Friday, January 20, 2017
Lots of fun celebrating our brand new five-year-old! She requested sloppy joes with lots of pickles, chips, grapes, and cupcake cones. Her sisters organized all of the games for her (Mali's true calling in life!) and her friends all enjoyed the crafts too. In true Delaney-style, there was even an impromptu conga line. Happy birthday, sweet girl!
Monday, January 16, 2017
This has been a big year for her. She's now in preschool five mornings a week and rocking it. Well, she's doing great as soon as she fully wakes up. She's our biggest night owl and sleeps in as long as possible each morning, throwing a breakfast in her backpack on her way to school. But then she plays hard and is warmly greeted by the twins as soon as she returns home. I'm so spoiled to have 1:1 time with her while the twins nap and before she has quiet time. We read, do "homework", and anything else she dreams up. Her imagination is big and I love to see it in action. She loves word search puzzles (especially after bedtime), lazy breakfasts, owls, cowgirl boots, fashion, the color blue, and her cousin Julia. She dreams of a world without cheese, soup, eggs, screen time rules, or spiders but still manages to cope with those drawbacks. Her personality is a delight to the whole family, even though she somehow hit the teenage years a decade too early. We are so thankful that God placed her with us. Delaney Fay, thanks for the burst of joy you are. My best belated birthday gift ever!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
1) The Ryans were here! Visiting with them is always a treat, and here's a shot of the kids playing cards while waiting for gingerbread scones to come out of the oven. I made a double-batch for breakfast and there was literally not even a crumb left over. Mali and I stumbled on it in a Taste of Home Cookbook (Thanks, Kara!) and it was a hit.
5) Our new Sunday evening in Advent tradition is hot chocolate after the twins are in bed. We light the Advent wreath, the Christmas tree, and start the fire in the fireplace Then we huddle on the living room couch and soak it all up. We look forward to it all week!