Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jocelyn Turns 5!

I don't have a picture because Ryan has my phone and her grandma has the camera we used, but I will post. We tried to make it a fun day, but I will have to say I think it was the most humid. We went to Burke Lake park. I enticed Jocelyn with the idea of miniature golf. She's never done it before, so she was intrigued. They also have a little train that goes around the park and a carousel which we have done before! The kids seemed to enjoy it, but you could see the moisture in the air, just tiny barely visible raindrops of moisture. Jacob's long hair was soaked and the babies though interested in the action became a little squeemish. We ended up pickinicking behind the ice cream parlor on their tables, but it was hard to enjoy because we were all being chased by aggressive bees. Grandma had the idea to move us over by the train for cupcakes and that worked well, plus put us under greater shade. Grandma put on the icing right there, since she brought it and I made the cakes. We put a 5 candle on one and tricky candles on the rest. I just loved watching Jocelyn and the little 2 year olds blow out the candles a millilon times and the look of defeat on Jocelyn's face was priceless. She just couldn't understand why they wouldn't go out and she actually sat starting at them at a loss for words (or breath) I think there's a video clip I can link later? Anyway, my only baby girl is 5 now and will go to Kindergarten. I remember sitting up for hours making her birth announcement with the perfect poem that described just her. She's sweet and sassy, gently, and kind, She has strong mind and likes to share it and even though she's little when she wants to be heard she's the loudest! She is already a great mother as she demonstrates each day by helping her brothers. She's beautiful with those ice blue eyes and smile that steals the spotlight. She's more photogenic than me, she must get it from her Grandma Vogel. I can't believe she's five already. Tomorrow will come and she'll be ten. I don't want to think of it, but then again it only makes me better to realize how soon this time will pass...................

4 comments:

Holly and Kyle said...

Happy b-day Jocelyn. How is Vienna? I miss the area and people.

Tom Archibald said...

i know this blog post is old, but i am glad that i found it and that you have blogged again a little bit since you got sick and crazy... :-) but you haven't died!!! see?? you are ok!!! :-)

how are you? loving those school days??

we always say this... but, WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER! baby is due in 3 weeks!

angie

Jess said...

Hey!! Where are you guys now?!! We're thinking of you! Smiles! Love, Jess&Jared

Jess said...

Hey, where are you??? I miss you!