who is outside from sun up to sundown. I will watch her from the window...as I am not the "outdoorsy" type. She is all about performing for us and her most used sentence (besides WHY??) is "Mom/Dad, WATCH ME!!" She loves to make her siblings laugh and even 6 days later still gets super excited when Ella walks. I don't think she fully realizes that that is how we felt about ALL of her milestones too. Big discipline theme: disobedience. Typical punishment: timeout and/or a loss of a "ticket." When she loses all 5 tickets she loses mommy-daddy-Evie time and goes to bed early. Last week was a bad week as she went to bed early 3 days in a row. Her prayer on the third night was: "Dear God, help me not to be naughty..." Dang it if she isn't adorable even in her naughtiness. Sometimes that's the hardest part of parenting, the discipline. One thing that is hard about her being 4 is all the things she doesn't need or want us to do for her anymore. Even last night she told me I didn't need to wash her since she did it "all by myself." She is growing up too fast!!

Evelyn you bring us so much joy. We are so proud to be you mommy and daddy. We love watching you experience the world and process life. We adore you! Happy 4th Birthday, baby girl!!!!