April 21, 2014

EASTER RECAP

Easter is the holiday that we always host at our house...I think this will be the 3rd or 4th time. It is a fun holiday for the kids, the weather is always nice and it gets everyone outside. 
Yesterday I took a lot of pictures, I love all of them, but my favorite ones I am going to share towards the bottom and I will tell you why. 
Bryce got a pair of roller-blades from his Aunt Teri, he has never bladded before so it was something new he would have to learn. It did not come easy to him at first, but he didn't give up and he kept at it until he skated on his own. As a parent you want them to keep trying and it made us so happy to see him happy with himself. 
Here is my slew of pictures that I took and I hope you enjoy...

Getting ready that morning...


Pressure washing the picnic table...


She is scared of the pressure washer and wanted her Dad to hold her.


Trying to get a picture of them together is so hard!


I love this picture because you can tell how much they love each other...


Grandma made chocolate dipped peeps, Madison loved them...


Aunt Teri got Madison a soccer ball, shin guards that she loved, obviously, and a goal. Thanks Teri!


Hunting for eggs...


The hunt was on...


Checking out what she got...Angel was a big help with Madison yesterday...

Here are the pictures that I as a parent really like because he overcame his frustration with himself and pushed through learning how to skate.


You can see the frustration...


The pep talks...


The sadness and wanting to give up.

At that point we thought it was best for him to take a break, get some water and start back at it tomorrow. 

He came to me a couple of hours later, after everyone left and sang a song from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood that he remembered and it goes like this, "Try try try try try try it again...try try try try try it again...keep trying, you'll get better... try try try..."


He had water this time from his Camel-Pak and I think it actually helped him with his nerves and to keep his concentration on something else. 


He was so happy with himself! 

As a parent it is hard to see your kids not succeed at something that they really want to learn, but I am happy he didn't give up!


AND...he was off with his biggest cheerleader by his side...his Sissy!

Many of you know that she has been receiving speech therapy for a long time to help build her vocabulary and express what she wants or feels in words instead of actions. WELL when she was watching her Brother skate, she did such a great job encouraging him and didn't have any problem expressing the way she felt. 

Jer and I kept saying to each other, "do you hear her, do you hear her...!"

She would say, "Be careful Bryceeee...", "Mom, Brycee skating" and "Good job Bryceee!"

Madison is probably 45 pound lighter than her Brother and his little sister, but she is his biggest cheerleader!

I hope all of you guys had a great Easter!

Now off to an even greater Monday!

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