My greatest daily challenges are definitely my most valuable blessings.
It's funny how that works.
1. We were in the store, and Kacey heard someone take the Lord's name in vain--- which she knows is not allowed. She said quiet loudly, "No, we don't say that. That's bad. We say 'Oh my gosh or oh my golly." Good job Kacey! Of which, she smiled at me that sweet little adorable smile and then said, "I'm a good girl."
2. Kadyn's crawling! Last week, it was more of an army crawl but she's learning fast. Now she's working on getting her behind up in the air... but she's a quick little slider on the ground. It's happening really fast; all of a sudden she could sit up on her own, then the rolling, now this... I can't believe she's nearly 9 months.
3. Kylie is really maturing right before my eyes. (Truth be told, I just hate it. I will be the Mother sobbing outside the kindergarten room that dreaded first day, reluctant to leave in case my super independent child needs me... haha... so someone be there to walk me out). Don't get me wrong, Kylie has her fair share of attitude. But all in all, she's such a big help around the house and with her sisters. She'd give Kadyn the food out of her mouth, or more appropriate- the toy out of her hand, if that's what Kadyn wanted from her. The love she has for her sisters, and her willingness to take care of them as the "big sister" is just great to watch.
~~~~Little sidenote story: I've noticed that at Ballet, Kylie's very mothering to Kacey. In fact, no way no how Kacey would be able to be in that ballet class without Kylie. She'd be too scared. But Kylie's always one step ahead of her, helping her with this or doing that. At one part in their routine, all the girls hold hands to make a circle. Kacey's a little slow, while Kylie's one step ahead of everything and knows when the circle part is coming. No matter what, Kylie will stop and wait to be sure she's got Kacey's hand during the part. Even if other little girls that are around try to grab Kylie's hand, Kylie won't do it. She waits until Kacey realizes what's going on (and Kacey always goes right to Kylie, even if Kylie's further away- I mean there are 12 little girls in the class, but Kacey finds Kylie) and Kylie then takes Kacey by the hand to do the circle part. It's small and simple; no one else would notice... but I notice. I notice it every time. It's precious.