Wow–such a busy week we had! Monday was the petting zoo at Ryan’s school so Mommy took her in to see the animals. As usual, she didn’t want to touch the animals but it was still a fun activity. Also, the “l” sign Ryan is holding is her contribution to the teacher appreciation card and poster her class made. On Thursday, Mommy took Ryan to the Botanical Gardens to meet up with Charlotte and Thomas for a play date. We all had a lot of fun running around, seeing the plants and even going on a treasure hunt. That afternoon Mommy took all three of us to Hippo Hopp, only to find out that it was closed for maintenance. Instead, we went to Sensations Therafun and had the place pretty much to ourselves. Friday was another great day as it was Spring Fling (like field day) at Coralwood. Of course, Ryan is pretty much part of the class so she participated in every activity. We all had so much fun playing all the games and doing the activities. On Saturday, Mommy had to get us out of the house so Daddy could do some repair work caused by our frozen pipe. We went to the zoo and met up with Aunt LeAnn, Uncle Barry, Parker, Patrick and their grandparents. We were there for six hours!!!! We saw all the animals, ate lunch, rode the train and carousel, played in the splash pad, and played at the playground. After that, we went to Aunt Kristen’s to spend the rest of the day, eat dinner and take baths in her big tub! Finally, today was Mother’s Day and we loved celebrating our Mommy. We made special bookmarks with Daddy, and also made some cards at school. We went to church and then lunch with Mommy, Daddy and Aunt Kristen. It was such a great week with lots of fun activities! To all of you, Happy Mother’s Day! We all know that you don’t have to have children to be a Mommy. There are so many special people in our lives who love us like their own children and are like “mommys” to us. Thank you to all of you for loving us and caring for us in so many ways. We made a special present for Granny, too, for Mother’s Day and are posting a picture of it since we didn’t get to celebrate with her this year. And now a note from our Mommy:
Dear Kitt, Garet and Ryan-Thank for being my amazing girls! Each of you brings incredible joy, happiness and love into my life that I can hardly put it into words. Kitt, you are really learning about what interests you and what really doesn’t interest you. You love music, swimming and playing at home. You are as content playing by yourself in your room as you are in a music class. I love that you are so great at entertaining yourself as you will never be lonely. Garet, you seem so grown up these days. You are constantly telling me how you can’t wait to be 5. Sweet girl, slow down! You will look back one day and wonder where the years went. You are maturing in so many ways and turning into a big girl in personality, interests and behavior. Ryan, you are no longer a baby. You have come into your own personality and bring so much joy and happiness to everyone you meet. You are always happy and have taught me that there is always something good in every situation. All three of you have taught me to love unconditionally. Yes, there are days when I don’t really like things that you do, but oh, how I love you! I lay down at night and wonder what I did right to deserve such amazing children who are the light of my life. For you three have reminded me of the good in the world; you have reminded me that the future of the world is not as dim as it once seemed. You three have amazing potential to change the world that we all share. I am so glad that I get to be part of your journey. I am glad that I get to experience the joys of your life and that I will get to walk with you in the difficult times as well. Thank you for being the reason I wake up every day with anticipation, joy and excitement for what the day will bring and for wearing me out during the day. Thank you for making me a Mommy! I love you all.
Hello Sweet Girls, Even though I saw a picture of the gift you are giving me for Mother’s Day, your blog is all the present I want! I anticipate Sunday night, looking forward to your week’s activities. I know I have told you this before, but you have an amazing, loving and kind mother. You may be too young to realize this, but you will come to realize this more the older you get. I cried when I read her letter to you as she truly captured so thoroughly each of your personalities. You girls are your mom and Dad’s most prized possessions, and it is evident in everything they do on your behalf. This was a very busy week for you; and since Granny and Poppy will be arriving on Thursday we can join in some of your festivities. Ryan, I can’t imagine where all those dolls came from. Have you been bringing some home from Coralwood? Your mommy always loved dolls so playing with dolls comes naturally to you and Kitt. I like those new rain boots your mommy bought for you. You girls look “adorable” in whatever you wear. This week will be special as we celebrate Ryan’s birthday and your parents’ anniversary on the same day. Poppy and I will have the pleasure of babysitting you so your mom and dad can celebrate alone! Enjoy this week, and I am sending love and prayers your way. Granny
Hello Kitt, Garet and Ryan! Wow, you girls must surely be tired after such a busy week. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your weekly blog and getting caught up on your week’s activities. And this week is certainly no exception. I especially like looking at all the photographs of you and seeing how much you change from week to week. Your Mommy’s Mother’s Day letter to you was especially moving and I could tell that it was very sincere and heartfelt. You are so blessed to have parents, family and friends that love you so much and care about you. I am really looking forward to coming to your home this week to celebrate Ryan’s birthday and also to spend time with you. So, until I see you in a couple days, take care, be good and have fun. I love you very much! …Poppy