Though I do have one on the camera I want to share at some point. Just wanted to get on here real quick and do a person by person update. We'll start with the youngest!
Peanut: She has started talking so much lately. One of her favorites lately is "eyes" but she draws it out as she points you in the eye! Then yesterday she put two words together for the first time. After she woke up from her nap I went to change her diaper and I took one of her shoes off to get her pants off. After I was done I asked her if she wanted me to put her shoe back on since she was walking around with one on and one off and she was going up and down while she was walking. She said, "no shoe." Now that she says the word no she rarely says yes now she just shakes her head yes to questions. It is weird because she used to say yes all the time. Lastly with this little girl is she has started telling us when she has to poop and has been very consistent with getting it in the toilet! She has a few times told me when she has to pee. My plan is to really rock the potty training after the kids spring break. I have a feeling she will be just as easy as the rest of the kids and be good at it in about 3 days time.
Red: He is continuing to love school. Friday he had show and tell and was very excited about showing off one of his Star Wars toys. These boys are obsessed with Star Wars. He has been taking gymnastics every week and is really enjoying it. He continues to be my most strong willed child but he is also one of my most snugly ones too so he makes up for those hard days. I was looking at him the other day and just can't believe how big he has gotten. He is almost the same height as his sister was at age 5 and I believe he is only about 4 pounds less than Monkey. He won't be 4 for 2 more months and he was my smallest and considered a preemie.
Monkey: Started piano lessons a few weeks ago and is doing better than I thought he would. Is getting straight A's in school this semester. His two favorite subjects are Lego Star Wars on the Wii and his gym teacher Mr. R. He seems to really like the male teachers he has had in school. Another subject he likes talking about is his birthday planning that we are going to be doing shortly. I told him he could have his birthday party before the end of school since he has a July birthday. He has a solo in the upcoming Ark program at church.
GlamorGirl: She has also started piano and can play real songs. I am so impressed with her quickness on this instrument. I can also tell she likes learning to play better than her brother! She is also getting straight A's in school. She is really excited about getting a speaking part in the Ark program along with a solo. She is ALL about the drama. One minute she will be completely fine and the next will be sobbing because she forgot something at school or something else that isn't that huge of a deal but in her world is life or death. She just lost her 5th tooth and the new one is already starting to come in.
Me: I'm tired. Trying to get sleep but the baby is trying to get more teeth. Still currently only has 5 in her mouth. Trying to decide whether or not I should go on the women's retreat in May. Also just booked a 3 day vacation during spring break at an indoor water park with some friends. And looking at other fun things to do during the kids break so that they don't get bored. Have a few ideas just need to confirm them.
J: He is still working in the school and enjoying his job. Has been having a few health issues that he has gotten taken care of but didn't tell me until after the fact, so not cool. Started playing guitar on one of the 4 worship teams at church. Got voted in as a Deacon in our church and has been going to all those meetings.
Life is good and God is so great to us. I feel so blessed to be where I am right now. We have great family and a wonderful small group at church and awesome friends.