Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy 7th Birthday to Hugh!!!

 Hard to believe our first born is seven years old...really hard to believe!


Hugh is kind, loving, and such a huge help. He has a big heart and loves to serve. He is a wonderful big brother and is always to help me. He can be quite sensitive and is a bit of a loner, but he embraces it. He has own drum and he walks by that beat. God blessed us with Hugh and we are so thankful for him!
 
What is your name? Hugh
How old are you? Seven
What is your favorite thing to do? Watch TV (le sigh...but it is for sure his favorite thing to do)
What is your favorite color? Dark blue, light green, dark green
What is your favorite food? Pork chops and gravy, crepes, shrimp scampi, and cereal (interesting combo)
What do you like to do with your family? Go on special trips (this kid will always take trips over gifts)
What is your favorite toy? My nigh-night
What do you want to be when you grow up? A builder (like a construction worker, not an architect)
What makes you happy? When Mama gives me kisses (sweet boy)
What makes you sad? Consequences
What is your favorite show to watch? Tom and Jerry
What is your favorite book? Narnia books
What do you love to learn about? Things...all sorts of things (he is quite mysterious)
What was the best part of your birthday? Asteroid search (it was a party game)
Where do you like to go? America, school, Basel, cinema (he cannot be limited)
Who is your teacher? Ms. Nadia and Ms. Melanie
What is your favorite treat? Popsicles
What do you dream about? Mam...sometimes something else (say what?!?)
If you could meet someone famous who would it be? A king
What was your favorite birthday present? Scepter

Oh, this boy...such a joy...with a bit quirk. Love him so!

Five is Alive! Judah Bear is Five!!!

 How can my Judah Bear be five years old and in school?!? I have a hard time wrapping my mind around it, but he is most definitely five (actually, five and a half now).

 

Judah is full of life...he lives each day to the fullest. He makes friends wherever he goes and he is so excited about going to school...for the social side. However, he seems to be into the French as well. He rushes into things because he lives life with excitement. He also loves big and is always good for a cuddle and to tell you how much he loves you. He just started wearing glasses and he has embraced it well...Judah just goes with it and I love that about him. We praise God for this sweet boy everyday!
 

What is your name? Uhh...Judah (didn't think that was such a tough one)
How old are you? FIVE (yelling it out)
What is your favorite thing to do? Play with Mama (melt my heart)
What is your favorite color? Rouge, jaune, orange (my little Frenchie)
What is your favorite food? Pizza
What do you like to do with your family? Go on trips
What is your favorite toy? Legos
What do you want to be when you grow up? To be alive (he thought long and hard on this one)
What makes you happy? Playing
What makes you sad? When no one plays with me.
What is your favorite show to watch? Prince Caspian (the Narnia books)
What is your favorite book? Anything about sharks
What do you love to learn about? I love learning about Jesus.
What was the best part of your birthday? My party
Where do you like to go? London
Who is your teacher? Ms. Annick and Ms. Anne-Laure
What is your favorite treat? Sour Patch Kids
What do you dream about? Mama
If you could meet someone famous who would it be? Lloyd from Ninjago (again, he really thought about this question...this kid makes me laugh)
What was your favorite birthday present? Legos

Judah puts a smile on everyone's face...love this sweet boy!!!

Sammy is 3!!!

(Well, Sammy is actually four now, but whatever...I did his birthday interview a long time ago, but then never bothered to post it. Worst mother ever. One of these days...)


My Sammy Lammy is three!!! It is hard to believe (well, really hard to believe now since he is four.). This kid is full of energy and is totally fearless. He may only know the letter A of the alphabet, but he can climb to the tops of trees, ride a scooter, and open pill bottles faster than me. He loves his brothers and his Daddy fiercely. He is starting to have some sweet moments with me now as well (it took some effort to win this little boy over). Sam is a blessing to this family and I know three is going to look good on him (I know it for sure actually).

 
What is your name? Sam (it should be noted that this took a lot of work to get out of him...and there were tears)
How old are you? Three
What is your favorite thing to do? Play
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Sausages (he would eat them everyday)
What do you like to do with your family? Play
What is your favorite toy? Excavator
What do you want to be when you grow up? I wanna be a worker. (aiming high)
What makes you happy? Looking at books
What makes you sad? When someone hits me. (that doesn't go on in this house...just sayin')
What is your favorite show to watch? Tom and Jerry
What is your favorite book? Excavators (not sure he understood the question)
What do you love to learn about? Excavators
What was the best part of your birthday? Cake
Where do you like to go? to America (exactly how he said it...he makes me laugh)
Who is your teacher? Ms. Lise-Do
What is your favorite treat? Candy
What do you dream about? Daddy (he must have bad dreams!)
If you could meet someone famous who would it be? Theo (his best buddy)
What was your favorite birthday present? Spider-Man costume

This boy makes me smile! Lots of love for our Sammy!

Blogging...

I swore to myself that I would keep up with this blog more this year...that I would get back to it with at least monthly posts. Well, now it is May and I still haven't posted...and to be honest, I am not sure I will post regularly, but I definitely want to post my boys bday posts...at least that is something. Thankful for Instagram...such a simple way to keep up with life!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hubey is SIX!!!


Well, he is actually six and a half now...again, better late than never. And now another birthday post...that should have happened back in October when Hugh actually turned six. Hugh is kind, compassionate, smart, sensitive, an incredible brother, and always wants to help. He has completely embraced the French language and is considered bilingual now. He has made lots of friends so far this year, but he is still a loner at heart. He tells us that he loves God and Jesus, and we pray faithfully that God's word would continue to impact this little boy. Love this sweet boy! And now, the interview with a six year-old...

What is your name? Hugh
How old are you? Five, no six
What is your favorite thing to do? Go places - parks, Disneyland, Legoland (way to go big my son)
What is your favorite color? Blue and green
What is your favorite food? Pork chops and gravy (more like gravy with pork chops)
What do you like to do with your family? Go places and do stuff
What is your favorite toy? This is going to be a hard one...a really, really hard one...Legos (not sure why that was so hard)
What do you want to be when you grow up? A king and my brothers will be my servants (spoken like a true first born)
What makes you happy? When Mama and Daddy hug me and kiss me (sweet boy)
What makes you sad? When people call me stupid (there was a little girl who called him stupid like three years ago...this kid doesn't forget a thing)
What is your favorite show to watch? Three movies - Sleeping Beauty, Nut Job (hasn't seen it...but he knows it will be funny) Tom and Jerry Dragon movie (hasn't seen that one either...he is quite the optimist)
What is your favorite book? Berenstain Bears books
What do you love to learn about? Cool places
What was the best part of your birthday? Watching a Veggie Tales movie
Where do you like to go? Back to the USA
Who is your teacher? Ms. Patricia and Ms. Rossana
What is your favorite treat? Hot Tamales (that's my boy)
What do you dream about? Mama
If you could meet someone famous who would it be? Micky Mouse with Gramma
What was your favorite birthday present? New movies

It is so fun to raise this boy!

Happy 4th Birthday, Judah Bear!!!

Really?!? I blogged over two months ago?!? Crazy! Hard to keep up with life...always in catch-up mode.



Time for a belated birthday post...that should have happened back in August when Judah actually turned four...better late than never...that is what I always tell myself. Judah is passionate, impulsive, a friend to all, silly, smart, and gives the best hugs. Judah just does...that is the way this kid rolls...he is extreme in everything...everything is the "best ever". He can almost make anyone laugh just by being himself and people are naturally attracted to Judah because he is so friendly. He has zero desire to learn French, but we pray that next year will be the year for him. He loves to pray and does it boldly...we pray God uses this little boy in mighty ways! Love this sweet boy! And now, the interview with a four year-old...

What is your name? Judah Birthday Boy
How old are you? Four
What is your favorite thing to do? Play with trains (here we go again)
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite food? Pizza (no delay with that one)
What do you like to do with your family? Play...trains
What is your favorite toy? Trains
What do you want to be when you grow up? A soldier
What makes you happy? Toys
What makes you sad? When someone takes something from me (for sure)
What is your favorite show to watch? Wreckit Ralph
What is your favorite book? Terrific Trains and Snip Snap
What do you love to learn about? Trains
What was the best part of your birthday? Trains
Where do like to go? Disneyland (the memories on these boys!)
Who is your teacher? I don't know (I don't either)
What is your favorite treat? Hmmm...fruit snacks
What do you dream about? Mama (he must always be having sweet dreams...truth)
If you could meet someone famous who would it be? Sebastian (it is a friend from church...he has no idea what the word famous means)
What was your favorite birthday present? Black train from Flagstaff

We love this boy so much!!! I cannot believe he will be five in less than three months!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Happy 2nd Birthday, Sammy!

Yes, Sam does turn three in a week, but that is ok...better late than never is what I am telling myself!

 

I so wish I would have written this post last year...sure would have helped my aging brain. But, let's get back to our little Sammy.

 

Sammy is our little blond haired, blue eyed boy. He is the only one of our boys who looks like his Mama (I guess one out of four ain't bad).  And, he may look like his Mama, but Daddy is his world. We wondered if being apart from Jake over the summer for almost two months would cause the cord to break between the two of them...but I guess distance makes the heart grow fonder. We joke that Jake imprinted on Sam (yes, we love our Twilight books over here). In remembering Sam's second year of life, three words spring to mind...rest, tough, and sick. It took Sam his entire first year of life to learn how to sleep...some days, I thought true rest would never come to us...BUT, Sam started sleeping through the night right when he turned a year old and boy, oh boy, did this little guy sleep.  He would sleep like eighteen hours a day through his second year of life...no joke.  Sometimes, he still does.  This little boy is tough as nails. He takes serious falls, but always brushes himself off and gets right back up. He is the little boy with no fear - climbing stairs, ladders, trees with not a care in the world.  And, when he falls down those stairs, off those ladders, and from those trees...he shakes it off and gets right back to it.  Sadly, the move to Switzerland was not kind to Sammy - he started to get sick in October and stayed sick up until his second birthday...poor buddy. He even had his first hospital stay in January. But, he recovered and I guess the many bouts with sickness will only make him have a killer immune system.

So, I decided to do the interview for Sam.


What is your name? Sammy
How old are you? Two
What is your favorite thing to do? Play with Daddy
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Hot dogs and candy
What do you like to do with your family? Play
What is your favorite toy? Trains
What makes you happy? Daddy
What makes you sad? When Daddy goes to work.
What is your favorite show to watch? Nothing (TV isn't his thing)
What is your favorite book? Moo, Baa, La La La
What do you love to learn about? Daddy
What was the best part of your birthday? Toys
Where do like to go? To the park
What is your favorite treat? Gummies
What do you dream about? Daddy
 
We love this little boy so much!  He adds lots of spice to our life and life is better because of him!  Love you, Sammy Lammy!!!