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kids start schoolIf you follow me on Instagram you know that 4 of my 5  kids started school this week.  My adorable 5 year old started kindergarten. As I dropped him off to school we was a little worried about leaving Mom, but was brave and left my side.  I was eager for him to come home so I could see how his day went. I met him at the bus stop and as he bounced off the bus he told me all about his day. It was too cute not to share.

First day of Kindergarten part 1

First Day of school, Part 2

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First day of school 2015, free printable back to school signsSummer sure was fun, we played hard, stayed up later than we should have.  It always seems to go way to fast…. yet at the same time it goes in slow motion when the kids are fighting or saying “I’m Bored”. But I sure do love having them home.  It is always hard for me to send them back to school and every year I think maybe I should home school them…. then I remember that I am really good at lots of things, but structure and teaching is NOT my #1 talent and we go back to public school.

I love the excitement and enthusiasm they have for the first day of school. They all pop right out of bed get dressed and bounce down the stairs for breakfast. We will see how long that attitude will last.

First day of school 2015, free printable back to school signsWe took our traditional BACK TO SCHOOL first day of school photo.  It is amazing how much they change in a year. You can get the FREE PRINTABLE Back To School Signs here.

Now it is just me and my baby at home, she keeps wandering around the house looking for everyone.

First day of school 2015

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If you do not already follow us on Instagram we would love to have you, and share in the Moments We Want To Remember each week!moments I want to remember, cleaning moms purse
Mom I cleaned your purse out for you… There was a lot of junk in there. #LittleHelper #LittleStinker

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He hit it on the first swing tonight… And got to play 3rd base and catcher. He sure has fun #specialNeedsBaseball #hypoplasticleftheartsyndrome

moments I want to remember, girls on the run 5kWe were up before the sun to get ready for the Girls On The Run 5k… Wish us luck :)

moments I want to remember, Matthew as a babyjpgFound this picture of my oldest son Matthew today. I had taken his feeding tube out for the day and wanted to get a photo without it strapped to his face. He was about 3 and very sick we were trying to get him strong enough for his the Fontain one if his major open heart Surgery. His face was swollen due to not getting enough blood flow his eyes always seemed wise and trying to tell his Mommy things would be ok. But I was always so worried about my sweet boy. Makes me realize how far we have come and how very blessed we are today. #heartMom #hypoplasticleftheartsyndrome #hlhs

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baseball teamI have talked about my oldest son Matthew before. He was born missing half his heart and has what is known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Yesterday was a pretty big day for him. It was his very first day on a real baseball team!  He joined a special needs baseball team and he has been so excited for his first game!

First let me take a second to explain why this is such a big deal for him. Matthew is delayed some, and also is physically  about half the size of most kids his age. Part of that is genetic the other part is due to having half a heart. While other kids were learning to walk, Matthew was just recovering from his two major open heart surgery (and a handful of other corrective surgeries in between). He was being tube fed and lacked the energy or muscle tone to do simple everyday things other kids his age were doing. There were moments when I wondered IF our lives were ever going to feel “normal”, if there would ever be weeks or months that did not involve hospital stays and doctors visits, or watching monitors.

In those days I just WISH I could have seen a tiny glimpse of the sweet, confident boy he has become.  It does not seem to bother him one bit that he is a little different.  He loves life and loves people.  Today as he played with his teammates Matthew just saw a group of friends that wanted to have fun and play a game.  He has the beautiful gift to see THEM, not their disability.

If you have never been to a special needs event…. you are missing out.  I do not think I have smiled so big in a long time.  These kids and coaches know how to enjoy life.

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Scouts learning self defense tonight. You would never guess he only has half a heart by his outgoing, go get em’ personality. #hypoplasticleftheartsyndrome #HalfAHeart #loveHim

moments I want to remember,hoody towelClean baby in a dino towel = cuteness overload. Love her blue eyes #babygirl #bath #familymoments I want to remember, weird mom

She thinks her wierd Mom is hilarious #LoveHerGiggles #happybaby

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Easter 2015 eating peepsHope you all had a great Easter! We had such a great  weekend with both sides of our family. Lots of time running around in the grass, looking for pastel eggs and eating yummy food. Our baby girl even had her very first Peeps, which she gobbled down rather quickly,much to our surprise since she only has one tooth.

Easter 2015 little puppyWe even got to snuggle some of Grandma’s new puppies. Nothing says spring like flowers that have just bloomed, fresh cut grass and baby animals.  We hope you had a great weekend too!

Easter 2015 purple eggs

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