Sunday, May 28, 2017

Preschool Graduate 2017

A whole year of preschool, ya know the real kind of preschool, the one that happens before you enter kindergarten?  Well it's come and gone. 
 How did that happen?
 Well, days turn into weeks, turn into months, turn into...your first born, your baby boy, graduating preschool and feeling beyond thankful that we are here.  Ya see, I could be really emotional and nostalgic and sad about him growing into a boy and entering real school, but I'm choosing to be thankful.  Thankful for every sweet moment that led us here and excited to watch what the future holds for him.
We have been so thankful for his sweet teachers and loving school environment.  From a class who prayed for their friends when they were out sick, to learning Bible stories and memorizing verses each month we have seen such a blessing in this year.  Our little guy has grown a lot this year going from 3 months of daily tears to genuinely being excited about seeing his friends and even praying for his teachers when he's away from you.
From the beginning to the end we have seen growth and are ready to spend the summer with this big fun boy of ours!
Bring on the summer, slow mornings, trips to the pool, popsicles, watermelon, staying up late and enjoying simple time together.  We plan to savor every moment of the next few months and hope that the summers memories help take the sting out of our first taste of real school and alarms that go off every day.  

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Gender Scoop on Cooper Bebe Tres

 One might think that we could have waited to find out what we were having this time, seeing how we have one of each already....but we just aren't that patient.  On top of it we are so over the moon excited for this baby that we couldn't wait to know what it was going to be.  We went for an early reveal at 16 weeks and Bebe Tres was showing off in every way possible.  We decided the night before we were going to invite a few friends and family to come celebrate with us.  I wasn't quite sure if we should make it a big thing or not since it IS our third baby, but a reason to get together and rejoice over this little blessing seemed like a good decision.  
We met at Graeter's, I whipped up a chalk sign, and had everyone choose pink or blue sprinkles to place their guess in their ice cream bowl.  

Henry and Mallie Lynn decided over the past week to switch teams as Henry rooted on a baby brother and Mallie Lynn wanted a sister.  So Mr. H was beyond thrilled to have "won" and guessed he was having a baby brother, and Mallie Lynn was just excited to have an ice cream cone.  (She would later ask me where the girl was?)  :)
We are so excited to be welcoming a baby boy to our family and know that everything about this plan for our family is perfect.  Henry can't wait to teach him how to throw and catch a ball and Mallie Lynn can't wait to help feed him!  This little man is so loved already and sure has a lot of people talking to him in the womb.  God is so good!