Saturday, November 12, 2011

October is the Best Month

Optimus Prime and the sweetest little fairy princess!

Celebrating Houston's birthday!

This makes me laugh

October is always "the month of Erin" in my head, named after one of my lovely college friends. She loves October and so do I! This year October has been beautiful here in Nashville. We have played outside more than ever and enjoyed these last rays of warm sun before the cold months of late fall and winter keep us inside until March. October has been full to the brim with clinical days, school functions, soccer games, Halloween and Houston's birthday. Reflecting back on the last several weeks I am very thankful for my amazing friends and family who have helped me get through this very busy and stressful time at school. I couldn't have made it through this semester without help! I am also thankful for my Hubby of 5 1/2 years who turned 30 this year! I have dreaded turning 30 since I turned 20, but I think it might not be so bad after all.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Turning 4!

Bennett, at four years old you love to be the center of attention. You are sweet and loving and love to snuggle. You are also passionate and emotional when you want your way (just like your mama). We have had many melt downs over this last year as you have learned to find you place in the world. We love your sweetness and your love for your family and friends. You are a precious big brother and protective of your baby sister. I am constantly surprised by your patience with Olivia. You have a genuine love for learning and a curiosity about everything that comes your way. You are fearless and love animals. You are energetic and constantly in motion. I am grateful to be your mother and I look forward to all of the memories we have yet to make. My prayers for you are that you will always find so much joy in life and that you will follow your heart wherever it may lead you.

On your birthday this year we had cake at Tuesday night dinner. You wanted a Transformer cake! We also went to Chuckie Cheese as a family. When we asked you which friend you wanted to take with you, you picked your Mimi... we were not surprised!