Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Our sweet oldest daughter turned 10 this month! Slowly are the days of baby dolls and barbies disappearing only to be followed by makeup and nailpolish. Derly loves cosmetology and is very good at manicures. She is learning the less makeup you wear, the better, verses caking it on. She loves trying different hair styles and loves her crimper and blow dryer she got for her birthday. Derly loves God and her family. she is very helpful. She is very neat, her room is always immaculate. She likes to sleep on top of her made bed so as not to ruin it or have wrinkles. She uses a throw blanket to cover up with. This a battle not worth fighting at this point in life. She is beautiful, funny, energetic, she is the most flexible kid in her class. She is our daughter forever and we are so proud of her, we cannot wait to see how God guides her in life. For her birthday we took a trip to mall of America and enjoyed many rides and laughter. She was grateful for all the phone calls she received as well. Thank you to everyone who made her day special. (Pics to come)
Monday, April 1, 2013
Decorating eggs with Grandma Matthews
Wrestling with Dad
Getting ready for church, Prospero jumped right in there and wanted to spike his hair.
We enjoyed a great first Easter for Jhon, celebrating the risen King. We have been watching The Bible on the history channel and the kids love it and are so engaged, they love hearing and seeing the stories come to life. They enjoyed their spring break, can't wait for all the snow to melt. Jhon got braces this last month and is doing well with them. Not too much pain at this point. Estefania's weight was up 2.5lbs, so lets hope that is enough, we are waiting to hear back from the MD. We had the blessing of a wonderful injection nurse at the clinic who went through all the kids immunizations and what they still needed. Getting 5 kids caught up on all their immunizations they have missed is not easy and because of their ages they all can get different things, has been such the headache. We have had many issues regarding this. Our nurse this last week was amazing, is new, and worked at a clinic doing immunizations all the time, so she was also very fast. The simple pleasures in life. We look forward to Derly and my birthday's this month. Windy is adjusting well, she still has not barked, so weird to have a quite dog. We are working on the potty training thing, (not my favorite). Jim is staying strong with seminary, he has to go 3 days a week this semester. Hopefully only one more year until he is done!