Avielle created this picture of our family! Isn't it sweet? So as I was looking at our little family my eyes obviously went to the hair colors. Wow, I never imagined that I would have birthed 2 redheads!!!! I love the various colors God gave my kiddos! I love my beautiful blondie and spunky redheads!
Avi and Anderson are officially 5 1/2 years old!!!!! Man they need to stop growing! I am just loving the age of 5. They are just like little people. You can really reason with them and they laugh at jokes that they finally understand! They also are making up their own jokes. They are more helpful around the house and they seem to appreciate me more!
They recently had homework, which they were to read a book and then I documented the activities we did with the book. I was able to spend individual time with each of them, while Chevy took care of the other two. They enjoyed their special alone time with mommy, that doesn't happen very often! So, one of the activities we talked about was their favorite part of the book.
On the way to school today I hear them talking in the back of the mini (I like to call it the mini, it sounds cooler than a minivan!) and asking each other what their favorite part of the book was. I just ate up every word they said as they had a little "Book Club" discussion about their book! In this picture you see their most prized and loved possessions, their BEARS! They have had these since birth. Their cousin Jenna gave them as a gift. She had their names written on them and the date of their birth. My kids do not go to bed without these bears still to this day. In the picture they are snuggled up together with their bears as they watch a cartoon together.
I know that Avi and Anderson are not biological twins, but they sure do have such a strong bond with each other and a respect for each other.
I just love MOPS!!!!! It meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the week. It is one of my highlights of the week. We hear great speakers and do fun crafts. I also just love the women at my table. I had them all over for lunch and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.
Here are all the kiddos! They had some chicken nuggets and fruit.
Ellie and Henry
Finn, Jacob, Addison, and Zach
Avielle and Bella
Here are all the kids waiting to go find the eggs outside.
The girls have been doing gymnastics for the last 10 weeks. They have so enjoyed each session and there was always a count down until the next lesson. We tried a new gym this time and we were extremely pleased with the experience! Both Avi and Ellie had male coaches that they just loved and learned a lot. Coach Brent always made Ellie laugh!
Here is Ellie jumping into the pit! Here is Bella and Avi on the beam! I didn't get great pictures, because the lighting wasn't so good.
Here is Avi and Isabella.
There is a watching area at the top of the gym. It is a nice social hour for me! :) Anderson brings his DS and I get to actually talk to others! SWEET! Here is my little buddy Brooke. We just love to snuggle together!
The last gymnastics class Chevy was able to come and see the girls. Here is Avi and her daddy!
It was so fun to have all these girlies together in their classes! The Domiers and our neighbors the Mazzolas were all together. The three oldest girls: Avielle, Bella, and Isabella were all in a class together. Ellie, Brynn, and Daniella were all in a class together!
Nana and Grandpa were also able to come to the girls last gymnastic class.
We spent to rest of the weekend doing fun activities with Nana and Grandpa. They took the kids mini golfing and out for ice cream. Of coarse they had their sleepover in the basement with all three. Chevy and I were able to go out for a date night!
Here Avi and Nana are sewing hearts and a teddy bear. Avi is such my craft girl!
My husband, Ryan, who is my true love. He is my helper, encourager, provider, and soul mate. We met in college and have been married for 11 years. He works as a financial recruiter and during tax time he works as a CPA. We were married young and have really grown up together. We love spending time together and chasing after our three little ones. He is a finacial recruiter by day and a tax preparer by night. He truly is a loving father to our three and finds great joy in being with his family. He is a lover of the Red Wings, anything sports, a spiritual leader to the family, and a servant to others.
our 1st miracle child and our oldest by 5 days. Her name means, "The Lord our God is gracious." Her middle name is named after her mommy and grammie. My beautiful Avi is our fun loving, giggling, strongwill, determined 1st daughter. She is my sunshine and cuddler, who loves my undivided attention and loves routine. She is mommy's helper and loves to help me cook, clean, and work in the yard. She loves being a big sister to her little sister and spends most days playing with her babies and taking care of them. She is such a nurturer to her family and to her friends, especially to the younger ones. Avi is extremely smart and brings me joy every day with her smile! I thank God everyday for her and I'm amazed at what a miracle she is and that I get to be her mommy.
Our 2nd miracle child that we tried to get pregnant with for a few years. He is our only and oldest boy . He is 5 days younger than his sister. Anderson's name comes from my maiden name and his middle name is named after is Daddy, Nana, and Great Grandpa. Just like his hair is full of color, his personality is full of color. He is an extremely sweet and sensitive boy who really likes to put on the charm with the ladies. He is full of adventure and has a big imagination. Anderson is all boy and loves sports and superheros. In many ways he is like his daddy who he really looks up to. He has a really good disposition and is also extremely smart, especially when it comes to talking. He truly loves life and a good party!
Our third miracle is our little 3 year old Ellie. Her middle name is after her Grammie. She was our wonderful surprise born when our "God Twins" were 19 months. We had 3 children in 19 months! God has a sense of humor! When Ellie was born she had a heart issue that the doctors had a hard time diagnosing. After 10 days at Children's Memorial she was sent home on oxygen. When she was born the doctor's told us that she would need open heart surgery several times in her first year. The Lord healed her heart and she has never needed any open heart surgeries. The doctors are amazed at the healing of her heart. Praise God! Meeting Ellie you would never know that she had a heart issue. She is our spunky little Redhead that loves to have fun and wrestle. I am convinced that she thinks life is a musical. She sings and performs all day to her family! She is such a joy and I couldn't imagine life without her!
Somer Joann (Mom)
Yes, I was named after the season, Summer. Almost everyone asks, "Were you born in the summer?" "Yes, I was." I just entered my 30's. I am blessed with a great upbringing. I have three sister and my parent's live close by. I am a former 2nd grade teacher. I taught for 5 years at a Christian school and love working with kids and being creative. I now stay home with my kids, but I am able to teach one day a week and I also teach piano once a week. I love that I'm able to stay home with the kids, but must admit it can be challenging some days. We like to stay busy with preschool for my older two in the afternoons and MOPS. One of my hobbies is running. I love the Lord with all my heart and truly try to follow His ways. Though I am human and fail in many ways. My desire is to be a woman who loves the Lord, a supportive wife, and a loving mother.