Life has been good in our little world. We've beens soaking up every bit of summer and sunshine we possibly can before baby number five gets here! We have several friends who are BEYOND generous with their swimming pools, which means we've been pool hopping all of July. I'm certain there's nothing better than floating in a cool swimming pool when you're nine months pregnant in the Texas heat :)
The past few weeks have been filled with all sorts of events. I had my 31st birthday, one of my little sisters got engaged, Travis' grandmother passed away and sweet Colt turned 6! All of those events happened within a two week span of one another. Just a tad crazy!
My prayer was that baby five would stay in just long enough for me to celebrate Colt's birthday with him. I LOVE birthdays and love celebrating each child on their special day! His one gift request was a remote control monster truck and also "anything that looks awesome". We started the morning with his favorite… pancakes, bacon and orange juice. And then we all went out in our jammies to watch him drive his new monster truck and to try out his walkie talkies :) We spent the day at the swimming pool and had dinner as a family at Chuck E. Cheese. Before he went to bed that night he came to Travis and I with a piece of paper he had drawn on. It was a picture of a little boy with a happy face and hearts above his head. He told us it was him and that he had the best birthday ever :)
I love being a mama to my babies. They are such a blessing. I still can't believe we're going to be adding another precious little one to the crew any day!
"The fundamental mission of motherhood now is the same as it always was: to nurture, protect, and instruct children, to creat a home environment that enables them to learn and grow, to help them develop a heart for God and His purposes, and to send them out into the world prepared to live both fully and meaningfully. It's up to us to embrace that mission as our own, trusting God to walk us through the details and to use our willing mother's hands as instruments of His blessing"- Sally Clarkson