Friday, January 17, 2014

Birthday fun!

All the grandbabies! Surrounded by boys! 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Letters to my four-year-old boys...

Dear Gavin,

How can you possibly be four years old?  Time just seems to go by so quickly. I’ve felt so guilty lately because I have missed so much of this past year.  School and work have drained mama.  Thankfully, I’m in my last semester and can hopefully come to some sort of routine soon.

You are so big and tall.  You weigh about 36 lbs!  You were finished with diapers last May.  You are now going to preschool full-time!  So you go every day for a couple of hours.  Your teacher’s name is Ms. Diane.  She is the same teacher that Nathan had.  She says that you are doing great and right on track for lots of things.  You can count to 10, know all the colors, and letters of the alphabet.  Your biggest asset is your communication skills.  You can talk to just about anyone and you do!  Everyone we pass in the grocery store,  you have to say “hi!!!” to.  It is adorable.  Your sweet blonde hair and bright blue eyes are just perfect.  Kai is in class with you and you like to take care of him because he is more behind on certain skills.  You also like to fight.  You and Kai wrestle and argue all the time!  And yet, I catch you in your sweet moments when you love on each other and my heart just melts. 

You are so wonderful Gavin.  You are sweet and growing up so fast!  I find myself missing the baby days sometimes, but you are so much fun to watch grow. 

Until next time, I will always love you,


 Interview with a 4 year old, Gavin Quinn:

What is your name? Gavin Quinn

How old are you? 4 (4, 4, 4, he is really excited)

Who is your best friend? Daddy

What is your favorite food? Pizza rolls

What is your favorite animal? A pet

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite movie? Woody and Buzz

Who is your favorite person? Daddy

Who are your brothers? Kai and Nathan

What does mommy do? She takes care of babies. 

What does daddy do? Works at Honda.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Honda worker

What do you love?  Daddy 


Dear Kai,

My sweet Kai-bear, you are adorable and amazing.  I can’t believe you are four years old.  Time goes so quickly and I feel sad that I have missed a lot of this year due to work and school.  Thankfully, school is almost over.  I cannot thank my three boys enough for spending so much time without their mama so that I could follow my dreams. 

You have grown so much!  You weigh about 35lbs.  You were done with diapers last May!  You enjoyed your reward of a Chuck E. Cheese trip.  You go to preschool full-time now due to your speech delay.  We are currently working on your communication with others.  You tend to not look people in the eye when you are speaking to them.  You also become so fixated on a conversation that you could just go on all day!  Some of these are signs of Autism and we are wondering if that is what is going on.  Thankfully you have a great preschool teacher, Ms. Diane, and a great speech therapist, Ms. Christina.  These are the same wonderful ladies who helped Nathan so much, so we are hoping you will just continue to make progress.  You are doing better with letter and color recognition and are working on counting.  Every day you make progress and we hear good things from the teachers about how well you are doing.  Gavin is in class with you.  Thankfully you get along better in class than you do at home!!  Sometimes you guys fight like cats and dogs.  Although there are other times, when you both are so sweet to each other.  It makes me smile because it reminds me of your strong twin link. 

Kai, I know that you may struggle with school and with communication, but I want you to know that you are the most kind-hearted and amazing little boy.  You are always telling me that you love me, giving mama big kisses, and saying how beautiful I am.  Everyone who knows you raves about how sweet you are.  I adore you.



 Interview with a 4 year old, Kai Nicholas:

What is your name? Kai, I mean Kai Nicholas (mom do you know that you are a grown up?) :) 

How old are you? 5,6 old.

Who is your best friend? Nathan

What is your favorite food? Hotdogs and some goldfish and pretzels and strawberries

What is your favorite animal? Beary

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite movie? Remy the mouse

Who is your favorite person? Mommy

Who are your brothers? Nathan and Gavin

What does mommy do? She works. You go on elevators but there is no ice cream.  There is some at the barn.  Yum. 

What does daddy do? He works at Honda. 

What do you want to be when you grow up? A mommy, so I can do stuff like you.  

What do you love? Mommy, I love you.  I have favorite things, like friends. But mommy.  I like snacks too.