The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Life with Liam!

I noticed when I looked at the blog that most of my posts lately have been about Liam. But the kid is just so funny that he gives me great material to work with. Like todays insert for example. Liam came into our room last night about 11:00 with this big goofy grin on his face. Me: LIAM! What have you done? Liam: I cut my hair. I wanted to look cute. AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! So, downstairs we go, Jack close behind because he can never miss a minute of action or an opportunity to heckle his brother. I got out the clippers to try to fix the mess Liam had made. But there was nothing to be done except....
I took the camera to catch Liam's first moment of expression when he saw himself pretty much bald! The look of amazement on his face is sweet, but a little scary. I'm thinking the shock didn't quite have the deterrent affect I was hoping for. Oh my!
Yesterday was the last day of school. Connor and I went to Jack's class pic-nic. It was fun and surprisingly, I feel ready to say good-bye to second grade. With Liam leaving Kindergarten, it's so much sadder than for Jack to be leaving 2nd Grade. In third grade, Jack has to move to another end of the building. He's on the "big kids" hall now. But he's ready. I'm looking forward to the new adventure with him.
Another really big milestone at our house is that LIAM LEARNED TO RIDE HIS BIKE on Tuesday! He wanted to learn while he was in Kindergarten and I informed him he only had two more days. So he got out in the street and worked on it by himself (he didn't want me to touch the bike) and little by little he got it. This is such a big deal for him, you have no idea! Anyway, we ended up riding down the street in front of our house with me screaming cheers at the top of my lungs and before you know it, there are four neighborhood families standing on the sides of the street cheering for him as he rode by. Some of the older boys up the street came out too and rode along side him giving him encouragement. It was the SWEETEST moment!
Today is the first day of summer. Both boys have planned sleepovers with friends to celebrate the occasion. Connor will be stuck at home with mom and dad so we may take him to a movie or something. Last night we ended up having an impromptu block party as one friend after another just showed up to ride their bikes down our big hill. Each time their parents would pull out a lawn chair and the next thing you know, we're grilling and our neighbor has lit a fire in his fire pit and it's a full on party! That's the thing I love about this neighborhood. There are so many kids, and we have so many friends here. I just don't take it for granted. Of course, it doesn't hurt that my kids have two of their best friends right across the street and their mom is one of my best friends. :)
Well, we're off to school to pick up report cards and show everyone Liam's glowing dome! I told him to look on the bright side, he won't need a swim cap for swim team this year.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Good-Bye Kindergarten

Today was a fun, but sad day for me. It was Liam's Kindergarten Pic-nic. This is a tradition for Moore students. They reserve a pic-nic spot and take the kids every year. I have been fortunate enough to attend both Jack's and Liam's class pic-nic. It's sad though, to be saying good-bye to Kindergarten for Liam. K is such a sweet year. It's so much more loving and kind than first grade. It's such a sheltered and protected time. Once they leave those classrooms, alot more is expected of our kiddos. It seems there aren't enough hours in the day to learn everything required of a 1st grader. So, while I know it's a great thing that Liam is moving on to First Grade, it means he's growing and maturing as he should be and he's accomplishing all the things that a six year old should. But still, it's sad to close that door and say good-bye to those sweet friendships (where boys and girls play together and EVERYONE gets along), good-bye to Mrs. McKinney our sweet teacher who has been a little angel on Liam's shoulder this year, and good-bye to another school year altogether.