Reagan's preschool had a day 50 party at school. They celebrated the fiftieth day of school by having a 50 party. Clever. The kids were asked to bring 50 of something. Anything really. I was thinking something along the lines of 50 crackers, 50 pieces of popcorn, snacking foods. I guess this is proof that I eat too much. Reagan looked at me with a weird look and said..."No way Mommy! I want to take 50 ponies to school!" She meant 50 full sized My Little Ponies. I reminded her that she only has 34 full sized My Little Ponies. We would have to combine them with her Ponyville Ponies. She has 25 of those. (She only likes to play with the little Ponyville Ponies anyway, so I am not sure why this was an issue...) I guess at the ripe age of 4 1/2 she determined that it would be silly to have different sizes of ponies. Miss Reagan determined that it would only make sense to mix her Ponyville toys with her Littlest Pet Shop toys, because they are the same size. This is when it finally occurred to me that Reagan is incredibly spoiled, she had way more than enough Littlest Pet Shop and Ponyville toys to make 50. I don't intentionally spoil Reagan, but the REAL issue here is that I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! I am so glad I have a kid who loves My Little Pony! I loved them too, and I never pushed her in this direction....but I am having a BALL playing with her!!!!
Josh makes fun of me....but we will see what happens when and if Ethan decides he wants to play with G.I. Joe's someday.......
On another note I just want to add that Reagan is SUCH a great kid. I had a lot to get accomplished yesterday, and Reagan actually took the time to notice that Mommy was really busy, and the babies were really crabby. (note: Delaney was crabby because Mommy was not holding her in the sling anymore!) She took it upon herself to play with the cranky baby(ies). They adore her, so it worked out perfectly. Reagan also cleans up after herself, and is just the sweetest little girl. I just wanted to say for the record what a totally awesome little girl she's growing up to be. I am really proud to say that she's mine, and I thank God EVERY single day that he allowed me the privilege to be her protector, and mentor. I just pray that I am blessing her life as much as she blesses mine.
Reagan is in 1st grade, she loves school and has never had trouble making friends. She's the most smiley and friendly child I have ever met. Reagan loves cats, horses, and most every furry animal in the world. She loves music and is taking piano lessons. Reagan was diagnosed with Epilepsy in July (2010), and is on a regiment of medication to help lessen the amount of seizures that she has. Reagan is a great kid, and we are so proud of her!
My Jedi knight....Ethan is very sensitive. Out of all the kids, Ethan's personality most matches my own. He is very sweet, and shy...but he opens up and is the class clown once he's comfortable with his surroundings. Ethan is very smart, and he loves to play with his Star Wars toys. He's our only true "blondie", and during the summer his hair is almost white. Ethan is extremely loyal, and is a very very good brother...very protective. ;)
Triplet "A", leader of the pack. Laney sees the world in black and white...it's either right or wrong, yes or no...and she has no trouble proclaiming to the world what she thinks is "right". She's the most like daddy in personality. Bossy, (in a good way!). Sweet, Sassy, and LOUD. Laney loves dresses, church, Reagan, red meat, and going to the zoo. She hates green vegetables, and is a big wimp! :)
Addie is our girly girl. She is our only curly headed child, and wasTriplet "B"...pickle in the middle. She's very sassy. She has "Addie-tude". Addie is vertically challenged, even compared to our small kids. She's double jointed, and we plan on starting gymnastics soon. Addie is the most verbal of any of our kids. She LOVES vegetables, and hates meat of any kind. She's afraid of most animals, and has a hoarding issue (she loves collecting things...and keeping them!) She's very smart, very sensitive, and a big mama's girl!
Joel is my strong and silent type. He's the biggest child I've had, length and weight. Joel is non-verbal, and we are waiting an official diagnoses, which will come sometime after he turns 3. Joel is sweet, so so so sweet. He melts my heart every day. He love trains, cars, and really anything with wheels. He likes riding his scooter, and his big wheels trike. He loves to swim, and is a huge fan of ANY food. He will eat more than a grown man. It's amazing.
Josh and I were married in May of 2002, but we started dating in 1996. He is an insurance salesman, and is the best daddy! He loves to play with the kids outside, and has no problem pitching in with the housework. He's manly enough to admit that he likes watching Glee with me. He volunteers at church with the elementary after school program.
Then there was me... I enjoy being a mom, being a part of our MOPS steering team, photography (I make no claims at being GOOD at it!), writing, and organizing. I love being a housewife, and I am contemplating what will happen when my last child(ren) goes to school. I want to be the "room mom" and do all the mom stuff, but a seperate part of me really misses work. I am a cloth diapering, and breastfeeding advocate. I am a child of God. My favorite book of the Bible is 1Peter. I love cats and horses. I love to read, and I am in love with "The Hunger Games" right now. That's about it. :)