Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Birthdays in our Family, Parenting, Etc.

My son's birthday is in January and my husband's is in February.  While these two celebrate their birthdays  a month apart, my daughter and I  are the same way, mine is June and hers is July.  
 Our son turned 12 this year and my husband just reached a huge milestone, golden years.  Does life begins at 50 these days?  Lol, just kidding. 
 We usually go on a road trip or go somewhere fun for birthdays but this year, we chose not to and just celebrate at home. 

Hubby's birthday was on a Sunday so it gave me an excuse to take  some family photos  after the mass.  They're not always up to photo sessions but I think it is important to snap some once in a while especially on birthdays.
 I can't believe my first born  will turn 14  in the next few months.  She is considerable small compared to her friends of her age but it's in her genes to be small, her Mom is  tiny (as what other Moms calls me).
 She is almost as tall as me  and I think she will be a little taller than me as she is still growing. 
 My husband always tells me that we should have had more kids but I think 2 is enough.  It's expensive to raise kids especially on the cost of their education.  Having two children is  enough for me. 

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." - Denis Waitley
"To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself. " - James E. Faust
"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted." -  Garrison Keillor