Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring Concert

Jayda had her very last preschool spring concert. It was so sweet to see her sing her little guts out on stage. She has been at that preschool for 3 years! She was 2.5 when she started going to Living Savior. She still had tiny dimples in her hands and arms from baby fat. Her hair was just long enough to put into a tiny pony tail. She was the cutest little bug ever! Now she's 5. She'll be starting Kindergarten in the fall. She's learned so much and has grown in leaps at bounds. We feel so blessed that she was able to spend such quality time with the staff and her friends at Living Savior. It was a great 3 years!

Can you see Russ and Lilly? It's like playing Where's Waldo, but instead of finding Waldo you have to find the pissy baby and the daddy rocking her on his shoulders trying to keep her quiet.

Jayda and her best buddy, Christopher. They've been "dating" now for 10 years (according to Jayda). He says he's going to marry her when he grows up, but he has to "learn to drive and learn to play golf before he can get serious." (those were his exact words to me...he's too cute!)

Miss Micki - the lead teacher in her class (the Turtles)
Miss Kristi - the helper teacher in the Turtle class.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Twice Blessed

Sometimes I can't believe they're mine.

Sometimes I feel so blessed it takes my breath away.

Sometimes I can't believe these two little spirits came to be sisters because Russ and I fell in love and started a family. Then I watch them together and realize that Russ and I may not have had much to do with it. Their connection seems to be more of a heavenly creation.

I could be their mom for a million more lifetimes and still not get enough.

They mean the world to each other. They cling to each other when they're sad. They run to each other when they want to share a giggle. They snuggle first thing in the morning and right before bed each night. They were meant to be sisters. Sometimes I think that me being their mom was just the price they had to pay to get to this earth to be together again. They seem to have known each other prior to being sisters here. They seem to have loved each other since the stars were created.

My wish for them is to find happiness in each others successes and hold each other during their failures. That they'll cry together, laugh together, plot and plan together, and pray together.

Love you girls...