My little family got a short break two weeks ago to visit my parents for two days…the remains of our Spring Break.
Wiley loves and frequently asks to go visit his “cousins” down there.
My parents began fostering children a few years ago – with the hopes of adopting.
So those children that Wiley considers ‘cousins’ are more than likely to become his legal Aunts and Uncles.
Since relocating to the city life, I am always happy to visit family (here in Missouri and down in Texas) where my babies can run free in the country with their cousins.
I’m a big believer that children need to be outside – as often as possible!!!
City life has it’s perks and I’m not one to complain about being two blocks from the library or the grocery store, but my husband and I both have plans to make our way to the country.
Or at least closer to the country…presently, we live off the main street in our town. So, a little further away from the city center.
We are very lucky to have Danny in school – considering all the small children we have collected since we married – Dan has had quite a load.
How many other 29 year old engineering students do you know with three kids under the age of four? Hahaha, well, there aren’t many at Mizzou…I’m sure BYU could name a few.
Although we have quite a handful, we have a lot of help from our church community and family. I’m not sure I’d survive mentally without my church community of moms!
Most of our time spent at mom and dad’s is filled with chasing babies, making sure they stay out of the pond and jumping on the trampoline.
Danny and my brothers spend an equal amount of time as the little children on the trampoline, doing flips.
My dad made a new rule after he bought the new trampoline…only one big boy (that’s Dan or my brothers) allowed to jump at a time. My husband and my three younger brothers managed to collapse the old tramp – I mean, it was old, but yeah – too much weight es no bueno.
Speaking of jumping…
I got to visit my brother’s dance rehearsal.
Cabool, Missouri has a new ballet school – totally legit! Children’s Ballet of the Ozarks was opened by a family friend, who recently moved to Missouri from Utah and with Cabool already the home of The STARS Foundation (which produces excellent music and theater), Cabool is like, the center of everything awesome here in Missouri…especially for all the youth in the area.
It’s kind of miraculous this tiny little spot on the American map has so much to offer a community. All it takes, is for someone to take a leap of faith on a dream.
Because building your dreams, just might help others pursue their dreams.