Every now and then, I have to brag about my children. It's just a necessity.
A few weeks ago I went to their awards assembly. They all received perfect attendance, and then various other awards for achievements in their individual classes. To be honest, I am slightly spoiled. My kids always get awards, and sometimes spending 2 hours at their awards assemblies seems....long. Yet, how blessed am I? I have some pretty great kids, they all work hard, they do their best, and they are ....well my favorite kids ever.
In our family, the grandparents have offered some awards for kids who get straight A's in every subject. I have been pleasantly surprised to find that each and every one of my sweet kiddos has accomplished this every term. WOW. A little incentive does inspire greatness.
I love how Madeline looks at me with, that, look. You know the one. The one that says: "Mom, are you seriously taking pictures of me? I am way too old for this stuff."
And because of that look, I want to take more and more pictures.
And, last but not least. My biggest kid of all. He turned a whopping 39 a few weeks ago. This is his last year being in his 30's. And, it is showing, his body has started to fall apart, evidenced by his constant Dr.'s appointments with various orthopedic surgeons (one hand, one back), oral surgeons, dentists, etc..
But, even though he is falling apart from head to toe, I still love his guts.