Cole is always wearing some kind of hat. If he doesn't have a hat he invents something...a bag, a book, playdough, you name it he can wear it. His favorites include Cooper's Star Wars mask, His Monsters hard hat, and recently this red felt cowboy hat.
Brynn is fast approaching the teenage years. She is beautiful, smart and talented. She continues to excel in her music and has become quite an accomplished violinist. She is also and avid reader and has burned through more pages than her daddy ever has. She has a habit of waiting for everyone to go to bed and then getting up to read. She loves sports and can throw a spiral with her new ball. She is also a big help for us with Kenzy and Ally
Shayla is our affectionate blonde. She will turn six in August and has been steadily adding to her birthday wishlist since early january. On a recent date with dad, she was having trouble picking just one item in the jewelry store. Dad, of course, was doing his best to emphasize the one dollar crown over the twelve dollar necklace, but Shayla just kept seeing more and more things that she thought would look fantastic on a five year old. Finally after making her choice, she turned to dad and said, "dad, for my birthday, you can choose pretty much anything on this entire wall." She is certainly our little girly girl and has a soft spot for her daddy. She is also our little animal lover. She loves animals, bugs, and basically anything that crawls. She could play with animals all day if she had the chance. She still loves pink and anything princess. She just completed kindergarten and won the award for most dependable. Shayla did very well in school and loves to play the mother role. She is very inquisitive and frequently asks questions we have trouble explaining. She has an adorable smile and a cute little laugh and is always glad when daddy comes home.
Cooper is our active 3 year old. despite being dressed in princess clothes the first two years of his life, he has turned out to be quite a little man. He is very passionate about his breakfast. He is still our early riser, and "I want breakfast" is a common wake up call for his parents. Coop loves to play tag. He can run dad ragged in just a few minutes. He has mastered the, "just one more" routine. With the help of his sisters, he can get mom and dad distracted and stay up at least an hour longer on a fairly consistent basis. He also loves to cook. If mom is cooking, there is a pretty good chance that Cooper has assumed his position on the counter watching and of course helping. "Will you play with me?" is usually his first sentence when daddy comes home. He is also developing quite the vocal skills. Unlike the girls, he loves to be laughed at and usually has something funny to add to each event. Cooper is king of superfast and supercool. Cooper loves life and enjoys a good adventure.
As you can see, there is nothing in the world as cute as our little Cole. He his such a ray of sunshine. He is cute, cuddly, and content. He smiles at everyone, and gets way more kisses from mom than dad could ever dream of. He is just learning to crawl and can now get anywhere he wants in a hurry. When Kristy set out her wish list for a baby a year ago, she got just about everything she wanted in Cole. From the dark brown eyes to the bubbly personality, Cole is Kristy's little soft spot. He growing to be quite a chunk. Despite his increase in baby fat, he still managed only the 50th percentile in weight and height, but where it matters most...head circumference...75th percentile. He has been such a good boy that he has Kristy already dreaming of twins.
Still in love
Eight years, four children, four states, five apartments, four schools, and still in love. As crazy as life as been for us, we are enjoying the wonderful experiences we have been able to have together. We live each day thankful for our children, our religion and each other.