Wow it has been a few years... oops. The last few days I have really been thinking about my blog and how much I haven't written down. I thought eh... who needs a blog when I have Facebook and Instagram. they are all fantastic (kinda) but here on my long lost blog I want to write things that will help us remember what our life was really like.
So a little update:
Robin has been going to school to become and RN he graduated May of this year. He worked so hard, RN school and a full time job all so I can stay home with our kids. He got a job at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) and has been working there for the last few months. We are getting used to his shifts, 4 weeks days , 4 weeks nights. Nights are so hard, not only for him but for me too. I don't really like to sleep alone, I have heard it will get better.
Kenidee is 10 and in 5th grade!! FIFTH! I still can't believe it. She is so tall, she is going to pass me up soon. She loves to tease me that she is going to be in middle school next year. To be honest it makes me sick. I don't want her to grow up, but she isn't listening! Kenidee started clogging this year with in Instep clogging. So far she LOVES it! She never walks anywhere, she is tapping/ clogging everywhere we go. Kenidee also played softball this last spring.... well sort of she went to all the practices and was loving it. right before her first game she fell off a bike and broke her elbow. She was in a very cute pink cast for three weeks then with strict orders to not play soft ball or anything else for three more weeks. Kenidee went to EVERY game, but two (robins graduation and she was throwing up another time.) She cheered on her team and picked up bats. I was so proud of her. I told her she didn't have to keep going, but she said to me "I'm on a team, I can't let my team down." proud mommy moment right there.
Bennett is in 2nd grade and 7 years old. Our school district is doing a language immersion program. He is learning Spanish in school, and has been since kindergarten. it is amazing to see what he knows and what he understands. He has told me what people are saying in stores that have been speaking Spanish. He has told me that he doesn't want to know english and just wants to speak Spanish. Bennett is super funny and loves the attention he gets from his silliness. He is a ladies man and has figured out all women can not resist his dimple.
He is playing flag football this fall and is really starting to understand the game. It's hard for me to watch and hear Robin give him pointers like push that kid till the whistle blows. In my head I'm saying "no we don't push" this is reversing everything I have spent 7 years teaching him.
Bennett also started playing the fiddle in January, he is doing really good and is loving learning new songs. He is quite the performer. He will also be getting baptized in December!
Eli my little kindergartener! I had so many mixed emotions sending him to school. I was going to be alone for a few hours every morning. this had the potential for me to get all the things done I never would get done. So far I'm still trying to figure that out.
Eli is also in the language immersion program. This is his first year learning Spanish. He walks around singing Spanish songs all day. Bennett used to do the same thing. Eli is for sure the youngest and the baby. I may spoil him a little. oops. He loves to be with me. Almost every morning he comes into my room and I ask him how was your sleep? he just says nuggle? and I move over for a little Eli snuggle time. I know one day this will stop so for now I don't mind at all our morning snuggles.
this is Eli's first fall playing flag football. Oh is it interesting. He just wants to be with me or on my lap.... I may have created a monster. When I'm not at practice or when Robin is at a game with us he is a whole different person. He stays out on the field and does his best. On his first game Robin wasn't able to come watch it, he was working. Eli was done playing and decided it would be so much easier if he just did a log roll down the field to the huddle. oh gosh! I have THAT kid, but I LOVE THAT kid will all my heart.
As for me? Well, I'm trying to be a good mom. I fall short but I hope I fall short in the things that maybe don't matter as much. Everyday I learn new things about being a wife and mother. Its hard not to compare myself with all the wonderful women around me. Being a mother is the hardest thing I have everyone and in the same breath the most rewarding thing I have ever done.