The little ones in my life finished their school year a few days ago. They started the school year thinking they would be in the South for who-knows-how-long...and finished the year in the Midwest.
They grew and changed and embraced change and made me one proud momma.
T-Man took the changes in stride. He smoothly transitioned from one climate and culture into the next. He is a helper, a leader, a reader, and radiates positivity. Ironically, his name means "long-winded talker" and "cheerful". Both of those meanings fit our little T-Man perfectly. And I love him to pieces for both of those qualities.
Fearless had the hardest time with the changes--he is one that loves the routine and anticipating what is coming next. Moving and starting over with new school rules, new friends, new climate...it took awhile for him to adjust. But being the little rock star he is, he realized he was having a hard time and every night he would pray that he would be happy. And each day he tried hard to choose to be happy.
That attitude is pretty grown-up for a five year old. I'm so proud of him for pushing himself to grow and embrace the change.
And this little lovey? She's still my doll-baby; but she's grown-up too. She loves her independence and is communicating what she needs and wants like a champ. And although we lovingly refer to her as our little F5 Tornado (or just F5 for short) I love her curiosity and her sense of adventure. I love hearing about what is going on in her mind. I love learning what is important to her, so it can be important to me too.
Having them all home everyday means that our home is full of ruckus & chaos at any given moment--and surprisingly, it doesn't bother me. Just having them close and deepening our relationship is worth all the noise and Lego messes.
Yay for 3 months of uninterrupted time for me to spend with my little ones!!
Bring on summer!!