Our biggest news to share is that Aubrey told us that she was ready to be baptized. One morning she told me on the couch "Mommy, I'm ready to be baptized." I asked her why she thought this and what it meant to be baptized. She proceeded to tell me her heart and it was just so precious. In comes Avery and I share the good news with Avery and her response was: "Oh yeah mom, she told me that last night when we were in bed together." What a special gift to have a sister--not just to share a room with (and sometimes the same bed) but to share your heart with.
We had our first real "emergency" where Avery's boot (yes we do live in Texas!) slipped on her bike pedal and her chin met the concrete with a vengeance! Thankfully we were able to glue her chin back together without any stitches. She will definitely have a scar, but luckily it is on the bottom of her chin, so it isn't very noticeable.
Valentine's day is a treat when you have three valentines to love and snuggle with. I was able to join the kids at their valentine's day parties at school and they were so excited to have me there. I will definitely miss these days when they grow up. But for now, I cherish every minute of them.
The upcoming months will be returning to our crazy busy times...we enjoyed the break while it lasted!
Celebrating Aubrey as she declared her desire to be baptized: Aubrey told us that she was ready to be baptized and we met with the children's pastor shortly thereafter. It was evident that Aubrey was fully committed in her mind and her heart that she wanted to tell others that she loved Jesus and that he was the Lord and Savior of her life. After the children's pastor and another pastor joined us in prayer we talked about how there was a big party in heaven celebrating her decision. We asked her what she thought was included at the party and without skipping a beat she answered: fajitas and ice cream. Like any diligent parent, we made sure that we called daddy and said: "meet us at the nearest Tex Mex restaurant where we can celebrate with fajitas and ice cream." We were so excited to share in the excitement.
It just so happened that in all the restaurants in Pearland and Houston that Tessa was celebrating her third birthday at the same place the same night! What a great night!
100 Days of School: The school districts celebrate 100 days of school and the girls really look forward to making these shirts each year. This is our third year making these shirts and they are 100% kid created! Avery had made two shirts this year because unfortunately the dog ate the first shirt (loaded with candy hearts) and then proceeded to throw up all over her creation! However, the second one turned out just as cute! P.S. My kids dress themselves every day (is that a given!?).
Just a before school picture: I'm so lucky to be home so often that I can walk/bike the kids to and from school every day. It is hard to believe we are almost through Kindergarten...It has been a great year of learning and so much fun!