We've had a busy May and I've barely kept up on taking pictures of everything we have been doing. We had some crazy storms come through. Our sump pump stopped working and flooded the unfinished part of the basement. Then our dryer was starting a fire in the vent and thankfully we found it before it turned in to a full fire.It was very inconvenient (as all home improvement emergencies are), but in the midst of all the craziness in our house we really had our perspective reset.
In the lives of those around us that same week, here is what was going on:
basement flooded and ruined all the finished area that was put in 5 months ago
both parents diagnosed with terminal illness
2nd grader with heart issues needing surgery
car accident with injuries
husband with cancer having seizures and in rehab
With all that being said, we were thanking God for our house issues and for our health. Our minor "emergencies" didn't seem that big of a deal anymore.
We now see Evangeline as one of the "big" kids. She has seemed so grown up these last few weeks. It's not uncommon to find her posing without realizing it.
Selah has definitely earned a new nickname. We now call her the TORNADO. She is everywhere and in everything. She's usually right behind me tearing everything out that I just put back. She even has a little temper. She's very familiar with the word "no" and will rebel immediately if told no. She will usually grab the closest thing to her and start biting it if I tell her no to something. Some items that have become victims of her are a baby doll, towel, clothes, rocks, and phone. I was holding her one time and she started pulling my hair and hitting me with her cup! Despite the defiant behavior, I truly do love this age :)
Ari is happy he hasn't been doing any school. We are glad the weather has mostly been nice so he can get his energy out!
But on rainy days we find him climbing and jumping and running...so we did a craft.
We had a sleepover with our friends and enjoyed the pool, s'mores, and late night games while the kids slept.
Memorial Day was busy getting some things done around the house, but we made time to visit nanny and her own little splash park.
We were able to get a little fishing in with some friends this week.
The kids all took turns throwing the fish back in.
I'm pretty sure this is Ari's first catch! Evangeline also had her first catch but I was unprepared at that time and didn't have my camera :(
It's been a while since Evangeline has fallen asleep in random places, but this particular day she was emotionally drained from getting some shots. She tucked herself right in and fell asleep.
Every night we talk about how much we love our kids, how they are growing up so fast, and how each of them make us laugh in different ways. I love this season of life.