Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Feast at School

Today I joined the kids at school for their Thanksgiving feast day. 3 feasts for 3 kids! It was a flurry of activity for sure! First, Noah & Jackson joined me for Annemarie’s feast and then Annemarie napped while I joined the boys for their feasts. Noah made my mom’s pumpkin pie recipe & it was a hit! It made my heart happy to be with Noah as he looked at my mom’s handwriting of her recipe. Oh, how I wish she was here to know & love them. 

It’s not easy to be a working mama, juggling work and family...but I have always been committed to being there for their school events. Sometimes in order to make that happen, I have to lower the bar in other areas...but being with these three...that’s what matters most. And for them, I am truly thankful. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Jackson's Lego 7th Birthday Party












Jackson's 7th Lego Birthday Party











Jackson's 7th birthday



My Jackson is something special; truly.  His birthday this year was something epic.  And he handled it all with a smile.  On his birthday, both he & Noah were in their baseball playoff game for the championship.  Michael coaches both teams.  The school called and said Annemarie had a fever and when I picked her up, my gut told me to take her to Urgent Care.  She began foaming at the mouth and had a seizure on the way to Urgent Care.  Most frightening thing ever.  Then she had another seizure at the emergency room.  Michael met me at Urgent Care with the boys and had to have his assistant coach for Jackson's team to pick the boys up, as Annemarie was unresponsive at times throughout this ordeal. FRIGHTENING.  Michael wasn't able to get to Jackson's game in time, but he and his team still won 1st place in 5 pitch.  This sweet boy got home late after Noah's game and didn't do cake and presents until almost 10:00 at night.  But he was a sweetheart and worried about his sister; even brought her home a toy frog.  I love you Jackson! Happy birthday, darling.







Poor Annemarie at home recovering after her traumatic medical day.

2nd place minors team! This guy's pitching got his team to the playoff game!

1st place 5 pitch team! Jackson caught the winning out! 


Jackson's 7th birthday celebration at Leadership Academy







Today I rearranged my schedule to celebrate Jackson's birthday with him at school.  I love the way birthdays are celebrated with the Montessori style.  The child (the earth) walks around the sun and each month of the year each year of their birth, recalling special memories each year.  It is such a meaningful way to remember years past and celebrate the current memory.  Noah lit his birthday candles and we had a special lunch to celebrate the birthday boy. Happy 7th birthday Jackson! You are loved!