Saturday, November 8, 2014


A lot has changed over the last five years.
I no longer have three in diapers, I'm down to one. I buy significantly more food than I did five years ago, I'm not sure what I'm going to do when they are teenagers. I no longer have to buckle everyone into their car seats, my big three can do it all on their own. I don't carry any infant carriers, I was a pro at carrying two at once while holding my little Quinn's hand.
One thing has not changed though, my heart still explodes with love and I am still in awe that the Lord gave me two blessings at once. I screamed with joy and shock in the ultrasound room when they told me there were two babies. And today our house is filled with screams of joy constantly, we do not have a quiet house!
Five means that they are no longer babies, they are no longer toddlers, they are kids. Big kids with huge personalities, opinions, attitudes and they are so delightful! Five means that I no longer buy their clothes according to the months or years they are, they've moved up to XS and Small, and let's be honest, sometimes Medium. Rex is getting to be a giant.
Five means that can use a sharp knife and cut of fruits and vegetables for me. It means they can help makes eggs and toast for breakfast. They are both so helpful with their siblings and are so sweet to them.
Five means that they are learning to read, doing amazing in math, and totally dominating their memory verses for the Awana program at church each week. It has been so fun to see them soak up everything that is put in front of them.
They are so wonderful to be around.
That doesn't mean that there are never days that we all just want to scream. We have those around here.
Those days that we just need an extra hug. Myla is the Queen of tight hugs. She wraps her arms around your neck so tight. I love hugs from my little lady.
And Rex keeps up laughing on those tough days. He is a complete goof ball.
It's amazing how much they have grown and flourished in the blink of an eye.
Rex is still completely a daddy lover. Everything he does throughout the day he is thinking of how he can share it with his daddy. Every picture he colors, every cookie we make, every time we do something he cannot wait to give his daddy something, or tell him a story. He is a master artist, a dominating soccer player, an expert bug finder. Rex has the unique treasure finding ability. He can spot the smallest treasure hidden in the dirt on a walk. He my go to guy when I've dropped a small screw or part of a toy. He's got eyes like a hawk. Rex really enjoyed soccer this year. He had several goals. He has the best form in his baseball swing according to Dan, and the best basketball shot. He's still my early morning buddy. I love that time with him in the morning before everyone else is awake.
Myla is about as girly as you can get on the outside but can definitely hold her own in a wrestling match in this house! She is the Queen of hugs, as I mentioned before. She is also the Queen of thoughtfulness. She is always thinking of other people and things to give them, make for them. Myla knows just the right moment to give me a compliment or a word of encouragement. She and I love getting girl time to do our nails, go get coffee, play doll house. She is usually the first to stop and help Jett or Ty if they need something. She loves to help me in the kitchen. She is a big daddy's girl. She cannot wait to give her daddy huge hugs when he gets home and is always on his team in a wrestling match. She did AMAZING at soccer. She didn't score a goal but had the most upbeat attitude about it and was thrilled for Rex when he did. She surprised us with he aggressiveness throughout the season. She was so excited to get to be on a team. She is a perfect girl to have four brothers.
 These two still make my heart scream with joy!
I have loved every minute of the last five years (and two months....). I cannot get enough of these two kids. Delighted to be their momma.