Jadin is twelve. Ack, I can’t believe that my baby is twelve! Staring at his big feet while on a long road trip last summer inspired me to write Why Homeschool: The Gift of Time. He’s now about 6-inches taller than me. My hubby is 6 foot 6, and I’m all of 5 foot 3, so Jadin gets the height honestly. And he has a mustache, which is big news around here. Really, time has flown and I am so thankful for these homeschooling years. He has always been intensely creative. Even in seasons without a lot of artistic supplies he will use what he can gather to invent something grand. Jadin leads his siblings, helps his momma, mows the grass, and creates stop motion animation Lego movies most afternoons. He’s praying about his future wife and seeking the Lord’s direction on a career path. *Tear*
Zion is nine! He’s our extremely brainy book-worm and resident engineer. Give him a box of pulleys or origami paper and he’ll be engaged for hours. Zion is sensitive and loves to think up thought-provoking topics. He reads to his siblings and enjoys taking the little boys outside for a run. I’ve always called Zion “my Dandy Lion” and will continue to do so, even when he has a mustache like his big brother. Zion currently wants to study robotics at MIT. He also plans on having eleven kids. Great goals.
Naomi, Naomi – yes, I have to say her name twice. She’s about to be officially six. Although she tells people that she’s nine. It’s no secret that Naomi is a fire cracker. She is all pep and spunk with no pause or mute button. Naomi is the official kitten baby sitter and protector of all bugs. She can’t wait to be a mommy of real babies one day and loves practicing on her baby brothers. She’s now torn between being a fire fighter girl or a nurse. Recently she mentioned that she might be a blogger too.
Gabriel is three. He is my crossing over baby. It was while I was pregnant with Gabriel that the Lord put on our heart to allow the Lord to direct our family size. Gabriel is currently in love with Thomas the Train (I’m so glad that I saved those), and he begs to build Legos with his big brothers. He likes to call himself my “biggest little boy.” One day he plans to “pop out a mustache like Jadin and drive a big green truck.” He’s all boy and sports his loud motor boat noises to prove it.
Liam is 19 months. If Gabriel is my crossing over baby, than Liam is my first faith baby. And I look at these pictures above and think where would I be without this sweet blessing of a boy? He proudly calls out the names of his brothers and sister in the mornings. I usually wake up to hear Liam calling, “Babe-bri-elle! Babe-bri-elle!” (Gabriel! Gabriel!) He loves his big brother Gabriel and can’t wait to jump into their day of play together. Of course he loves all of his siblings and equally calls out to “Omi, Yi-ion, Day-Din” (Naomi, Zion, Jadin). Liam likes to run through the field and pretend everything is another form of a car. He’s another one that is certainly all boy!
I’m now 16-weeks with our newest blessing baby. We’ll be meeting this little sweetie next winter.
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