So I'm not sure about when or why it started, she became concerned about keeping her room clean. Maybe a little obsessed. She learned how to make her bed and now refuses to sleep under her comforter in order to avoid messing it up. She sleeps on top of it with a blanket. Every single night. She arranges her animals just right. And her room is always picked up, organized and clean. What can I say? She gets it from her momma.
Tonight you had 2 boiled eggs (with lots of salt) and 2 apples for dinner.
And you sat in the recliner and ate while watching Henry Danger and YouTube videos. And I folded laundry. It was just the 2 of us (the boys were at basketball practice).
And then you had Flaming Hot Cheetos for snack...
Every day after school, you like to "check your points" to see if you got any rewards that day for behavior. And then you show me all your class work from the day. Today, you got your first "AP" on an assignment. And it was Math. You were so excited. We've been working really hard on Math, Reading, and Social Studies after school. I love for you to see that hard work pays off.
Recently, you got to have a friend over after school. We went to Michael's to get supplies to make slime because that was what you wanted to do. It went great (except somehow you ended up getting the slime stuck to my ceiling...).
These days, you will only wear your hair up in a ponytail. And you are very particular. There can be no stray hairs and I have to us hair spray. You tell me how pretty my hair is and you wish your hair looked like mine.
And you will only wear leggings, black leggings. This can be a battle in the mornings since sometimes they aren't clean. You have like 3 favorite outfits that you want to wear all the time. And the same old hand-me-down white Adidas. I guess you just like to be comfortable. I have to learn to let some things go.
You don't like going to dance anymore. It's been hard, lately, with the weather. You're stuck inside after school and most weekends when we're home. It's been too cold to play outside. You've started playing basketball in the driveway. Sometimes with the boys. Sometimes by yourself.
We spend a lot of time together. A lot. Traveling to and from games, dance, practice, school, the rec.....We are together from sun up til sun down, you and I. Most times we bump heads and it can be a struggle. But you always say the right things at the right times and know when I need a hug the most.
We did a thing today.
Another year, another Christmas tree. It was a little cold. And we possibly looked at Every.Tree.
They oblige me with a picture. But this is the only time I get a traditional photo of these 3 (literally since Bella was a baby).
It's far from perfect. But they give me what they give me. And each year, I see a piece of their personalities.
And they still love running, hiding and playing tag among the trees. Even though Jackson is too tall to fit in the tree tunnel, he still ran around and chased them both.
On the way to get the tree, Josh pointed out that we will only do this 4 more times before Jack will be in college. Gosh....
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, middle school, wine, video games, and schedules. I started this blog because I love taking pictures, and I needed a place to document our life. I wanted a place to write it all down, to remember little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.