Monday January 19 |
Happy 5th Birthday to my little Oliver. I can’t believe you are FIVE! I got a little teary watching your birth story again. No matter how big you get, you are always going to be my baby. At five years old, I can already see your kindness and your bravery and your determination. I always think back to the times when you and Ali would walk home together and you would carry her backpack for her. I adore that you are growing up to be such a kind-hearted little gentleman. We constantly get praise on what a polite little guy you are. Your teacher only has good things to say about you. We are surprised with your determination to already begin reading. I can see that you will always be striving for excellence in school. It wasn’t me that pushed you to learn your ABC’s or 1,2,3’s. Maybe it was your desire to do everything and anything that Holden does. Or maybe, it’s just your love for learning. You love to do the crossword puzzles on the back of the kids menus when we go out to eat. And you are pretty darn good at them already! I hope you always cherish that love of learning. Holden is by far your best friend and you look up to him so much. Anytime you need something and we are not around, you go to Holden for help. I love that you have so much trust in your brothers. I hope you have that relationship with them forever, even in high school.
click here to watch the video: Oliver Thomas | Birth Story
Goodbye to the best neighbors ever. So glad to have met you. Can’t wait to visit you in Florida.
Tuesday January 20 |
For your birthday, we got you a Baymax 3d puzzle that you wanted. You were so excited to put it together after school today. I love watching you. You have such a great attention to detail. While putting the puzzle together, you notice the little things to help you put the pieces in the right place. You also like to count all the pieces that you have left. 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . . Oliver, you are such a fun little boy to watch grow up.
Tonight we celebrated Oliver for one last time. Dinner at YaYa’s to celebrate with Pa and Great Grandpa. We had roast and mashed potatoes and green beans and rolls and strawberry-mush-mush. Oliver got some more presents. One of his faves being a Baymax t-shirt that he is insisting on wearing to school tomorrow.
I’m staying busy these days. Trying to get some work done for Homes of Living Hope, stay up-to-date on school stuff (taking one class this 8 week session at Regis), find time to workout (going strong finished my 12th day of Daily Burn today), keep my house clean-ish, and love on my family and friends. Phew… that sounds way worse then it feels. I’m actually feeling pretty good about the busyness.
Wednesday January 21 |
The moving truck was out front today. I’m so sad we’re losing our amazing neighbors. But, I am super excited to start taking more family vacations to Florida to visit them! Hurry up Kim & Joe and buy that big beautiful beach house of yours.Make sure we have a room.
Wednesday’s are our busiest days. It gets crazy around the house. Coda has Fun & Fitness at the rec center. Holden and Oliver are at Wacky Wednesdays. And then all three of them rush to finish dinner and then go to Awana.
Thursday January 22 |
The more I volunteer and observe Holden’s Kindergarten teacher the more I appreciate teachers. I’ve always been super thankful for teachers. But, this one teacher, she is amazing! Kind. Patient. Loving. Firm. Organized. She has such an amazing heart. Thank you Mrs. O’hara. We’re going to miss you next year.
Friday January 23 |
Headed up to Breck for a ski day tomorrow. It’s hard to believe we had NOTHING on the calendar for the weekend.
Saturday January 24 |
This snowboarding thing actually got a little easier. Oliver didn’t even have to say to Zach one time, “Do we HAVE to wait for mom again?” I can actually almost keep up with those boys.
Sunday January 25 |
Cleaned house and headed home early. Didn’t want to get stuck in weekend ski traffic. We left by 9:30am and didn’t have any problems getting home.
AM – Snowy and a grizzly beard.
PM – Gorgeous weather. Out for a walk and a bike ride. No more beard!
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READING: Carry on Warrior | still need to finish Go Small but I really wanted to read this
LISTENING: iTunes radio pop station or Elise Gets Crafty podcast while I run
WATCHING: the last few episodes of Parenthood. So sad next week is the last one!
MAKING: Running goals for the week. 10 miles this coming week. Let’s Do This!
PLANNING: What to pack/ bring for our cruise! 12 days till we leave!
LOVING: the gorgeous day we had! It was in the 60’s. I love Colorado.
Michelle // Jan 25
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