I left off with the Twins just turning 4 years old. Right after that, we blazed into October (which was TONS of fun w/ Halloween & pumpkin patches). Then, no sooner did I look up from putting away their costumes & we were thrust into the busiest time of year...The Holidays! Here's how it all went down...
As I'm sure I mentioned in my last post, Jett & Delilah started at a Mother's Day Out program in Sept. Early in October they had Fire Fighter Appreciation Day. That was definitely right up our alley!! A couple of firefighters from the Bexar/Bulverde Fire Dept. came to the church to talk with the kids about what to do in case of a fire & even let them sit in the truck.
Rich also took them to the Firefighter's Museum. They had a great time there but totally enjoy any & all time that they spend with their Daddy.
|My little monkeys in the tree|
Something else very special happened in October. We attended the formal promotion ceremony for Rich. It was wonderful to see him honored not only for his hard work & dedication in becoming an Engineer & paramedic for SAFD but he also graduated 1st in his class! We were all beaming w/ pride!
At school, they had a "crazy hat" day. I made the Twins their Halloween outfits; baked some sugar cookies & made them "spider" peanut butter & honey sandwiches & topped off their little heads with funny hats.
My kids crack me up! Every day they are learning something; doing something new; saying something hysterical...
Lately, Delilah has been working on her "Selfies". Therefore, I often find her "artwork" on my phone:
Speaking of Mickey the Elf, our trusty, little spy... He got into a lot of mischief this year. Jett & Delilah looked forward every morning to searching for & finding that little guy. Sometimes, it was easy, like when he was zip-lining through the family room. But, others, it was a little tougher, like when he hid out in the refrigerator drawing faces on everything.
Jett & Delilah always love spending time w/ their friend, Owen. He's such a joy to be around & we all adore him. We got the kids together for a little play-date before the madness of Christmas set in.
DON STRANGE RANCH
At the end of the day, before bed, we wanted to remind Jett & Delilah what Christmas is truly about... So, we all sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus.
But, I must say... all in all, we had a truly fantastic Christmas Holiday. It goes by a little too fast these days but I guess that's par for the course now that I have children of my own.
I'll finish my last post about 2014 by sharing pics of our New Year's Eve. As soon as we were up & getting dressed that day Delilah informed me that she HAD to wear her new "party, princess, ballerina dress". So, she did just that! And, I must admit... she took my breath away.
It's times like these, when I'm working on the blog, reflecting on moments so special to my family, that I am CERTAIN that my Mom is up there, somewhere, smiling down... & pulling some strings for us all.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS!