Where have the years gone??? 2 full years have pasted since I have last updated. I was really hoping to keep up so one day I can look back and remember all the milestones my family went through and all the fun things we did with our children while they were growing up...so here's to giving it another try.
Lets see, I am now 30, ugghhh yes I have hit 30 and I wasn't too happy about it either although i have to say I couldn't be happier with the way life has turned out. I'm finding the older I get the more content I become and the more thankful I am for everything that I have in life. Brad and I have celebrated our 8th Anniversary this past February, Caiden turned 11 in January and Hailey will soon be turning 8 next month in July. My kids are both growing up too quick on me. Hailey will be going into 2nd grade and Caiden will start Junior High next year. Just thinking of that makes me sad. I feel like once the elementary age is over then life really picks up and starts to fly by. There will be more sports, more activities, more wanting to be with friends and less wanting to be with family :(
Even though he's getting older he still loves hanging out with us and will still show his soft side at times and want to cuddle and be close to both me and Brad. We couldn't ask for a better son. He is very respectful, thoughtful and for the most part listens to what we say. He has become an amazing athlete, and I'm not just saying that because I'm his mom either lol. He plays baseball, wrestles and his favorite sport is football and it's probably my favorite sport to watch him play. His love for the game just shines. Brad was his coach last year and will be again this year. They both love it and it has been a great bonding experience. Caiden swears that one day we will be watching him play at the Big House for Michigan Football. He is in little league right now and hopefully will make the all-stars team at the end of the season. Brad also coaches his little league team. He really is Caidens biggest fan, always wanting to coach and support him in any sport he decides to do.
Hailey has reached the most loving age so far for her. She loves spending time with me and her dad. Of course she loves going to friends too but she is perfectly content to spend the evening with us. She has really started taking an interest in girly things, dresses, shoes, hair and makeup and loves for me and her to dress alike. I just love the way she loves me and whats to do everything I do and be just like me. It makes me realize though that I really need to be setting a good example for her. She is such a happy little girl, always smiling and just loving life. It makes me soo happy to see that WE have made her this way just by loving her and letting her be a carefree little girl. Hailey has started her 1st year of fast pitch softball this year and so far is loving it. Brad and I both coach her team so our lives are pretty busy at the moment but we wouldn't want it any other way.
Today is the first day of summer break for the kids and my goal this summer is to take at least one picture everyday and at the end of summer to make a photo book. I am planning on having both kids make a bucket list and will try my hardest to get most of them checked off this summer (the reasonable ones at least lol). It's going to be harder this year since I am now working full time outside of the house but I think we will still have plenty of time to have an amazing summer.
Here's this years first and last day of school pictures, they both look so much older in just one school year...