Sunday, October 23, 2011

All Dressed Up

We dress up for church every sunday.  Today was special because my two oldest girls were wearing new fancy outfits which came from a delightful shopping trip with Grandma yesterday.  They both got up and were ready for church right away today because they were so excited to wear their new clothes; especially the shoes.  Sometimes when I don't slow down and look deep into their faces for a while I forget how much they are growing up.  Fourth and Fifth grade this year is a lot of work and they both shoulder a lot of responsibility.  I'm so proud of them for being great kids and for striving to be kind and helpful individuals. When emotions are running high and sleep is low and they don't want to be helpful it is easy for me to forget about the other 90% of the time when they ARE something to brag about.  They are helpful and creative; kind and capable.  And LOVELY in their new outfits!

Of course the first thing Christian picked up upon getting out of the car after church is a football.  

This photo is so funny to me.  Clark was standing there waiting to take a photo with Emma next to him, which never happened because this is all she ever did.  Silly girl.
Now I must remind myself that it is the latter part of October while I mentally prepare for the snow coming this week and sadly wave goodbye to the beautiful sunshiny, warm days we have had.  
I'll survive; but maybe just barely.  
It's been such a fabulous fall I'm having a hard time letting it go.  
Sailing on anyway...

1 comment:

  1. Emma....what a funny girl! and sweet Clark in the background! I love your kids. Maddie and Sav look SO grown up! I guess they are. I just can not get enough of Christian's toothless smile! Love and miss you!