Saturday, November 17, 2018
Getting caught up on photo posting over here. I skipped August because I had hardly any photos! In September we took a trip to DC to see Logan and got a tour of his boat!We also had Echo's Birthday and the Sunday in the Park Festival, One of our favorites! I entered the historical costume contest for the first time with my regency dress that I sewed for Halloween and won an honorable mention!
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Today my first born turns six! It's happening so fast I can barely believe it. This has been such a big year for you Echo with so many changes. Little by little you are venturing further out in to the world but you are still my imaginative, creative, magical girl just as you ever were.
You have a fierce love for your little sister although squabbles have become more frequent as Clover has become more independent and outspoken. Still, the times when you play nicely together and I can hear your laughter coming down the hall are my favorite times of all. One thing's for sure, no one can make you laugh like Clover can!
This marks you second year of gymnastics and your first year of ballet. I love watching your strength and coordination grow along with your confidence. This year you also began your first drop of program at our homeschool coop. Being dropped off was a big deal for you at first but you have truly found a home among the other wild and free children at Wildings. When I see you with the kids there I'm happy because I know you've found your people.
I'm truly inspired by your creative flair and passion. You can create vivid fantasy worlds and spin incredible stories. You live in a world that's all your own and the rest of us can only visit you there.
You can devour books like no one I've ever seen and I love sharing that with you. Once you can read to yourself there'll be no stopping you but I hope you'll always let me read out loud to you anyway.
You are incredibly intelligent, sweet, and courageous and I am so proud to be your mommy. I love you with all my heart sweet Birthday girl!
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
I normally do a photo shoot of each kid in the same place every year for their Birthday. However this year a combination of incessant rain and a trip out of town caused me to run out of time for Clover's shoot. Oops! Instead I'm posting a few snaps I took of her on our beach trip to Hilton Head last weekend. Happy Birthday my amazing Clover! I can't believe the baby of our family is turning four years old!
This has been such a big year for you my love, a year of growth and change. You really came into your own this year and even more than before your own unique personality shines. You are a ray of sunshine, a born entertainer and artist, and you love to make us all laugh. You are my fellow morning person, rising early with the sun just like me. My time alone with you while the rest of the house sleeps is treasured.
You love to make your sister happy and it makes my heart swell to see how well the two of you play together. This year I have also watched you begin to forge relationships outside of the family and I know that anyone that calls you a friend is lucky to know you. That being said, your sister will always be your number one and the special bond you share can't be rivaled by anything.
This year you've started dance and gymnastics lessons and you coordination and strength continue to improve. You have a big personality and and even bigger heart!
Happy Birthday my sweet girl! We love you with all of our hearts!