Sunday, January 1, 2012

Forest Cousins {Children Photographer}

Oh how I love these kids! We took a walk out on my mom's property where we grew up. I have so many wonderful stories of exploring and searching for dinosaur bones out there!

Sarah Jane (19 months), Riley (3 1/2), Landon (6 on Jan 16th), Jordyn (10), Charlie (6 on Jan 30th), Harper (2)

Jordyn is the smartest little girl I have ever knows. I am not just saying this because she's my niece. She excels at everything she does. She gets first place on her science fair projects, scored perfect on her Taks test, in the GT program, and usually gets first place in any and every competition she's in.

This is what she wrote for her practice Taks test.
"I never thought that I'd hear his humble voice again. It was a crisp autumn day. I was sitting at my wooden desk at school, when I hear, BRING! BRING! Before I can remove my eyes from my math worksheet, I hear, "Jordyn, you're going home for the day." So I scrambled out of my tiny chair, packed up my bag, and rushed out the door. I manage to spot my mom, and I run to her side. "Why'd ya pull me out of school, momma?" I asked. "Well sweetie, your grandad had a heart attack, and he's not breathing, so we're going to the hospital." My heart sank. My eyes started swelling up, but I managed to hold back the dark tears. I walked slowly to the car, thinking if this is it. As soon as I threw myself into the backseat, I put a blanket on my head, and let the tears roll down my cold cheek. I started wondering if this will be the last time I see him. But, what if we don't make it in time? These dark thoughts swirled around in my mind. Soon, I fell into a deep sleep. Next thing I know, I hear a voice say, "We're here." I blink open my tired eyes and stumble out the car. I hesitently walked into the hospital doors, and into my grandad's room. As soon as I walked into the gloomy room, I giant teardrop flowed out of my eye. Then the doctor came in and told everyone to go into the waiting room because he had to take a test.
As I ploped down in one of the chairs, I wondered how many people have sat in this chair, feeling like me. In a couple of minutes, the door burst open, and the doctor said, "He's going to live!" Right there I had a smile the size of Manhatten, and I whispered, "Hallelujah!"

Landon is Jordyn's little brother and following pretty close in his sister's footsteps. He's incredibly smart and LOVES school. I especially love his texts he sends me from his iPod reading either "Morn" or "Text." Love you, Bubby!
And then there's Charlie. Oh, how I love this kid. He questions and challenges his teacher at school which makes me love him even more. The stuff he comes up with cracks me up. He will talk your ear off and knows more about space than I could ever know. He is so smart and hilarious. I'm so glad he's back in Lubbock!
Oh, Riley. She's spunky and hilarious. I hate that we only see her twice a year, but it makes it that much sweeter when are together. I love her little laugh and the little stories she tells. I wish they didn't live all the way in GA.

Harper independent little 2 year old. We were determined to potty train her this week while we were at my mom's. After she pooped on the floor on the carpet right outside the bathroom and my sister stepping in it, we decided to put it off for a little while longer. :) She may be ready, but I'm not! I need to work on my gag reflex a little first.
Sweet Sarah Jane. She's so chubby and cute. It makes me want to kiss her face all day long. She and Harper had a love/hate relationship. They are usually yelling at each other and stealing everything from each other. She is my sweet little cubby wubbs!

1 comment:

~she~ said...

Wow, what big words for such a little girl! I think she has a real future with the written word ahead of her!