Thursday, June 9, 2016

24 from my 4 yr old!

I asked Isla these 24 questions just after her 4th birthday and here are her answers... some are hilarious including the fact that she thinks I'm 12 yrs older than Joel! Makes since that she sees him as a big kid :)

1.       How old are you? "Ummm...I am 6. Just kidding, I am 4."
2.       What do you want to be when you grow up? "But every time you tell me not to grow up!? I AM going to grow up. I want to be a nurse."
3.       What makes you happy? "Laylin"
4.       What makes you sad? "Laylin hitting me"
5.       What makes you laugh? "Daddy tickling me"
6.       How old is Mommy? "20" 
7.       How old is Daddy? "8"
8.       What is something mommy always says to you? "Don't you grow up!"
9.       What is your favorite thing to do? "Go to the Y and swim"
10.   Who is your best friend? "My cousins"
11.   What are you really good at? "Doing my princess puzzle"
12.   What is your favorite book? "Princess story book"
13.   What is your favorite food? "Noodles"
14.   What is your favorite song? "Let it Go"
15.   What is your favorite animal? "The Alligator"
16.   What is love? "Mommy snuggling with me"
17.   What does daddy do for work? "He looks on his computer and he does some work on there"
18.   What does mommy do for work? "She spells everything out"
19.   Where do you live? "North Carolina"
20.   Where is your favorite place to go? "To the store with the fishies and the tiny shrimps" (Great Wall of Chinese Restaurant)
21.   What is your favorite thing to do outside? "Throw Bella's ball"
22.   What is your favorite holiday? "Come here, it's a secret...Christmas!"
23.   What do you like to take to bed with you at night? "Baby bunny rabbit"
24.   What are do you thank God for? "My family"

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Growing Up...

These two girls are growing up. Neither no longer "babies" all though they will both always be My baby.

Laylin Jane wants to do everything Isla is doing so even though she's small,  I can sense her growing up even quicker. She's starting to talk more, humming songs, dance, run and twirl and is very playful. She's also still very feisty. She has a big temper and is not afraid to show it, but at the same time she is sweet as she can be. I love how she wraps her little arms tight around me now when I'm carrying her or rocking her to sleep at night. I can really feel her love for me and it makes my heart so full. 

Isla thinks she's nearly grown up now. She announces to me everyday... "Mom, when I'm 7 and all grown up..." She tells me about what her wedding will be like. How she will continue living at home with her cousin Lawson and all the fun things she will do. Its so entertaining to hear her tell stories. She is really good at it! She loves to perform, dance, sing and be the spotlight. I, of course, love it too. She keeps my days happy and there is never a dull moment with her.

My blessings, my gifts, my challenges and accomplishments these girls teach me so much about true love, understanding, patience and our Father's love each and every day.