Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Kids...

What have we been doing lately? Well, mostly, kid stuff. And, I wouldn't have it any other way!

Brady and her teacher. Brady did a biographical report on a dancer and then demonstrated techniques and moves. She explained how modern dance began, then showed a beautiful (if I do say so myself) dance. Afterwards, she answered questions in front of about 120 students. I know it's bragging, but she was fantastic! She was so confident and poised. She was intelligent and clear on every bit of her presentation. When I left and the kids all went back to class, I called my husband, almost in tears (of joy), and told him our time and money, towards dance, has been so well spent! The confidence it has instilled in my daughter is priceless.

Brady, and her best friend, Olivia played with makeup. They do a better job than I do :). It gave me a scare, though. I certainly do not want this time to be hurried up. I will not be letting her wear makeup for a long time. (Oh yeah, Brady got her bangs cut-on her insistence- but I like them. She knows what she likes!)
Even though Taylor and Robbie both have professional jobs they always make time for Jake's basketball games. It's been a great season, but just having the big boys there is, also, priceless.

Jacob has got some "mad skills". He is an incredible basketball player (again, if I do say so myself :) ). I'm telling you, supporting your children, in whatever their passion is, always pays off. Whether they master the sport or not the confidence and self-understanding they gain is impossible to duplicate.
We, as parents, enjoy watching our children as if we were participating ourselves. I love "it" being about "My kids..."

Monday, February 15, 2010

I Am Older!

Everyone ages. You have no control over that. BUT, you do have control over your attitude and your appreciation. I have not had good examples of "growing old gracefully." My family has fought it "tooth and nail!" It's really not funny. It takes the joy out of the "season." I want to break that cycle. I take care of myself, I eat right, I exercise, I enjoy everything I do and I love the Lord. I appreciate all that I have. I am soooooo blessed that I can't imagine cursing aging, but I have. I will stop. I will set a good example for my children. So... Happy Birthday to ME!