We got some new hats in the mail the other day.
It was reason enough to take everyone outside and try ’em out.
Camera in hand, of course.
Clearly, the kiddos were pretty darn excited.
Other than birthdays and Christmas, there aren’t a whole lot of occasions that they get new stuff in the mail.
I let them each pick their very favorite hat to model.
Some kids, ahem… picked more than one.
But with a smile like that? This little one usually gets what she wants.
She has just melded into our family so perfectly. Honestly, I am thankful on a daily basis that we didn’t let fear keep us from committing to bring her home.
She reminds us that our only limitations are those we place on ourselves.
And this one? Well, he’s not far behind on the spoiled scale.
He’s doing great in school. Positively loves it… which is a huge departure for our normally shy guy. But my breath still catches when I see that tiny little hand wave to me from the bus window every afternoon. How I love this little man.
He reminds us that a physical defect in no way, shape, or form determines the value of an individual.
Oh, my Isabelle. She recently moved from half-day to a full-day of school. She needs the extra time to fit in all her IEP requirements and still have time to just be a regular kid.
And thankfully, she loves it. We are hopeful that this will help her close the gap a bit more before she starts first grade next year. She’s come so far. But she still has far to go.
She reminds us to celebrate the big and the small victories.
And the Shep Dog. Newly four, he’s learning to do all sorts of big boy things: brushing his teeth, buckling his car seat, drinking from a big boy cup.
But he’s still our little guy.
He reminds us that you don’t have to be big to be mighty.
And Miss Sophie Lu?
Positively adores school. Learning to read. Happiest when she has a box of markers laid out in front of her, working hard on a masterpiece to proudly hang on our refrigerator.
She reminds us that the world is one big adventure, just waiting to be had.
Good thing you never get too old to learn new things. Our kids teach us on a daily basis.
Some days they teach us to be humble.
Some days they teach us to be proud.
Every day they teach us what it means to be blessed.
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Happy Sunday, y’all!
Love this update on all of your sweet kiddos. And those hats look fabulous on them! 🙂
Love those hats on those cute kiddos!
Your LOA has got to be on the way!
The Raudenbush Family says
What a neat blessing for the kids to get some fun mail with goodies for them! I can't get over how absolutely beautiful each one of them is in their own special way!
Care to share where you ordered the hats? Your kids adorable!
3 Peanuts says
I love the hats…so adorable…and I enjoyed the updates. You are so blessed.
Life with Kaishon says
Oh! They are so beautiful! I love that you learn from them each and every day : ) What a beautiful family. And the hats? They are out of this world SENSATIONAL! I love coming here. I just discovered you two weeks ago and it has been an absolute delight to get to know you via your blog!
The Kings says
Super cute Kids and Great Hats!
Lost and Found says
LOVE LOVE LOVE the hats.
I love hats! They all look so good in them. Clearly they have great taste.
Football and Fried Rice says
Love love love the hats!! of course, we are hat people around here! The boy ones are darling too!! Fun to hear a little update on the sweeties wearing the hats too!
soooo…that black and white hat with the pink flower, that's for me right? RIGHT????
The View From Here says
Please tell us where you got the hats !!! They are adorable and so are your children. Beautiful Pictures too.
Oh my gosh, Stefanie!! Those hats are SO cute. Of course the kids wearing them make them look even cuter!!!!
Colin and Jill Canada says
Aww, I love this post…not to mention those terrific kids in their beautiful hats.
Adorable x 100.
Love the hats and the sweet reminders of what a blessing our children are to us.
LOve the hats! Have to know where those came from.
Also, the pictures and stories are adorable. I am reminding of God's grace each time I look into the face of your and my littles.
Oh my favorite! The hats are adorable but the kiddos are who bring the biggest smile to my face! And I know you can't stop smiling!
Great hats, beautiful kids, and one awesome post!!
Adorable hats but better yet, adorable kiddos! 🙂 Children do teach us a ton about life, love and all the things in between. Have a wonderful week!
Zen Mama says
What beautiful children! Glad I found you!
What a great update on your 'Littles'!
Love those hats!!!
You must share where you got them, please!
LOVE this post…..thanks for sharing your heart!!! 🙂
Simply stunning – the kids that is – but the hats ARE cool!
Oh – and these kids – they teach us how to love~!
hugs – aus and co.
a Tonggu Momma says
Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things! (Sorry – we are still Sound of Music-ing over here.) Glad the littles enjoyed their package so much! They look adorable.
Mom aka Grandma says
Stefanie got the hats from my Etsy Store, guess she forgot to put that in….
Still taking orders for Christmas, if you hurry!
Special K says
Love love love the hats. But I'm a little biased since my mom made them. Glad you and the kids love them, too. She does good work. 🙂
Such a lovely post, and those hats are just perfect!