Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A perfect Mother's Day :)

There has been no other greater gift than the gift of children!  I didn't realize this until I became a mother of my own!  No wonder my parents were so protective of me when I was a kid.  No wonder they were on my case for everything I did - they wanted the best for me because I was their baby girl...

I get it....

I try not to be a helicopter mom...hovering over their every move, but sometimes I cannot help it.  Sometimes I want to prepare them for an accident that is about to happen, but other times I want them to learn because I know, like my mom and Josh's mom knew, one day they will be on their own...without my hand to hang on to, without my kisses or hugs, with out my comfort when they're hurt...

For Mother's Day this year, we were able to spend the afternoon with both of our mothers, as well as our children!  We went to one of our favorite places - the Minnesota Zoo :)

Even the monkey's were able to spend time with their babies :)

I feel so fortunate to have two amazing women to look up to for the type of mother I want to be!  Our children are even more blessed, because these two incredible mothers of ours get to be grandmas to my babies!  WOW - so lucky and so much love :)

Callie's Spring Dance Show

I have aboslutely loved watching my daughter excel in different skills!  I have enjoyed watching her fall in love with books, fall in love with describing the pictures and then identify letters and sounds.  Now she's putting those sounds together and reading as well as writing - wow what a writer :)  She amazes me everyday.  We have watched her begin dance with Austin's Just For Kix when she wasn't even 2 years old!  Now she's five and still performing in front of a large crowd!

I am so proud of you Callie Lynae, I hope you always know that!  You have a very kind heart and gentle soul - please don't change that :)  Thank you for working so hard in everything you do.  It brings joy to my heart being able to watch you perform something you enjoy :)

Video at bottom of post!