May Highlights


Helping me make strawberry jam. You both helped to cut up the berries and mash them. I loved working together with my girls, and it made the job go faster.

Hanging out at the mechanic for three hours. We brought school work, which you did without whining, and then you got to play with the legos there. I’m so thankful that you two are such wonderful kids. I can take you anywhere and you’ll behave, even if it means sitting there bored for a while. (I usually try to have things for you to do when we go places.) You’ve been this way since you were little, it’s not just now that you’re older. (I’m sure I have stories of you melting down or being bad in public from when you were little on my blog, but overall you’ve always been excellent children and I really appreciate it.)


Making clues for a scavenger hunt for Daddy to find his gift.

Telling everyone about your lego project that you built in lego club when it was your turn to man the booth at the science expo.

Learning to whistle. You were walking down the hall whistling, and Eden said, “Hey, you know how to whistle.” You replied,”Yeah I’ve been doing it for a few days now.” I’m sure it was only a few days because just the week before we were talking about how to whistle and you could not. 🙂

Teaching Eden how to do the laundry.

Getting your cello. You read the care card and it mentioned avoiding extreme heat or cold. Right after we got it we stopped at Smith’s for me to run inside and get Daddy orange juice. You were worried about it being too hot in the trunk for it, or it being in there for too long. We said it would be OK because even with the stop on our way home, it would be a shorter trip than traveling to your actual lessons.

“This place is so beautiful, and dusty.” referring to Cathedral Gorge, Nevada.

Going to see your first official Broadway play, Marry Poppins, with me. It was a great way to spend my birthday.

Starting cello lessons and thus starting cello practice. I’m hoping we can work together and not drive one another crazy.

I love you more.


(This happened April 30th.) Performing on stage with only one other student from your recorder class and a teacher. You did an awesome job.

Helping me find a recipe to use with our very ripe bananas. You found a Banana, raisin, walnut muffin recipe that was in your Highlights magazine. It was a big hit. (We used wheat flour and substituted the raisins with chocolate chips. I don’t really care for raisins in food.)

The speech evaluation came back showing that you would need therapy. We have a plan for you, but now it might not be until the next school year before anything might happen.

Humming. Ever since we had the family night for SEEK you’ve been humming Cold Play, Rule the World. The orchestra played it, and you’ve hear it on the radio. Drives me a little nuts to hear the same little tune over and over.

Cutting your hair off for Locks of Love. You decided last minute that morning, since you had around 11 inches. You now remind me of my toddler Eden.

While hiking at Cathedral Gorge I told Lilah some monster was hiding in the cave and would eat her. You immediately said to her, “If you die, I get your My Little Ponies.”

Throwing up while we were camping. 🙁

I was telling Lilah she only had one mom so she should be nice to me. You replied, “What if we had 13? Then we could be mean to one.” (I have a strict no one can tickle mommy, but mommy can tickle her children policy and I don’t think you’d really like 13 mommies.)


Actually being surprised by your birthday gifts. You forgot that you had sent me an e-mail telling be about the gifts I got you.

Planning a day for our May date. Trying to make sure we get a date each month for our ten year celebration, something I suggested.

Getting me orchids for Mother’s Day. They’ve lasted a month and are definitely a cool flower.

Visiting your parents about once a week.

Starting a written journal.

Traveling to Cathedral Gorge to view the annular eclipse at an optimal place.

You were the brave parent and slept next to Eden after she had thrown up that evening. I, on the other hand, freaked out a little when I heard Lilah cough in the night and worried that she might actually throw up on me.

Taking me and the girls out to dinner to celebrate my birthday.

One Response to “May Highlights”

  1. Andrea Says:

    I love Eden’s claim on the My Little Ponies. Too bad she doesn’t have 13 siblings, then she can pick which one to be mean to.