Sunday, January 25, 2015

Growing up

My kids are growing up, which is a good and a bad thing.  Ben is already having problems with kids at school showing him bad things.  So, we talked and I introduced him to my church bookshelf.  He's already halfway through the first one. He's an amazing reader and is great at recognizing right and wrong!
Kira is almost too grown up already.  She's only ten, almost eleven.  She knows what to do and does a fantastic job of it.  She feels everything so keenly and is very emotional.  Poor kiddo!  I think she's amazing though!  She suggested Gonoodle and we've been having a blast exercising almost every night for 30 minutes (at least)!
Emma is learning!  She is super smart, but sometimes she lets her pride get in the way of good relationships.  She is doing great at school and has some awesome friends!
Leah is learning her sight words amazingly well.  I can tell, because she's picking up more words as we read the scriptures everyday.  It's fantastic!
Cecilia is already in size 5's!  She will gladly take over anything and knows exactly what she wants!  Green plate?  Not a chance!  Boy cup, not for her.
Joshua is in the constantly-wants-mommy-to-do-everything-for-him stage.  Ahhh, that blessed time when he wants to "snuggle me."  He LOVES blueberries and is super cute about eating them and asking for more and more.  Yesterday he was shaking as he was asking for more frozen blueberries!  Cute kiddo!
Samuel is growing in leaps and bounds!  He pulls himself up to standing anywhere, crawls right, eats a ton, and has started waving a couple days ago!  Absolutely adorable!  He's so happy!  He just smiles and laughs!  His top front tooth is starting to come in, so he's waking up a lot at night.  A. LOT.  Sleep, who needs it?  I've got a sweet baby to snuggle.
We've really enjoyed the nice weather out!  The girls have biked when we got home from school most days this week.  We've started doing at least a scripture verse in the morning after family prayer and then we do our motto.  I don't think I've ever put on our motto here.  It gets additions probably once a year or so.
"We are Westhoffs!  We're a family!  We love each other! We help each other!  We don't fight!  We do our best! We're thankful for what we have!  We clean up after ourselves!  We keep our promises!  We are kind, considerate and helpful!"

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