Most of our days are not spent doing anything super extraordinary. Hanging out at home. Going to the library. Riding bikes to our pizza place. Going to our park. Going to church. School. Sports. But, there’s something so beautiful about ordinary. We are blessed to be the boys parents. They are extraordinary.
March continued on with more cheering for our Soccer and Football stars!
Beck! You turned 5 this month! Wow. Last night as a four year old!
We really tried hard to celebrate your big day…but we failed miserably this year, sweet boy. We’re going to have to step up our game next year, because you deserve double the celebration! You kicked off your birthday week by fracturing your elbow. We brought you to urgent care because we thought you had just dislocated it, and that the pain and swelling would go down in a few days. So, we decided to continue on with our plan to go camping, with you in a sling, because your heart was set on it…
Except that when we got to our camping spot, there was still snow and mud…lots of mud!
So we pulled an audible and decided to drive to a campground an hour away that Daddy had just heard about from his friend. Except that we ended up on a gravel road in the middle of nowhere…and our tire blew out…and the little donut blew out…and we were stranded. So we prayed. God brought this sweet lady who took me to their little town, and found a sweet man who just so happened to have an extra tire that fit our van. Thank you, God. After all the drama we decided to drive back down the mountain to our home. An entire day of traveling and no camping. Then, the next day you were screaming in pain and we had to go back to the doctor because you had a raging ear infection. Seriously. If ever there was an award given out for worst birthday, you would win. So sorry, Buddy! We’re already thinking about next year :). I got all nostalgic about you turning 5, and ended up looking through old pictures. I can’t take it! We are so lucky to have you!!!
You did get to have some fun time with friends. And, this is a gold moment right here. We told all of you to make silly faces. When you only have one arm, you have to improvise. I’d say you made things happen :).
Dinner with Grandma and Grandpa, and Beauty and the Beast! We really tried :).
Probably the sweetest story that came from you wearing a cast, was that our neighbor Mel was the first to sign it. Some day we’ll tell you about Mel, and why we feel so grateful to get to be his neighbors. He’s a gift.
Hope Kids allows so many fun family memories. Tonight they opened up the Microsoft store and let you two play whatever blew your hair back :).
Asher. Gosh we love you. We love how you joyfully accept a challenge…like, try to lip sync to this song…go :).
And, in going through old pictures I stumbled across this gem! Nigh nigh bear still brings you comfort. Complete sweetness. I wish I could jump through this picture and cuddle you!
Arizona and us.