Thursday, June 4, 2015

Abby Turns 3!!!


It seems like just yesterday Abby was this tiny newborn.  She was our smallest at 7 lbs 6 oz.  


 She grew into a chubby little baby, sweet tempered, smiling all the time!



 She loves adventure.  She has always been willing to go with the flow, and she will do anything her brother and sister do.  She has never wanted to be treated like a baby.  


This was her second birthday, and I swear the terrible two's reared it's ugly head on her birthday.  But after her nap, she was revived and ready to spend her birthday happy and go lucky.  



Clint and Abby are best of friends.  They play together like they are twins.  Playing nice one minute, fighting the next.  But they defend each other to the end.  


Abby loves to sing and Katie is always willing to indulge her in some Frozen songs.  Katie loves to help Abby, doing all the things big sisters dream of doing when they have such an adorable little sister.


Abby was devastated that Clint and Katie went to school and she didn't.  She hates to be left out of anything that happens in our house. 

Abby made our family complete.  She is a silly, loving, protective, sassy, growing little Copsey.  She is ready for the next adventure....being 3!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Graduate



 Last week Clint became an official Kindergartner.  He graduated in a wonderful ceremony.  Can't you just see the excitement on his face?!?!?!



I asked Clint what he's most excited about happening in Kindergarten, and his reply; "I get to be with you every day Mommy."  Melt my mommy heart!  He is such a sweetheart!




He's so excited to be on summer break now.  He's been very busy staying in his jimmies and being a wild man at daycare all week.  Now I'm done with school too, so it's hang out time at the Copsey house!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Clint Turns 5!!

 He's been melting our hearts for five years now.  He drives his sisters crazy, plays hard like a wild man, and is as sweet as can be.

He was about 1 here probably close to 1 1/2. 

He has changed from the terrible 2's and 3's into a little man that is concerned with everyone's well being.  Today when I picked up toys and Abby wouldn't help and being a good mom I threatened to throw away her toys if she didn't help, he ran to action and said "I'll do it for her mommy."  He's into baseball like its no one's business.  He promises to hit one outta the park this season.
He's so excited to go to kindergarten next year.  He's reading already, and loves to show his new skill to anyone willing to listen.   He loves that he's a big boy.  Today he got to cut his own waffles with a knife this morning.  He's also very religious in his own way.  Father Glen's convinced we have a future priest on our hands.
I am so proud to be his mommy.  He and I are sharing Mothers Day and his birthday on the same day.  He was taking me out for ice cream and decided to bring the whole family along.  He will melt hearts for sure.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Bishop Visits

This is a picture of Katie a couple of weeks ago reading during the Bishop's visit to Rock Springs.  For those of you who don't know the hierarchy of the church, Father Glen is on the left.  He is our parish priest.  He runs our church, school, and some of the churches in the surrounding area.  Bishop Ettiene is next to him on the right. He is in charge of all the churches in Wyoming.  He has to be one of the most personable Bishops I have ever met.  He had preformed the Confirmation of all the children in 8th grade the night before, and had agreed to say mass for us at school the next day.  We didn't find out until the week of the reading and Sister Helen (one of our teachers) gave a two page reading from the Acts of the Apostles to Katie to read.  You'd think she'd be nervous, and her voice would quiver reading in front of the Bishop.  But it didn't.  She read two pages without skipping a beat.  This is what I love most about our school, and I do love a lot about our school!  The children are given so many opportunities to speak publicly.  They learn to overcome the nervousness at people staring at them.  They read in front of crowds of 200 or more at Sunday mass.  What a gift!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Update


Whew I was finally able to upload the pictures from my phone.  First I needed a new phone, then Rick had to update the computer.  But here we are with new picts! Abby is almost in her terrible threes, and she is showing a lot of self expression through her wardrobe.  A few weeks ago she went to church dressed as Jasmine!




Clint is busy being a boy.  He loves to play hard, and rough!  Here he is showing me how he is my hero!


Who doesn't play softball in a dress and flats?!?!  Katie is amping up for another busy softball season.  We are getting out as often as we can to play catch!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thanksgiving

Well I'm a little late in getting our Thanksgiving post out, but better late than never right?  We waited a long time for our visitors to come.  We planned a long time ago for the cousins to come with their mom and dad to visit us for the long Thanksgiving weekend.



We were not disappointed!!!  The us parents had a wonderful time catching up, playing cards, and taking care of kiddos.

Aunt Leahna bought Clint some Ninja Turtle masks, and the kids went all turtle power on us!  They saved the day all over the house.

Poor Katie didn't know we cut her head off.  She was the super kid all weekend, entertaining all the littles.

I was so impressed at how well the kids got along.  No fighting, no screaming, I'd say no fits, but lets be real that's a kids prerogative.  Rick and Mike fried an amazing turkey, they worked on the basement, the kicked our butts at cards, and Leahna and I spent some money shopping the day after Thanksgiving.  I can't wait to get us all together again!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Living Rosary


A couple of months ago the older children at school performed the living rosary.  The rosary is a way for Catholic's to pray, and depicts the story of our salvation, it is often considered the perfect prayer.  The children depicted and we all prayed the sorrowful mysteries, which goes through the birth, and death of Jesus.  It is so powerful to watch the children perform.

This was Katie's first year in the Living Rosary and she was one of the women watching as Jesus carried his cross.  She wore one of the sister's habits, and she said it was such a cool thing.  The children are so curious about the sisters and their traditions.

Last Easter we watched the mini series The Bible, and as a mother I cried as Mary watched her son die on the cross.  What a powerful message the movie held, the producers, actors, and directors told the story so profoundly well, I highly recommend watching it!

The children did a beautiful job.  It makes me so proud to see our children learning about God, Jesus, and the Bible.  Going to a religious school they are gaining knowledge on their faith, and learning such wonderful lessons on morals, and what their purpose is.  Watching Katie perform such a powerful story makes me one proud Mama!!!